26 Mar 2021
26 Apr 2021
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 a real passion for research and analysis?

Would you like to influence policy, decision making and industry behaviour whilst working on a variety of analytical projects?

If so, we are looking for an experienced analyst to join our team, and we would love to hear from you.

Job description

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise (ICCAN), which has been established as an Advisory Non-Departmental Public Body to become a credible and authoritative voice on aviation noise issues.

ICCAN’s objective is to bring together industry, communities and the Government to ensure best practice is followed and information is shared and communicated in an accessible way. We aim to identify any improvements needed to industry methods of assessing and mitigating noise impacts and will give communities a greater stake on aviation noise issues.

Noise is a contentious issue that receives a large amount of interest from all sides of the debate. Improving trust between stakeholders is a key objective of ICCAN’s success, along with increasing the public’s confidence in the noise data published by the aviation industry and in the impartiality of the airspace change process.

You will work as part of a dedicated team that provides and assures a robust evidence base which can be applied to inform policy, influence industry behaviour and underpin decisions.

You will have the opportunity to work on or lead a range of interesting analytical and research projects and demonstrate your ability to bring together policy considerations with an understanding of commercial and implementation practicalities.


Your key duties and responsibilities will include;
• Supporting senior analysts in identifying gaps in evidence and assisting the team in developing strategies to fill these gaps.
• Working with industry partners to maximise funding opportunities as well as commissioning or undertaking research in-house.
• Supporting the work of the Business Manager to direct procurement of external research commissions.
• Assisting our communications colleagues to interpret and communicate complex issues clearly to a lay audience, and to understand the way in which the evidence can be used to inform policy discussions and decisions.
• Using evidence to develop best practice which will be instrumental in ensuring that noise policy at a national and local level is fit for purpose, improving its credibility and effectiveness.

About you

You will have relevant analytical experience, including interpreting, managing and presenting high quality analysis in a clear and impactful way to support decision making and develop guidance.

You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to articulate key messages from analysis to non-technical audiences and produce high quality reports. You will confidently engage with a diverse range of people to establish effective working relationships.

You will think strategically and have previous experience of working with stakeholders to understand their issues, whilst maintaining content quality.

You will demonstrate good technical knowledge and a broad understanding of project management, research methodologies and practices.


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

  • Working Together
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Leadership

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

  • Working Together
  • Communicating and Influencing


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 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.

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.

How to apply

Please tailor your CV to provide evidence of your analytical experience, including managing analytical projects, interpreting evidence and presenting high quality analysis.

Should a large number of applications be received, an initial sift may be conducted using the lead behaviour, working together. Candidates who pass the initial sift may be progressed to a full sift, or progressed straight to assessment/interview.

The sift is due to take place on 29/03/2021.

Interviews/assessments are likely to be held week commencing 19/04/2021.

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 presentation exercise

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.

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 (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 :   Chief Analyst 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: Visit the Civil Service Commission website at

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