Data Analyst

City of Westminster, London (Greater)
£32,320 - £38,000
23 Dec 2020
13 Feb 2021
Analytics, IT
Contract Type

Quote Reference 89455 on application. Salary

£32,320 - £38,000

Role qualifies for ICT Allowance of up to £6,000. If the successful candidate is a current Civil Servant joining on level transfer, HM Treasury will honour their current substantive salary if higher.


Higher Executive Officer
Senior Executive Officer

Range D

Contract type


Business area

HMT - Corporate Centre Group

Type of role

Architecture and Data
Information Technology

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Part-time


About HM Treasury:

The Treasury is the United Kingdom’s economics and finance ministry. It is responsible for formulating and implementing the government’s financial and economic policy. Its aim is to raise the rate of sustainable growth, and achieve rising prosperity and a better quality of life with economic and employment opportunities for all.

Job description

The Corporate Centre Group provides corporate systems, services, solutions and facilities to enable HM Treasury Group to deliver effectively and efficiently. It consists of Human Resources, Finance, Finance & HR Operations, IT and Facilities, Management Information, Correspondence and Information Rights, Estates, Security, Information and Records Management. We provide a vast array of services and solutions that enable the Treasury Group and its partners to operate effectively.

About the Team

Thanks for your interest in working with us in Information & Workplace Solutions (IWS). We are a team of around 40, responsible for the Treasury’s information and communications technology, workplace, security and knowledge and information management services. Working in partnership with our stakeholders, IWS leads and runs technology-enabled change. The team takes forward a wide range of programmes and projects that improve services, enabling our customers to deliver world class services to Government.
We’re looking for a data analyst who collaborates well in a team environment and can help us make a real improvement to the way the Treasury operates; working with data to deliver tangible insight and benefit to our users. You will be responsible for defining and initiating a programme of work that gets the most out of our data holdings and ensures that the data we hold is put to more effective use. This is an exciting and meaningful opportunity to influence practical technology implementation at the heart of Government in a time of momentous change. If you’re interested in the challenge, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Key Accountabilities:

1. Lead a data landscaping exercise to identify and map our users’ data holdings. Agree the department’s data landscape with business users, delivering a mutually agreed data map.

2. Maintain and improve our IT cost model, using data from different sources to produce Power BI based visualisations to inform IT service improvements and future tech strategies.

3. Provide data analysis expertise:

• Seeing opportunities to improve business practices and solve business problems using data tools and analysis.
• Delivering better insight from our data by optimising data collection, creating or improving data visualisations and reports, and crafting narratives with data.
• Using your business insight and communication skills to collaborate and build relationships, successfully turning complex information impactful insight.
• Reviewing and discussing options, providing realistic delivery estimates. Challenge and refine requirements so that proposed solutions are fit-for-purpose, robust implementations.
• Collaborate with colleagues to keep them informed of progress and potential issues as they arise.

4. Ensure a high-quality standard is maintained by following recognised industry methodologies.
5. Ensure that data products are appropriately documented and supportable, working with suppliers to ensure service excellence and continuous improvement.
6. Identify, implement, and maintain the tools required to effectively manage, analyse and interpret our customers’ data holdings.
7. Represent IWS as an authority on data and build data literacy capability within the team.


Sift criteria
Candidates – Please note, you will be asked to give evidence in your application of how you meet these criteria.

Required Qualifications:
1. Recognised certification or qualification in statistics or data analysis

Required Behaviours, Experience and Technical Skills:

1. Understanding of, and experience using, data modelling tools and techniques, and the ability to apply this knowledge when developing targeted solutions to deliver business benefit. (Experience)
2. Ability to analyse a range of information and evaluate evidence to make decisions (Making Effective Decisions).
3. Ability to demonstrate good communication skills and establish effective relationships with people who have different positions and hold different perspectives (Working Together).
4. Proficiency in defining and initiating work concerned with data and data analytics. (Technical)

The lead criteria is: 

If we receive a large number of applications, applications will be assessed against this criteria alone first. They will then be assessed against the other criteria if they have met the minimum score on the lead criteria.

Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date - 13th January 2021
Sift Interviews - 18th January 2021
Interviews - week commencing 25th January 2021


Recognised certification or qualification in statistics or data analysis.


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

  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Making Effective Decisions

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

  • Working Together
  • Making Effective Decisions

Technical skills

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

  • The interview panel will ask you about your skills in identifying the right tools for the right data workload; sourcing, collecting and extracting data; analysing data to create compelling data stories and using those stories to drive decision making
  • Proficiency in defining and initiating work concerned with data and data analytics.

We only ask for evidence of these technical skills on your application form:

  • Proficiency in defining and initiating work concerned with data and data analytics.


Flexible working arrangements:

HM Treasury views flexible working as essential in enabling us to recruit and retain talented people, ensuring that they are able to enjoy a long-lasting career with us. All employees have the right to apply for flexible working and there are a range of options available including; working from home, compressed hours and job sharing. Additionally, we operate flexitime systems, allowing employees to take up to an additional 2 days off each month, providing you work enough hours to meet business need.

We also offer a generous maternity/ paternity and adoption leave package.

At HM Treasury we have an incredibly broad remit; our work touches every citizen of the country. So, it’s important our employees come from the widest possible range of backgrounds, bringing us the widest possible range of perspectives and ways of thinking. We are committed to ensuring that all staff are able to realise their potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.


• 25 days’ annual leave (rising to 30 after 5 years), plus 8 public holidays and the Queen’s birthday (unless you have a legacy arrangement as an existing Civil Servant)
• Flexible working patterns (part-time, job-share, condensed hours)
• Access to a generous Defined Benefit pension scheme with employer contributions.
• Onsite restaurant and coffee bar. The London office also offers a gym, showers and prayer room
• Access to a cycle-to-work salary sacrifice scheme, season ticket advances and payroll giving
• Access to a retail discounts and cashback site
• A Rental Deposit Advance Scheme to help meet the total costs of deposits for privately rented homes
• A range of active staff networks, based around interests (e.g. analysts, music society, sports and social club) and diversity (e.g. women in the Treasury, ethnic minority network, LGBT* network, faith and belief network)

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is counter-terrorist check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Experience and Technical skills.

As part of our pre-employment security checks, if you are invited to interview and are not a current HM Treasury member of staff, you will need to bring:

• Proof of identity, e.g. your passport or driver’s license. Documents must be in date and valid.
• Proof of address, e.g. a utility bill or bank statement issued within the past 3 months
• Proof of your National Insurance (NI) number, e.g. letter from DWP confirming your NI number, or P60
• If you do not bring a UK or EU passport, you will need to bring other documentation of your right to work in the UK, e.g. your visa, biometric residence permit or birth certificate.

Further details regarding acceptable documents will be provided in the invitation to interview.

Please let us know if your contact details change at any time during the selection process.

Eligibility Statement
Individuals appointed to the Treasury Group will be subject to National Security Vetting. To allow for meaningful checks to be carried out applicants will normally need to have lived in the UK for at least 3 out of the past 5 years. A lack of UK residency in itself is not always a bar to security clearance but the Department will need to consider eligibility on a case by case basis using all information that can be obtained following a successful application.

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

Nationality requirements

Open to the UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals.

From 1 January 2021 this job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries
  • European Economic Area (EEA) nationals with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EEA or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EEA or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant (European Union) EU and Turkish nationals

Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code 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.

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.

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Contact point for applicants Job contact : Name :   Huw Stephens Email :   Recruitment team : Email : Further information

Complaints Process: Our recruitment process is underpinned by the principle of appointment based on fair and open competition and appointment on merit, as outlined in the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with these principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should in the first instance contact HMT by email at: If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can contact the Civil Service Commission, which regulates all Civil Service recruitment.

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