Head of Data Science

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01 March 2021
Advertising Standards Authority
Location: London
Salary: c£75,000
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Job Description

Head of Data Science

Salary: c£75,000 plus flexible benefits

Start date: ASAP

The ASA is the UK regulator of advertising across all media, including online.  Our work includes taking proactive action against misleading, harmful, offensive or otherwise irresponsible ads and acting on complaints.  In short, we make sure ads are legal, decent, honest and truthful.

This is an exciting time to be joining us as we implement our 2019-2023 strategy, More Impact Online, focused on ensuring that the ASA becomes even more effective at regulating online advertising.  Were three years in to the job of rebalancing our regulation away from reactive complaints casework towards ‘collective regulation and proactive tech-assisted intelligence-gathering, complaint handling, monitoring and enforcement.  

Were looking for an exceptional Head of Data Science, our first, wholl report directly to our Chief Executive and help us deliver the digital transformation of the ASA.  

Youll build and lead a new Data Science team, ensuring we have the people, technology and governance we need.  Working closely with ASA colleagues, youll identify, facilitate and lead data science projects.  As a member of our Senior Management Team, youll play an active role in the initiation, development and implementation of strategy and policy across the full range of our responsibilities.

Youll use your excellent leadership, technical and influencing skills to develop and improve our internal capabilities, creating a data science community and culture within the ASA.  Youll also be an excellent communicator, with the ability to distil complex information in an environment where sharing knowledge and ideas is greatly valued.  Youll be able to collaborate effectively and develop strong relationships with colleagues and key stakeholders at all levels. 

Youll make a difference working for a well-known regulator, helping to protect people and responsible businesses.  Youll learn about an exciting sector at the cutting edge of technology.  And youll grow professionally and personally. 

Were proud to have a culture thats open, friendly and collaborative, with a real focus on making the right decisions in the right way, and learning while were doing it.  We welcome applications from all sections of the community and were committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation, both so we can represent everyone in the UK and so our own colleagues feel at home at work.  

If you have the passion and drive to help us achieve our goal to make every UK ad a responsible ad, you could have an interesting, varied and high profile career at the intersection of data science and media regulation.  

How to apply: If youre interested in applying for this role, please visit our website to review the job description and complete the online questions telling us how you meet the requirements of the role and how you can contribute to our success.  

Please note that this role is full time however we are open to considering applications from individuals who wish to work on a more flexible basis, please state your preference i.e. hours and days of the week youd prefer to work on your application. 

The closing date for applications is 10am on Monday 01 March 2021

Work Permit:

All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.