Data Scientist

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Skipton Building Society

Skipton, United Kingdom

Application Deadline
£65,000 per annum

We have a permanent Data Scientist role available and we would consider working flexibly and remote working with 1 day a week in the office.

In this role you’ll be responsible for using advanced analytics and data science to promote data-driven decisions across the Society. You’ll provide thought leadership to a range of stakeholders and be proactive in your approach in order to encourage the right outcomes as a result of your analysis.

You’ll use your experience to identify opportunities and make recommendations to deliver return on investment, improved customer engagement and opportunities for improvement.

A few of the benefits to joining Skipton Building Society is we offer a discretionary bonus of up to 14% alongside a matching pension scheme plus 2% up to 10%. More information can be found below in the Why Work For Us section below.

Main Responsibilities

You’ll be responsible for analysis required to drive value and deliver both complex and smaller projects which are focussed on commercial value, strategic alignment and pragmatism. As well as providing data insights, you’ll also promote a culture of analytical curiosity by asking the right questions to best understand and deliver business needs.

You will work closely with leaders across the organisation and ensure you build and maintain relationships to allow you to present your analysis in a way which resonates with your audience.

Ideal Candidate

We’re looking for someone who is highly experienced in a broad range of data science techniques using data coding languages and analysis software. You’ll also be very experienced in communicating findings and recommendations to stakeholders and will be able to pass on your learning and experience to others.
The key competencies for this role are:

- Solid experience of applying data-driven mathematical/statistical/Machine Learning models using R and Python, ideally in a financial services business environment
- Exposure to distributed processing systems for big data workloads is an advantage (Microsoft Azure).
- Experience managing large and complex data sets using SQL and proven track record of converting business problems into analytical solutions
- Presentation, communication and influencing skills with the ability to tailor your approach to suit your audience and present complexities in a simple way
- Experience working in a commercially focused environment

About Skipton Building Society

At Skipton Building Society we are not just another Financial Services Institution we are a mutual organisation, which means we are owned by our members and believe in placing them at the heart of everything we do. The same goes for our people. We can only be successful as a business if we have great people and we believe in treating people as individuals. Our values are Trust, Ownership and One Team which reflect the attitudes and way of working everyone here displays on a daily basis, and which are key to the delivery of the outstanding level of personal service we offer our customers.

We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where every colleague has an opportunity to fulfil their career potential. We respect and appreciate the value that our colleagues’ unique differences can bring and offer consideration for anyone seeking a more flexible work-life balance. If you have a need for flexibility then please let us know.

Why Work For Us

We’re committed to paying our people fairly for the role they undertake and provide a wide range of benefits to support our colleagues’ finances and wellbeing, including our Employee Assistance programme, the opportunity to buy extra holidays and shopping discount vouchers
You’ll be able to shape your career within your team and can expect a structured learning and development programme where you’ll be valued recognised and rewarded.

More information on our benefits can be found here

Skipton are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age

Closing Date: Monday 11th July 2022


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