24323 - JEXU Data Analyst

£33,916 - £39,006
12 Months
Band 6
Full Time, Part Time, Part Time/Job Share, Flexible Working, Other

Overview of the job

The job holder will provide analytical support by identifying and analysing data and developing the most appropriate reporting methodology for that data to support the Directorate.


The post holder is responsible for managing, collating and verifying databases to ensure the timely and accurate production of national, regional and local statistics / data to support the Directorates / unit objectives.

The job holder provides complex, detailed and sometimes tactical policy advice to operational and non operational staff. In addition, the job holder will act as a central point of contact between internal and external stakeholders.

Responsibilities, Activities & Duties

You will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

  • Will support the senior analysts in developing and delivering business intelligence tools and reports that support operational delivery.
  • Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships
  • Will work with internal and external stakeholder teams to develop and maintain a management information dashboard.
  • Support projects with data requests.
  • Act as an account manager to support analytical requests
  • Use all available data to identify emerging trends across the organisation and make recommendations for improvement
  • Identify options for potential solutions and assessing them for both technical and business suitability
  • Overseeing implementation of a new system including data migration

The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The Job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation scheme and shall be discussed in the first instance with the Job Holder.


All of the competencies in the NOMS CQF are relevant to this group profile. For the purpose of selection the following competencies will be measured:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Collaborating & Partnering

Essential Skills, Qualifications, Accreditation & Registration

  • Analyst posts will be open to individuals who are either members of one of the four government analytical groups (GORS, GES, GSS, GSR) or who are actively working towards this
  • The minimum criteria for entry into the Government Statistical Service is a 2:2 degree in a subject containing formal statistical training, or at least 2 years relevant work experience with continuing professional development leading to a statistical qualification (RSS Higher Certificate of equivalent).

The job holder should have knowledge of:

  • the National Statistics protocols and procedures and understanding the implications of the 2007 National Statistics Acts
  • Analysing complex information using a range of statistical techniques
  • Developing systems to ensure data and analysis meet an appropriate level of quality assurance
  • A range of statistical packages, for example: SAS, Excel, Access

Excellent knowledge of a wide range of quantitative and qualitative analytical skills including:

  • Descriptive statistics and data presentation
  • Statistical forecasting
  • Simulation modelling
  • Regression
  • Time series analysis

The Joint Extremism Unit (JExU) is a partnership between the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism (OSCT) in the Home Office and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and leads in developing policies and processes to counter-extremism across custody and probation settings. JExU owns a number of policies and processes to support operational staff countering extremism across custody and probation.

Working Arrangements & Further Information

Some of MoJ’s, including HMPPS, terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on 'modernised' terms in their current post or onto 'unmodernised' MoJ terms if they are on 'unmodernised' terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

Standard working hours for this post are 37 hours per week excluding breaks which are unpaid.

If you are a current NPS employee, this vacancy may be available on a Loan basis for up to 2 years. Applications are invited from suitable qualified staff.

The Loan/Secondment is subject to the approval of the selected candidate's Business Unit, which should be obtained before confirmation of appointment.


Annual Leave

-The holiday year runs from 1 March. If you work a non standard work pattern your leave entitlement may be expressed in either hours or days as appropriate. Leave entitlement is calculated on a pro-rata basis and you will be advised of your actual entitlement on appointment. If you were appointed internally and your leave was previously calculated in days, this will continue to be the case.

Bank, Public and Privilege Holidays

-You are entitled to 9 days (66 hours 36 minutes) in recognition of bank, public and privilege holidays. These hours are added to your annual leave allowance. There is a requirement to work some public and bank holidays subject to your shift pattern and the operational needs of the establishment


-The Civil Service offers a choice of two pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.

Work Life Balance

-HM Prison & Probation Service (HMPPS) is keen to encourage alternative working arrangements. Work life balance provides greater opportunities for staff to work more flexibly wherever managers and establishments can accommodate requests to do so. HMPPS offers flexible working subject to completion of a satisfactory probationary period and NVQ

Season Ticket Advance

-After two months’ service, you’ll be eligible to apply for a season ticket advance to purchase a quarterly or longer-period season ticket for travel between home and your place of work

Childcare Vouchers

-HMPPS offers a childcare vouchers scheme. The scheme enables staff to take part of their salary in the form of Childcare Vouchers. This is known as a Salary Sacrifice. The vouchers can then be used to help meet the costs of any form of registered or approved childcare for children aged 0-16. The vouchers are exempt from tax and National Insurance contributions


-HMPPS is committed to staff development and offers a range of training and development opportunities, including areas such as Equality and Diversity, Dealing with Challenging Behaviour, Suicide Prevention and Anti Bullying Programmes

-There are opportunities to access promotion programmes and HMPPS provide a variety of training appropriate to individual posts

-All staff receive security and diversity training and an individual induction programme into their new roles


-All candidates are subject to security and identity checks prior to taking up post

-All external candidates are subject to 6 months probation. Internal candidates are subject to probation if they have not already served a probationary period within HMPPS

-All staff are required to declare whether they are a member of a group or organisation which HMPPS considers to be racist

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.

Expected mid to end of March 2019

28/02/2019, 23:55 hours.

Closing Date: 28th February 2019 at 23.55 hours

If you require any assistance please call 0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@sscl.gse.gov.uk. Please quote the job reference.

Security Clearance (SC)

Candidate Information

You may be required to provide statements describing your skills and experience relevant to each of the selection criteria. We recommend that you structure any examples as Situation, Task, Action and Result. For more information about the recruitment process and answers to general queries, please click the below link which will direct you to our Candidate Information Page.

Link: https://justicejobs.tal.net/vx/candidate/cms/About%20the%20MOJ

In the event of a large number of applications, we reserve the right to undertake the following processes:

  • An automated online test where a benchmark must be passed to progress;
  • A sift on the lead selection criteria. If this happens, the lead criteria will be the first one listed in the advert.

During the selection process, you may be asked to undertake an additional assessment (such as written test). If this is applicable you will be notified of this when you are invited to interview.

if you feel that your application has not been treated in line with the Civil Service Recruitment Principles, please contact SSCL (Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@sscl.gse.gov.uk) in the first instance
Changing and Improving
Managing a Quality Service
Collaborating and Partnering
Delivering at Pace
Professional competency
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

Analytical competency

This Vacancy is closed to applications.