Data Science Consultant | Education Space | London (50% Travel) | £65-75k

If you are a fantastic consultant, working within the traditional management consultancy model who wants to do something truly different (which doesn’t involve just moving to a different consultancy) then this could be the role for you!


My client are a world-leading organisation who are seen as thought leaders in the Education space, they act as a marketplace for all things recruitment in the Higher Education sector, run a huge amount of events and seminars worldwide for HE professionals and publish thought-provoking content through their online and offline channels.


What they also do is build a world-famous university ranking system using their in-house Data Science team. They are now developing these analytical capabilities further by creating innovative products which assist universities with making data-driven strategic decisions, this is where you come in.


The problem this role has been created to solve is that many decision-makers and stakeholders within educational institutions aren’t able to properly interpret data. Using my clients’ services they receive fantastic data-driven insights but a lot of the time they are unable to fully deduce how this information can be used to its fullest potential. The Data Science Consultant’s role will be to support the Data Science team, ensuring you have a full understanding of the insights they are creating, then going out and performing onsite consultancy engagements with senior stakeholders of universities where you can translate this insight into strategic actions.


Although the role will not be a direct selling role, the consultant is expected to identify sales opportunities and to support the sales team as necessary. It’s also important to note that there is a significant travel expectation involved with this role, roughly 50% of your time will be spent out of the office travelling the world to meet with top institutions.


The right person for this role will have a superb consultancy skill-set and will likely come from the traditional management consultancy business. You will have experience working on data-driven projects and will be comfortable with interpreting data visualisations. You don’t need to have a PhD in Mathematics but some statistical knowledge is needed, basic regression etc. It is also preferred if you have a strong understanding of the Higher Education landscape.


For someone who is bored of the traditional consultancy role where you never get to truly ‘own’ a project then this is for you, here you get to build and create a long-term vision for a consultancy arm of the market-leading business in this space.


To discuss this a little further give Andy Driver a call on 07507 877838 or email ard@redcat-digital.com

Data Science Consultant | Education Space | London (50% Travel) | £65-75k