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Data Scientist/Analyst

Region: Midlands

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon

Contract type: Permanent

Reference number: CEOD00210

Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: 18th August 2022

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Data Scientist/Analyst

  • Gain experience within an expert Internal Audit team

  • Hybrid working options (up to 80% home working)

  • Award winning culture and support to develop 

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Data Scientist/Analyst (known as a Data Analytics Auditor internally) to join our Internal Audit team. 

You’ll be part of a team of audit experts who help the Board and Executive Management at NFU Mutual to protect our assets, our reputation, and the sustainability of the organisation.

We assess if significant risks are being identified across our business and whether these risks are being adequately controlled. We also make recommendation for improvements concerning governance, risk management and internal controls.

You’ll gain experience delivering insightful quantitative and qualitative analysis to a range of stakeholders and have the chance to work with a variety of data sources from across our divisions. You’ll have a unique insight across all divisions which will allow you to spot trends and to explore possible correlations that others may not have been able to see.

Through the support of the team, you will provide value-adding insight, build MI data dashboards, and grow our audit analytic library to support autonomous control evaluation. You’ll undertake technical reviews, always sharing best practice, and strive to strengthen our control environment.

This role is based in our Lakehouse office, just outside Stratford-Upon-Avon. However, we understand how important a positive work-life balance is, so to help you give your best, we offer great facilities when you want to be in an office environment and support to work up to 80% of your hours from home.  

About you

You use your knowledge of analytics and statistics to deliver top quality insight. With a focus on reporting, you’re a data science professional who has expertise in Excel and data analysis/visualisation tools (such as Tableau and PowerBI). A strong programmer, you’ll have experience using systems data analytics systems and languages to solve problems and deliver value.

A natural communicator, you will build relationships with a range of stakeholders, and you’ll be able to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical audience.

You’ll thrive on investigation and analysis, and you’ll understand how operational and transactional data can be harnessed to provide assurance over business risks and utilised to flag emerging issues.

To join our team, you’ll also have:

  • Communication skills (excellent written and verbal)

  • Programming experience or application development in data science focused programmes/languages (such as SQL, Business Objects, ACL, VBA, R or Python).

  • A data science focused degree (such as Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or Data Science) or equivalent professional experience/training

Benefits and Rewards

When you join our team, you can expect a supportive culture and an attractive range of rewards and benefits including:   

  • Salary - Up to £50,000 to £55,000 (depending on experience)

  • Annual bonus (up to 17.5% of salary)  

  • Contributory pension scheme, up to 20%, including your 8% contribution

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays + buy/sell/save holiday trading scheme

  • A Family Friendly policy that helps you balance your work and family responsibilities

  • Access to savings at High Street brands, travel and supermarkets

  • £20 contribution to a monthly gym membership – subject to T&Cs

  • Health and wellbeing plan - cashback for dentist, opticians, physio and more

  • Access to voluntary benefits, including health assessments, private medical insurance and dental insurance

  • Employee Volunteering - volunteer in the community for one day each year

  • Unlimited access to Refer a Friend £500 bonus scheme

  • Life Assurance cover of 4 x salary

  • Employee discounts of 15% on a range of NFU Mutual insurance policies.


Working at NFU Mutual

We’re one of the UK’s leading general insurance and financial services companies. For over 110 years we’ve put our customers at the heart of everything we do. Our people are just as important to us. We pride ourselves on being “a great place to work” and are one of only 39 companies across the globe, and the only organisation with headquarters in the UK, to receive a Gallup Exceptional Workplace 2022 award. We were also named in the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies List 2021.   
We offer a supportive culture where we empower and inspire our people to perform, offer them opportunities to grow, and recognise and reward their contribution. Our people are proud to work for a company that respects them and their communities, and they trust us to be financially sustainable, so we are successful now and in the future.

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About NFU Mutual

We are a leading provider of General Insurance and Financial Services. From our strong farming roots we’ve grown to become a UK-wide organisation, turning over £1billion annually. Yet success hasn’t gone to our heads. We’re proud to remain completely customer focused, down-to-earth and committed to the rural communities we’ve grown from.

Our ethos - of trust, respect and personal service - lies at the heart of all we do and has seen us build an enviable reputation for exceptional member loyalty. Though we’ve been in business for over 110 years, we have big ambitions for the future. And that’s why we’re looking for talented people to join our growing organisation. Talented people like you.