We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus, and will be following central Government advice as it is issued. There is therefore a risk that recruitment to this post may be subject to change at short notice. Please continue to follow the application process as normal and ensure that you check your emails regularly as all updates from us will be sent to you this way.
When preparing your CV and Personal Statement, please ensure to evidence the following:
- Demonstrate a strong track record in managing a portfolio of analytical work, preferably in a public policy area and having an understanding of how that work programme contributes to wider strategic objectives. Evidence of ability to challenge and provide assurance on the evidence, analytical techniques and approaches used.
- Demonstrate an ability to understand and manage a range of conflicting stakeholder views and deliver effective solutions, whilst maintaining the analytical integrity of the work.
- Excellent communicator, able to convey complex issues, clearly to a wide range of audiences, both verbally and in writing.
- Demonstrate the ability to manage and motivate a team to deliver at pace, whilst finding practical solutions to competing demands on time and resources.
The sift is due to take place 04/05/20
Interviews/assessments are likely to be held 13/05/20 and 14/05/20.
Interview location to be confirmed.
We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates.
This role requires excellent analytical, research and project management and would suit members of the GES, GSR and GSS professions. Applicants from these professions will be assessed against the relevant technical frameworks.
We also welcome applications from other analytical professions, or those with analytical skills with no formal badging.
Government Economic Service (GES)
Government Statistician Group (GSG)
Government Social Research Service (GSR)
The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include:
• an interview with presentation
The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity. For further information on Success Profiles please click here
Your interview may consist of a range of question types. These may include questions about:
• what energises and motivates you
• how you would manage situations relevant to the role
• your previous experience
• your professional skills and knowledge
You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.
We have adopted anonymised recruitment. This means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the sift panel.
We may hold a merit list for up to twelve months. During this time, if a similar role is identified and you have been placed on the merit list you may be considered for the post. Within the merit list period, your application form and selection information may be shared across the department and its agencies.
If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check may be carried out.
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.
New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.
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 circumstance 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.
Please see attached candidate notes for further information about our recruitment process.
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 DfTrecruitment.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.
Any move to the Department for Transport will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.