Senior Statistical Analyst - Flexible Working Available

London (Central), London (Greater)
18 Oct 2019
18 Nov 2019
Full Time
Contract Type


City of Westminster, London, SW1P 4DR

About the job

Are you a statistical analyst who can find analytical solutions to complex and important issues?

Are you interested in taking on a stretching role that has exposure to the future of transport and mobility?

Are you looking for an opportunity to utilise your statistical and analytical expertise to support multiple business areas?

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Statistical Analyst who can support and collaborate with multiple business areas, whilst taking the lead on key work projects for the department. Job description

Your key responsibilities will include:

• Building relationships with clients to explore their challenges and build understanding of how the Analytics Unit can help. You will be the client relationship manager for at least one business area.
• Scoping, planning and delivering a portfolio of analytical projects following the Aqua Book and Analytical Assurance Framework.
• Defining, managing, and quality-assuring the contributions of other staff within the Analytics unit, and defining, negotiating and managing input from other stakeholders.
You will use the team’s project planning tools and work with other project managers to allocate appropriate resource, negotiating timescales and outputs with your clients to accommodate any constraints on either side.
• Using statistical techniques to create, validate, transform and analyse data to draw meaning from it. This can involve identifying new sources of data or developing predictive models and using other advanced statistical techniques. It could also involve using existing or emerging software.


Are you a strong statistical analysis professional, with excellent communication skills and able to communicate complex issues clearly across all levels of a business? If so we would love to hear from you.

We’re looking for professional statisticians with excellent analytical and project management skills, who have experience of working with a wide stakeholder base. You’ll be confident applying your statistical expertise to set your own direction and influence decisions. You'll thrive managing a dynamic and challenging workload, welcoming autonomy to your role but also supporting the wider team in achieving departmental goals and objectives.

You’ll have exceptional interpersonal skills and be able to communicate complex information to others, with the capability to inform decisions at all levels of the business.

For this role, it’s essential to be able to proactively manage your workload with a clear focus on the key priorities of the business area.

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:

  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Changing and Improving

Technical skills

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

  • GSG - Data Analysis
  • GSG - Working with Credibility

Benefits "Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits.

This includes:

- a generous annual leave entitlement,
- attractive pension options,
- flexible working,
- good career development opportunities,
- a variety of career paths,
- inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work / life balance." Things you need to know Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check. Selection process details

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

In order to apply, candidates are asked to provide a CV & Personal Statement. Please tailor your Personal Statement to demonstrate your experience of using a range of statistical and operational research techniques and your experience of coding, to address business challenges.

Please note: You should either be an existing GSG or GORS member, or part of the analyst function.
Alternatively, you must have the equivalent joining qualifications and the desire to join as a member:
• GSG: A numerate degree with at least 25% taught statistical content (e.g. geography, psychology, physics, mathematics)
• GORS: 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.
Expertise in a range of statistical, operational research, and/or data science techniques, is essential

The sift is due to take place 18th November 2019

Interviews/assessments are likely to be held w/c 2nd December 2019

Interview location to be confirmed.

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

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.

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

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

• an interview

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.

Should a large number of applications be received, the initial sift may be conducted using a lead behaviour. This will be the behaviour which is listed first in the job advert. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate the essential role requirements within the application behaviour responses.

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.

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

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

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.

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Contact point for applicants Job contact : Name :   Sam Rose Email :   Recruitment team : Email : Further information

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

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