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Data Study Group Coordinator

The Alan Turing Institute - Data Study Group

Location: London
Salary: £26,500 to £28,000 plus excellent benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st September 2021
Closes: 26th September 2021

The Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence whose mission is to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better.


Data Study Groups (DSG) are the Turing’s version of a hackathon, yet much more collaborative in nature. DSG events are held a number of times over a year. They provide an engagement tool for postgraduate students and above (participants), as well as industry, government and third sector (Challenge Owners, CO) to engage with the Turing Institute. For participants it is a training activity, primarily peer to peer learning, where they get to work on real-life data science problems. For COs, it is an entry level engagement tool to working with the Turing, with our objective to develop the outputs of the DSG into further and bigger research projects.

Reporting to the Data Study Group Project Manager (DSG PM), the role will coordinate and support the delivery of Data Study Groups events, associated variants such as Data Study Group Online and DSG activities hosted by delivery partners, and supplementary activities related to DSG. Key aspects will be event planning and management, recruitment, monitoring and supporting partnering organisations and academics. This role will also provide administrative support for the broader activities in support of these events.


  • To coordinate the planning and delivery of Data Study Groups and Data Study Group variants, ensuring they are managed to business requirements, specification, time, and budget.
  • Routinely monitor all activities, and liaise with the DSG PM about risks, issues, and progress, taking actions as necessary to ensure minimum impact on project deadlines
  • Advise external DSG teams in the delivery of DSG events
  • Work closely with the wider DSG teams to coordinate applications, review processes for participants, DSG PIs and Challenge Owners, including but not limited to: liaising with academics, managing comms to applicants, managing applicant lists and organising review panels.

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Person Specification


  • Degree or equivalent level of professional qualifications and/or experience
  • Experience of administrative work within a higher education/academic setting
  • Experience of working co-operatively and effectively with academic and professional colleagues

Please see our portal for a full breakdown of the Job Description.

Terms and Conditions

This full time post is offered on a fixed term basis for two years, at an annual salary of £26,500-£28,000 plus excellent benefits, including flexible working and family friendly policies,

Application procedure

Please see our jobs portal for full details on how to apply and the interview process.

Equality Diversity and Inclusion

The Alan Turing Institute is committed to creating an environment where diversity is valued and everyone is treated fairly.  In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.  Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.

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