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People Analyst – 69888
£31,265 – £39,000


We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit:

Job Title: People Analyst 

Band: HEO

Business Area: MoJ People Group 

Team: Workforce Experience and People Insight

Location: National

Contract: Permanent

MoJ People Group

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is one of the largest government departments and serves the public by upholding the rule of law and by delivering an efficient, fair, timely and effective justice system in which the public has confidence.

We are committed to:

  • Getting the basics right;
  • Focusing on the outcome we want to achieve and less on process;
  • Putting the needs of the customer at the centre of what we do;
  • Innovating wherever the opportunity presents; and
  • Demonstrating efficiency and value for money.

Workforce Experience and People Insight Team

The Workforce Experience and People Insight Team, within MoJ People Group, is a dynamic team which provides data-based evidence and insight across business and People Group regarding long-term future workforce trends, medium and short-term workforce plans and the experience and dynamics of our workforce today. These outputs ensure our people plans, policies and processes are data driven and evidence based, employing horizon scanning, expert forecasting, workforce planning, and people analytics using qualitative and quantitative research techniques. This is an exciting time to join a team that works to build confidence in the quality of our evidence base and the capability of our clients’ when using it, and seeks to provide future focused insight that drives improvements in the employment experience MoJ creates for its employees.

We are looking for motivated Data Analysts/Scientists to work in a challenging and exciting environment within the team. We are looking for candidates with a track record of delivering innovative solutions that have a real impact, whilst working collaboratively with others to ensure the right analytical/statistical solution is delivered in an effective and efficient way. You will have the opportunity to further embed an evidence-based approach within the MoJ and influence people and business-related decision making, with a particular focus on recruitment in the Probation Service. The role will include ensuring analytical methods transform findings to insightful actions and in doing so help to ensure the delivery of MoJ business objectives and the Civil Service workforce agenda.  There will also be the opportunity to work in other areas such as leadership, employee engagement, employee wellbeing, retention, talent and development. The roles will make a pivotal contribution and includes providing business critical MI and undertaking predictive analysis. You will lead projects independently and work as part of larger teams consisting of data scientists and analysts.


Specific responsibilities will be tailored to reflect your strengths and development needs, but you will contribute to:

  • Working with analytical colleagues, you will bridge the gap between analysis and insights, finding effective ways to explain and visualise findings with context to drive action and deliver business outcomes.
  • Conducting statistical analysis on bespoke questions to provide deeper understanding from experiences across the employee lifecycle.
  • Driving up knowledge and building capability in the team and more widely, employing a range of analytical methods and techniques to enhance the maturity of the analytical findings produced.
  • Building the confidence and capability of HR, business and other users to draw value from analytical outputs.
  • Supporting the delivery of effective practices in partnership with other People Group functions. For example, driving informed recruitment practices by working with the Resourcing function or delivering predictive workforce planning analysis to support business areas achieve the required future workforce.
  • The vision for data science and/or analytics, recommending ways to improve the quality of our outputs and the team’s awareness of the wider data science landscape and emerging technologies.

We’re looking for a highly motivated person who meets the essential criteria:

  • A first or second class degree in mathematics, statistics, behavioural science or another relevant STEM discipline; or equivalent experience.
  • Strong analysis skills, including the ability to derive insight from multiple data sources, use of data to support debate, and problem solve complex challenges.
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis
  • Experience of using innovative platforms for data visualisation including R Shiny, Power BI and/or Tableau. techniques and an aptitude for interpreting and disseminating analytical findings.
  • Experience of coding in at least one statistical/mathematical programme (R is preferred).
  • Strong data visualisation skills combined with experience of communicating insights with a range of different stakeholders to influence people and decision making and drive positive action.
  • An adaptable team player, with experience of working collaboratively and confidently with others yet is comfortable using initiative when working alone.

Desirable skills:

  • Experience of working within a People related or HR environment with knowledge of the employee lifecycle and nuances across people behaviour, characteristics and traits.
  • Experience of R programming.
  • Experience of adopting data science techniques to drive insight and decision making.
  • Experience of conducting statistical analysis on people related data to deliver insights.
  • A willingness to work towards achieving professional badging within one of the Government analytical disciplines.

Civil Service Recruitment Process

You will be assessed against the Civil service success profiles framework and the assessment process will be made up of two parts:

  • CV and Statement of Suitability

You will be asked to provide details of your relevant work experience and education. Ensure that you remove all personally identifiable information.

You will also be asked to provide a Statement of Suitability (maximum 1000 words), in which you should explain why you are the right candidate for the role based on the essential and desirable criteria set out above. You may wish to provide 1 or 2 examples that cover off multiple requirements, or to address each in turn.

  • Interview

If you successfully reach the interview stage, we will assess you against the following:


You will be assessed against the following behaviours:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Making Effective Decisions


As well as a ten-minute presentation (details of this will be sent to candidates before interview); you will be asked to provide examples of analytical evidence during the interview. This will include evidence that you can:

  • Apply quantitative analytical / data science methods effectively to drive insights that influence decision making, add value and has had impact.
  • Identify, gather and bring a range of often large data sets together, identifying and resolving quality issues.
  • Apply appropriate statistical techniques using programmes such as R or Python.
  • Produce robust and reproducible analysis, including using quality assurance and automated testing.
  • Present findings and insights persuasively so customers engage and understand the evidence and use it to influence decisions.
  • Develop your own technical capability and the capability of others.
  • Anticipate potential further uses of data wider than solving an initial problem.

Additional information

We are an agile, smarter working team and encourage applications from all staff wherever they are based.

We promote and support flexible working. Our digitally enabled team are encouraged (subject to business needs) to work remotely at least twice a week. We will also consider all applications for alternative working patterns, including reduced hours, job share, annualised hours etc.

For the sift we will focus on the lead competence of Making Effective Decisions. A reserve list will be held for a period of up to 6 months from which further appointments may be made.


The national salary range is £31,265 - £34,446, London salary range is £35,405. - £39,000. Your salary will be dependent on your base location

Additional Information

Working Arrangements & Further Information

The MoJ offers Hybrid Working arrangements where business need allows. This is an informal, non-contractual form of flexible working that blends working from your base location, different MoJ sites and / or from home (please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas). Some roles will not be suitable for Hybrid Working. Similarly, Hybrid Working will not suit everyone’s circumstances. Arrangements will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate(s) and subject to regular review.

For nationally advertised roles, the successful candidate(s) will be appointed to a MoJ office location, which may include their nearest Justice Collaboration Centre or Justice Satellite Office. This will be discussed and agreed on the completion of pre-employment checks.

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.


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.


  • 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 moves to or from another employer or moves across the Civil Service this can have implications on your eligibility to carry on claiming childcare vouchers. You may however be eligible for alternative government childcare support schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. More information can be found on GOV.UK or Childcare Choices. You can determine your eligibility at
  • Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
  • Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.

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

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident employer, MoJ are committed to providing everyone with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities, by making adjustments throughout all elements of the recruitment process and in the workplace. MoJ are able to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns.

You will be able to request reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process within the application form. If you need additional help completing the application form, please contact the SSCL Recruitment Enquiries Team.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: