DfT/787/17/DVSA Senior Management Information Analyst

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

Closing date: 26 Sep 2017

Reference number



£29,832 - £32,367


Higher Executive Officer

Contract type


Business area

Other - Management Information and Analytics

Type of role


Working pattern

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



Number of posts



Bristol, South West, BS5 0DA : Swansea, Wales, SA1 8AN

About the job

Job description

Do you enjoy reporting on data and communicating the outcomes to others in ways that they can understand?

Would you like the chance to maximise your analytical skills, to influence business decisions and support continuous improvement, within the Driver and Vehicle Standard’s Agency?

As a Senior Management Information (MI) Analyst, you will have the opportunity to engage and regularly interact with key internal and external stakeholders, building up strong working networks and delivering robust and insightful MI.
You will lead and give direction to a small team of analysts, who will draw upon your analytical skills, and encourage the team to become more innovative in their approach to daily tasks. You will build their capability and share your knowledge to continually improve ways of working.

The role also has the responsibility of delivering a range of daily, weekly, monthly and ad-hoc dashboards and reports which requires exceptional time management and attention to detail to meet the expectations of both internal and external customers.

You will be proactive in identifying and investigating trends, anomalies and early warning signs and raising awareness with your network of stakeholders at all levels within the business, utilising your expert communication skills to provide them with clear explanations of your findings.

Your Role responsibilities will include;
• managing the provision of timely and accurate information provided by the MI team and ensuring that it meets customer requirements for content and timescale
• representing MI interests as a subject matter expert, providing technical expertise at meetings including stakeholder groups and project workshops
• managing the team’s support of the government’s transparency agenda
• executing leadership and management responsibilities
• building and maintaining working relationships
For further details about this essential role please refer to the role profile attached to the advert.

You will be expected to travel on official business throughout the UK, in particular to offices in Bristol and Swansea but also to our other main sites in Nottingham and Newcastle. Occasional overnight stays may be required.

About you
To be successful in this role you will have experience of handling and analysing large and complex sets of data and working experience of a query/reporting software package such as SAS, Business Objects or Crystal reports.
You will have experience of performing data analyses and identifying trends and patterns in data, whilst possessing excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a strong attention to detail, including report preparation and presentation. You should also be an advance user of MS Excel, including the use of graphs, formulas and pivot tables.

About us
The work that we do is important as it affects everyone in Great Britain. We are responsible for improving road safety and setting the standards for driving and compliance.
We ensure that the general public understand and follow these standards through education, testing and when required enforcement action.

By joining us you will be working for an employer who makes a real difference to road safety across Great Britain.


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

  • Seeing the big picture
  • Leading and communicating
  • Collaborating and partnering
  • Changing and improving
  • Making effective decisions

You must provide evidence against the following on your application form:

  • Seeing the big picture
  • Leading and communicating
  • Collaborating and partnering

Civil Service Competency Framework



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


Besides the rewarding nature of the job itself, the benefits that come with it are excellent. The package includes generous leave entitlement, attractive pension options, flexible working and other policies to enable a good work/life balance, including beneficial childcare arrangements. You'll also benefit from our commitment to nurturing and developing talent.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass basic security checks.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

If invited to interview, this may consist of a range of question types. These could include questions about your strengths or how you would respond in any particular situation as well as specific examples of things you have done.

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

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.


Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

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 equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants

For further information on this vacancy please contact;

Sift/interview dates and location

The sift is due to take place 29/09/2017

Interviews/assessments are likely to be held week commencing 16/10/2017

Whilst we will endeavour to meet the dates set out in the advert there may be occasions when these dates will change. Those candidates invited to assessment will be provided with sufficient notice of confirmed dates.

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a security check may be carried out.

Further information

Please see attached candidate notes

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

If appropriate, your application form and selection information may be shared with additional vacancy holders across the Department and its Agencies.

Reasonable adjustments

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:

Approach the point of contact in the job advert 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

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