Senior BI Lead - Flexible Working Available

London (Greater)
£51,300 - £58,312
19 Jun 2019
15 Jul 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

About the job
About Digital 

In order to deliver our vision we need to be a flexible, innovative and collaborative department that connects with industry, business, research and development communities, consumers and all the other parts of the UK economy. We need to make evidence based policy decisions driven by coherent, exploitable and shared data. We need to connect with our customers, partners and other stakeholders in a business like way – embracing the full potential of the digital era. And we need to use the best modern technology to maximise our own productivity 

This is underpinned by 4 strategic enablers: 

1. People, skills and culture: a culture where Digital is embraced, understood and valued. 

2. Partner, enable, assure: provide the tools, processes and support to empower teams to deliver quality services which meet government standards and user needs. 

3. Service delivery: the design, build and delivery of services is agile - providing value for money through reuse of data and components and delivering services more quickly and effectively. 

4. Continuous improvement: the ambition to continually improve is instilled in everything that we do. We seek feedback from our users and the data we capture to understand user behaviour to improve services and inform future service developments. 

So we need a strong Digital, Data and Technology function that provides excellent services to the Department, enabling collaboration with our colleagues to deliver exceptional services for the consumers and businesses we serve. We currently have circa 120 posts in the team, with an annual budget allocation of circa £20m. There is an interim organisational structure in place pending the approval of a strategy that you will have the opportunity to shape and then deliver. 

The Department has rolled out a G-cloud technology platform with a resilient infrastructure to provide the latest software to staff. We have only just begun to consider how we might exploit the opportunities presented by the latest technology. Therefore, we need a strong and experienced team to help both the Department and the function understand the possibilities and potential of the digital era and play a key role in the transformation of both the way we work and the services we deliver. 

For further information please follow this link to view the BEIS Digital recruitment film: 

About the Role 

This is a great opportunity to operate at the heart of BEIS' exciting and fast-moving digital change agenda. Our approach puts user needs at the heart of digital development. 

Your development is important and we offer a comprehensive learning commitment through the cross government Digital, Data and Technology profession. Come and join our strong User Research community and play a significant role in BEIS and government 

About the team 

BEIS has recently concluded a major programme of work to change the way we provide technology services. We have moved to a cloud model, which gives us flexibility and bandwidth to be brave in the services we offer to our colleagues. To continue the growth of the organisation we are seeking a candidate to build, lead and drive both our Digital and Data offerings to colleagues and businesses 

Key Objectives 

● Identifying user needs and conceptualising, designing and developing data driven reports, visualisations and dashboards for BEIS programmes, initiatives and departments. 

● Championing use of analytics in BEIS and lead on creating a best in class analytics capability within Digital and developing end-to-end Dashboards and Reports. 

● Develop and Manage a PowerBI service across BEIS. 

● Liaise and consult with stakeholders from across the business and wider government to scope and produce enterprise dashboards 

● Defining and setting dashboard reporting standards across the business to ensure best practices are adopted. 

● Ensure outputs are robust and effective, and that methods are capable of withstanding an audit scrutiny. 

● Working alongside the wider data management, modelling and governance teams, identify and highlight improved ways of working. 

● Stay informed of the leading innovations in data analytics to develop, share knowledge and upskill the team 

Person Specification 

What we are looking for: 

● Be proactive, plan ahead and identify key issues ensuring they are given attention at the earliest opportunity. 

● Demonstrate an understanding of a range of business intelligence tools (Qlik/Tableau/PowerBI & others), in particular experience of AWS (EC2 + S3) & the Microsoft stack; Power BI, Sharepoint, Azure etc 

● A self-starter and willingness to learn. 

● Not afraid to fail, but ensuring that lessons are learnt and adaptive to new technology. 

● Have an understanding of Data cleansing ie identifying issues with input data and dealing with those issues will be a key part of the job. 

● Be a team player, willing to pick up a range of different tasks and deliver work on behalf of the team. 

● Knows about GOV.UK and the Government Digital Service, and the service standard. 

● Be a team player, willing to pick up a range of different tasks and deliver work on behalf of the team. 

● Knows about GOV.UK and the Government Digital Service, and the service standard. 

Please take time to read the attached Candidate pack for further information about this role and the recruitment process. 

Benefits Pensions

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


A further allowance of up to 10% may be payable to suitable candidates. The level of the salary and any allowance will be linked to the assessment of capability

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

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 the following: 

1. A CV setting out your career history, highlighting specific responsibilities and achievements that are relevant for this role, including details where applicable of budgets and numbers of people managed, relevant achievements in recent posts, together with reasons for any gaps within the last two years 

2. A Personal statement (no more than 1200 words) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the essential criteria in the person specification 

Overview of the Process 

Government Recruitment Service will acknowledge your application and advise you of the outcome of the sift meeting. Depending on the number of applications received there may be a second stage sift. 
Applications will be sifted to select those demonstrating the best fit with the post against the criteria set out in the person specification. Please ensure you keep this in mind when writing your CV and supporting statement. 

Full details of the selection process will be made available to shortlisted candidates once the shortlist has been completed but will include a final panel interview. 

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview. 

Open Evening 

Candidates are invited to attend a recruitment open evening on the 27th June 2019 between 5:30 – 8pm. This evening will give you an insight into how Digital is structured, what we are working on, and the opportunities that we have available. The event will be held at 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET. To secure yourself a place please follow the link below: 

Arrangements for interview 

The final selection panel interview will be held at BEIS, 1 Victoria Street, London. 

If candidates are required to prepare a presentation for their interview, they will be given at least one week’s notice of the subject. 

Candidates invited to interview will be required to undertake a technical assessment. More details will be provided at least one week before the interview. 

Expenses incurred by candidates during the recruitment process will not be reimbursed by the Department except in exceptional circumstances and only when agreed in advance. 

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

Digital Recruitment Team -

Sift/interview dates and location

Sift dates: To Be Confirmed 
Interview dates: To Be Confirmed 
Interview location: 1 Victoria Street 

Candidates are asked to note the above timetable, exercising flexibility through the recruitment and selection process. 

Please note it may not be possible to offer alternative dates for interview. 

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

Further information

A reserve list may be held for up to 12 months from which further appointments can be made. 

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

Please note that BEIS does not hold a licence to sponsor visa applications. 

BEIS does not offer full home working (i.e. working at home); but we do offer a variety of flexible working options (including occasionally working from home). 

Any move to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers. 

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 

Appointment to the Civil Service is governed by the Civil Service Commission’s Recruitment Principles. You have the right to complain if you feel a department has breached the requirement of the Recruitment Principles. In the first instance, you should raise the matter directly with the department concerned. If you are not satisfied with the response, you may bring your complaint to the Commission. For further information on bringing a complaint to the Civil Service Commission please visit their web pages:


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