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Head of Essex Centre for Data Analytics

Head of Essex Centre for Data Analytics

Paying up to GBP88,010

Fixed Term Contract - 3 years

Location: Chelmsford and Colchester

The Essex Centre for Data Analytics (ecda) is a new collaborative venture between Essex County Council, Essex Police and University of Essex. The aim of ecda is to make Essex an international leader in using the power of data science and artificial intelligence in public policy - inspiring innovation and working collaboratively to ensure Essex is developing data-led insight to strengthen the approach to predictive/preventative solutions so that interventions can be made as early as possible. Central to the delivery of ecda is a new and unique opportunity for a Head of Essex Centre for Data Analytics.

The Opportunity

Responsible for driving cultural and organisational change in sharing data, the Head of the Essex Centre for Data Analytics will work closely with a diverse stakeholder community to:

  • Ensure the capabilities developed align strongly with shared strategic priorities
  • Identify key business challenges that improved use of data can support
  • Ensure approaches to sharing information are future proofed
  • Ensure insight leads to action.

You will:

  • Lead, manage and identify resources and pipeline projects; delivered through a network of analysts, and supported by service-specific staff responsible for datasets.
  • Implement and oversee a rigorous approach to developing cases for investment and measuring impact.
  • Manage the ecda budget and contract arrangements with suppliers, including a data sharing platform.
  • Procure, instruct and manage the delivery of relevant solutions.

To find out more please contact Antonia Edwards-Williamson on for a confidential discussion.

To Apply: please email a copy of your CV, along with a supporting statement via the apply button

Qualification certificates should be brought to interview.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to .

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on

Closing date: 28th November 2019.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

88010.00 GBP Annual

Head of Essex Centre for Data Analytics

Chelmsford, UK

Published on 2 Dec 2019