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Data Analyst

Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Serv
Northern Ireland, UK
Closing date
8 Oct 2020

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At HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), we make sure money is available to fund the UK's vital public services and assist people with targeted financial support.

We have Data Analyst vacancies within our Risk & Intelligence Service (RIS) team. With growing amounts of intelligence and data it's a very exciting time to join our expanding analytical community. Job description
Within this role you'll have access to one of the biggest data platforms in UK government. This will allow you to lead on the exploration of a range of sophisticated data sets using a variety of analytical tools and techniques. You'll work with teams from RIS, Customer Compliance Group (CCG) and across HMRC, enabling you to be at the forefront of tax fraud, evasion and avoidance. Your analysis will support frontline colleagues across CCG and HMRC to deliver our Compliance strategy.

Our Data Analysts need to have real passion for analysis, an innovative approach, the ability to question risk profiles and enhance analytical products to maximise revenue. You'll fully exploit new data and technology, to ensure that a wide set of innovative opportunities are explored; evaluating options, impacts, risks and solutions to provide clear problem definitions. You'll be helping us to identify and predict patterns of behaviour and understand emerging trends.

You can look forward to receiving our 12-month tailored training programme, the support of a dedicated mentor and excellent potential career development.

More information about the role

Find out more about the role of a Data Analyst by joining one of our four video presentation sessions. These will be held delivered by a Senior Data Analyst on:

• Monday 05 October 2020 at 14:00 & 14:45
• Tuesday 06 October 2020 at 14:00 & 14:45

Each session will last 30 minutes and will provide you with an insight to the role of a Data Analyst. These sessions are allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

To register your interest in joining a video presentation, or to request further role information, please email: detailing in the subject bar: Video presentation for HEO Data Analyst - 65831.

HMRC Software - Data Analysis Tool (Connect)

These Data Analyst roles involve the regular use of SAS technical software to manipulate and analyse large, complex data-sets, using a Data Analysis tool called Connect.

Connect combines two computer systems which present data in tables and as spider diagrams on screen, which means there is a strong visual aspect required to reviewing the data to identify patterns within it. Currently HMRC have no alternative IT solution which can present the full range of data in any other formats to the tables and spider diagrams.

Candidates should be aware the ability to use Connect effectively (following the provision of full training and any other reasonable adjustments) is essential for these roles.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

Be comfortable learning to use new tools and large data sets, including taxpayer, government, public and commercially available data.

And proven ability to:

• Use software to manipulate and analyse data. For example, using Excel or other software to merge, analyse and consolidate data using pivot tables, functions and charts.
• Use data analysis effectively to inform decision-making or achieve a business outcome.
• Effectively communicate using verbal, written and presentation skills to technical and non-technical audiences.
• Work with challenging, non-analytical stakeholders to determine the overall scope and requirements of analytical work.
• Manage conflicting demands and priorities and deliver to tight deadlines.

Desirable Criteria

• Experience of delivering analytical projects in an analytical or statistics related field.
• Be proficient in the use of analytical software such as R, SAS, SQL, Access, relational databases or other packages to manipulate complex data sets.
• Experience of coding in VBA, Python or other languages.

At HMRC, we are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Qualifications
All candidates, including existing Civil Servants, must have at least one of the following:

• A first or second class honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a subject containing formal mathematics and / or statistical training (e.g. Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Sciences, Business Studies, Psychology, Geography, Computer Science or similar). Candidates may apply in their final year of study whilst they are still awaiting their degree result, however, formal offers will not be made until receipt of confirmation of the degree result.


• A graduate diploma of the Royal Statistical Society.


• Relevant previous experience of delivering analytical projects in an analytical or statistics related field. Candidates will demonstrate their knowledge and experience in delivering analytical projects across their CV /statement of suitability and at their Behaviour Interview in how they meet this criteria.

For those candidates who do not meet one of the above will not progress to the sift stage of the campaign. Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Leadership
  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace
• Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• A Civil Service pension
• 22 days annual leave in your first year, rising to 25 days in year two and 30 days after 10 years with us.

On top of bank holiday leave, you'll also enjoy an extra day off to mark the Queen's birthday.

• You'll benefit from generous paid maternity and adoption leave and join a competitive pension scheme as soon as you start the job.
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