At DfE, we’re transforming how the government provides services for young people, teachers, schools, and teacher training providers. Our services are built and run by diverse, multi-disciplinary teams, and we are looking for new senior business analysts to join us.
The Teacher Services Team is dedicated to transforming how people become teachers and are then supported during their careers. Guided by the teacher recruitment and retention strategy, we care about the way we work, how we treat each other, the quality of our services, and making a difference to teachers’ lives. Working with us will mean you are part of the team responsible for improving the experiences of 35,000 entrants into teacher training every year.
About the teams
You will work on the Get Into Teaching and Becoming a Teacher service line, where we’re transforming how people consider teaching as a career choice, apply for training, and then become teachers. As part of this transformation, we’re bringing services in-house to improve our users’ experiences and enable us to better inform policy decisions.
The services that you might be working on include: Get into teaching. or find post graduate teacher training courses.
We’re looking for people who are passionate about encouraging more great people to become teachers. We want people who believe that how you work is as important as what you deliver.
You will be empathetic, able to summarise complex issues succinctly, and have a passion for using data to understand users.
As a Senior Business Analyst working in a multidisciplinary team, you will:?
Essential skills and experience
As a senior business analyst, we would be looking for candidates to show evidence of the below essential criteria.
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
Applicants currently holding a permanent post in the Civil Service should note that, if successful, their salary on appointment would be determined by the Department’s transfer / promotion policies.
As a member of the DfE, you will be entitled to join the highly competitive Civil Service Pension Scheme, which many experts agree is one of the most generous in the UK.
You will have 25 days leave, increasing by 1 day every year to a maximum of 30 days after five years’ service. In addition, all staff receive the Queen’s Birthday privilege holiday and 8 days’ bank and public holidays.
We offer flexible working arrangements, such as job sharing, term-time working, flexi-time and compressed hours.
As an organisation, which exists to support education and lifelong learning, we offer our staff excellent professional development opportunities.
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.
This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Experience and Technical skills.
You will be assessed at sift stage through your CV and statement of suitability.
You will be assessed on your experience through your CV and statement of suitability to determine your suitability for the role.
For your statement of suitability, please clearly demonstrate your relevant experience against the essential criteria listed in the responsibilities section of the advert. (750 words max.)
Your CV and statement of suitability will be assessed in line with the essential criteria in the responsibilities section.
If we receive a large number of applications, we will sift on the first three criteria points only.
We will be using technical and experience-based questions at the interview. Experience questions will assess your suitability for this role based on evidence from your work in other places. Technical questions will assess whether you have the technical knowledge and experience required for the role.
All questions will require you to provide a specific example demonstrating your knowledge and experience.
Interviews are expected to take place in June and July 2021.
Interviews will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. If you receive an invitation to interview, please ensure you have access to this software.
Feedback will only be provided if you have attended an interview.