UKSR Data Analyst

15 Oct 2021
04 Nov 2021
Contract Type



About the job

We welcome applications from all communities and we don’t discriminate against any identity. We’re interested to hear from you, regardless of your background.

Can you work confidently with large amounts of data and spot trends and issues easily?

Are you someone who is happy to communicate at all levels including Directors and Senior Managers?

Have you got excellent Excel skills and would thrive in a role that's fast paced?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

Job description

The UK Ship Register (UKSR) team works to promote the UK Flag worldwide to fulfil the mission to be the world’s best performing international flag. The UK Flag has been implementing a progressive strategy putting it at the centre of the fundamental changes disrupting the global maritime sector; namely decarbonisation and technological innovation. It is now able to accelerate growth through its customer-centric mindset and by continuing the development of its high-performing, commercially astute team.

We are currently in search of a new Data Analyst that will support the growth and change with innovative thinking and clear commercial analysis. The role will involve providing high quality analysis of data gathered from customer insight activity to inform and support marketing activity and long-term strategic planning.

You will be part of a small, dynamic team that will provide support in the collection, management and interpretation of market intelligence data relating to international flag competitors and internal data relating to the delivery of services by the MCA to the UK registered Merchant Fleet.

This is an exciting time to join the UKSR and this challenging and rewarding role will allow you to contribute to the Maritime & Coastguard’s Agency mission to be a world-leading organisation, accelerating the transition to sustainable shipping with non-negotiable safety standards.

We aim to be the best performing international flag in the world and this is an excellent opportunity to be part of this!

Additional Information

Occasionally you will be required to travel to our office based in Southampton, but you will be notified in advance.


Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

· Providing accurate and objective analysis of customer service and operational delivery data to support the Commercial Business Partner in the modelling of future marketing and operational activity.
· Being responsible for ensuring that all data held by UKSR is being captured consistently, maintained accurately and available in a clear and usable format to support the timely production of management board updates and reports in accordance with prescribed timetables.
· Being responsible for ensuring that all market intelligence data relating to other flags administrations and UKSR Customer Insight activity is maintained and the overarching performance models are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect changes to market conditions and customer requirements.
· Providing assurance that all existing data sources continue to be relevant, continue to be accurate and identify potential new data sources, both internal and external.

For a full list of responsibilities please refer to the role profile attached.

About you

You will have excellent analytical skills with the ability to make recommendations based on a large amount of data. We would love someone who are adept at identifying and analysing trends in management information and providing the answers we need to keep improving and inform commercial decisions and activity.

We are looking for someone with strong Excel skills who is confident in interrogating and manipulating data through Excel.

You will be a confident person who enjoys building solid working relationships at all levels including Directors and Senior Managers. You will have strong stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to influence across all grades within the organisation.

You will be a team player with the ability to work on your own initiative and under pressure.

We are committed to encouraging and enabling our staff to develop in and above their role and will support you through further development opportunities/qualifications.


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

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service


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.

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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 and Experience.

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.

How to apply

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.

Within your CV and personal statement please demonstrate your knowledge and experience of:

• Demonstrable experience of analysing, interpreting and presenting large and complex datasets to inform commercial decisions/activity
• Experience of working alongside Directors and Senior Managers
• Use of Excel in interpreting and manipulating a large amount of data

The sift is due to take place on Friday 5th November 2021.

Interviews/assessments are likely to be held from Tuesday 23rd November 2021.

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 with 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.

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

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 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 UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of 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 :   Dan Vivian 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

Attachments Role Profile Opens in new window(pdf, 2139kB) Candidate Guidance for CV and Personal Statement Opens in new window(pdf, 405kB) Candidate Notes Opens in new window(pdf, 823kB)


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