Data Analyst

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Department for Work and Pensions
Leeds, London Westminster, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield, Birmingham, Glasgow and Treforest, United Kingdom
Hybrid Working Opportunity
  • Do you have experience of manipulating, analysing and communicating insight from data?
  • Would you like to use your analytical skills to develop data and analysis feeding into key decisions being taken by Ministers and senior officials in Department of Work and Pensions?

We want a Data Analyst to join DWP’s Analytical Community.

Our Analytical Community is made up of around 800 analysts, including Data Analysts, Data Scientists, Economists, Statisticians, Operational Researchers and Social Researchers. We offer a wide variety of development, training and promotion opportunities, making us a great place to develop and grow as an analyst.

Our analysis in DWP is built upon comprehensive, robust and timely data, fully aligned to Departmental priorities. The wealth of data we have access to is unprecedented and allows us to work in real time, enabling our analysis to feed effectively into the decision-making process.

You’ll need to be able to understand, manipulate, accurately analyse and communicate insight from data.

Our Analysts apply a range of techniques such as statistical analysis and time series forecasting using a variety of analysis and data visualisation tools e.g. SAS, SQL, R, advanced Excel, Qlik.

There is a growing, consistent demand for analysts across DWP and we have a variety of analytical roles across our operational analysis, data development and publication, forecasting / modelling and performance measurement areas, all underpinned by an unprecedented wealth of data.


You can work from any of our analytical hub locations in Leeds, London Westminster, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield, Birmingham, Glasgow and Treforest.

Essential Criteria

  • Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to set team objectives, engage others, and maximise the value of analysis (lead Key Criterion*).   ​
  • An ability to plan and prioritise, manage risk and influence outcomes across a variety of multi-disciplinary and/or multi-site teams. ​
  • ​Strong communication skills to tell a clear story using analysis tools and techniques, to influence stakeholders and inform strategic decision-making. ​
  • An ability to build and maintain a network across a range of stakeholders and colleagues to meet customer needs. ​
  • Excellent analytical skills to lead, quality assure and effectively disseminate high quality analysis, in a clear and compelling way. ​
  • Experience of innovative software and modelling approaches, and their application to large data sets. ​​

Key benefits

  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • Annual leave starting at 25 days, rising to 30 over time (plus all the usual public holidays)
  • An environment with flexible working options, flexible hours, and hybrid working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension with employer contributions of 28.97%


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