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IMA Intelligence Analyst (HEO) – 42726
£24,002 - £31,973


About the IMA:

The IMA protects the rights of EU and EEA EFTA citizens (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) in the UK and Gibraltar. We do this by monitoring UK public bodies to make sure they implement the rights of these citizens and by identifying any underlying issues. We are independent of government and are both professional and impartial in our work. Establishing the IMA fulfilled a central and crucial commitment that the Government has made in 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 supports all aspects of the IMA’s work. The team is primarily responsible for delivering the IMA’s monitoring function by:

  • Gathering timely, relevant and credible intelligence from a wide range of sources.
  • Adopting analytical techniques in order to identify potential systemic issues.
  • Using insights gained to inform key decision makers across the IMA.

The team is also responsible for wider analytical support including associated performance reporting and the ongoing development of the IMA’s case management system.

Intelligence Analysts are involved in all aspects of the team’s activity and report to a Senior Analyst (SEO grade).

Key Responsibilities:

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

  • Establish and interpret requirements to ensure the needs of key stakeholders are met.
  • Develop and maintain relationships internally and externally to share data, information and analysis, where appropriate.
  • Collect and evaluate data and information to support the delivery of analytical products.
  • Conduct analysis at a strategic, tactical and/or operational level, identifying and using appropriate analytical tools and techniques to interpret gaps, patterns and trends, identify systemic issues and make recommendations in support of decision making.
  • Produce written and/or verbal briefings and presentations to stakeholders to provide a clear and concise evidence-based understanding of the subject matter, including providing advice and guidance.
  • Prepare, deliver and present analytical products for use in IMA inquiries, as required.
  • Maintain awareness of innovation within intelligence to ensure implementation of latest techniques, best practice, and information relevant to the role.
  • Potential line management of Intelligence Researcher/s.

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 and qualitative analytical skills.
  • Experience of conducting analytical projects to time and quality.
  • Skilled in the use of use IT packages, systems and/or databases involved in analysing, interpreting, storing, and presenting data.
  • Demonstrable experience of using evidence to inform decision-making.
  • High quality oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence a wide range of stakeholders, including working with senior members of their immediate team.
  • Demonstrable ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to achieve the best result.
  • Willing to undertake intelligence analysis training.


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

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Seeing the Bigger Picture
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Working Together


Applicants should have:

  • A relevant undergraduate and/or postgraduate degree or relevant work experience, and a demonstrable interest in analysis. This degree should be in a relevant analytical discipline. Relevant social science degrees include, but are not limited to: economics; history: geography; social policy; political science and international relations. Relevant numerate degrees include, but are not limited to: mathematics; statistics; operational research; physics; engineering; econometrics.


  • Demonstrable intelligence analysis experience from a regulatory, law enforcement, government, or other investigatory setting. Translatable experience may also include data analysis roles. The IMA may also consider experienced researchers where analytical competency can be clearly demonstrated.


  • 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 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 750 words. It should highlight the reason you are interested in the role and how your experience makes you the best candidate. You should make particular reference to the essential skills set out above.

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.

Job contact

For any questions relating to the application process, please contact

For any questions relating to the analyst role, please contact IMA Senior Analyst Dimitri Batrouni (

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.