Madano
Shape the Future

Join us.

Our business is people. We aim to develop a team and provide an environment where expertise and creativity can flourish.

Social Data Scientist / Analyst

Introduction 

Help us shape the future 

Madano is committed to building a better world through intelligent and creative communications. We work with clients who are solving major challenges of our time through science and technology – helping them tell their story, make the right connections, change attitudes and influence behaviours 

Our people are highly motivated and engaged, always encouraged to make their voices heard and given the opportunity to progress. And while we deal with serious issues, we make sure we don’t take ourselves too seriously along the way. Questioning accepted wisdom, always looking for alternative solutions, ours is a purpose-driven culture where everyone pulls together to make a lasting difference.  

We have resolved to work only with organisations whose values align with our own. And we employ people who demonstrate a genuine commitment to delivering positive change.  

Insights Practice 

Everything we do at Madano is driven by evidence and insights. The insights practice help clients define their strategies, deliver their objectives and demonstrate their value: 

  • We deliver targeted and effective stakeholder engagement strategies by using data science and statistical analysis to identify and segment influencer landscapes 
  • We use behaviour change theory and innovative qualitative research to deliver the right message to the right people at the right time 
  • We provide strategic advice and frameworks that help businesses and organisations understand what it is they are trying to achieve and how they can demonstrate their impact 

The role 

We are looking for a highly-skilled, analytically creative and enthusiastic person to join our growing insights teamThis data science role offers fantastic opportunities for an ambitious person to play a leading role in driving innovation and delivering best-in-class client work for our international team. 

The role requires a demonstrable track record working with complex data sets and developing innovative and effective analysis in a commercial setting. You will work with our data science and innovation team to take Madano’s offer to the next level, further embedding data and evidence into client relationships within Madano and across the wider network of AVENIR Global companies. If you are entrepreneurial, driven and want to work 

Client Service 

Essential

  • Able to act as point of contact and with key internal and external clients. 
  • Able to develop creative and practical solutions to challenging client briefs 

Desirable

  • Experience of financial and resource management. 
  • Ability to provide strategic advice to clients, having active understanding and awareness of wider business objectives and market context.  
  • Track record of establishing a relationship as a trusted advisor with clients on data and insights 

Data and insights expertise 

Essential

  • Strong Python skills and experience 
  • Statistical analysis skills (e.g. clustering, dimensionality reduction, regression) 
  • Charting and visualization experience (e.g. Matplotlib, Seaborn, Power BI, Tableau) 
  • Experience extracting data from SQL or NoSQL databases 
  • Experience developing scripts to access data from APIs  
  • Experience webscraping from multiple sources 
  • Experience in combining, cleaning and organizing structured and unstructured data  
  • Collaborative coding experience, including use of configuration management tools (e.g. GitHub) 
  • Knowledge of sound software engineering principles (e.g. unit testing, writing clear modularized code) 

Desirable

  • Knowledge of RKnowledge of NoSQL databases  
  • Ability to design effective databases, including development of database schemas 
  • Experience using cloud services (particularly Azure) 
  • Experience building and maintaining data pipelines  

 

     

      Business Development 

      Essential

      • Support and work with the senior management team to drive the insights team forward by taking responsibility for key innovation projects and product development. 

      Desirable

      • Experience and ability to develop and lead an area of business development. 

      People and Project Management 

      Essential

      • Ability to successfully lead and deliver development or research projects, including leading small teams of researchers or analysts to answer client briefs 
      • Interest in training and mentoring more junior staff  

      Desirable

      • Experience training and mentoring more junior staff 

      Communications expertise 

      Essential

      • Demonstrable interest in social research and applying innovate methods to social science, communications, or market research 

      Desirable

      • An understanding of communications and marketing tools available within the industry and at Madano and how they can benefit a client.  

      About Madano 

      Madano is committed to building a better world through intelligent and creative communications. We work with clients who are solving major challenges of our time through science and technology – helping them tell their story, make the right connections, change attitudes and influence behaviours. 

      Operating across a range of industries, we provide clarity in uncertain times and specialist subject areas. We simplify complexity, enabling individuals and organisations to make informed decisions on the issues that matter. Our work is underpinned by our insights capabilities, which allow us to provide evidence-based, intelligence-led plans and recommendations. This flows seamlessly into our creative practice, where strategy and creativity integrate to provide consistent, high-quality design. Combined, these twin functions form the core of our offer, defining how we create opportunities, add value and drive businesses forward.  

      Our Benefits

      As well as the basic salary, great social events and a culture of continual learning, our competitive benefits package includes:

      • 25 days’ holiday + Bank Holidays (with the ability for it to rise to a maximum of 30 days alongside length of service)
      • 5% employer pension contribution
      • Private Medical insurance (for you and your family)
      • Income Protection insurance
      • Life Assurance service insurance at 4x your salary
      • Travel insurance (for you and your family)
      • An annual ‘wellness’ benefit of £150 after one year’s service.
      • Paid sabbaticals after 5 years’ service.

      *Benefits are contingent on successful completion of probation period.

      How to apply

      If you’d like to apply to this role, please email with your latest CV joinus@madano.com

      Madano is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and non-discrimination. At all times we aim to recruit, develop and promote the very best people, basing judgement solely on suitability for the job. 

      We particularly encourage applications from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, such as women, disabled people and individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.