8 x G7 Analyst roles working on EU Exit Analysis

Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy
48483.00 - 57735.00 GBP Annual
04 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity to operate at the centre of the department and deliver an interesting and complex programme of analytical work resulting from the UK's referendum vote to leave the European Union (EU). We are recruiting for a total of eight analytical roles, across a range of teams.

Four posts sit within the newly-expanded EU and International Analysis Team which provides analytical support to both the Europe Directorate (which is leading BEIS work on EU Exit Negotiations) and the EU Exit and International Directorate (which is leading the department's work on Domestic Consequences from EU exit, Stakeholder Engagement and International Trade).

Three posts sit within the Sectors Analysis Team, which provides analytical support to the sector policy directorates in BEIS. The team works on industry sector analysis running from energy intensive industries to cars, from construction to aerospace and from retail to professional and business services. The team is leading thinking about what EU exit, international trade and the UK's industrial strategy mean for UK businesses and industry.

Both of these multi-disciplinary teams are responsible for leading BEIS's analytical work on the opportunities and impacts of UK exit from the European Union and in parallel, the business impacts of new trade deals with other countries. This will involve working closely with other government departments (OGDs) - most notably the Departments for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) and International Trade (DIT), as well as HM Treasury and other departments with a sectoral focus such as the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS), the Department for Transport (DfT) and Defra - as well as with ministers and senior officials.

One post sits within the Office for Life Sciences (OLS), in which BEIS and the Department of Health (DH) have brought together their respective functions around life sciences. OLS leads the Government's drive to continue to make the UK the destination of choice for life sciences research and investment, exploiting the UK's science base and our unique NHS to improve patient outcomes and contribute to economic growth. OLS professionally and positively supports Ministers in both DH and BEIS and works closely with the DIT to deliver the Government's objectives for life sciences policy.

For all posts there will also be extensive opportunities to engage a broad range of external stakeholders, including businesses, trade associations, think tanks and academic institutes. Experience of working on trade and international policy analysis is welcome but is not a prerequisite and we strongly encourage analysts from all professions - operational research, social research, statistics, economics - to apply for these roles. We are highly agile and flexible teams with the possibility to tailor posts around individuals' skills and interests, while taking into account the context of meeting the varied analytical requirements of the policy teams that we support.

Please see documents attached for further information about the different roles available.


To apply for a job within the Government Economic Service (GES) you must have a degree (minimum 2:1) at least half of which must be economics modules, or a Masters in Economics.
Social Research:
To apply for a job in Government Social Research (GSR) you must have a degree (minimum 2:1) in a relevant social science with a substantial social research component, such as demography, economics, human geography, linguistics, psychology, social anthropology, sociology and statistics; or a degree (minimum 2:2) with a relevant postgraduate qualification in social research.
Operational Research:
To apply for a job in the Government Operation Research Service (GORS) you must have a numerate degree (minimum 2:1, or a 2:2 with relevant work experience or a postgraduate qualification), at least half of which must be from one or more of these subjects: operational research, mathematics, physics, econometrics, engineering or management sciences, but the list of subjects considered is left open.
To apply for a job in the Government Statistical Service (GSS) you must have a numerate degree (minimum 2:2) in a discipline such as mathematics, economics, psychology or geography (your degree should contain some formal statistical training); or a postgraduate degree e.g. an MSc or PhD in a subject containing formal statistical training; or evidence of experience and continued professional development to demonstrate knowledge to the same level as a foundation degree/HND (Level 5).
Business analysts:
We will also consider applications from business analysts / business intelligence professionals, if they can demonstrate comprehensive experience of collating and synthesising data and evidence, and an ability to use analysis to aid organisational decision making processes.


We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:
  • Collaborating and partnering
  • Leading and communicating
  • Seeing the big picture
  • Delivering at pace

Civil Service Competency Framework



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.
Further benefits include the possibility to agree flexible working arrangements, an on-site canteen, coffee shop, gym and sports centre as well as access to the cycle to work scheme.


Specialist pay enhancements may be available and will depend on the successful applicant's professional background.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass basic security checks .

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules .

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.

An initial sift based on the lead competence Collaborating & Partnering may be held if a large number of applications are received. At this stage a minimum qualification check for applicants that are not existing members of government analytical professions (GSG, GORS, GES or GSR) will also be applied.

Candidates will be expected to deliver a short presentation with follow-up Q&A as part of the interview process. Candidates might also be required to sit a knowledge test if they are not already members of the Civil Service analytical professions.

During the interview all candidates will be assessed against the competencies in the Civil Service Competency Framework as well as the analytical competence according to their professional background (according to the competency frameworks for the GES, GSR, GSS and GORS attached).

Further details on the interview process will be provided to candidates if invited to interview.

During the interview, candidates can express a preference for the post they are most interested in. A second round of informal meetings might be scheduled in order for successful candidates to meet potential line managers and to match candidates into specific roles. When allocating the posts, the panel will consider candidates' preferences, but also the interview outcome, and the candidates' previous experience.

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

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here .


Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

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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 equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.