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We’re hiring: Work for the UK Data Service

The UK Data Service is home to the largest collection of economic, social research and population data in the UK. We’re always looking for new staff to join our expert team to help researchers and data providers get the most out of our data collections and training.

We recognise the value that diversity, equality and inclusion brings and there are plenty of opportunities that come with working for the UK Data Service. Flexible working means we provide the perfect environment to blend work with study or caring responsibilities and many of our staff have gone on to become leaders in their respective fields across Cancer Research UK, ESRC, Health Foundation, ISER, ONS and Wellcome Trust. If you’re thinking of pursuing a future in healthcare, public policy, social care, or the charity and environment sectors, you should consider starting your career with us. Or if you’re already experts in your field, we also have senior roles to help shape and develop our services for the future.

A love of data use for public benefit is at the heart of what we do, but we’re not only interested in data skills. We also want great communicators and customer-focused, creative, team players with a passion to provide the best services and technology for our users. Take a look at our current vacancies below and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Current vacancies

IT Systems Officer, UK Data Archive

The post holder will be part of the IT Operations Team responsible for the provision of front-line IT support to staff.

Closing date: 8 March 2023

Development Manager, UK Data Archive

The Development Manager will lead a section that has responsibility for developing new and innovative data applications and services, particularly our new Data Services platform.

Closing date: 15 March 2023

Senior Systems Engineer, UK Data Archive

The Senior Systems Engineer will be responsible for developing, monitoring, and continuously improving our IT infrastructure as we migrate to cloud services over the next three years.

Closing date: 15 March 2023

Data Engineer, UK Data Archive

The post holder will be responsible for expanding and optimising our data and data pipeline architecture, as well as optimising data flow and collection.

Closing date: 19 March 2023

Software Testing Engineer, UK Data Archive

The Software Testing Engineer will be responsible for designing, maintaining, and optimising our software QA, testing and deployment infrastructure.

Closing date: 28 March 2023


What our staff say

“I’m surrounded by supportive colleagues, who are excited about doing the best we can to help researchers re-use our valuable data. Every week seems to present new challenges for us to deal with, but we work together to overcome these.” – John Sanderson, Data Access Services Manager.

“I’m proud to help promote a national service with an international reputation that enables research to potentially improve peoples’ lives.” – Deepti Kulkarni, Marketing and Communications Manager.

“The purpose of the UK Data Service is to benefit everyone in the data ecosystem. It is a privilege to look after data on behalf of data subjects for data users.” – Matthew Woollard, Director of UK Data Service and UK Data Archive.