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Data Science Mentor (Remote, 3-5 days a week)


This job spec details the Facilitator/Mentors role at Decoded in London. It’s been put together both for existing Decoded team members and for those people thinking about joining Decoded.


In the London office, the Facilitator/Mentors sits within the Product Team, alongside Product Developers. Mentors report directly into the Mentorship Manager and the Facilitators report directly into the Facilitator Manager.

These are part-time or full-time roles that require 3-5 days of commitment per week.


As a Data Programme Facilitator/Mentor at Decoded, you will work with learners, educators, programmers, designers and customer relationship teams to deliver best-in-class classroom and digital learning experiences.

Typically our Facilitators are academics, teachers, PhD students, artists, designers and developers. You may have completed a Data Science Bootcamp or you may have a formal education. Maybe you just love Googling and spend your time completing Kaggle competitions. You are not phased by the need to quickly upskill as new technology emerges, taking pleasure in breaking down complex concepts for a non-technical audience.

You will work closely with a member of the Decoded product team as well as one other mentor to ensure the Fellows are supported in their learning journey.

The typical Decoded working week is 09:00 – 18:00, Monday to Friday. When we talk about working late, we mean working until 18:30 – it’s important to us that your evenings and weekends are always yours.


As a mentor, you would:

  • Mentor a cohort of around 40 individuals as they go through a data programme
  • Be available around 3-5 days per week
  • Holding fortnightly one-to-one mentorship sessions with each member of your cohort
  • Working through and gaining familiarity with data concepts ahead of mentorship sessions
  • Looking over coursework and project outputs
  • Documenting each your mentees progress through the programme
  • Updating course materials to satisfy bespoke requirements as needed
  • Uploading learner progress and evidence of learning to an internal system
  • Iterating existing processes and sharing with the wider mentorship team
  • Being available on Slack or an alternative messaging tool
  • Participating in occasional Decoded-led mentor training sessions
  • Working with Decoded to ensure the overall success of the cohort

As a facilitator, you would:

  • Lead workshops on different data science topics onsite at our clients' offices
  • Be available around 3-5 days per week
  • Fostering a sense of community within your cohorts
  • Updating course materials to satisfy bespoke requirements as needed
  • Being available on Slack or an alternative messaging tool
  • Working with Decoded to ensure the overall success of the cohort


  • You will have experience coding in either: Python, Matlab, JavaScript or R
  • You have a passion for teaching and have previously been a teacher, instructor, tutor or mentor
  • You have a creative mindset and will always look for new ways to help your cohort understand the content being taught


  • Opportunity to join a high growth company
  • Competitive salary
  • Company pension with matched contributions
  • Work environment that values creativity, personal growth and collaboration
  • Continuous learning and development: you will be challenged with lots of responsibility and exciting projects in an environment that encourages learning

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