Senior Data Analyst

Food Standards Agency

Apply before 11:55 pm on Tuesday 28th September 2021

 

Reference number

149094

Salary

£37,350
£37,350 (National) per annum £40,350 (London) per annum

Grade

Senior Executive Officer

Contract type

Permanent

Business area

FSA - Operational delivery - Operational Assurance & Transformation

Type of role

Analytical
Architecture and Data
Business Management and Improvement
Information Technology
Knowledge and Information Management
Operational Delivery
Statistics

Working pattern

Full-time, Compressed Hours

Number of posts

1

Location

Multi-location from one of our FSA Offices (Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham, London or York), or home based in the UK. Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not overseas. Travel across the UK will be required on an occasional basis, possibly with overnight stays.

About the job

Summary

The FSA is a non-ministerial department of over 1300 people, with a big vision – to drive change in the food system so that it delivers “food we can trust”. Our primary goal is to continue to protect public health and consumers’ wider interest in food. As we have now exited the EU the FSA faces a significant period of change and activity.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the delivery assurance team for a data analyst who will work with colleagues to develop our data reporting capability. This role will focus on building our capability to analyse data, to produce meaningful facts and trends that can be presented to senior management as part of balanced scorecards and dashboards.

Job description

The Data Analyst role, within the Delivery Assurance team, will lead on the design and creation of an enhanced data reporting framework for the Operations directorate. This framework will capture performance, compliance and delivery efficiencies for Executives and senior managers from across the 4 divisions:

• Field Operations
• Operational Assurance & Transformation
• Incidents and Resilience Unit
• National Food Crime Unit

Responsibilities

Please read the attached Candidate Pack to discover further details about the role, our organisation, who we are looking for and the criteria we will assess against during the selection process. We look forward to receiving your application and wish you every success.

Behaviours

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

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Changing and Improving
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing

Benefits

Our candidate pack details the benefits that the FSA has to offer. Please also refer to the attached Terms and Conditions statement.

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.
Full details of the selection process are detailed in the attached candidate pack. This will consist of shortlisting against the essential and desirable person specification criteria stated. If successful at shortlisting stage, you will be invited to the final selection stage consisting of an experience/technical/behaviours-based interview and seen presentation.

Sift: 29th and 30th September 2021
Interviews: W/C 04 or W/C 11 October 2021
Interviews will be held remotely via MS Teams


In the event of receiving a large number of applications an initial sift may take place on just the identified lead criteria indicated below:

• Experience in designing and developing performance frameworks, defining “what good looks like” and delivering dashboards and critical management information based on good quality data.

The FSA is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. All appointments are made on merit.

We actively review the deployment of talent on a periodic basis in the interests of optimising personal development and the achievement of business plans.

Our candidate pack details the benefits that the FSA has to offer. Please also refer to the attached terms and conditions statement.

Any move to the Food Standards Agency from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare.
Determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

A reserve list will be held for a period up to 12 months from which further appointment may be made.

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.

Apply and further information

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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name :  Gemma Beadnell
Email :  gemma.beadnell@food.gov.uk
 
Recruitment team :
Email :  hr.recruitment.campaigns@food.gov.uk

Further information

If you wish to raise a complaint then please email hr.recruitment.campaigns@food.gov.uk in the first instance.

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