Senior Data Analyst – Unlock the Power of Data to Shape a Safer London!

Metropolitan Police
London, United Kingdom
Job Type
Hybrid Working Opportunity


The starting salary is £58,310, which includes allowances totalling £2,841.

The salary is broken down as £55,469 basic salary, which will increase annually until you reach the top of the scale - £60,507. Plus, a location allowance of £1,841 and a non-pensionable allowance of £1,000.

Location / Hybrid Working:

Primarily the role is based in Sidcup, Lambeth or Hendon, but there may be a need for you to attend offsite meetings as required by the business. We actively support hybrid working solutions and this role is a blended 2 days in office, 3 days WFH.

Security Clearance:

Due to the secure nature of our work, successful candidates must pass all vetting and security requirements, including Counter Terrorism (CTC), before they you can be appointed.

More details relating to UK Security Clearance can be found here:

The Role:

Are you ready to make a real impact on the safety and security of Londoners? Join us at the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) as a Senior Data Analyst and play a crucial role in transforming the future of policing through data-driven insights and innovation.

The Metropolitan Police Service is seeking an exceptional Senior Data Analyst to lead our data transformation. If you know your SQL queries from your ETL pipelines, and your BI dashboards from your predictive models, we want to hear from you.

In this critical role, you'll spearhead a team of talented analysts working with the Met's massive and unique datasets. From 999 call records to criminal intelligence, you'll have exclusive access to unprecedented data reserves. Your expertise in data wrangling, modelling, and visualisation will directly impact operational strategies, tactical decisions, and frontline policing efforts across London.

We need a true data professional who can distinguish complex SQL statements from database architectures, and turn raw information into clear, actionable insights. You'll showcase your abilities to uncover trends, identify patterns, and translate findings for stakeholders across the organisation.

If you live to blend data sources, build efficient queries, and design elegant reporting solutions, this is your opportunity to apply your skills to the noblest of causes - protecting London's communities. Formal qualifications are great, but we're most interested in seeing how you truly know your data inside and out.

What we can offer:

  • Hybrid working arrangements for a healthy work-life balance
  • 28 days annual leave (excluding public holidays), rising to 33 days after 5 years continuous service
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • Enrolment with the Met’s employee incentive partner, Edenred, giving access to a range of rewards and incentives
  • Access to a range of financial products via the Metropolitan Police Trading Service, including preferred credit facilities
  • Generous family leave for pregnancy, adoption, paternity and shared parental leave
  • Childcare support including nursery and play scheme discounts
  • Excellent contributory pension scheme for your financial future
  • Access to the Bluelight Emergency Services discount card with a range of official discounts from large national retailers to local businesses including holidays, cars, days out, fashion, gifts, insurance, phones and much more
  • A substantial range of health and wellbeing benefits including physiotherapy, 24/7 rehabilitation services and free eye tests
  • To promote physical well-being you will have full access to subsidised sports centre membership to over 3,000 UK gyms and 80 London Fitness Centres.  There is also an excellent range of sporting activities on offer through the various Met Police Sports and Social Clubs.

Essential skills: 

  • BSc in STEM subject or equivalent practical experience within data analysis leadership.
  • Expert level experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint and Business Intelligence tools (Power BI, Power Query, Tableau, etc.).
  • Write and optimize SQL queries to extract and manipulate data from Relational and/or POLE (Person, Object, Location, Event) databases, ensuring data accuracy and integrity.
  • Create meaningful reports, dashboards, using tools such as Tableau/PowerBI and visualisations to effectively communicate data analysis results to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Practitioner level experience of logging, analysing and managing problems independently in order to identify and implement appropriate solutions.
  • Previous experience in coaching/managing other analysts.
  • Practitioner level experience of conducting descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analysis to identify what happened, why it happened, what might happen next and outline what action should be taken.
  • Experience working in an Office 365 environment including SharePoint and PowerApps.
  • Any working of Python/Java/Scala (or other programming languages), Machine Learning.
  • Awareness of using the Agile Methodology, Code Version control (e.g., GIT), and ETL tools such as AlterYX/SSIS/FME/Python or similar.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Apply tools and techniques for data analysis and data visualisation, including the use of business information (BI) tools.
  • Identify, collect and migrate data to and from a range of systems.
  • Manage, clean, abstract and aggregate data alongside a range of analytical studies on that data.
  • Lead the Data Analysis element of a multi-disciplinary agile team to logically problem solve
  • Manipulate and link different data sets, providing the business with accurate, relevant and timely data, research and performance information that contributes to a culture of continuous improvement, enhanced efficiency and evidence-based decision-making in the police.
  • Summarise and present data and conclusions in the most appropriate format for users
  • Build dashboards conform to principles identified by the Dashboard Delivery Group.
  • Business liaison, requirements gathering, negotiating and agreeing deliverables with other teams/units.
  • Act as point of escalation for Data Modelling and Data Visualisation requests and queries

Why Join Us?

Impact: Your work will directly contribute to safer streets, quicker investigations, and better support for victims.

Innovation: Be part of the transformation at the heart of the largest police force in London.

Collaboration: Work alongside top professionals and teams on cutting-edge projects.

Development: Opportunities for growth and professional development are part of our culture.

London: Experience the vibrancy of the UK's capital city while making a difference in your community.

Apply Now:

If you're passionate about leveraging data to make London safer, we want to hear from you! Join us and be part of the change that shapes the future of policing. Your expertise will be the driving force behind our pursuit of justice and the safety of our community.

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we welcome applications from all of our London communities.


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