Senior Planning and Performance Analyst

Birmingham, Hastings, Leeds, London
£38,654 - £46,714
18 Nov 2021
29 Nov 2021
Contract Type

  About the job Summary

Location: London, Birmingham, Hastings, Leeds

Are you an engaging team player with a passion to be part of and support a team that offers a wide reach across every area within the Department for Transport (DfT)?

Would you relish the opportunity to support and influence Planning and Performance management within DfT and its associated public bodies?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity in our new style corporate Risk and Performance Reporting Insights Team, and we’d love to hear from you.

Job description

This role provides the opportunity to work at the centre of the DfT, with the wider family of transport public bodies as well as other Government Departments (OGDs). You will develop an understanding of the workings across the Department. Your role will be key to maintaining planning and performance governance standards and accountability across the wider DfT family.


Include (but are not limited to);

• Supporting a new style DfT ‘Performance Reporting and Risk Team’ within the central Governance Division.

• Supporting the divisional Senior Leadership Team to proactively monitor and manage performance and risk management across DfT and its public bodies.

• Supporting, devising, and implementing ideas to continuously improve our services to business areas, Ministers, ExCo and the Governance Assurance Risk Audit Committee (GARAC).

• Working closely with IT colleagues to ensure that our Power BI based Risk & Performance management system is fit for purpose and that data is up to date.

• Supporting the delivering of key DfT Corporate reporting tools, including the Outcome Delivery Plan, Management Assurance and Risk and Performance Guidance, Annual Report of Accounts, as well as regular performance and risk reporting.

About you

To be successful in this role you will be an engaging leader experienced in working across corporate programmes and you will have knowledge in performance reporting.

You will have a high attention to detail, capable of influencing and being a trusted advisor to our stakeholders, so the ability to build relationships is key to this position.

You will display excellent communication skills, drafting skills and confidence to deliver complex and challenging information in a user friendly and understandable way.

DfT: Digital Service

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

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Leadership
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • 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, Strengths, Ability 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.

When considering applying please look at how your experience relates to the role, and within your CV and Personal Statement please provide detailed evidence of your experience of the following:

• Been an effective member of a high achieving team
• Commissioned and coordinated performance reports
• Using a full suite of Microsoft packages - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Understanding of Power Bi, Project
• Communicated complicated, and often challenging messages to peers, senior partners and critical stakeholders
• Used innovative solutions to makes processes and analysis more efficient and effective

Sift & Interview Dates

Should a large number of applications be received, an initial sift may be conducted using the lead behaviour, Seeing the Big Picture. 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 week commencing 29th November.

Interviews are due to take place week commencing 6th December.

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 a technical exercise (eg presentation, written, or coding exercise etc)

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 for assistance.

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.

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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