Senior Statistical Analyst

Southend-On-Sea, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Stratford, Croydon, Leeds
£40,175 - £47,243 + benefits
15 Jan 2022
29 Jan 2022
Contract Type

Salary: National: (£40,175 - £43,708), London: (£43,432 - £47,243)



At HMRC we are committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues; an inclusive and respectful environment that reflects the diversity of the society we serve.

We want to maximise the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us and we offer a range of flexible working patterns and support to make a fulfilling career at HMRC accessible to you.

Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role.

Do you have the passion, values and experience to make a real difference to solving the UK`s biggest issues?

Now is an exciting time to join the Government Statistical Group (GSG) as a professional statistician. At HMRC, you would do meaningful analytical work that influences decisions which affect every individual and business in the country. We offer genuinely flexible working conditions to support our diverse workforce. You would also benefit from professional development opportunities to further your career.

Our teams work on topics including:

  • estimating the cost of policy changes for the Chancellor's Budgets
  • building statistical learning models to understand taxpayer compliance
  • publishing trusted statistics on key Brexit and Covid indicators

In your role, you will have access to some of the richest data sources available in the UK and work collaboratively across teams and government departments to produce high quality analysis.

There is no requirement to have prior experience or knowledge of tax and we welcome candidates pursuing a career change. These roles do not normally involve line management, though you will have opportunities to mentor and upskill junior analysts in your team.

Job description

You will have flexibility to take on work that suits your interests, technical skills, and/or development goals. No two projects are the same, and we expect you to be adaptable and innovative in your approaches. We will offer a range of roles to successful candidates and work with you to allocate a rewarding role to you.

All of our posts offer the following opportunities:

Leadership and collaborative working

You will lead on your own portfolio of analytical projects. You will manage relationships with a range of stakeholders, which could include colleagues in departments like Treasury and Department for Work and Pensions, or compliance officers in operational parts of HMRC. You will work in collaboration with other team members to design and conduct analysis and present this to key stakeholders.

Influence and impact

Our Senior Statistical Analysts have opportunities to drive forward high profile and high impact work. From improving the usability of official statistics publications using data science techniques, to submitting policy costings, you will have considerable scope to lead and influence tangible changes.

Analytical versatility and innovation

You will have the opportunity to test and utilise various data sources, analytical techniques including data science methods, and dissemination tools.

Great working conditions

Our standard offer includes flexible working, which means you can work your contracted hours at times that work for you, your team, and the business. We can also offer part time working, job shares, and other similar arrangements. Our managers and senior leaders are flexible and supportive in helping you build a great work-life balance. If you have any questions, please get in touch via the contact details below.

Development opportunities

We offer learning and development tailored to your role, including Royal Statistical Society membership, and analytical and leadership training. We also offer access to regular post rotations within a large network of analysts.


You will work on a breadth of projects that will require you to:

  • build new data solutions through the manipulation of multiple data sources to meet customer needs
  • proactively engage with our customers to share analytical results, taking data limitations into account
  • build effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders to influence decision making
  • manage projects across multiple workstreams - delivering and championing robust project management and quality assurance
  • think creatively and innovatively to help us test and develop new ideas and analytical techniques
  • support the development and upskilling of junior analysts

Essential criteria

  • You will need to meet the entry requirements for the Government Statistical Group (GSG). Please see the Qualifications section for details.
  • Experience of prioritising tasks in line with broader objectives (Seeing the Big Picture)
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate to improve the quality or efficiency of processes (Changing and Improving)
  • Experience of using a range of relevant and credible information to support decision making (Making Effective Decisions)
  • Strong analytical experience, including a track record in the practical application of analysis or research with an in depth knowledge of data sources (GSG competencies: Acquiring data/Understanding customer needs; Data analysis)
  • Ability to communicate complex analysis to non-specialists and contribute effectively to discussions with ministers, senior officials, and external stakeholders (GSG competency: Presenting and disseminating data effectively)

If you are unsure if you meet any of the criteria for this role, or would like to find out any more information, please get in touch via the contact details below.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Changing and Improving
  • Making Effective Decisions

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:


  • GSG Professional Competency - Acquiring data/Understanding customer needs
  • GSG Professional Competency Data analysis
  • GSG Professional Competency - Presenting and disseminating data effectively

We only ask for evidence of these technical skills on your application form:


  • GSG Professional Competency Data analysis


  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension

Team members that are moving offices as a result of the Locations Programme will be entitled to a Moves Adjustment Payment for three years where they incur additional costs. This is calculated based on the difference between the costs of travelling to and from the new and old office, over a weekly period. You will get more detail on this as part of targeted locations move communications.


Apply before 11:55 pm on Friday 28th January 2022





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