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Head of Intelligence & Analysis – Independent Monitoring Authority – 35876
£43,958 - £59,000


About the IMA:

The role of the IMA is to monitor the UK’s implementation and application of the agreements it has made with the EU, and the EEA EFTA states, to guarantee the rights of their citizens living in the UK, and if legislated for in Gibraltar, at the end of the transition period.  Establishing the IMA will fulfil a central and crucial commitment that the Government has made in those international agreements.

Further information can be found at:

Purpose of the post:

The Intelligence and Analysis Team sits within the Operational Delivery Directorate of the IMA and will support all aspects of the IMA’s work. The team will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring the IMA collects appropriate data and information by informing the development of the Case Management System;
  • Working with strategy and communications colleagues in the IMA to gather external picture of potential issues with stakeholders, government departments and public authorities;
  • Ensuring data is appropriately organised and developing data reports;
  • Providing insights to support operational decisions, including analysing trends in complaints received to identify potential systemic issues.
  • Monitoring the compliance of public authorities with their agreed actions

The Head of Intelligence and Analysis will report to the Director of Operational Delivery.

Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

  • Work with senior leaders to develop the role of the team to ensure it provides effective support to the business.
  • Development of new management information and reports to support the IMA.
  • Manage team to respond to ad hoc analytical requests.
  • Develop IMA analytical capability through developing and delivering training to both specialist and non‐specialist staff, ensuring that they know how to use the reports made available to them.
  • Line management of one junior analyst.

The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post and are not intended to be exhaustive. The Job Holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under Job Evaluation and shall be discussed in the first instance with the Job Holder.

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent quantitative analytical skills with experience of leading analysis to inform decision making;
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate and influence a wide range of stakeholders, including at a senior level;
  • Demonstrable skills in leading and motivating a multi-disciplinary team to build team engagement and continuously improve team skills and capabilities;
  • Demonstrable ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders, including the ability to work across different government departments to achieve best result.


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

  • Working Together
  • Seeing the Bigger Picture
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Changing and Improving


You should have an undergraduate degree at a minimum of 2:1, or 2:2 with a postgraduate degree or relevant work experience. This degree should be in a relevant numerate or relevant social science discipline. Numerate degrees include, but are not limited to: mathematics; statistics; operational research; physics; engineering; econometrics. Social Science degrees include, but are not limited to: economics; economic or social history; human geography; social policy; political science and international studies.


  • Post offered on secondment basis, consideration will be granted to successful applicants specialist pay grade/professional membership.
  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • Civil Service pension


  • Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
  • Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is Basic Check.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Technical and Experience.

As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and Statement of Suitability. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.

Please note that your Statement of Suitability should be no more than 1000 words. It should highlight the reason you are interested in the role and how your experience makes you the best candidate. You should also make particular reference to the essential skills and technical skills set out above.

Applicants invited to interview may be required to deliver a presentation, further information will be provided.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview.

Please note we do not consider CV applications – you must apply for this role through Civil Service Jobs.

Reserve List

In the event that we identify more appointable candidates than we currently have posts available, we will hold applicant details on a reserve list for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made. This may include roles at a lower grade. Candidates placed on a reserve list will be informed of this. Those candidates who do not wish to remain on the reserve list should contact to be removed from the reserve list.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Note to existing Civil Servants

The IMA welcome applications from suitable applicants. Please note that the IMA is not a Civil Service employer and so any current Civil Servants recruited on a permanent basis will cease to be Civil Servants. This means you would not retain your terms and conditions or continuity of service.

Job contact

Set up of the IMA is being sponsored and supported by the Ministry of Justice. Should you have any questions, or wish to discuss anything in more detail, please contact

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce and pride ourselves as being an employer of choice. To find out more about how we champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace, visit:

Rydym yn croesawu ac yn annog ceisiadau gan bawb, yn cynnwys grwpiau sydd wedi’u tangynrychioli yn ein gweithlu ar hyn o bryd, ac rydym yn ymfalchïo mewn bod yn gyflogwr o safon uchel sy’n denu llawer o ymgeiswyr. Ewch i i gael rhagor o wybodaeth am sut rydym yn hyrwyddo amrywiaeth a chynhwysiant yn y gweithle.

Additional Information

Working Arrangements & Further Information

Some of MoJ’s terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on ‘modernised’ terms in their current post or onto ‘unmodernised’ MoJ terms if they are on ‘unmodernised’ terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

Flexible working hours

The Ministry of Justice offers a flexible working system in many offices.


The MoJ offers a range of benefits:

Annual Leave

Annual leave is 25 days on appointment and will increase to 30 days after five years’ service.

There is also a scheme to allow qualifying staff to buy or sell up to three days leave each year. Additional paid time off for public holidays and 1 privilege day. Leave for part-time and job share posts will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.


The Civil Service offers a choice of pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.


The Ministry of Justice is committed to staff development and offers an extensive range of training and development opportunities.


  • A range of ‘Family Friendly’ policies such as opportunities to work reduced hours or job share.
  • Access to flexible benefits such as voluntary benefits,retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services.
  • For any moves across the Civil Service may have implications on your ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers
  • Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
  • Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.


The opportunity to join employee-run networks that have been established to provide advice and support and to enable the views of employees from minority groups to be expressed direct to senior management. There are currently networks for employees of minority ethnic origin, employees with disabilities, employees with caring responsibilities, women employees, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code 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. Should you feel that the recruitment process has breached the recruitment principles you are able to raise a formal complaint in the following order

1-      To Shared Service Connected Ltd (0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm) or e mail;

2-      To Ministry of Justice Resourcing (;

3-      To the Civil Service Commission (details available here)

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.

There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Grading Structure Review

The Ministry of Justice is currently undergoing a review of posts which are currently graded at Band A to realign our grading structure with the majority of the wider Civil Service.

Posts advertised at Band A may be graded at either Grade 6 or Grade 7 once the review has taken place.