80279 - Senior Analytics Engineer, (2 roles available) Data & Analysis, Ministry of Justice

The national salary range is £39,868 - £43,535, London salary range is £45,824 - £50,039. Your salary will be dependent on your base location
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Please note: Some of our MoJ Office locations, such as our Liverpool Justice Collaboration Centre, require higher levels of National Security Vetting. The MoJ is working to open more Justice Collaboration Centres and Justice Satellite Offices over time. Click here to learn more about where our currently open Justice Collaboration Centres and Justice Satellite Offices are, to identify where you may be based and understand National Security Vetting requirements of each location.
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80279 - Senior Analytics Engineer, Data & Analysis, Ministry of Justice (2 roles available)

Salary 

The national salary range is £37,683 - £41,506, London salary range is £43,647 - £48,067. Your salary will be dependent on your base location.

Number of jobs available: 2

Detail of reserve list: 12 Months

Region: National

City/Town: National 

Building/Site: NATIONAL

Please note: Some of our MoJ Office locations, such as our Liverpool Justice Collaboration Centre, require higher levels of National Security Vetting. The MoJ is working to open more Justice Collaboration Centres and Justice Satellite Offices over time. Click here to learn more about where our currently open Justice Collaboration Centres and Justice Satellite Offices are, to identify where you may be based and understand National Security Vetting requirements of each location.

Grade: SEO

Organisation Grade for MoJ: SEO

Post Type: Permanent 

Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time, Part Time/Job Share, Flexible Working

Role Type: Information Technology, Analytical, Digital, Architecture and Data

Job description:

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. 

To find out more about how we do this visit:
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

Do you have the passion, values, and ability to help us solve the biggest problems of the justice system?

Hello!

Welcome to the Data & Analysis directorate at the Ministry of Justice and thank you for taking an interest in this role. We are looking for a Senior Analytics Engineer to join our growing community. The successful candidate will be placed in the Data Engineering and Modelling Team although we also work closely with the Data Platform team. A brief summary of the type of work the teams are involved in can be found in this GitHub repository.

This is a great opportunity to work with leading cloud technology and help change the way data is used in the public sector. You can find out more about the future of data at the Ministry of Justice by watching this video. 

We also recently hosted a webinar to allow you to find out more about us and the role, you can watch the recording here.

Analytics engineers at MoJ play a critical role in our mission to put data at the heart of decision-making.  We're looking for people with the drive to develop a deep understanding of data needs and data availability across specific areas of the Ministry of Justice.

As a Senior Analytics Engineer, your work might involve:
•    gathering requirements and translating these into clear deliverables.
•    working with data engineers and members of our data platform teams to prioritise, plan and deliver work.
•    turning needs and opportunities into flexible, quality-assured, dimensional models for use by analysts and data scientists and ensuring dimensions are conformed wherever possible.
•    ensuring content is complete and accurate, and producing summary outputs to demonstrate this completeness and accuracy.
•    providing tools to collect, store and present metadata and documentation that enable people to use data intelligently.
•    drawing attention to data quality / data governance issues.
•    acting as a key point of contact for our analytical user community, helping data users to automate their work, supporting them with tools like dbt and Airflow.

About you

We welcome applications from anyone with the skills we consider make a good analytical engineer. You may not currently be in a data or analytical engineering role and that's ok. Many of our team have a background in analysis, software engineering, data science and much more.

Below, we list of skills we are looking for in candidates. If you don't have experience of all of these then that's all right, we get it, it's a long list! We encourage you to still apply and give us the chance to consider your application. A key attribute we're interested in is the willingness and ability to learn; learning and development is something we value and prioritise within our community.

There are some tips toward the end of this advert about how to apply - we strongly recommend you read these, especially if you're new to applying for roles in the Civil Service.

We are looking for people with experience in the following:
•    SQL
•    building data and analytical pipelines.
•    working with large relational databases.
•    Python, R or any other programming languages.
•    testing and quality assuring data.
•    supporting others to learn and implement new tools and technologies.

It's a bonus if you also have experience of:
•    dimensional modelling, including designing and populating star schemas.
•    working with business intelligence tools.
•    working to improve data quality.
•    working with document-oriented data storage formats such as JSON, XML.
•    mapping processes to support data and service improvement.
•    developing content to support data science / machine learning pipelines.
•    working with data and analytics services in the cloud.
•    workflow orchestration tools, such as Airflow.
•    big data tools, such as Spark and Presto.
•    version control tools, such as git.
•    building automated testing and deployment workflows.
•    working in an agile environment.

We make our workplace as inclusive as we can. Find out more about how we support equality and diversity. 

Salary and benefits

London salary: £43,647 - £48,067. National salary: £37,683 - £41,506.

You'll also get:
•    a generous defined benefit pension, with employer contributions from 26% to 30%.
•    flexible working options, including part-year working, term-time working, reduced hours, compressed hours and job sharing.
•    26 days leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 31 days after 5 years.
•    compassionate maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave, with up to 26 weeks leave at full pay, 13 weeks with partial pay, and 13 weeks further leave.
•    training and development opportunities, including access to Cloud Academy, Pluralsight, Data Camp and Civil Service Learning.
•    5 days paid volunteering leave.
•    a cycle to work scheme.
•    season ticket loans, childcare vouchers and eyecare vouchers.
•    a quarterly reward and recognition scheme.
•    exclusive deals on travel, food, and entertainment.
•    secure bike parking and subsidised onsite gyms (subject to location).

Location

You can be based at any of our offices. These are in Brighton, Cardiff, Ipswich, Leeds, Liverpool, London (Westminster or Canary Wharf), Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield, South Tyneside, Stafford, and Wolverhampton.

We're open to flexible and hybrid working arrangements that include regular home working, but you'll need to go to one of these offices from time to time. 

Recruitment process

You'll need to apply online by sending us:
•    an anonymised CV, including career history, responsibilities, and achievements.
•    a statement of suitability, explaining why you're the right person for the job and how you meet the criteria above – this should be no longer than 750 words.
We’ll assess your application and get back to you in around two weeks to let you know if we’d like to invite you to an interview.

There will be one interview, which will include a technical exercise. The exercise will last one hour and will involve producing SQL code to address specific queries; and exploring some data tables and proposing a basic transformative design.

The interview will be online, using Microsoft Teams, and will include questions about:
•    choices you made in the technical exercise.
•    your technical skills.
•    your experience of forming effective relationships with stakeholders or teams, especially those with a range of diverse backgrounds (Working Together).
•    your experience of collecting the views of others and how to communicate solutions to complex problems (Communicating and Influencing).

These questions are based on the Civil Service Success Profiles. You'll need to meet the level 3 behaviours under the headings Working Together and Communicating and Influencing.

We recommend that you use the STAR approach – situation, task, action, and result – when structuring your answers. Further information can be found on the National Careers Service website.

Interviews are likely to take place in late November/early December 2023. The highest scoring candidates who pass the interview will be offered a role. If you do well at the interview but we don't offer you a role right now, we'll keep your details for a year and let you know if other opportunities come up. The whole process can take up to a month.

Further information
If you have any questions, please contact dmet-dataplatform-recruitment@digital.justice.gov.uk

Working Arrangements & Further Information

The MoJ offers Hybrid Working arrangements where business need allows. This is an informal, non-contractual form of flexible working that blends working from your base location, different MoJ sites and / or from home (please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas). Some roles will not be suitable for Hybrid Working. Similarly, Hybrid Working will not suit everyone’s circumstances. Arrangements will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate(s) and subject to regular review.

For nationally advertised roles, the successful candidate(s) will be appointed to a MoJ office location, which may include their nearest Justice Collaboration Centre or Justice Satellite Office. This will be discussed and agreed on the completion of pre-employment checks.

Some of MoJ’s 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.

MoJ candidates who are on a specialist grade, will be able to retain their grade on lateral transfer.

All candidates who are currently in receipt of Mark Time / Pay Protection should ensure they are familiar with the new policy on permanent and temporary promotion which can be found on the employee intranet.

Flexible working hours

The Ministry of Justice offers a flexible working system in many offices.

Benefits

The MoJ offers a range of benefits:

Annual Leave

Annual leave is 25 days on appointment and will increase to 30 days after five years’ service.

There is also a scheme to allow qualifying staff to buy or sell up to three days leave each year. Additional paid time off for public holidays and 1 privilege day. Leave for part-time and job share posts will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.

Pension

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

Training

The Ministry of Justice is committed to staff development and offers an extensive range of training and development opportunities.

Networks

The opportunity to join employee-run networks that have been established to provide advice and support and to enable the views of employees from minority groups to be expressed direct to senior management. There are currently networks for employees of minority ethnic origin, employees with disabilities, employees with caring responsibilities, women employees, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

Support

  • A range of ‘Family Friendly’ policies such as opportunities to work reduced hours or job share.
  • Access to flexible benefits such as voluntary benefits, retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services.
  • For moves to or from another employer or moves across the Civil Service this can have implications on your eligibility to carry on claiming childcare vouchers. You may however be eligible for alternative government childcare support schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. More information can be found on GOV.UK or Childcare Choices. You can determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/.
  • Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
  • Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.

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. Should you feel that the recruitment process has breached the recruitment principles you are able to raise a formal complaint in the following order

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident employer, MoJ are committed to providing everyone with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities, by making adjustments throughout all elements of the recruitment process and in the workplace. MoJ are able to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns.

You will be able to request reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process within the application form. If you need additional help completing the application form, please contact the SSCL Recruitment Enquiries Team.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

Interviews are likely to take place in late November/early December 2023

02/11/2023, 23:55 hours.

If you require any assistance please call 0345 241 5359 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com Please quote the job reference - 80279.

If you have any questions, please contact dmet-dataplatform-recruitment@digital.justice.gov.uk

To apply for roles in MOJ you will need to confirm your employment history for at least 3 years prior to the date of application so that pre-employment checks (BPSS) can be undertaken. If you have spent significant time abroad (a total of 6 months in the past 3 years) you would be required to give a reasonable account of the reasons why. 

For some roles you will be required to successfully complete National Security Vetting at Counter Terrorism (CTC), Security Clearance (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV) level as a condition of appointment. To meet CTC/SC/DV requirements you will normally need to have been resident in the UK for at least 3/5/10 years prior to the date of application (The level of checks that are required are stated in the advert).

If you do not meet the above requirements, you may still be considered if, for example:

  • You've been serving overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of HM Government
  • You were studying abroad
  • You were living overseas with parents

In such cases you will need to be able to provide referee cover for the period(s) of residence overseas. The duration of overseas residence and the country of abode will also be taken into account.

Success Profiles will enable a fairer and more inclusive method of recruitment by enabling us to assess the range of experiences, abilities, strengths, behaviours and technical/professional skills required for different roles. This flexible approach to recruitment focuses more on finding the right candidate for the specific role. To find out more about Success Profiles to support your application please click here for further guidance.

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@gov.sscl.com) in the first instance

We have provided detail of the assessment stages and areas being assessed to help you prepare for completing your application form, and to advise of what will be assessed following this, if you successfully pass the application stage.


Application form stage assessments

Experience
CV
Statement of Suitability - 750 word limit

Interview stage assessments

There is 1 interview stage for this vacancy.
Behaviours
Working Together
Communicating and Influencing
Technical Skills
Technical skills
Additional Assessment(s)
Technical Test
Any candidate who has been assessed as being appointable to the role they applied for may be offered a similar, lower grade role, if one is available. Furthermore, any candidate who has just missed meeting the criteria for a particular role, may be appointed to a similar role at a lower grade if such a role is available, and if they have been assessed as meeting the criteria for the lower grade role. These appointments will also be made in merit order.

A Great Place to Work for Veterans

The "Making the Civil Service a Great Place to work for veterans" initiative includes a guaranteed interview scheme to those who meet the minimum criteria to provide eligible former members of the Armed Forces with opportunities to secure rewarding jobs. Allowing veterans to continue to serve their country, and to bring highly skilled individuals with a broad range of experience into the Civil Service in an environment, which recognises and values your previous service in the Armed Forces.
For further details about the initiative and eligibility requirements visit : https://www.gov.uk/government/news/making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans

Redeployment Interview Scheme

Civil Service departments are expected to explore redeployment opportunities before making an individual redundant. The MoJ are committed, as part of the Redeployment Interview Scheme, to providing opportunities to those who are 'at risk of redundancy'.

MoJ are able to offer an interview to eligible candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns. Candidate's will not be eligible for the Redeployment Interview Scheme if they are applying on promotion.

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

· UK nationals

· nationals of the Republic of Ireland

· nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK

· nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window) https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families

· nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

· individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020

· Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service

Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nationality-rules

This Vacancy is closed to applications.