Lead Data Scientist - part time, job share and flexible working available

Various UK Locations - see advert
£52,667, £56,694 (Croydon)
21 Jan 2021
08 Feb 2021
Contract Type


Birkenhead, North West, CH41 6DU : Croydon, London, CR0 2AQ : Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 3BH : Durham, North East, DH1 5TR : Weymouth, South West, DT4 9TT : Gloucester, South West, GL1 1DQ : Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire and the Humber, HU2 8JN : Leicester, East Midlands, LE3 5DR : Nottingham, East Midlands, NG1 7AU : Peterborough, Eastern, PE1 1QF : Plymouth, South West, PL6 5WS : Preston, North West, PR4 1TE : Swansea, Wales, SA7 9FQ : Telford, West Midlands, TF3 4LR

About the job

It is a very exciting time to join HM Land Registry (HMLR) as we accelerate our major digital transformation programme. Our existing software systems form part of the critical national infrastructure, safeguarding land and property ownership valued at £7 trillion, enabling over £1 trillion worth of personal and commercial lending to be secured against property across England and Wales.

We are currently consolidating our Data Science activity into a formal Practice. By joining us, you will become a founding member of our Data Science Practice, part of our award-winning Digital, Data and Technology Directorate which is at the heart of the move to a digital, data-driven organisation. Our ambitions are to provide our users with cutting-edge digital services and data products.

You will help enable this ambition by providing thought leadership to develop our Practice, and the practical skills, expertise and experience in Data Science to help us apply new tools, technologies and methodologies for Machine Learning and data exploration.

Job description

What will our Data Scientists be doing?

You will help build our specialist capability to extract insight from a wide variety of datasets and enhance our ability to innovate, in response to user needs, as we develop data driven services and value-added data products.

You will have opportunities to work on a diverse range of programmes and projects across our Transformation Portfolio. You will use your leadership experience to build specialist technical teams, and your curiosity, technical ability and problem solving skillsets to support and enable our Delivery teams, and other Subject Matter Experts, to solve problems across the organisation using tools, techniques and approaches from Data Science.

As a member of the Data Science Practice you might be involved in hyper automation of our existing systems using Deep Learning techniques to identify and extract information from digital imagery; enhancing and developing our Registers by interrogating and mining our free text data stores using Natural Language Processing; improving user journeys though our services by building recommender systems; developing intelligent tools to identify and counter fraudulent Property transactions; helping to understand our customers; or increasing value for our users, and the wider market sector, by conceptualising and building innovative new data services, products and tools.

We provide opportunities to collaborate across Government, industry and academia to boost our Research, Development and Innovation work. We actively encourage exploration into new opportunities, approaches and tools that will bring measurable benefit and value to our organisation. We also embrace Continuous Professional Development and knowledge sharing, satisfying your desire to learn and stay at the cutting edge, whilst building the capability of our teams to deliver value.

If you can demonstrate expert level skills, knowledge, practical experience and leadership in one or more of the functional Data Science domains and subject specialisms we’re recruiting into, we’d welcome your application for one of our position as Lead Data Scientist.


What skills/experience are we looking for:

Lead Data Scientists will provide specialist leadership to develop the functional areas within our Practice:

  • Information extraction from unstructured sources
  • Knowledge base construction and insight mining
  • Data Science product innovation & development

Lead Data Scientists will also bring expert level practical Data Science skills, technical knowledge, and collaborative ways of working to the Practice in order to help support the delivery of analytical Data Science projects and solutions across HMLR.

If you have strong Data Science leadership experience coupled with expert practical skills and technical abilities in one (or more) of the following subject specialisms, we’d welcome an application from you:

  • Text/NLP,
  • Geospatial,
  • Computer Vision/Digital Imagery,
  • Knowledge graph construction, mining and inference,
  • Data visualisation and interactive exploration.

Please click 'Apply' for further details and to submit your application.

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