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West Lothian College, Almondvale Crescent, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 7EP
£28,201 - £32,753 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Hours: 35 hours per week

Fixed Term – 2 years

Salary: Grade 5 Points 22 to 27

£28,201 to £32,753 per annum (subject to pending job evaluation)


West Lothian College is looking to appoint a Data Scientist, on a fixed term basis of 2 years, to support the core business of the college. This exciting post is within the wider Information Systems and Digital Infrastructure team and will require you to take a key role in supporting the Information Systems Manager to enhance and develop systems to continuously improve our service.


You will hold a relevant qualification at SCQF level 8 above ideally in Mathematics, Analytics or Statistics or operations research or related technical discipline and you will ideally have knowledge and practical experience of working with information systems and data modelling.


You must have had experience of working in a data oriented role or environment with experience of using business intelligence tools.


You will be committed to producing accurate and high quality work and you will be able to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders to effect systems improvements and change. You will be required to build reports on a regular basis therefore, familiarity with building reports and/or dashboards in Power BI, Tableau, Qlikview or similar Business Intelligence reporting software is essential.


You will ideally have experience of using SQL, Python or R and have experience of building and maintaining predictive analytics models.


Working for the college you will benefit from a generous leave entitlement, career average pension scheme, excellent on-site facilities such as gym and restaurant, together with transport, health, wellbeing benefits and retail discounts. The college is located within the town centre with an array of shops and restaurants all within a few minutes walking distance.


Those shortlisted will be required to partake in an initial skills assessment followed by a formal interview which will take place remotely using Microsoft Teams.


In order to encourage people with disabilities to consider working for us, the college is a Disability Confident Employer.


West Lothian College commits to employ and retain disabled people.


West Lothian College is a Living Wage accredited employer


Closing date for applications is 23:59 hrs Thursday 21st October 2021.


Interviews will take place on Friday 29th October 2021.


Please note we do not accept CVs.

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