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Senior Data Analyst

  • 23/05/2024
  • £53,400.00 - £59,700.00 /yearly
  • Part Time & Permanent
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Part Time & Permanent


£53,400 - £59,700 yearly

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Bristol, South West England, BS2 0PS : Glasgow, Scotland, G2 8HS : Salford, North West England, M3 5BN : Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England, NE98 1ZZ : York, Yorkshire and the Humber, YO1 7PX

Job summary

The Government People Group exists to work with departments, professions, and functions to build a modern, effective Civil Service.

We support the government workforce with the right skills and capability. We are working with leaders to get the right people in the right jobs, with the right skills and continuous learning to excel in their roles.

We provide leadership, and in turn, create leaders with exceptional line management capability across departments, influencing partners in the wider public sector and beyond. This involves getting our retention and reward strategy right, to nurture specific skills, and create pride and resilience in our workforce.

Our role is also to provide system leadership across central government in pulling together back office services. Collectively, we help support the Cabinet Offices priority to drive efficiencies, and reforms that will make government work better, to ultimately provide a better service to the public.  

Within GPG, the Platforms, Data and Interoperability (PD&I) directorate provides first-class platforms and services for over 400,000 civil servants, including recruitment, data analysis, skills and learning solutions.

Job description

The Senior Data Analyst role will be based in the PD&I Directorate and initially in the Interoperability OneData Programme team. The Interoperability programme includes:

1.Government Skills Campus - enabling the Civil Service to identify skills and learning gaps in order to meet its business needs and helping employees to understand and enhance their skills in order to reach their full potential, by providing easy access to targeted learning and career development opportunities;

2. Staff Transfers / Movers - improving how civil servants move between roles in the Civil Service by delivering a staff transfer service that is fast, simple, consistent and provides an outstanding user experience and

3.Central Employee Identifier & Integration Hub - providing a single unique identifier for every civil servant, connecting data held in different systems and using integration technology to enable data to be shared in a seamless and error-free way

Key responsibilities will be the associated data elements related to these platforms and hubs, such as developing data standards and applying them, managing and overseeing the metadata, and ensuring that the Shared Services for Government Data Strategy principles are adhered to. You will be advising and collaborating with your digital colleagues on data architecture and data modelling, working side by side with our wider team of analysts to resolve data quality issues and supporting the Chief Data Officer to improve our data maturity for the business unit, realising Mission 3 of the governments Digital and Data roadmap -Better Data to Power Decision Making

We want applicants who are experienced in data analysis, intrigued by what is happening in data management across the world, understand how data can be managed and fully utilised, and how technology products can be used to counter data risks and provide actionable data insights.

As the Senior Data Analyst  you will work in partnership with service owners across PD&I in Government People Group to understand how data should be analysed and managed to realise the objectives of the four projects of Interoperability One Data such as: how will the Central Employee Identifier be injected into the data structures in those systems?; how will the Integration Hub deal with sensitive data?; how will the Staff Transfers process make sure data is consistent for CS Jobs?; and what data do we need to realise the vision of the Government Skills Campus and where will we source it from?

As the Senior Data Analyst you will be delivering on these objectives for this high profile programme for the government. You will:

  • lead the formation, implementation, and embedding of data analysis and management frameworks, policies and standards for the Government People Group;
  • implement and establish wider data analysis competencies within the organisation (such as data quality assurance, metadata management, master data management, data modelling, and development of data standards);
  • be responsible for understanding and managing the organisational data risks and issues, and co-ordinating with data owners to accept or resolve them and providing strategic advice on data analysis and management across GPG;
  • support cross-government activity moving towards common data standards, management, governance, and improved data maturity and interoperability;
  • promote a data driven culture, adopting appropriate industry standards and best practice; and support GPGs Data Management and Governance boards, corporate decision making and reporting structures

Person specification

Essential skills needed for this role

  • Data Analysis & Insights: Select and apply techniques for data analysis, ensuring best practice throughout, to provide insights on (data) implications and impacts to colleagues. Commitment to the development of deeper expertise as relates to the project(s) at hand, including the application of novel or new methods to practical real-world situations.
  • Data Modelling: Review and understand complex data models, ensuring adherence to applicable standards. Work closely with other data professionals to improve data modelling, interoperability potential, integration patterns, and standards of data quality.
  • Data Assurance & Validation: Specify how data from different sources should be prepared for use by a given system, communicating the limitations of data and/or the system involved.
  • Communication: Interpret the needs of technical and business stakeholders, effectively managing their expectations through both active and reactive communication. Provide an interpretation of complex data insights to non-technical colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Logical and Creative Thinking: Ensure that the most appropriate actions are undertaken to resolve data problems as they occur. Coordinate the resolution of data-related problems by implementing solutions and preventative measures to mitigate or reduce future recurrences.
  • Data Management: Develop processes to enable good data management practices and their compliance with data governance requirements. Continually communicate and improve data management practice within your project(s), by promoting the use of common toolsets and simplifying data management activities (where possible using available IT resources).
  • Data Visualisation: Demonstrate skill in techniques for data visualisation, applying best practice to present, communicate, and disseminate data appropriately and with influence.
  • Information Technology: Share your applied knowledge of IT systems with colleagues, including those tools and techniques you define as most appropriate for your project(s).
  • Project Management: Share applied knowledge of (data) project management with others, including tools and techniques you deem most appropriate or helpful for your project(s).

Desirable skills:

  • Public or private experience of a technology programme with projects that overlap in their scope (or objectives) and are carried out concurrently. Demonstrated ability to balance and leverage between such projects, to maximise the overall outcome of the programme.
  • Self-management, initiative, and adaptability: Able to confidently and independently apply their domain knowledge to data-related tasks, where the initial requirements are fluid with changing scope and/or complexity during the task.
  • Experience of "injecting" data requirements and technical constraints into formal management artefacts, such as contracts, MoUs, data sharing agreements, and policy proposals ensuring that best practice in data matters is properly represented therein. 
  • Applied knowledge of DAMA DMBoK or other recognised Data Management frameworks, being able to readily translate models and theory into actionable insights or implications

Additional information:

A minimum 60% of your working time should be spent at your principal workplace. Although requirements to attend other locations for official business will also count towards this level of attendance.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Seeing the Big Picture

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Communicating analysis and insight
  • Data management
  • Data standards
  • Data regulation and ethics
Alongside your salary of £53,400, Cabinet Office contributes £14,418 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.
  • Learning and development tailored to your role.
  • An environment with flexible working options.
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity.
  • A Civil Service Pension which provides an attractive pension, benefits for dependants and average employer contributions of 27%.
  • A minimum of 25 days of paid annual leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window), and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Experience and Technical skills.

Application process
To apply for the role, you will need to provide a CV and personal statement that covers how your previous experience aligns with the role. Behaviours and Technical skills, will also be assessed at the application stage.  

Selection process
An initial sift will be conducted on the CV, Personal Statement, Behaviours and Technical Skills. Candidates successful at the sift stage will be invited to interview.  Interviews will be held virtually and more information will be provided once you progress to the interview stage.  The success profiles to be assessed at the interview are listed in this advert.

Expected timeline (subject to change)

Expected sift date TBC

Expected interview date/s TBC

Interview location - Online

Further information
If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'contact point for applicants' section.

Please note that this role requires SC clearance, which would normally need 5 years UK residency in the past 5 years. This is not an absolute requirement, but supplementary checks may be needed where individuals have not lived in the UK for that period. This may mean your security clearance (and therefore your appointment) will take longer or, in some cases, not be possible.

Please note terms and conditions are attached. Please take time to read the document to determine how these may affect you.

Any move to Cabinet Office from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at

A reserve list will be held for a period of 12 months, from which further appointments can be made.

Reasonable Adjustment

If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes. 

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should: 

Contact Government Recruitment Service via [email protected] as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs. 

Complete the Assistance required section in the Additional requirements page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if youre deaf, a Language Service Professional. 

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check may be carried out. 

In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service//Disclosure Scotland on your behalf.

However, we recognise in exceptional circumstances some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject heading. 

For further information on the Disclosure Scotland confidential checking service telephone: the Disclosure Scotland Helpline on 0870 609 6006 and ask to speak to the operations manager in confidence, or email [email protected] 

For further information on National Security Vetting please visit the following page

New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicants details held on the IFD will be refused employment. 

A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.


Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check (opens in a new window).

See our vetting charter (opens in a new window).
People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard (opens in new window) checks.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window)
  • nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020
  • Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service
Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window)

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code (opens in a new window) sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles (opens in a new window).
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Civil Service is committed to attract, retain and invest in talent wherever it is found. To learn more please see the Civil Service People Plan (opens in a new window) and the Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (opens in a new window).
This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans (opens in a new window) initiative.
The Civil Service welcomes applications from people who have recently left prison or have an unspent conviction. Read more about prison leaver recruitment (opens in new window).
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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :

Recruitment team

Further information

Appointment to the Civil Service is governed by the Civil Service Commissions Recruitment Principles.
If you feel that your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles, and wish to make a complaint, then in the first instance you should contact Government Recruitment Service at: [email protected].
If you are not satisfied with the response that you receive, then you can contact the Civil Service Commission at: [email protected].
For further information on the Recruitment Principles, and bringing a complaint to the Civil Service Commission, please visit their website at:


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