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Human Resources

Senior Reward/People Analyst – 79389
£39,868 – £50,039


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            Senior Reward/People Analyst
Band    SEO
Business Area    MoJ People Group 
Team    Reward Strategy
Location    National
Contract    1 x 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.

MoJ People Group is an exciting place to work, as we support the organisation through striving to make a positive contribution to people’s work experience from the time they join the organisation, to the point at which they leave. We want everyone who works for the Ministry of Justice to feel confident in their skills, ambitious for the future and fulfilled by their work and relationships with their colleagues.  We strive to identify and create the optimal working environment and experience for employees, in which they can be as effective and productive as possible.

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.

About the Role

We are looking for motivated Senior Reward/People Analyst 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. The role will include ensuring analytical methods transform findings to insightful actions and drive improvements in all people related experiences, and in doing so help to ensure the delivery of MoJ business objectives and the Civil Service workforce agenda.  You will lead projects independently and work as part of larger teams consisting of Reward specialists and analysts.


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

  • Lead on various strands of work to develop proposals, working closely with analytical colleagues, reward leads in the department and its agencies, and change programme leads to test and model how these will work in practice. This will include:
    • Managing and evaluating a range of data sources quickly and effectively, with the ability to draw conclusions, communicate clear actionable information and recommendations.
    • Designing models and scenario modelling to develop costed options;
    • Reviewing workforce plans; recruitment and retention data and considering the relationship/impact on reward matters.
  • Developing a solid level of technical HR/ reward and business knowledge.
  • The vision for data science and/or analytics, recommending ways to improve the quality of our outputs
  • Building the confidence and capability of Reward, business and other users to draw value from analytical outputs
  • Working with analytical colleagues, you will bridge the gap between analysis and insights, finding effective ways to explain findings with context, to drive action and deliver business outcomes
  • The team’s awareness of the wider data science landscape and emerging technologies
  • Drive up knowledge and build capability in the team and more widely, employing a broad range of analytical methods, techniques and approaches to enhance the maturity of analytical findings produced
  • Supporting the delivery of effective practices in partnership with the other People Group functions for example, drive informed reward practices by working with the Resourcing function or delivering predictive workforce planning analysis to support business areas achieve the required future workforce
  • Horizon scanning both across the reward landscape (public and private sectors) to spot trends and emerging themes and internally across business areas, in collaboration with HRBPs and professions, to identify challenges and opportunities for the Civil Service pay and reward offer.

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

  • Strong analysis skills, including the ability to derive insight from multiple data sources, use of data to support debate, and problem solve complex people challenges. 
  • An ability to develop and maintain good relationships with a range of stakeholders across the organisation. Whilst you will have lead accountability for a number of specific projects, you will be a real team player supporting policies and projects across the team.
  • Experience of communicating insights with a range of executive and non-executive stakeholders to influence people and policy 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.
  • Knowledge and experience using excel and/or statistical software such as R.
  • Confidence to navigate through complexity and ambiguity.

 Desirable skills:

  • Experience of working within a People related or HR environment preferably in Reward.
  • Experience of coding in at least one statistical/mathematical package or programme preferably in R programming.
  • Experience of using visualisation techniques such as Power BI, Tableau or R Shiny.
  • Experience of conducting statistical analysis on people related data to deliver insights.

Civil Service Recruitment Process

You will be assessed against Civil service success profiles framework and be asked to provide the following information as part of the application process.


You will be asked during the application to submit:

  • An anonymised CV (Please keep the CV to no more than two A4 sides, remove all personal information and do not save the file with your name); and
  • A 500-word statement of suitability, setting out why you think you are suitable for this role.  Please ensure you include examples of job experiences that would contribute and benefit you delivering this role. You should include evidence on ‘how’ you demonstrated the requirements as well as ‘what’ you did. All these requirements are important for the job; however, we do not expect candidates to be expert in all of them; just give as much evidence as you can for each.

Applicants Invited for Interview

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

We will assess you against the Civil Service Success Profiles. Success profiles are made up of 5 elements. 

This vacancy will be assessed against the following success profile:

  1. Experience
  2. Strengths
  3. Behaviours
  4. Technical

Civil Service Success Profiles:

You will be assessed against the following behaviours:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Changing and Improving
  • Delivering at pace


  • 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
  • Produce robust and reproducible analysis, including using quality assurance, and automated testing
  • Use appropriate techniques to analyse the data to gain insight and evidence that solves problems or questions
  • Develop your own capability and the capability of others
  • Present findings and insights persuasively so customers engage and understand the evidence and use it to influence decisions
  • Anticipate potential further uses of data wider than solving initial problem, and can raise awareness and engagement in value of quantitative approaches

Additional information

We are an agile, smarter working team and are encouraging 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 consider all applications for alternative working patterns, including reduced hours, job share, annualised hours.

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


The national salary range is £39,868 - £43,535, London salary range is £45,824 - £50,039. 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: