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Senior Statistician

Birmingham, United Kingdom, £ £ 40911.00-45004.00 Annual Annual, Permanent


Your new role

This exciting role presents you with the opportunity to use your statistical expertise and experience to produce robust, consistent analyses on the performance of our strategic road network. You will be working with a variety of datasets (primarily related to customer satisfaction, road safety, and traffic), and creating both technical reports and insightful commentaries for non-analysts. A key part of your role will be to provide statistical advice and guidance across the organisation, so you'll need to be a great communicator with a confident working knowledge of a broad range of statistical techniques. You will have great inter-personal skills to enable you to work closely with a range of important internal and external stakeholders.

This role has a base location of either our Birmingham, Exeter, Guildford or Manchester office. We are happy to accommodate flexible working arrangements and welcome a discussion around how we can make working for National Highways work for you. In particular, blended working between home and base office location is available. Ad-hoc travel to other National Highways locations and to key external stakeholder offices will be required.

What you will be leading on

  • Statistical analysis into the customer satisfaction, safety and performance of the strategic road network, producing analytically assured reports and outputs that communicate the insight effectively across all levels
  • Setting and implementing consistent standards and guidance for using data, applying statistical methods, and communicating analytical outcomes
  • Providing high quality statistical advice across the organisation
  • Developing the statistical capability of the team and the wider organisation
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with analysts across the organisation to champion consistent analytical approaches

To be successful

  • A numerical degree in a relevant subject containing formal statistical training, or equivalent relevant work experience
  • Experience of producing statistical analyses to support decision making
  • Excellent communication skills and an engaging communication style, with the ability to present with impact to a range of audiences
  • A practical understanding of a range of statistical methods and their application to real world problems
  • Knowledge of R, Python, or another programming language for statistical data analysis
  • Able to work collaboratively to build and maintain strong relationships
  • Experience of developing performance metrics or targets using time series methods is desirable

A bit about us

The role of the Network Analysis and Statistics group is to provide bespoke analysis and insight to support decision making across the organisation. We develop and report a number of the company's performance metrics and play a key role in developing the Performance Specification, published within the Roads Investment Strategy. We are located within the Company's Strategy and Planning Directorate and help build the evidence base to support future investment planning, working with our analytical colleagues within the Chief Analyst's Division.

Why you should join usAn informal blended working approach has been adopted for many of our roles across National Highways. We offer many different ways to work flexibly and we're open to discuss part-time working, job shares, and flexible start and finish times.

Please wait until the interview stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what is possible.

Our benefits package

  • Our total reward package includes basic salary, the potential for a performance related bonus, and employer pension contributions of up to 10%.
  • Annual Leave starting at 26 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 31 days (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible hours and blended working between base location/home
  • Life assurance of 4 times annual salary
  • Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders. Plus, access to a wellbeing app to enhance your self-care 24/7, Occupational health service and flu vaccines
  • A cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
  • Significant investment in your career development, through learning and development, talent management, coaching, mentoring and on job experience

And we are:

  • Family friendly with enhanced maternity leave and pay, paternity leave (15 days), shared parental leave, adoption leave. Plus access to financial support for holiday play schemes and paid special leave (up to 5 days pa), eg for caring responsibilities
  • Money friendly with access to a discounts platform including over 3000 discounts for supermarkets, eating out, leisure, holidays. Alongside a financial wellbeing programme
  • Community friendly - offering paid leave to volunteer, 3 days basic/year plus an extra 3 days to support the national Covid effort

And finally we reserve the right to close before the advertised closing date, so we recommend completing your application as soon as possible.

Job Details

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
£ £ 40911.00-45004.00 Annual Annual