Data Analyst

HM Revenue and Customs

Apply before 11:55 pm on Tuesday 31st January 2023



Reference number



£34,404 - £42,057
National salary: £34,404 - £36,985. London salary: £39,111 - £42,057.

Job grade

Higher Executive Officer

Contract type


Business area

HMRC - CDIO - Enterprise Platform Services

Type of role


Working pattern

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

Number of jobs available



Leeds, London

Job summary

At HMRC we are committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues; an inclusive and respectful environment that reflects the diversity of the society we serve. 

We want to maximise the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us and we offer a range of flexible working patterns and support to make a fulfilling career at HMRC accessible to you.

Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role.

See what it’s like to work at HMRC: find out more about us or ask our colleagues a question. Questions relating to an individual application must be emailed as detailed later in this advert.

Job description

Are you interested in data and how it is used to improve Customer Experience and protect against fraud? Or perhaps you are already a Data Analyst looking for your next opportunity, or to join the future of data sharing across government.

HMRC Customer Insights Platform (CIP) team already provide a range of data analysis tools which enable our customers to make sense of the audit event data we hold, interpret customer interactions, and provide risk responses.

Within CIP’s analysis team, you would join our team of user support experts, on the front line, helping customers access and use of our suite of data analytics tooling such as Digital Persona, Superset, Splunk and Google Analytics to directly help improve customer experience as well as prevent fraud.

As a CIP team member, you will use agile methodologies, adapt quickly to changing demands and help enable the team to deliver collective outcomes. 

We will provide you with the tools, support, and expertise to analyse, interpret and understand data in order to improve service and performance.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join the future of data sharing across government.

To be successful in the role you will:

  • Work alongside other Data Analysts to resolve issues and requests for support from users of CIP’s portfolio of data products.
  • Set up new user accounts for applications such as Superset and Splunk.
  • Coach users in search creation.
  • Ensure essential appropriate security clearance is implemented.

This role may eventually require the successful candidate to provide support outside of normal working hours.

Occasional travel with overnight stays within the UK may be required.

Person specification

Essential Criteria:

  • Comfortable working with remote teams and displays collaborative team working approach.
  • Strong focus on customer service, where working with customers in a technical environment, results in positive outcomes.
  • Ability to make key decisions, using own initiative.
  • Comfortable communicating with users at a variety of levels.
  • Capable of maintaining guidance on Confluence and/or SharePoint.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Self-organisation, management, and planning of own work within the team’s backlog.
  • The ability to engage with business users in a clear and logical manner would also be advantageous since, as your experience builds, you will be expected to review business requirements, contribute to technical requirements, and provide assurances on delivery.
  • Proven track record on the use of SQL, Splunk and/or Google Analytics tooling.
  • Experience developing service dashboards, writing ad-hoc queries, and improving them based on feedback.
  • Communicating complex information in a manner that is understandable and in the most appropriate format.


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

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Learning and development tailored to your role.
  • An environment with flexible working options.
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity.
  • A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%.

Team members that are moving offices as a result of the Locations Programme will be entitled to a Moves Adjustment Payment for three years where they incur additional costs. This is calculated based on the difference between the costs of travelling to and from the new and old office, over a weekly period. You will get more detail on this as part of targeted locations move communications.

Find more about HMRC benefits in 'Your little extras and big benefits handbook' for further information or visit Thinking of joining the Civil Service.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide:

  • Your CV
  • Your Personal Statement of no more than 500 words. Your statement should illustrate your experience and suitability for the role, using evidence and examples from your previous work.

An initial sift based on your Personal Statement may be held if a large number of applications are received. At full sift we will assess your CV and Personal Statement.

If successful at sift you will be invited for an interview will focus on your experience and suitability for the role and review the following HMRC behaviours:

If successful at sift you will be invited for an interview which will focus on:

  • Communicating and influencing.
  • Working Together.
  • Making effective decisions

During the interview we will also be asking questions that let you demonstrate your behaviours and strengths, specifically:

  • Examples of how your past experiences evidence suitability.
  • Data analysis.
  • Customer focus.
  • Collaborative team working.

Sift and interview dates to be confirmed.

Please take extra care to tick the correct boxes in the eligibility sections of your application form. We understand mistakes sometimes happen but if you contact us later than two working days (Monday-Friday) before the vacancy closes, we will not be able to reopen your application for you. The inbox to contact is: - Use subject line to insert appropriate wording e.g. Please re-open my application - 259659 & vacancy closing date 31/01/2023.

Security Update

If you are successful and transferring from another Government Department, we will carry out a check of your identity, nationality, and immigration status (including the right to work in the UK) and a criminal record check before confirming your appointment. 

Successful candidates must pass a Disclosure and Barring Security Check. Please note that HMRC have an exemption under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, which enables us to make enquiries about both unspent and spent convictions. 

In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstances some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing stating the job reference number in the subject heading. 

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment. 

A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.

HMRC transformation

HM Revenue and Customs is currently going through an exciting ten-year transformation programme to create a tax authority fit for the future. As part of this, we are committed to providing high-quality jobs and giving employees a great place to work, whichever location you work from. 

HM Revenue and Customs has made significant progress with its plans to locate in 14 large, modern, flexible offices, equipped with high-speed digital infrastructure supporting improved customer service and compliance activity. These collaborative workspaces will enable smarter working and great training and development facilities, allowing for the sharing of expertise, local training, promotion, and provide great ongoing career development opportunities. 

These offices will be located in central locations in the following towns and cities close to accessible transport links: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon, Portsmouth and Stratford.  

In addition, there will also be a small number of specialist sites where the work cannot be done anywhere else, in Gartcosh (near Glasgow), Telford, Ipswich, Worthing and Dover, as well as our headquarters in central London. What’s more, our Welsh language service has people located in Porthmadog, as well as Cardiff. 

We are letting you know about our future plans because if you are recruited into an office that is not one of these locations, you will be expected, subject to HM Revenue and Customs applicable policies, to move to one of these locations in the future. In some cases, this will be via one of our nine transitional sites. 

For more information please contact the vacancy holder.

Terms and Conditions

We really hope you decide to apply for this role. If you’re successful you need to know that in February 2021 members of recognised trade unions (ARC and PCS) voted to approve a pay and contract reform offer. This means that HMRC will adopt new terms and conditions for all colleagues as part of a multi-year pay deal and contract offer, the pay deal period is 01 June 2020 – 31st May 2023 and terms and conditions changes take place from the 01 June 2021 onwards. These terms will apply to colleagues who already work in HMRC and if you join us, it will apply to you too. We’ve put together a summary of the key changes that will be made and you can find this attached to the Job Advert.  


If you are currently working for an OGD and would like to consider the impact on your pay when joining HMRC, please see the attached document "Pay on Transfer from OGD" for further information. (Please note the attached document could also be called “Combined T&C and OGD Pay English”) 

New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band. 

Further Information

Customer facing roles in HMRC require the ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English and/or Welsh where required. Where this is an essential requirement this will be tested as part of the selection process. 

A reserve list may be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made. 

Any move to HMRC 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 here.

HMRC welcomes applications from those who need to work a more flexible arrangement and will agree to requests where possible, taking into account our operational and customer service needs. We can’t guarantee that we can meet all requests to work flexibly, as agreement will be subject to business ability to accommodate, and any request to work a more flexible arrangement should be made prior to your acceptance of the provisional offer.

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section. 

Important information for existing HMRC contractual homeworkers:

Please note that this role is unsuitable for contractual homeworkers due to the nature and/or requirements of the role.

Reasonable adjustment

We want to make sure no one is put at a disadvantage during our recruitment process because of a disability, condition or impairment. To assist you with this, we will reduce or remove any barriers where possible and provide additional support where appropriate. Please see our Disability Matters: How we can support you during our selection process booklet for more details. 

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:

  • Contact Government Recruitment Service via as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.
  • Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

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.
The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.
This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative.
Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.

Contact point for applicants

Job contact :

  • Name : Manoj Patel
  • Email :
  • Telephone : 03000 589 374

Recruitment team :

  • Email :

Further information

You have the right to complain. In the first instance, you should raise the matter directly with the department concerned, in this case you should contact the listed contact point within this advert.

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