Stage 1: Application
Applications must include:
1. A completed Personal Details application form.
2. A curriculum vitae* including education, professional qualifications and full employment history, giving details of key achievements.
When giving details in your CV you should highlight your experience working with the essential criteria below:
• You understand programming and reporting languages in the context of implementation and configuration of analytical data.
• You can develop and maintain performance frameworks that drive user centric innovations and investments to improve the service.
• You can track and measure user behaviour and use data to inform changes and optimise performance. Following a process of continual iteration and measurement in order to monitor, iterate and improve.
• You can guide others on approaches to understand user stories. Identifies and engages with users / stakeholders to collate user needs evidence, and understands and defines research which fits user needs.
• You can introduce innovative analytical solutions to uncover previously unidentified or hard to isolate insights. Identify and tell actionable stories and provide insights from data to stakeholders and the team, to highlight and inform performance improvements.
• You have experience of working with other analytical and user-centred design professions such as User Researchers and Interaction Designers. You have experience leading others that undertake digital analytics, able to quality assure the analytical work of others and provide overarching guidance on how services should best ensure quality of data and analysis.
When giving details of your CV, you should therefore include details of the work and projects that you have been involved in, and your role therein.
For Hints and Tips on completing your application visit our blog Getting Hired at DWP Digital .
Applications will be sifted at regular intervals from the date the posts are advertised. Please apply as soon as you can, do not wait until the end of the campaign.
A NOTE ON ANONYMISATION
Candidates are required to attach their CV as a separate additional document. Your CV must be in either PDF or word format. Personal details including your name and address must be redacted. Please be aware that if your CV contains personal details it will not be progressed to the next stage of the recruitment process.
Please include all other information that you would customarily provide when presenting a CV as the sift panel use this information to assess your application.
DWP operates an anonymised recruitment process. When entering information relating to your employment history you will be asked to remove any personal details that could be used to identify you. This relates to name and contact details which might usually appear on your CV. Failure to do so will result in your application being withdrawn.
Stage 2: Interview
If you’re successful at sift stage you will be invited to a video interview via Microsoft Teams. There, you will be assessed against the following Technical Skills: and Behaviour:
•Performance Measurement - You can participate in discussions determining which performance measurements are appropriate, with guidance from more experienced colleagues. You have experience in turning business needs and goals into performance measures.
• User Centred Analysis - Able to use quantitative and qualitative data about users to turn user focus into outcomes. Delivers analysis and information that addresses stakeholder needs and provides recommendations.
• Communicating analysis and insight - You understand the appropriate media to communicate findings. You can shape and share communications relevant to the audience. You can give tactical recommendations.
• Working Together-Encourage joined up team work within own team and across other groups. Establish professional relationships with a range of stakeholders. Collaborate with these to share information, resources and support. Invest time to develop a common focus and genuine positive team spirit where colleagues feel valued and respect one another. Put in place support for the wellbeing of individuals within the team, including consideration of your own needs. Make it clear to all team members that bullying, harassment and discrimination are unacceptable. Actively seek and consider input of people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
You will be asked to do a short (5 -10 minutes) presentation on a specific topic. Further details will be provided to candidates invited to interview.
Interviews will take place from 6th January 2022. Sift and interview dates to be confirmed
If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.
If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:
Contact Government Recruitment Service via firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
A reserve list may be held for a period of 6 months from which further appointments can be made.
Reserve list candidates will be posted in merit order by location.
Any move to DWP 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 here
If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check may be carried out.
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 Pre-EmploymentChecks.email@example.com 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.
If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section.
Before applying for this vacancy, current employees of DWP should check whether a successful application would result in changes to their terms & conditions of employment, e.g. mobility, pay, allowances. Civil Servants that would transfer into DWP from other government organisations, following successful application, will assume DWP's terms & conditions of employment current on the day they are posted, unless DWP has stated otherwise in writing.
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