MI & Technical Analyst - Flexible Working Available

Birmingham, Leeds, London, Swansea
10 Feb 2021
10 Mar 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

About the job Summary

We recognise the challenges that people with (multiple) protected characteristics may experience on the job market and in their career progression. We are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities. We are keen to make our workforce as diverse as possible, and we hope to attract applications from underrepresented groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, people with a disability, and people with gender diverse identities.

Do you have an advanced knowledge of Excel?

Do you have an interest in working with BI software such as PowerBI?

Are you looking for a chance to develop and expand your skillset?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

Job description

We are looking for an MI & Technical Analyst to join our centralised recruitment team. You will be responsible for the conception, development and implementation of HR MI & change initiatives within the DfT Resourcing Group (DRG).

You will be reporting to the Data Analysis Lead within DRG and have the chance to create positive working relationships across the Department for Transport.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• gathering, processing, analysing, monitoring and evaluating trends in Management Information relating to Recruitment
• producing MI reporting for all resourcing activities
• supporting the development of an internal & external performance reporting system
• supporting the development of a Continuous Improvement Programme
• manage the internal, end-to-end invoicing process for DRG
• supporting the development of the new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system

As part of a flexible, supportive team you will have the opportunity to work strategically with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels to make a real impact on Departmental Resourcing strategies.

DfT has a strong culture of learning and development. The previous post holder left on promotion.

Please note that once normal working arrangements resume the successful candidate, if not based in Swansea, will be required to travel regularly to the Swansea office.

About you -

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who thrives working in a busy environment with strong inter-personal skills, innovative thinking and talent for working with data and getting people on board with new ideas.

The ideal person will hold proven experience working with Excel 2007, including using complex formulas, pivot tables and basic statistical formulas. A basic knowledge of working with Microsoft Access and database construction will be sought after, alongside experience of working in MI/data analysis teams/environments.

A basic knowledge of working with Power BI to date would be a distinct advantage.


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

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service

Technical skills

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


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.

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

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security 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.

We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus, and will be following central Government advice as it is issued. There is therefore a risk that recruitment to this post may be subject to change at short notice. In addition, where appropriate, you may be invited to attend a video interview.

Please continue to follow the application process as normal and ensure that you check your emails regularly as all updates from us will be sent to you this way.

The Civil Service Nationality Rules has been updated following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. The new rules will come into effect on 1st January 2021. We urge people from the EU, European Economic Area and Switzerland to be familiar with the updated Nationality rules prior to applying for this role.

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.

How to apply

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

• Advanced knowledge of Excel 2007, including using complex formulas, pivot tables, basic statistical formulas;
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Access and database construction;
• Working in MI/data analysis teams/environments;
• Working with Power BI;
• Managing data quality assurance.

The sift is due to take place week commencing 15th February 2021.

Interviews/assessments are likely to be held 26th February 2021.

This interview could be conducted via a video interview, details of which will be provided to you should you be selected for interview.

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.

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

• an interview and one or more exercises

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

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 visit our Careers website.

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section.

Further information

To learn more about applying for a role within the Department for Transport, visit the Application Process page of our Careers website.

Before submitting your application, we encourage you to visit our Things You Need to Know page for further information about applying for a role within the Department for Transport and the Civil Service.

Throughout this job advert there are links to the DfT Careers website, which provides you further information to support your application. Should you be unable to access the information on our website, please email DRGComms@dft.gov.uk for assistance.

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

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or 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 :   David Flynn Email :   David.Flynn@dft.gov.uk   Recruitment team : Email :   DFTrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk 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: dftrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Click here (https://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/) to visit Civil Service Commission

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