Birmingham, Leeds, London
20 Jul 2020
03 Aug 2020
Contract Type

Are you an experienced analyst looking for a new challenge?

Could you apply your expertise to transport challenges such as decarbonisation, levelling up the economy and improving transport for the user?

We are recruiting for two Grade 7 analysts and expect further posts to emerge soon. We are keen to hear from professional analysts with proven expertise in economics, statistics, social science, operational research and transport modelling. Recent expertise in a transport analysis post would be useful.

We’ve never been so busy and if you want to play your part in shaping the future then now is a fantastic time to join us.

Job description

The Department for Transport looks after some of the biggest issues facing Government today. Our current priority is supporting the response to the pandemic and keeping the transport system moving. Beyond Covid-19, the Department will play a key role in the recovery, delivering on the manifesto and supporting key government priorities such as decarbonisation, levelling up the economy, increasing our global influence and improving transport for the user.

The Department is a great place for analysts to work. We place a strong emphasis on diversity, collaboration, innovation and learning. For those who are ready to step up, we have regular opportunities to apply for promotion.


Responsibilities will vary by post, but could include:

• Applying analytical expertise to the development of strategy, including in areas where the strategic context is complex or evolving, or where the data is challenging;
• Applying deep professional expertise to deliver robust analysis, project managing the work to ensure it is delivered to expectations;
• Undertaking or commissioning high quality research involving the development of the evidence base and analysis to support policy creation and progression;
• Interpreting results effectively and conveying impactful analysis to influence senior decision makers;
• Working with a range of stakeholders across boundaries (cross-government and/or with delivery partners), building collaborative working relationships;
• Able to lead, inspire and motivate own team to undertake complex and challenging analytical work, providing clear direction in line with corporate strategy.

About you

To be successful in this role you will need to have Substantial experience working within your professional field, whether in economics, statistics, operational research, transport modelling or quantitative social science. You are a confident person who enjoys building solid working relationships at all levels. We are looking for you to bring strong leadership skills to this role with the ability to coach and mentor your team and drive them to the next level. You will thrive managing a varied and challenging workload and welcome autonomy to your role.

About us

Our mission at the Department for Transport is ‘connecting people and places’. Everything we do to achieve this is reinforced by our values:
Confidence: to challenge, to take action, to innovate
Excellence: in our professionalism, in our delivery, in our learning
Teamwork: we are inclusive, we collaborate, we support each other
These values define the kind of organisation we want to be – delivering for today whilst being ambitious for tomorrow.

We embrace diversity and celebrate our differences. Everyone is involved in making DfT an inclusive and great place to work. We actively promote a flexible approach to working whilst giving our staff opportunities to maximise their skills and achieve their full potential.

We are different people, one team.

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