Data Analyst

Office of the Children's Commissioner

Closing date: 3 Mar 2019

Reference number



£32,181 - £35,387


Higher Executive Officer

Contract type


Business area


Type of role

Architecture and Data
Business Management and Improvement
Information Technology
Knowledge and Information Management
Market Research
Project Delivery
Social Research

Working pattern



37 Hours per week

Number of posts


Expected posting length




About the job

Job description

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and passionate data analyst to join our team at the Children’s Commissioner for England.

The Children’s Commissioner promotes and protects the rights of children, including a special responsibility for children living in care and away from home. Some of our recent work has included measuring the scale of childhood vulnerability in England, analysing stability within the care system, investigating how many children are falling through the gaps in the education system, and looking into the provision of children’s mental health services. We publish reports on a wide range of topics, from the impact of the digital world on children’s lives to the experiences of children locked away in the secure estate.

The Children’s Commissioner is independent of both Government and Parliament and has unique data-gathering powers to help us to shine a light on the issues important to children.
This role will be within our evidence team. You will provide support to our growing programme of collation and analysis of survey and administrative data on vulnerable children. You will use your initiative and passion for numbers to apply your technical skills to analyse complex survey or administrative data. You will also help to strengthen our vulnerability database, ensuring that we continue to provide the best possible view of childhood vulnerability. Finally, you will ensure that the Evidence Team can respond quickly to requests for analysis, providing the Children’s Commissioner with the timely data she needs to deliver effective policy, media and public affairs work.

The successful candidate will possess a degree or higher with a large quantitative/statistical component, and at least one year’s post-education experience of relevant quantitative analysis in a professional environment. This is a permanent post but we would welcome applications from candidates seeking a secondment.

lf you would like to be part of our ground-breaking research team please visit our website at
for details about how to apply.

The closing date for this role is midnight on Sunday 3 March 2019.

We anticipate that the interviews will take place on Tuesday 12 March 2019.



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must pass basic security checks.

Selection process details

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.

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

Please visit our website at
for details about how to apply.
You will need to send a copy of your CV, application form and equal opportunities & diversity form to by midnight on Sunday 3 March 2019.

Sift/interview dates and location

Sift- Monday 4 March 2019
We anticipate that the interviews will take place on Tuesday 12 March 2019.
Location: Children's Commissioner's Office
Sanctuary Buildings,
Great Smith Street,

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