Senior Data Analyst - Newcastle

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

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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.


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.


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

  • Leadership
  • Changing and Improving
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Making Effective Decisions

Technical skills

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

  • Technical Presentation


  • Learning and development tailored to your role.
  • An environment with flexible working options.
  • A working environment which encourages inclusion and diversity.
  • A Civil Service pension, you'll join a scheme as soon as you start.
  • Generous annual leave, on top of bank holiday leave and you'll also enjoy an extra day off to mark the Queen's birthday.
  • You'll benefit from generous paid maternity and adoption leave.

If you are applying for a role in an office within a regional centre location or a transitional or specialist site, then the following may apply: Daily Travel Assistance will be available for this role, provided the successful applicant is a current HMRC employee and meets the eligibility requirements outlined in the department’s Daily Travel Assistance guidance.

Find more about HMRC benefits in 'Your little extras booklet' for further information

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