Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Senior Data Analyst


Job Description:

It’s a very exciting time to join HMRC!

HMRC is the UK’s tax, payments and customs authority, we have a vital purpose, and we collect the money that pays for public services and help families and individuals with targeted financial support.

Risk & Intelligence Service (RIS) Profiling and Case Delivery (PCD) Projects & Profiles (P&P) is part of HMRC’s Risk and Intelligence Service, located across five National Profiling Centres that lead on the design and development of high-risk profiles, delivering hundreds of thousands of data led compliance cases to front line colleagues every year.

Customs and International Trade leads PCD on the analysis of cases for Customs Compliance partners to enable HMRC’s preparation for the UK’s future relationship with the EU.

Our business provides analytical expertise to policy and compliance partners. We interrogate complex data to understand it, develop insight on it to identify where risk lies and what the riskiest populations are. We prepare and deliver these cases to our customers across HMRC. Job description As a Senior Data Analyst (SDA), you’ll have a genuine passion for analytics, an innovative mind-set and the ability to lead and communicate effectively, actively seeking to build capability across our network. We’re looking for people that will question our current methods and offer outstanding solutions to emerging challenges.

Our Senior Data Analysts demonstrate high levels of experience and ability when using a range of ground breaking analytical tools and software, manipulating complex datasets to develop insight and risk.

SDAs lead on our technical standards of analysis and are responsible for the quality of our analytical products, ensuring standards are upheld and improved. They provide leadership and mentorship on ‘big ticket’ projects and support our data analysts on complex profiles, encouraging delivery through others and seeking new and innovative ways of working.

Responsibilities Key Responsibilities

• Employ advanced analytical skills to design and deliver products that identify individuals, businesses and customer behaviours of the greatest risk to the UK economy.

• Use new tools and techniques to develop your expertise for manipulating large datasets, including a range of taxpayer, government, public and commercially available information.

• Initiate and undertake complex and accurate analysis.

• Train and mentor our data analysts, building their confidence and capability.

• Be responsible for building the overall skills of our analytical community.

• Be a member of the Leadership Team, however, there are no line management responsibilities.

• Building capability within our analytical community, developing effective and efficient working processes which encourages our people to flourish.

• Ensuring products meet our quality standards.

Essential Criteria

• Relevant previous experience of working in an analytical role where the skills you have developed can be transferred to this Senior Data Analyst role.

• Be able to effectively communicate using verbal, written and presentation skills.

• Proven experience of working with ambitious, non-analytical stakeholders, often across multiple lines of business.

• Proven track record to be flexible, manage conflicting demands and deliver to tight deadlines.

• Demonstrate high levels of experience and technical ability when using bulk data analysis tools or languages, such as SAS Enterprise Guide (or similar).

• Work with business stakeholders to capture their requirements to develop and deliver analytical projects; and demonstrate a capability of effectively communicating project changes, progress issues and results to stakeholders.


A first or second-class honours degree (2:2 minimum) or higher in a subject containing formal mathematics and / or statistical training (for example, 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, job offers will not be made until we receive confirmation of your degree result.


Membership of a Government Analytical Service such as the Government Statistical Service, Government Operational Research Service, Digital, Data and Technology Profession (or similar).

All candidates will be required to demonstrate in their application form and at their interview their continuing professional development that would demonstrate knowledge and experience of using software packages and tools to analyse and manage data at the same level as a foundation degree / HND (Level 5).

Qualification certificates will be checked before your blended interview stage of the recruitment process.