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Head of Function - Statistics Development

  • Dublin City Centre / Dublin North
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  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 17/02/2017
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The Statistics Division are responsible for collecting, producing and disseminating a wide range of financial statistics and associated research.


The Central Bank of Ireland is a dynamic, multifaceted organisation at the heart of Ireland’s financial system. The organisation incorporates the functions of central banking and financial regulation. We have responsibility for the regulation of the Irish financial services industry and the safeguarding of Irish financial stability.

The Bank is seeking to appoint a Head of Function – Statistical Development on a contract of indefinite duration. This role is aligned to the Central Bank of Ireland’s Head of Function pay grade (HOF). Please click here for further information on our salary scales.

The Statistics Division are responsible for collecting, producing and disseminating a wide range of financial statistics and associated research.  The environment in which official statistics operates is changing rapidly, with increasing user demands for quicker and more granular data sets.  The volume and complexity of projects is expected to grow and intensify with the development and integration of new granular data sources within the compilation process, the integration of statistical and supervisory data and the development of comprehensive register information for legal entities resident in Ireland.   These changes are happening in the context of the Central Bank’s 2016-2018 strategy for enhancing our data analytics capability. Recognising that data and information is a key asset of the Central Bank, we are investing in all aspects of data management to ensure we have the best people, infrastructure and processes to meet our mandate and strategic objectives.

The new position of Head of Function - Statistical Development will lead the Divisions preparations for these future challenges.  This will include design, change management and implementation of new processes, ways of working and IT tools.

Principal Responsibilities

  • The role involves building and leading a multidisciplinary team of business and data analysts and have responsibility for the delivery of projects and for supporting the statistical production and analytical capabilities of the Division;

  • He/she will also lead the Divisions participation in the Bank’s data strategy in close co-operation with other stakeholders. He/she will also advise on the development of new data initiatives across the Bank in line with the data strategy;

  • The role also requires implementing a common approach to operational projects within the Division and ensure projects are run to the highest standards;

  • This position requires strong change management skills to implement necessary changes in a fast moving environment. The person will also need to be innovative and open to exploring new approaches and solutions to meeting requirements and increasing the use of technology within the statistical operations of the Division;

  • Lead the development of analytical tools for economists and analysts to facilitate the identification of trends and insights into the data;

  • Investigate new tools and methods for improving of data dissemination;

  • Develop and maintain productive and collaborative relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders including the Data Operations Function, IT, reporting agents, ECB and the economic and supervisory areas of the Central Bank of Ireland.

Skills and Experience

  • At least 10 years post qualification experience working in a data centred environment in roles requiring a significant component of data analysis and/or project development; at least 5 years leading and managing a team of professional at a senior level;

  • Strong people management, coaching and leadership skills including the ability to manage through people in multiple teams and across multiple projects;

  • Knowledge of latest developments in data management and analytics;

  • A comprehensive understanding of the structure and functioning of the financial sector in Ireland;

  • Ability to represent the organisation at a senior level with European and industry bodies;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;

  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills;

  • Strong stakeholder management skills.

  • Excellent capability in leading and implementing change management initiatives and a continuous programme of innovative improvements;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication in particular the ability to relate to senior management and staff and demonstrate sound strategic and operational judgement;

Application Details

Closing date: 05 March 2017

To apply, please complete the application form attached (via the link below). As the application form plays an important role in the shortlisting and selection process, it is essential that it is completed fully. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an automatic email from us acknowledging receipt. If you do not receive this auto-acknowledgement, please contact Sarah Downey on (01) 224 4095.


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