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Job summary

At the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA), we encourage applications from everyone, particularly groups currently underrepresented in our workforce. We pride ourselves on the positive impact diversity has and promote inclusivity and equality of opportunity for all. Our recruitment process is anonymised, which means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the sift panel .

Would you like to work with large data sets and find resolution in key issues?

Are you someone who enjoys working collaboratively with different business areas?

If so, we'd love to hear from you!

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment, that also provides the chance to gain an excellent understanding of DVLA at an organisational level.

Would you like to find out more about the role, the digital team and what it’s like to work at DVLA? If so, we are organising a familiarisation session where you can virtually 'meet the team' on Thursday 21st September at 12pm - 1pm.

Please click here to book on.

Job Description

We’re at the forefront of digital within government, providing new and improved services that are reliable, easy to use and offer value for money for our customers. With over 50 million driver records and over 40 million vehicle records, the opportunity to work at this scale is unrivalled across the region. Our services generate billions in revenue and make a difference to the lives of 9 out of 10 households in the UK.

As a Data Analyst you will work with squads across the Agency to model and deliver large data sets and reports from newly built services, as well as modernising legacy outputs. A focus on modelling data in its rawest form, ensuring data/statistics from each service are accurate and suitable to meet the reporting requirements of the wider Agency stakeholders. Utilising a variety of applications/cutting edge software to deliver the best outcome.

You will work as part of a flexible delivery team working in a variety of styles, including Agile. You will also be involved in projects, helping to design how the data will be delivered through to us.

The role is extremely varied and involves a great deal of senior stakeholder engagement across the Agency, so you’ll have the opportunity to build positive working relationships and gain a unique overview of all areas within DVLA.


Your responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:

  • Supporting the development/modification of new and existing management information reports, tools and software, whist maintaining and improving existing legacy reporting mechanisms.
  • Collaborating with Developers, Business Analysts, Service Designers and Testers to deliver data from newly ingested projects such as MIBI, which you’ll visualise using appropriate applications.
  • Working collaboratively within a team structure to manage workloads utilising Agile methodologies, including presenting completed work to all stakeholders via Sprint Reviews.
  • Provide ongoing support/maintenance for developed reports and data.
  • Using PowerBI, SQL, DataBricks, Power Apps, Power Automate applications regularly to model data, automate processes and visualise reports.

For further information about the role please see the attached role profile.

Additional Information

Whilst we welcome applications from those looking to work with us on a part time basis, there is a business requirement, for the successful candidate to be able to work at least 30 hours per week.

This role will be based in Swansea, and we will be operating a hybrid working model that allows you to work between home and on-site giving you greater flexibility about where and when you work, subject to business needs and this also allows for ongoing support, development, and collaboration with colleagues.

Therefore, the expectation is that you will spend a minimum of 40% of your working time based at your principal workplace (DVLA). We would encourage you to discuss the working arrangements for this role with us during the recruitment process.

Occasional UK travel may be required for this role, however you will be notified in advance.

Person specification

You will have a passion for data and will have knowledge and an understanding of analytical concepts and techniques and can use this to deliver workable solutions to customer problems. You will also have experience of using recognised data tools.

To thrive in this role, you will be an excellent communicator, with the ability to translate and present key messages from analytical work in clear and concise terms for a variety of audiences, including senior colleagues.

Building strong interpersonal relationships and maintaining a network of contacts to achieve progress on shared objectives is something you can do with ease. You will be confident in providing robust recommendations, influencing and challenging others when needed.

Welcoming autonomy to your role, you will have excellent organisational and time management skills, with the ability to work methodically to tight timescales. You look at the bigger picture, use your own initiative and take a positive approach to solving problems.

We strive to ensure that DVLA is a great place to work where everybody can be their true self, be treated with dignity and respect, and according to their individual needs. We have a number of staff network groups run by staff to support their colleagues.

Due to the evolving nature of the business, vacancies can become available at any time. Therefore, this campaign may create a reserve list to fulfil demand if it arises which will be held for a period of 12 months.


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

  • Changing and Improving
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical Skills

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

  • DDaT - Data Analyst - Analysis and Synthesis (working)
  • DDaT - Data Analyst - Data Visualisation (working)


Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

If you would like to read more about the great opportunities and benefits of working at DVLA visit our Careers website .

Things you need to know

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window) , and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

How To Apply

For this role you will need to submit a CV and personal statement of up to 1000words. We need to understand how your skills and experience meet all the essential criteria for this role. You can use any part of your life to demonstrate your skills and experience, but it must be relevant to the role. You can refer to your work experience, education, hobbies, or interests.

You can decide the best way to structure your personal statement. You may choose to address each of the essential criteria on their own. Or, you can give one example that covers all the essential criteria we are looking for.  Click here  for further guidance on submitting your CV and personal statement.

It is essential when submitting your personal statement that you provide as much detail as possible, within the word count, against the essential criteria outlined below as this will be used in conjunction with your CV to assess candidate suitability to move to the next round in the recruitment process.

For your CV and personal statement, please provide detailed evidence of your experience of the following essential criteria:

  • Using analytical concepts and techniques, accurately and effectively interpreting data and findings.
  • Using recognised data tools and system applications (e.g. PowerBI, SQL etc).
  • Digesting large complex technical information and presenting it to a non-technical audience, ensuring you capture the relevant information that is applicable.
  • Working with a diverse range of stakeholders and building strong working relationships.

The sift is due to take place from Wednesday 4th October 2023.

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 23rd October 2023.

This interview will either be conducted on site or via a video interview. Full details of which will be provided to you should you be selected for interview.

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates.

If invited to interview, this may consist of a range of question types. These could include questions around behaviours and how you would respond in any situation as well as specific examples of things you have done.

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment will include:

  •              an interview and presentation

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.

The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order 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.

For further information on Success Profiles visit our Careers website .

Please take note that DVLA does not hold a UK Visa & Immigration (UKVI) Skilled Worker License sponsor and are unable to sponsor any individuals for Skilled Worker Sponsorship.

Reasonable Adjustments

As a Disability Confident Leader employer, we are committed to ensuring that the recruitment process is fair, accessible and allows all candidates to perform at their best. If a person with a visible or non-visible disability is substantially disadvantaged, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need during the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at an interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.

If you need a reasonable adjustment so that you can complete your application, you should contact Government Recruitment Service via as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

Document Accessibility

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section.

This job advert contains links to the DfT Careers website . Our website provides useful guidance and information that can support you during the application process. If you cannot access the information on our website for any reason, please email for assistance.

Further Information

For more information about how we hire, and for useful tips on submitting your application for this role, visit the How We Hire page of our DfT Careers website. You can find detailed information about the recruitment process and what to expect when applying for a role.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.


Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check (opens in a new window) . See our vetting charter (opens in a new window) .

People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard (opens in new window) checks.

Nationality Requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window)
  • nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020
  • Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service
Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window)

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code (opens in a new window) sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles (opens in a new window) .

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans (opens in a new window) initiative.

The Civil Service welcomes applications from people who have recently left prison or have an unspent conviction. Read more about prison leaver recruitment (opens in new window) .

Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.

Contact point for applicants

Job contact :

  • Name : OCSD Recruitment Team
  • Email :
Recruitment team

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Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Government Recruitment Services via email:

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Visit the Civil Service Commission website Here If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Government Recruitment Services via email:

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Visit the Civil Service Commission website Here

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