Data Projects Manager - LOTI

Starting salary: £35,078

Permanent Contract

Job Reference number: LC757

The London Office of Technology and Innovation (LOTI) was established in June 2019 to help boroughs collaborate on projects that bring the best of digital, technology and data to improve public services and outcomes for Londoners. We are funded by our core membership of 16 London boroughs, the GLA and London Councils and are hosted at London Councils’ offices at 59½ Southwark Street.

Our mission is to make collaboration frictionless for our members. We do this by focusing on delivering projects in six workstreams: Digital Leadership, Sharing and Re-using, Better Partnerships, Embedding Standards, Data Collaboration and Shared Experiments. LOTI is committed to working in the open. You can read about our progress in our weeknotes.

LOTI has been working to make it easier for boroughs to collaborate with their data. Having laid some of the groundwork, we are now turning our attention to vetting and managing data collaboration projects that aim to improve public services and deliver better outcomes for Londoners. This role will be responsible for leading on the delivery of those data projects.

As LOTI’s name suggests, this kind of work often entails having to work in new, complex and sometimes ambiguous environments where both creativity and pragmatism are required. You’ll work closely with LOTI’s Programme Manager to develop and put in place systems and processes for successfully delivering data projects in an agile manner and in keeping with LOTI’s outcomes-based methodology. To succeed, you’ll also need to build strong relationships with colleagues in the boroughs, the GLA, London Councils and other external partners.

You will be LOTI’s main point of contact for data-related projects, visiting boroughs regularly to support them with identifying and preparing relevant datasets, and attending relevant meetings. We are not expecting you to be a qualified data analyst or data scientist but would expect you to be confident in talking to local authorities and IT and data professionals about data and its role in improving public services.

This is an ideal post for someone who wants to make a difference for London’s local authorities and the people they serve, working in a small and fast-paced team with a commitment to innovation and learning.

An information pack and application form can be obtained via the following means (please ensure you quote the correct reference number when applying for the post):

The Closing date for applications is Monday 2 March at 12 Noon.

Interviews will be w/c 9 March 2020 

To apply online, please visit https://jobs.londoncouncils.gov.uk/

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24-hour Answer phone) quoting reference number LC757 if you experience any problems. A minicom service for the hearing impaired available on 020 7332 3732.

London Councils is committed to equality of opportunities. As users of the disability symbol, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the post.