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Manager – Public Sector Policy & Data

Date: Mar 14, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID142008BR
Job TitleManager – Public Sector Policy & Data
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionRisk Consulting
Service LineRC Technology
Service Line InformationUsing a wide variety of technical and sector-specific skills, KPMG's Risk Consulting group proactively helps clients increase profits whilst reducing reputational, operational, financial and other risks. We are experienced in managing diverse issues including fraud, regulatory compliance, risk frameworks and modelling, capital efficiency, corporate governance, dispute resolution, deriving value from contracts and much more.

Technology - Our clients need to deal effectively with technology related risks and derive maximum value from data and documentation. Our specialists provide independent, jargon free advice and advanced technology capabilities to help our clients proactively manage their technology risks and use their data to its full potential.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
The Team

At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.

The Public Sector team within Technology Consulting provides services to a range of UK Public Sector clients including those in Central and Local Government, Health, Policing, Housing and Education. We are often required to provide information sharing and analytics assistance and assurance support to other teams within KPMG, especially as it relates to cross-programme information sharing.

Our clients in the Public Sector are facing significant challenges and are turning to technology solutions to assist. They are constantly being asked to do more for less. Our services are of both an assurance and advisory nature.
This work is delivered through standalone assignments, or as part of external and internal audit engagements.

The Role

A Manager within the team would typically be responsible for:

- Establishing themselves as a subject matter expert in Adult Services, Policing, or other government programme delivery, particularly as this relates to analytics, policy, information sharing and governance
- Designing and/or assuring public sector analytics offerings including outcome models, dashboards, and other tools
- Helping our public sector information sharing practice develop new analytics propositions and offerings to the market; lead proposal development and participate in pitches
- Building excellent client relationships across a range of clients
- Managing a team to deliver specific engagements
- Providing management and quality assurance over work done by our graduate trainees, analysts and assistant managers
- Drafting terms of reference and/or providing scoping of information sharing work
- Producing final reports and work papers for client engagements
- Actively identifying and progressing business development opportunities
- Developing internal networks and maintaining excellent relationships with colleagues across KPMG, but in particular in the wider Technology area and with audit colleagues
- Coaching and developing team members, both while on engagements and as part of a continuing performance manager role
- Contributing to the development of the overall infrastructure, government and health analytics practice, for example through delivering training on new or developing propositions relating to your work; providing assurance and formal or informal expertise to other projects; and identifying and pursuing opportunities to improve the services provided by the practice.

The Person

Programmatic Skills:

- Proven experience of successfully delivering data, analytics, policy and/or information governance services involving expertise relating to services provided in the local authority, policing, and/or government sectors, including experience in at least 3 of the following areas:
- Policy and/or programme analysis relating to the quality and development of government services especially those that interact with the vulnerable
- Designing and implementing analytics, dashboards and/or outcome models on behalf of government and the public sector
- Delivering business analysis and understanding of core business processes for adult services and other areas of the public and healthcare sectors
- Reviewing and assuring projects related to adults, particularly where these involve an element of using data to understand and improve services, or where health, justice, and social care integration is being pursued
- Experience with outcome modelling and data visualisation are significant differentiators. Experience with dashboard design is desirable

Technical Skills:

- Over 5 years of professional analytics work experience in architecture design and development of data analytics solutions.
- Hands-on technical capability: willingness and ability to “roll sleeves up” when required on projects. Understanding a variety of technologies and techniques so that the optimal solution can be determined for each project / task; including:
- Data analysis, manipulation, querying and profiling;
- Experience of leading and delivering analytical projects for internal or external clients, including the experience of leading and managing teams;
- Reporting using data visualisation tools (e.g. Microsoft SSRS, Tableau, Qlikview, Power BI etc);
- Knowledge of data aggregation and analytics tools (e.g. Alteryx, SQL Server Integration Services)
- Knowledge of database technologies (Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle)

Consulting Skills:

- Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and interpersonal skills
- Experience in leading presentations on public sector programmes and outcomes especially as it relates to service improvements and leveraging information
- Experience in developing excellent client and internal relationships
- Experience in delivering work within tight timescales, to budget and to a high quality
- Excellent team player but able to work on own initiative
- Experience with sales leadership support is not expected, but sales-related skills should be demonstrated, including writing proposals and bids for funding, securing buy-in to proposed activities, and presenting to clients/stakeholders.

Qualifications and Skills

- Recognised certifications/qualifications or equivalent experience in adult services, data and analytics, statistical modelling and/or data visualisation
- Significant and proven experience working within, or partnering with, organisations serving the vulnerable or supporting them indirectly through outcome modelling and service delivery improvement (local authorities, police forces, Ministries, health providers or CCGs, relevant charity or voluntary sector organisations, care businesses, relevant policy organisations and think tanks, and community-based probation are examples)
- Ideally, a degree qualification in analytics, statistics, economics and/or adult social work or health or equivalent consulting or programmatic experience

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break
At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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