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Operational Researcher - Data Science - Social Research

  • Location East London
  • Job-type Contract
  • Reference BBBH108641

Operational Researcher - Data Science - Social Research

A major central goverment department requires an Operational Researcher to help determine the best location for their new office.

Some initial research has already been conducted and various datasets are available. The Operational Researcher will need to advise on what additional research should be carried out, what additional existing datasets should be taken into account and make recommendations on a longlist of 13-15 options, with the aim to reduce that to a shortlist of 4-5 options for presentation at the executive level.

The Operational Researcher will need to account for:
* The labour market in those areas
* Existing estates
* Other departments already located there
* Departments that are planning to move there
* The impact of COVID-19
* London weighting
* Any other variable they deem/is deemed pertinent

The Operational Researcher will need to quickly produce an evidence base citing the 13-15 locations they have longlisted and subsequent logic to narrow it down to shortlist of 3-4, detailing the suitability of those locations.
Data is presently stored in Excel, within the team and across wider teams in the Department for International Trade. It is likely further government datasets will need to be solicited from the Office for National Statistics to account for a wider array of factors.

Wider political experience and prior experience of having prepared briefings for Senior Civil Servants, Director Generals, Members of Parliament etc. would be desirable.

Start: As soon as possible, but no later than the end of November
Duration: At least until 31/03/2021, but likely to extend
Daily rate: up to £700
IR35 status: Outside IR35
Location: Remote
Travel required: None

Operational Researcher - Data Science - Social Research