Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
£27,472 - £29,091 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

This role is currently home-based.


The Data Scientist known to Guide Dogs as a Quantitative Research Associate helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by conducting data collation, analysis and statistical modelling as advised by the Head of Research and Innovation in order to provide the organisation with robust and valid evidence and insights which will be used to improve our customer experience, service delivery and dog wellbeing.


Information prepared by the role will be used to support and steer Guide Dogs’ services and make a significant contribution to operational management decisions and on-going quality monitoring. The role will also support the quantitative aspects of on-going and future canine science and human behavioural sciences research activities.


This role is 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year. As a charity, we’re always keen to support flexible working as best we can. We offer a generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.


More details about this role, the Organisation and the recruitment process can be found in the attached candidate pack and job description.


We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date.


Candidate profile


To be able to fulfil this role, and provide help to those with sight loss, the skills and experience we are looking for in a potential candidate include;



  • Degree in statistics, mathematics, computer science, or other technical and quantitative disciplines with extensive knowledge of quantitative methods and their practical applications.
  • Proven experience of manipulating, reviewing, interpreting, and visualising large, complex datasets.
  • Extensive experience of applying quantitative analytical techniques and statistical methodology to large, complex datasets and drawing actionable insights from complex data, quantitative information, and statistical outputs.
  • Strong knowledge and experience of the practical applications of a range of statistical/quantitative analytical methods.
  • Evidence of analysing large datasets to identify trends and using statistics to make forecasts and to provide projected figures.



For the complete list of essential and desirable criteria necessary to be successful in this role please see the Person Specification within the Job Description below.


If you are successful you will need to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. We cannot provide sponsorship for this role.


How to apply

Applications need to be made using the online application form, accessed using the ‘apply’ button above. As part of your application ensure you provide to evidence and examples of how your skills & experience meet the criteria as set out in the attached job description.


Guide Dogs follow Safer Recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding the vulnerable people we work with. As part of this, we require a full work history with any gaps accounted for & a minimum of 2 professional referee details fully covering the past 5 years. If there is not enough space in your application form to provide this information, please ensure you upload additional documentation containing the additional detail.



Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invite to interview for all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.



Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

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Refreshed on: 20 April 2021
Closed date: 30 April 2021
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