Lead Performance Analyst - OPPS1172

Crown Prosecution Service

Apply before 11:55 pm on Thursday 2nd June 2022



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£50,850 - £59,670 (National) £54,760 - £65,050 + £3,150 RRA (London)


Grade 7
Level D

Contract type


Business area

CPS - HQ Operations

Type of role

Operational Delivery

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of posts





The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is delighted to advertise the opportunity of a Lead Performance Analyst role on the Performance Management Unit (PMU) based within the HQ Operations Directorate.

This is an exciting time to join PMU as the team is expanding and the CPS is reinvigorating its performance governance and reporting regimes. The CPS has recently introduced PowerBI, which is a key enabler to providing better data visualisation and democratisation of data across the service.

The successful applicant will have a key role in driving forward data and analysis within the CPS. There is the possibility that the team will continue to grow. For this reason, there will be a waiting list for this role.

PMU work within a fast-paced and supportive environment and offers candidates a challenging and varied workload. They will have the opportunity to work with many varied teams within CPS including Operational Delivery, Policy, Strategy and Change.

We are looking for a leader and ambassador of analytics; someone who is organised, forward-thinking and capable of implementing and driving the development and delivery of high-quality analytical reporting mechanisms. An ability to communicate with internal and external senior leaders is key, canvassing views and positively representing the CPS across the wider Criminal Justice System (CJS).

The post holder will be required to travel occasionally, depending on business need. The post can be located/based from any of the CPS’ national offices and,
as the CPS supports flexible working, the opportunity to work from home occasionally is offered.

Please note, candidates must have the below essential experience;

Data analysis/analytical activity.

Experience of communicating analysis and insight to senior leaders at the strategic and operational level.

For further information on how to apply, please see the Candidate Pack at the bottom of this page.

Please note excess fares will not apply.

Job description

The postholder will work closely with the Head of Performance and will be responsible for leading the analysis and insight of allocated work, geographic and thematic areas. They will assist and support senior leaders and the CPS to create policy and implement change.

The postholder will be an ambassador for analytics across the CPS and Criminal Justice System. They will be a leader within the performance and analysis community, proactively sharing knowledge and promote a data driven culture.


Delivering a performance account manager role for several CPS areas/divisions/units, building relationships and knowledge over time. Developing effective stakeholder relationships will be key, balancing advice and support with constructive inquiry and challenge. You will work with performance practitioners and leadership teams across the CPS to improve reporting, analysis and insight, share best practice and identify cross-system risks and opportunities. You will support managers in understanding their management information and using data to make decisions.

Leading on the analysis of specific criminal justice related themes for the CPS (for example Violence against Women and Girls, Hate Crime etc.). This will involve working with other parts of the CPS and colleagues across the Criminal Justice System to promote data-led decision making, supporting operational continuous improvement and informing strategy and policy development.

Delivery of high-quality performance reporting and analysis. This will include development and oversight of performance indicators to support CPS aims and objectives; collation, quality assurance and analysis of management information; and the production of performance packs/dashboards to support national and local performance discussions. Key to this will be expertise in and a passion for facilitating understanding of performance data, through clear graphical representations and data visualisations, and accessible analysis and insight.

Championing good performance management practice and behaviours and playing a leading role in developing and promoting the CPS performance framework. You will share knowledge and experience of undertaking analysis and providing insight, encourage use of emerging performance management tools and technologies, champion quality assurance techniques and ensure data is fit for purpose.

Engaging leadership and staff management. You will have direct line management responsibility for a small team of staff working on performance management and analysis, and close interaction –sometimes on a matrix management basis – with the wider unit. You will also have a leadership role in the wider command, be actively involved in a CPS-wide network of performance practitioners and be expected to develop close and effective working relationships with colleagues across the organisation.


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

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Working Together
Employee Wellbeing Support, such as Mental Health First Aiders & Allies, Free Health Checks, Workplace Wellness Courses, and Healthcare access
•*Volunteering Leave
•*Cycle2Work scheme, Bike, Parking and Season Ticket Loans
•*Access to CPS Reward Schemes
•*Flexible Working and a family friendly approach to work
•*Childcare vouchers outside and in addition to Government Tax Free Childcare Scheme
•*25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and 1 privilege day
•*Civil Service Pension

Working for the Crown Prosecution Service you will also gain access to a range of learning and development activities, including through Civil Service Learning and an individual learning account in addition to any central and local development opportunities and requirements.

This is a full-time post. However, requests for flexible, part-time working and job share will be considered, considering at all times the operational needs of the Department.

Candidates who are recommended by the selection panel but not appointed to the current vacancy will be placed on a waiting list for 12 months and may be offered another post, should any further vacancies for a Lead Performance Analyst arise in the HQ Operations Directorate during this period. CPS may also approach candidates on the waiting list to fill other HQ Operations Directorate roles requiring similar knowledge and experience.

The CPS has designed a specific Management Development Programme to support all new and experienced managers in developing the skills, behaviour and knowledge to build their confidence and capability. We strongly recommend that all new managers undertake the Developing Manager Programme, which has the added benefit of a Chartered Management Institute accredited Level 3 qualification in Principles of Management and Leadership.


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 and Experience.
The recruitment process will consist of an online application, interview and assessment which will be held during the week commencing 20 June 2022.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, your interview will be conducted via Video. A member of our recruitment team will be in touch with further guidance. If you have any queries about this please contact the CPS Recruitment Team at Strategic.Resourcing@cps.gov.uk.

You should keep this week free or notify us if you are not available. We will make every effort to accommodate you in your preference for dates; however we cannot guarantee that they will be met.

The successful applicant will be required to secure DBS clearance; to speed up this process; you should bring 3 forms of ID with you on the day of interview. Data gathered from unsuccessful candidates will be destroyed in accordance with our Data Retention Policy.

If successful in obtaining an interview you will be asked to complete the Character Enquiry Form and Nationality and Immigration Questionnaire.

(If you are an internal member of staff, you will not be required to undergo this DBS check as you will already hold this clearance)

Personal Statement (using the text box provided online)

You will also be asked to complete a personal statement of no more than 1250 words setting out how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience, match the requirements as detailed in the Candidate Pack. You will also need to address the core behaviours for this role, detailed in the Behaviours Section of the Candidate Pack, which are;

1. Seeing the Big Picture
2. Making Effective Decisions - Lead Behaviour
3. Communicating and Influencing

In addition, you will need to demonstrate the following experience required for this role, detailed in the Experience Section of the Candidate Pack, which are:

•*Data analysis/analytical activity.
•*Experience of communicating analysis and insight to senior leaders at the strategic and operational level.

Please note, the panel reserve the right to only assess the lead behaviour ‘Making Effective Decisions' at shortlist and raise the minimum standard pass mark.

CV Section (using the text boxes provided online)

You will not be required to upload your CV however, when submitting your application there is a ‘CV section.’ You will be required to provide information regarding your employment history.

Please note that it is the candidate’s responsibility to provide the specified application information in the requested format to ensure that they are considered for the post.


You will be asked to undertake an assessment on the day of interview XXXXXXXX.

Civil Service Commissioners

From April 2018, the CPS will provide a Fair Processing Notice (FPN) to all new applicants after they have been successful at interview. These candidates will be informed that, as one aspect of pre-employment screening, their personal details – name, National Insurance Number and date of birth - will be checked against the Internal Fraud Database (IFD) and that anyone included on the IFD will be refused employment unless they can demonstrate exceptional circumstances.

The Strategic Resourcing team in the CPS will, on behalf of the vacancy holder, inform applicants when they are refused employment because of their inclusion in the IFD.

Feedback will not be provided until the vacancy is complete

If you are dissatisfied with the recruitment process and wish to make a complaint, please contact Strategic.Resourcing@cps.gov.uk with your concerns.

If you remain dissatisfied and wish to make a further complaint, please click on the following link to the Civil Service Commissioners complaints page https://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/recruitment/civilservicerecruitmentcomplaints/

Civil Service Commissioners Recruitment Principles can be found here –

Details of the Civil Service Nationality Rules are located at:

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements. For the most up-to-date information on the requirements of working in the UK, please go to the UK Visas and Immigration website: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/work-visas

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.
This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative.
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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :

  • Name : Sammi Dong
  • Email : Sammi.Dong@cps.gov.uk

Recruitment team :

  • Email : strategic.resourcing@cps.gov.uk

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