Analyst - Flexible Working Available

Woking, Surrey
£29,832 - £32,367
14 Jun 2019
04 Jul 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Job description

Do you have an aptitude for data handling and analysis? 

Do you have a flair for working in a data-driven environment to develop best practice? 

If, so, then this unique and exciting role as an Analyst - to the Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise (ICCAN) is for you, and we’d love to hear from you. 

We are looking for two experienced Analysts to join our team. 

Within this role you will be working to the Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise (ICCAN), which is being established as an Advisory Non-Departmental Public Body to become a credible and authoritative voice on aviation noise issues. The objective of ICCAN is to bring together industry, communities and the Government to ensure best practice is followed and information is shared and communicated in an accessible way. It will aim to identify any improvements needed to industry methods of assessing and mitigating noise impacts and will give communities a greater stake on aviation noise issues. 

Your duties are expected to include: 
• Work as part of a team that provides and assures a robust evidence base which can be applied to inform policy, influence industry behaviour and underpin decisions, while reassuring communities of the independence and validity of this evidence 
• Support the Chief Analyst in identifying gaps in evidence and assist your team in developing strategies to fill these gaps, working with other stakeholders to maximise funding opportunities as well as commissioning or undertaking research in-house 
• Support the work of the Business Manager to direct procurement of external research commissions 
• Assist communications colleagues to interpret and communicate complex issues clearly to a lay audience and to understand the way in which the evidence can be used to inform political discussions and decisions 
• Use evidence to develop best practice which will be instrumental in ensuring that noise policy at a national and local level is fit for purpose, improving its credibility and effectiveness 

About you 
You have relevant analytical experience and the ability to analyse and interpret complex data to support decision making and develop guidance. You are educated to degree level, or post graduate level with excellent report writing and communication skills to clearly communicate complex information to a lay audience. 

You demonstrate good technical knowledge and have a broad understanding of project management methodologies and practices. 

This is a public-facing body, you must have an ability to bring together policy considerations with an understanding of commercial and implementation practicalities. You have an understanding of how the Civil Service operates and enthusiasm for working to improve services for the public citizen. 

About us 

We are part of the Department for Transport (DfT). DfT is a great place to work, and our ‘one team’ approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department. 

You’ll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future. 

Find out more about what it's like working at the Department for Transport

DfT has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017. 

DfT’s inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we’ve made to raise the number of women in senior positions.


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

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Changing and Improving

Benefits Pensions

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

Things you need to know Security

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

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

When considering your experience, please tailor your CV and personal statement to provide evidence of when you have: 

• Demonstrated your understanding of how data analysis informs policy and best practice 
• Demonstrated your technical knowledge to draw sound analytical conclusions/evidence to draft reports/documents 
• Effectively sourced a range of data and information to support decision making/ make effective recommendations 
• Built effective relationships with key stakeholders to achieve a strategic outcome 

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include: 

• an interview with one or more exercises 

The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity. For further information on Success Profiles please click here 

Your interview may consist of a range of question types. These may include questions about: 

• what energises and motivates you 
• how you would manage situations relevant to the role 
• your previous experience 
• your professional skills and knowledge 

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within. 

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.

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

Apply and further information Contact point for applicants

For further information on this vacancy please contact - 

Sift/interview dates and location

The sift is due to take place w/c 08/07/2019. 

Interviews/assessments are likely to be held week commencing 22/07/2019. 

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates. 

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

Further information

We have adopted anonymised recruitment. This means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the sift panel. 

We may hold a merit list for up to twelve months. During this time, if a similar role is identified and you have been placed on the merit list you may be considered for the post. Within the merit list period, your application form and selection information may be shared across the department and its agencies. 

Please see attached candidate notes for further information about our recruitment process. 

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 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 you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional 

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 applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment. 

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact 

Government Recruitment Services via email: 

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: 
Click here to visit Civil Service Commission. 

Any move to the Department for Transport (DfT) will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers. 

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