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Data Workforce Analyst - CDDO

Cabinet Office Government Digital Service -

Full-time (Permanent)
Up to £40,635 (National), based on capability. The base salary of this grade is £38,046 (National). Offers made above this will be made up with a specialist pay allowance.
Published on
24 November 2022
4 December 2022

We are responsible for:

In the Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Workforce and Capability team we are responsible for:

The Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Workforce and Capability team (in Cabinet Office) is focused on ensuring that the government has the right people to deliver digital transformation and meet the significant challenges that it will face in coming years.  We aim to turbocharge our ability to attract, recruit, grow and retain world leading digital talent who will go on to develop game changing public services.

This challenge is one of the most pressing and exciting in government, and one that is critical to government modernisation and reform. 

 We are a dynamic and growing team of capability, digital and data professionals charged with setting strategy and delivering for the 23,000 digital makers, future talent, and the wider civil service. We are committed to building and continually developing a culture that is inclusive, enthusiastic, supportive, and ultimately a place where our people can perform and develop to their very best. It is important that your personal value set aligns with this ambition. 

Our programme will accelerate realisation of a more diverse and inclusive workforce, and includes:

  • Development and implementation of a new competitive DDaT pay framework;
  • Design and implementation of a streamlined and standardised DDaT recruitment experience that reduces time to hire and supports a reduction in our current and future reliance on contingent labour;
  • Up-skilling all senior civil servants to be equipped with 'digital and data essentials';
  • Renewed investment in learning for all in digital and data, and a government wide commitment to apprentices and graduates at scale;
  • A DDaT Strategic Workforce Plan.

What you'll do

As a DDaT Workforce Data Analyst you will focus on maintaining and developing the DDaT Pay Framework, DDaT Capability Frameworks (at delegated and SCS level) and the DDaT Workforce Database. You will also lead the provision of associated analytical and insight support across CDDO. 

This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of partnering the design and delivery of an enhanced DDaT Workforce Strategy and operation that underpins the employee value proposition for DDaT professionals across government. You will give advice to departments, understand their workforce plans, data and analysis needs and help them find the right solution to meet these needs, coordinating with the wider DDaT Workforce and Capability Team, Government Business Services and the wider analyst communities of practice as relevant. 

As a DDaT Workforce Data Analyst you will:

  • Lead and inspire a small team of data analysts, supporting their growth and development 
  • Lead the provision of data analytical support across the DDaT Workforce and Capability Team
  • Lead continual analysis of the DDaT Pay and Capability Frameworks at both delegated and SCS levels, working alongside content designers, user researchers and other team leads to identify areas for improvement based on internal and external data 
  • Be the lead technical expert in the team
  • Partner the Government Business Service programmes to ensure that DDaT needs are represented in each development phase 
  • Expert in designing and building interactive data tools that support business evaluation and improvement
  • Line manage and/or mentor data analysts and other data practitioners

Who you'll be

We’re looking for someone who has strong communication skills. You will enjoy working in a delivery focused, agile environment and will have a good understanding of the Digital Data and Technology sector. 

We’re interested in people who:

  • Experience on how to apply techniques for analysis of research data and synthesis of findings. You know how to involve your team in analysis and synthesis. You can present clear findings that colleagues can understand and use
  • Have expertise of using the following languages - Google scripting, Python or R and an expert in using visualisation tools such as Tableau and Amazon QuickSight
  • Translate and communicate accurate information to technical and non-technical stakeholders. You know how to facilitate discussions within a multidisciplinary team, with potentially difficult dynamics
  • Understand data governance and how it works in relation to other organisational governance structures. You can participate in or deliver the assurance of a service
  • Produce data models and understand where to use different types of data models. You know how to reverse-engineer a data model from a live system. You understand industry-recognised data-modelling patterns and standards
  • Know how to apply your knowledge and experience of project management methodologies, including tools and techniques. You know how to adopt those most appropriate for the environment
  • Recognise and identify appropriate ways to collect, collate and prepare data. You can decide if data is accurate and fit for purpose. You know how to do your own data preparation and cleansing with limited guidance

Additional Information

 The standard selection process for roles at CDDO consists of:

  • An application screening process - Simply, hit apply.  We only ask for a Cover letter (up to 750 words) and a CV.  Important tip - please ensure that your cover letter includes how you meet the skills and experience listed in the “who you’ll be” section above.
  • An interview - We will asses you against the behaviours listed above, your experience and technical/specialist skill set 

CDDO offers hybrid working for all employees. This means that everyone does some working from home/remote working and also spends some time in their local office. You will agree to your hybrid working arrangement with your line manager in line with your preferences and business needs. 

If we receive a high number of applications, we may decide to include an additional round (this would typically be a short telephone interview or assessment/exercise depending on the type of role).

A reserve list will be held for a period of 12 months, from which further appointments can be made.

Candidates that do not pass the interview, however, have demonstrated an acceptable standard will be considered for similar roles at a lower grade. 

Security level for the role; This role requires BPSS clearance. If further clearance is required in the future, you will be expected to complete this. Further details are outlined in Security vetting for employees.

The Civil Service welcomes applications from people who have recently left prison or have an unspent conviction. For further information see

How you'll be assessed

In the Civil Service, we use our Success Profiles. For each role we advertise we consider what you will need to demonstrate 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. We will be looking at your experience, career history and achievements that are relevant to the specific job role. We may assess your ability, strength, experience, technical/specialist skills and behaviours.

For this role the following behaviours are the most relevant:

communicating and influencing
delivering at pace
changing and improving
seeing the big picture

Things you need to know

You can find out about the application process and practical details like our office locations on the things you need to know page.

Equal Opportunities 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organisation. You can find out more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion and read our equal opportunities statement on our Diversity and Inclusion page.

Redeployment Interview Scheme

Civil Service employees (including Senior Civil Servants and Crown Arms Length Bodies) who are at risk of redundancy and who meet the minimum selection criteria in the job specification are guaranteed to progress to the next stage of the recruitment processSelection will be on merit and at-risk candidates will be able to self-identify during the application stage,

For all guaranteed interview schemes, there may be exceptions made on reasons of time/resource for high-volume recruitment where the vacancy manager may decide to select the candidates who best meet the minimum criteria rather than all of those that meet the minimum criteria.

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