Senior Analyst (Public Health) - ICCAN

Department for Transport

Apply before 11:55 pm on Friday 17th April 2020


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Grade 7

Contract type


Business area

DFT - ISG - International & Security Group, Aviation

Type of role


Working pattern

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

Number of posts




About the job


Are you an experienced analyst with an ability to build and drive a new programme of work and a passion for assessing and challenging existing evidence?

Would you like to influence wellbeing and quality of life by developing the evidence base around health and aviation noise?

If so, this unique and exciting opportunity as our Senior Analyst (Public Health) is for you, and we’d love to hear from you.

Job description

The Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise (ICCAN) has recently been established as an Advisory Non-Departmental Public Body to become a credible and authoritative voice on aviation noise issues.

The objective of ICCAN is to bring together industry, communities and the Government to ensure best practice is followed and information is shared and communicated in an accessible way. We will aim to identify any improvements needed to industry methods of assessing and mitigating noise impacts and will give communities a greater stake on aviation noise issues.

We’re now seeking a Senior Analyst to drive forward ICCAN’s programme of research, analysis and reporting on the health impacts of aviation noise. You will be expected to develop and deliver a range of projects around health, wellbeing and quality of life, liaising with a wide range of academic, industry and community stakeholders.


Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

- Leading a program of work to establish a credible evidence base on the relationship between aviation noise and public health, critically assessing the existing evidence and developing strategies to fill gaps in the literature.

- Helping to coordinate a team that delivers and assures robust analysis to inform policy development, influence industry behaviour and underpin decisions, while reassuring communities of the independence and credibility of this evidence.

- Working closely with communications and policy colleagues to both communicate complex issues clearly and develop evidence-based best practice to improve the effectiveness of local and national noise policy.

Please refer to selection process details for information around technical frameworks / required experience

About you

You will have excellent analytical, project management, presentation, leadership and report writing skills with the ability to pick up technical issues at pace and work with a multi-disciplinary team of people.

You'll be able to think strategically when looking to find solutions to problems, using your proven analytical and research experience to generate ideas for improvement and to look to build on the quality of the programme.

You will have excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing, with the ability to adapt your delivery to suit a wide variety of audiences, maximising both impact and understanding, enabling you to quickly build trusting relationships with others both across your workplace and within the local community.

You will have project management experience and be highly organised, with the ability to manage technical issues at pace.

About us

Our mission at the Department for Transport is ‘connecting people and places’. Everything we do to achieve this is reinforced by our values:

- Confidence: to challenge, to take action, to innovate

- Excellence: in our professionalism, in our delivery, in our learning

- Teamwork: we are inclusive, we collaborate, we support each other

These values define the kind of organisation we want to be – delivering for today whilst being ambitious for tomorrow.

Find out more about what it's like working at the Department for Transport.


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

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Making Effective Decisions

Technical skills

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

  • Government Economic Service (GES)
  • Government Statistician Group (GSG)
  • Government Social Research Service (GSR)



"Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits.

This includes:
- a generous annual leave entitlement,
- attractive pension options,
- flexible working,
- good career development opportunities,
- a variety of career paths,
- inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance."

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Selection process details

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

Key dates

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.

Technical elements

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.

Further Information

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 stating the job reference number in the subject heading.

Please see attached candidate notes for further information about our recruitment process.

Reasonable adjustment

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 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.

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 equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name :  Chief Analyst
Email :
Recruitment team :
Email :

Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Government Recruitment Services via email: If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Click here ( to visit Civil Service Commission

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