Data Scientist (Power BI) - £40,451

  • Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
  • London, UK
  • 06/08/2022
Full time Data Science Big Data Statistics Biostatistics DevOps

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£40,451 - £54,133 a year
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We have an exciting opportunity for two Data Scientists (Power BI) in our Digital and Technology (D&T) group.

These are full- time opportunities, on a permanent basis. We are currently implementing a flexible, hybrid way of working, with a minimum of 4 days per month working on site to enable the collaboration and contact with partners and stakeholders needed to deliver MHRA business. Attendance on site is driven by business needs so depending on the nature of the role, this can flex up to 8 days a month, with the remainder of time worked either remotely or in the office. Some roles will need to be on site more regularly. Remote working is potentially available for some specific roles. Please discuss this with the recruiting manager before accepting an appointment.

The salary for this role is from £40,451 to £54,133. Where the maximum salary is offered a Digital Allowance of up to £10,000 per annum may be available for exceptional candidates based on our assessment of your skills and experience.

Who are we?

The MHRA is transforming, creating a progressive, responsive and sovereign regulator of medical products that is a fundamental requirement to achieve the innovation set out in the UK Life Sciences Vision.

The Digital and Technology Group (D&T) lies at the heart of the Agency and is responsible for delivering an optimised IT infrastructure and maximising the secure use of data to enable the rest of the organisation to deliver world class services. Its centre of excellence is also responsible for delivering a broad portfolio of change initiatives, both to transform the Agency’s legacy technologies and to deliver innovative new solutions, designed around our customers’ needs.

The Data & Information Governance function is responsible for leading on data and information governance, ensuring that the Agency can access the data it needs when it needs it, including supporting the technology roadmap by providing security and privacy and for leading the management protocols on data, information security and privacy, in order to ensure that the Agency can draw maximum insight from the data it holds.

What’s the role?

You will work with stakeholders from across the Agency to design and develop reports and dashboards connecting data from several data sources enabling the best use to be made of data we hold and support the delivery of our mission to improve outcomes for patients and the public.

  • Developing analytics over existing and new data sources to provide insight to stakeholders
  • Recognising opportunities to re-use existing data
  • Improving data quality

Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate will be an experienced data scientist with a strong track record of developing fit for purpose, resilient, scalable and future proof data services to meet users’ needs.

You will have experience of communicating effectively across organisational, technical and political boundaries, and be able to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences.

You will have significant experience of producing data models and understand the different tools that can be used and where to use different types of data models.

You will have experience of analysing and solving complex problems and concepts and will be able to make decisions based on the available information ensuring that the solution meets business and user needs.

If you would like to find out more about this fantastic opportunity, please read our Job Description and Person Specification!

Closing Date: 22nd August 2022

Interview Date: 16th & 19th September 2022

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The selection process:

  • Application – please answer all the application questions, ensuring that you provide evidence of how you meet the Technical, Behaviour and Experience Criteria marked ‘A’ in the Person Specification of the job description. Our applications are CV blind, and our Hiring Managers will not be able to access your CV when reviewing your application.
  • Interview – aligned to the Behaviour, Experience and Strength elements marked ‘I’ in the Person Specification section of the job description.
  • Test – designed to test your technical skills. Details to be provided but you will be required to build a Power BI dashboard

Applicants are assessed on whether they meet any mandatory requirements as well as the necessary skills and experience for the role.

If you require any disability related adjustments at any point during the process, please contact as soon as possible.

If you need assistance applying for this role or have any other questions, please contact

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check as well as animal rights and pro-life activism checks. People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment. A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.

Any move to the MHRA from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax-Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility here.

Successful candidates may be subject to annual Occupational Health reviews dependent on role requirements. If you have any queries, please contact

In accordance with the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles our recruitment and selection processes are underpinned by the requirement of selection for appointment on the basis of merit by a fair and open competition. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should firstly contact Mira Mepa, Head of Recruitment and Operations,

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can contact the Civil Service Commission at:
Civil Service Commission
Room G/8
1 Horse Guards Road