Data Curation Officer Specialist

Job Description


Please note that although this role is being advertised by ONS, the successful candidate will be on secondment to MHCLG.

This is a fantastic role, which provides an excellent opportunity to work with stakeholders across government on a project that will benefit those at risk of homelessness or who are homeless. The job role is on secondment to MHCLG and will require very close working with colleagues in MHCLG.

You will play a key role in working with software suppliers and local authorities to produce detailed specifications of the homelessness case level data to be linked. You will also be central to the linkage process and in designing quality metrics and outputs for sharing internally and externally. It is essential that you have working knowledge of data sharing, linking and data analysis.

It will involve excellent communication skills, drive and enthusiasm to ensure that linked data can be delivered which meets research interests.

Attendance at the London office would be expected once a week In this role.
You will be involved in a range of challenging and interesting tasks. These may include:

Working with Local Authorities and other government departments to facilitate the provision of data for linkage and overcoming potential barriers as they arise.
Develop a detailed understanding of the H-CLIC dataset and leading on the specification of the data required for linkage.
Working with the homelessness statistics team to ensure consistent communication to local authorities and responding to queries and issues raised.
Working with ONS and MHCLG to ensure the Homelessness project runs to timetable and meets our business requirements.
Planning to identify obstacles, risks and work collaboratively with other teams to overcome them.
Potential for the opportunity to get involved in data analysis and writing up results.

Person Specification
Skills and Experience

Essential skills
Strong technical data skills, including the use of SQL or other coding packages. Familiarity with and experience of working with relational databases and manipulating large administrative datasets for matching/linkage purposes.
Good communication skills (written and oral) to engage effectively with stakeholders, building trust and providing clear messages.
Ability to communicate between the technical and non-technical teams effectively and react and respond successfully to challenges.
Proven experience of establishing, building and maintaining working relationships, including good team working skills and strong collaborative and influencing skills.
Strong decision-making skills, and ability to work relatively independently and able to challenge and improve processes where necessary.

Desirable skills
An understanding of administrative data collected across government
Data quality issues associated with administrative data
Data linkage methods and their strengths/limitations
We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

Making Effective Decisions
Communicating and Influencing
Managing a Quality Service
Working Together

The Office for National Statistics is part of the Civil Service, and as such we share a number of key benefits with other departments, whilst also having our own unique offerings to support our 5000+ valued employees across the business.

Whether you are hearing about us for the first time or already know a bit about our organisation, we hope that the benefits pack attached (bottom of page) will give you a great insight into the benefits and facilities available to our employees, and our fantastic working culture.

We are an organisation that takes the well-being of its employees seriously and lives and breathes the desire to modernise the workplace of the future. Everyone, from our office-based staff in Newport, London and Titchfield, to our field interviewers and airports and ports passenger survey staff, are part of a diverse and inclusive family.

Inclusion & Accessibility

At ONS we’re always looking to attract the very best people from the widest possible talent pool, and we are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunities employer. As a member of the Business Disability Forum and a Disability Confident Leader we’re committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

As part of our application process, you will be prompted to provide details of any reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process that you need. If you would like to discuss any reasonable adjustments before applying, please contact the recruitment team in the first instance.

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Data Curation Officer Specialist
01633 455556
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  • Date Posted
  • 3 October 2020 2:40 pm
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  • Data Curation Officer Specialist
  • Hours
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  • Salary
  • £29,540 Fixed Salary (annually)
  • Experience
  • Bachelor's degree
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