About the Department
The Department for Education is responsible for children’s services and education in England. This includes early years, schools, higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills. Our vision is to provide world-class education, training and care for everyone, whatever their background. We aim to ensure that everyone has the chance to reach their potential in life, as well as creating a more productive economy for the future of our country.
Location: London or Manchester
Security clearance: Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)
The work of the Fellows will help us answer a range of questions, including:
- How can we build a digital and data infrastructure to support a modern education system that benefits all?
- How can we do this in a way that provides a simpler system for our users, that makes it easier and quicker for them to find and access information and support, whilst reducing workload and administrative burden?
- How can we gather rich insights to better evaluate policies and interventions and support a more data driven approach to policy making and delivery?
DfE are seeking two Fellows:
- A Data Scientist with experience developing and using a range of data and analysis platforms to generate rich insight to inform departmental strategy and policy-making.
- A Product Manager, Service Designer or Systems Designer able to understand different needs across a complex ecosystem, and can generate creative and appropriate solutions to deliver outcomes.
We would like both of these roles to support strands of our work to enable a digitally mature education system. Particularly how we – being user focused – can improve the services that DfE offers and the engagement between us and the sector through those digital services, such as data collection and sharing, setting advice and guidance and enabling the sector to take advantage of the opportunities that digital presents for efficiencies and improving outcomes. As well as having domain expertise, we are looking for individuals who are expert communicators who can get their ideas heard and translated to action. We are looking for people who are able to work outwardly and draw on their own networks, for example, looking across the education sector, internationally or into academia to help us learn and have the biggest impact on outcomes.
About the Department
We support ministers in leading the nation’s health and social care to help people live more independent, healthier lives for longer.
Location: London. Requests for remote working will also be considered, although some travel to London will be essential
Security Clearance: Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)
Fellows will be placed within NHSX’s Centre for Improving Data Collaboration (CIDC) and the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC) and will focus on two core workstreams, with two Fellows per workstream:
Workstream 1: will focus on designing high-impact data solutions to unlock the potential of health and care data. Fellows will be embedded within NHSX and lead work to design the data architecture and solutions needed to deliver the data assets underpinning our vision, focussing on priority use cases. The architecture, platforms and solutions designed must be future-proof, sustainable, and enable linkage of key datasets across NHS, social care and wider data sets, including those generated by citizens from non-healthcare sources. Fellows will deliver a range of options from a minimal viable solution to cutting-edge solutions at the frontier, which support the delivery of NHS Long Term Plan commitments.
Workstream 2: will look at new ways of integrating health and non-health insights into the JBC’s role of providing analysis, assessment and advice for decision-makers in response to the current COVID-19 outbreaks which are also fit for the future. Fellows will investigate user needs and ensure that JBC insights are accessible and digestible to a wide reaching user base – from across central government, Public Health England, local partners and by reaching across our strong academic and industry partnerships. Depending on their interests and expertise Fellows may find themselves working across epidemiological modelling, domestic and international data on prevalence, mobility data, contact tracing data, surveillance systems such as infection surveys and wastewater monitoring, symptom trackers and other sources. Outputs could range from digital products to help decision makers in real time, to creating a set of APIs to support cross agency analysis.
DHSC are looking to recruit experts in Data Science/Architecture AND experts in Product Management and Strategy.
Workstream 1: Fellows will have significant expertise in data science, data architecture, systems design and user-centred design. Knowledge and experience of life sciences, clinical trials, pharmaceuticals and genomics would be desirable.
Workstream 2: Fellows will require skills and experience in digital strategy, organisational transformation, product management, and expertise in the areas of system interoperability, system architecture and data science. Fellows with backgrounds or domain expertise in epidemiology, public health, statistics and/or mathematical modelling are particularly encouraged to apply.
About the Department
The Ministry of Justice is a major government department, at the heart of the justice system. We work to protect and advance the principles of justice. Our vision is to deliver a world-class justice system that works for everyone in society. Have a read of our digital and technology strategy and how we are connecting people in prisons through video calls.
Location: London; Remote working will be an option, but with regular travel to London.
Security Clearance: Security Check
Fellows will look at:
- How can we use “nudge” techniques to help people on probation to avoid trouble, gain employment, get help with the right intervention for them, and stay in stable accommodation?
- Could MoJ use technology to enable non-violent offenders on short offences to be released earlier, and to incentivise good behaviour in the community?
Possible solutions that Fellows may work on could include: developing a secure location tracking app, light-weight and non-invasive wearables, and/or the use of push notifications to provide activity reminders.
MoJ are looking to recruit two Digital Product Fellows.
- Development of geo-location based mobile applications. Preferably specifically designing applications that handle highly sensitive personal data with integration into a complex landscape of existing systems or databases.
- Developing sustainable support models or integrating new services/technology/ways of working with established practices
- Ability to empathise and champion the needs of a diverse range of users, balancing conflicting needs and striving to deliver change which improves the lives of those who most need help
About the Department
We work for a secure and prosperous United Kingdom with global reach and influence. We will protect our people, territories, values and interests at home and overseas, through strong armed forces and in partnership with allies, to ensure our security, support our national interests and safeguard our prosperity.
Location: Bristol or London (your choice)
Occasional travel will be required to Dstl sites at Porton Down (Salisbury) or Portsdown West (Portsmouth), to Defence Digital (Corsham), to stakeholders in Air Command (High Wycombe and Farnborough), Strategic Command (Northwood), MOD Head Office (London), and to industry partners.
Security Clearance: Security Check (SC)
Innovation Fellows will apply DRL to command a pre-built virtual adversary Integrated Air Defence System (IADS) – a networked system of RADARs, missile launchers and command and control capabilities that defends a large area of airspace against opposing aircraft. This virtual IADS under AI control would allow us to explore approaches to defeat that IADS and gain access to an adversary’s airspace. Fellows would also improve MoD and wider government’s DRL capability through upskilling senior leaders and developing a playbook on how to apply DRL to some of the challenges facing the UK.
MoD are seeking two fellows,
- One Technical Artificial Intelligence (AI) Fellow – expertise of a range of AI techniques, including deep reinforcement learning, and experience of design and application of a breadth of AI problem formulation approaches. Expertise also desirable in partially observable reinforcement learning environments, multi-agent reinforcement learning, and learning from sparse rewards; and
- Operationalising Artificial Intelligence (AI) Fellow- a systems thinker with expertise in taking AI systems from prototypes to successful operational systems, including their validation and ensuring fitness for purpose. Experience is also desirable in designing effective human-machine teams, building AI capability within an organisation, overcoming resistance to new systems, gaining senior management buy-in, and working with stakeholders to identify exploitation routes and challenges to taking solutions into the supplier base or into service. No military or RAF knowledge is needed.
About the Department
We pursue our national interests and project the UK as a force for good in the world. We promote the interests of British citizens, safeguard the UK’s security, defend our values, reduce poverty and tackle global challenges with our international partners.
Innovation Fellows will help to identify, develop and run sprints to test potential solutions, such as a data platform which is able to bring together a range of data sources with up-to-date satellite imagery. Fellows will develop solutions in line with best practice on user centred design to improve uptake and usability. They will also help to set out standards for gathering and sharing different types of data associated with a crisis. Finally, they will advocate for their solutions to be taken forward by others through engagement with the humanitarian sector, government partners and private actors such as mobile operators and technology companies. Innovation Fellows will report directly to FCDO’s Chief Scientific Adviser and work closely with colleagues in the Research and Evidence Division (RED) and the Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Department (CHASE).
FCDO are seeking two fellows:
- A Senior Geospatial Data Scientist who has experience developing and using large scale data and analysis platforms, satellite imagery, and geospatial modelling.
- A Strategic Engagement Manager, who understands user behaviour and needs of different stakeholders and is able to translate these into a clear vision for this work.
Knowledge of the UN humanitarian system and development work is desirable for both fellows but not essential.