Data Consultant (Manchester/Leeds)

auticon UK - Consulting Team Talent Pool

  • Are you autistic and interested in a career in data science, data engineering or data analytics?
  • Do you have an analytical mindset and a keen eye for detail, with skills in pattern recognition and error detection?
  • Would you like to work in an environment where neurodiversity is celebrated and autistic staff are supported to thrive?

Please read on to find out more about applying to join our Data Consultant Talent Pool. 

About us 

auticon is an IT Consultancy and Social Enterprise whose mission is to address the inequalities in employment for neurodivergent adults. We aim to provide long-term career opportunities for autistic adults, who we employ as IT and Data Consultants. They then deliver high-quality services to our clients. Iyou’re not familiar with how IT Consultancies operate, read more on our blog.

We’re expanding our client network and anticipate having opportunities for Data Consultants based within commuting distance of central Leeds or Manchester to join our team. 

As autism is the cornerstone of our social mission, we do ask applicants for these roles to provide evidence they’re in the process of obtaining an autism diagnosis, evidence they have a diagnosis, or alternative documentation to evidence autism.   

What the role involves 

You’ll join our team of Consultants and be a permanent employee of auticon, but most of your day-to-day work will be with one of our clients. You’ll add skills and expertise to the client’s team or project. Most of our clients are large multinational organisations who require expertise in areas such as data analysis, data visualisation, data engineering, cyber security, machine learning or AI. You get the chance to work on interesting assignments with our clients, whilst still having all the support of being an auticon employee. When you’re between projects, your employment with us continues. This means you receive your salary and all the ongoing benefits of being an auticon employee such as our valuable coaching provision, whilst we support you to further develop your skills. Visit our blog to learn more about the value of the coaching we provide.

How we recruit 

We always want to hear from autistic people with strong tech and data skills who would like to join us. We invite people to apply to join our Data Consultant Talent Pool, which is slightly different from applying for a specific job. Our 4-stage process is designed to assess your suitability for the role of Data Consultant. By Stage 3, we’ll have gained a detailed understanding of your skills and interests that will allow us to create an auticon Consultant Profile for you. We can then begin the process of matching you to a first client project. Although we offer permanent contracts of employment with us, auticon, as your employer, we like to have a first client project lined up before we make you an offer. It’s important to us to be transparent that there is no set timeframe for how long this will take as it depends on client demand.   

What we offer 

  • A salary of £25,000 – £40,000 (normally £25,000 – £30,000 for Consultants with lower levels of work experience or £28,000 – £40,000 for Consultants with more relevant work experience or practical application of skills via a PhD, for example) 
  • Permanent contract that includes valuable autism-tailored benefits, such as ongoing assistance from a dedicated Coach who provides practical and emotional support to help you thrive in your role 
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with optional annual leave purchase available 
  • Private health insurance package 
  • Friendly and productive work environment where reasonable adjustments are understood and encouraged 
  • Personal development with fully funded courses 

What we’re looking for 

Essential Criteria – please apply if you have:  

  • Evidence you’re in the process of obtaining an autism diagnosis OR evidence you already have a diagnosis OR alternative documentation to evidence autism  
  • The ability to commute to either central Manchester or Leeds on a regular basis, around 2-3 times per week (As a responsible employer, we’re aware of the sensory and emotional impact of longer commutes. We consider a reasonable commute to be no longer than 1.5 hours each way.) 
  • Strong Python or R skills, including the use of relevant libraries (NumPy, pandas, etc.) 
  • Experience in 2 or 3 of the following:
    – Using data analysis tools
    – Processing large data sets accurately
    – Using relational databases 
  • Previous experience of, or willingness to undergo, national security vetting so that you can work on projects with our public sector clients who require Security Check (SC) clearance. This requires you to have been a UK resident for 5 years. (you can find an overview of what UK Govt Security Vetting involves on the Cabinet Office’s YouTube channel)

Desirable Criteria (please note that you don’t need to meet all, or any, of the criteria listed below in order to apply) 

  • Previously used Tableau, Power BI, Qlik, Spotfire, etc. 
  • Certification in one of the major cloud services (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, etc.) 
  • Some knowledge/experience of machine learning (e.g. TensorFlow) 
  • Cyber security skills, experience or certification (e.g. CompTIA)  
  • Some relevant work experience, or equivalent practical application of skills through a PhD, for example 

Due to the differing needs of our clients, we can’t guarantee an entirely remote role, and commuting into central Manchester or Leeds around 2-3 times per week may be required. However, as we appreciate the impact that commuting and office environments can have on our Consultants, we ensure reasonable adjustments are implemented and encourage flexible or hybrid working arrangements where possible. 

Successful candidates must have ongoing permission to work in the UK. We particularly encourage applications from PhD students who can access the 3-year graduate visa route. 

Inclusion Statement 

We’re committed to equality of opportunity in all areas of our work. You’ll be treated in a fair and equal manner regardless of your gender, marital status, race, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation. 

We welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds, including people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, people with disabilities, people from diverse educational and socio-economic backgrounds and people who identify as LGBTQIA+.  

Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do at auticon and that starts with our assessment process, which has been designed to make you feel comfortable to be your authentic self. Find out more about our 4-stage process on our website: auticon – Careers UK 

As a Disability Confident Leader, we’re committed to providing applicants with any reasonable adjustments or accommodations needed. Therefore, please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments as part of the assessment process. 

How to apply 

If you’re interested in joining the auticon team, please submit your application to join our Data Consultant Talent Pool using the “Apply for Job” button. 

If you have any questions about the opportunities at auticon, please send them to ku.oc1721919735.noci1721919735tua@s1721919735reera1721919735c1721919735 

There is no closing date as we process applications to the Talent Pool on a rolling basis.  We may occasionally pause applications to the Talent Pool so that we can keep the number of people waiting after Stage 3 in line with expected client demand.  

If you feel you don’t meet our current requirements, but you’re autistic and interested in this type of work, we invite you to register for our Careers Newsletter instead so we can stay in touch.
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