People Analytics Data Analyst

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Job Type:Full Time


Dstl Porton Down, Dstl Portsdown West

About the job


Do you have a real passion for conducting analysis, developing hypothesis, building models, providing insight and presenting analytics. Are you curious to see the big picture, linking data, people, issues with innovation and creativity?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a People Analytics Analyst to join the People, Engagement and Communications (PEC) Division. As a member of the Workforce Planning and People Insights Team, you will work with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders to support the development of sophisticated people analytics to provide insight and enable data driven business decisions.

The team provides data-based evidence and insight across Dstl 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.

People analytics continues to grow in importance for PEC Division and as the profession moves towards utilising evidence in its different forms, and builds its capability in appreciating the value and implications of data, it is important that a clearly articulated evidence base can be accessed and utilised by HR professionals of all seniorities and capabilities.

Job description

In this role you will:
  • Support the Lead with developing hypothesis, building data models using advanced analytical techniques
  • Develop MI Tools, Products and Techniques that further mature the analytics capability.
  • Apply data science techniques to provide insights in People Data.
  • Conduct statistical analysis on bespoke questions to provide deeper understanding from experiences across the employee lifecycle
  • Manipulate and analyse large volumes of information using appropriate tools and methods to verify data quality and use robust problem-solving abilities
  • Complete Quantitative and Qualitative analysis
  • Work in partnership with the wider Workforce Planning and People Insights Team to deliver products based on user needs, carry out adhoc deep dive requests and complete returns to external partners
  • Work in partnership with Finance colleagues and wider HR team to provide comprehensive workforce analysis that triangulates workforce information, finance and resourcing activity data to inform recruitment and retention activity
  • Support the Workforce Planning and People Analytics Lead by identifying insights and recommendations in a manner that is easily understood and aids data driven decision-making
  • Support the Workforce Planning and People Analytics Lead with the delivery of the People Data pack and insight for Executive, Board and Senior Leadership Team


We are looking for someone who has:
  • A knowledge and experience of data analysis, dissemination and presentation best practice
  • Experience and understanding of People Analytics or analytical techniques generally
  • Strong analysis skills with competency in Research and Data science techniques
  • Developed tools and models that support insight and can explain complex and conflicting data
  • Ability to visualise information in a clean and concise manner
  • Experience of building analytics products and explaining them to non-technical audiences
  • Good communication skills
  • Good team working skills, with an ability to work autonomously, with pace and with attention to detail

BA/BSc degree in Data Science, Economics, Computer Science, Statistics, Finance, Social Science, Psychology, or any related fields (i.e. Mathematics, Engineering), or equivalent practical experience.

Previous Power BI Development Experience (or other tools such as Tableau, or Shiny)


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

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


We'll provide a great range of benefits including:
  • Fully flexible working, including alternative working patterns, annualised hours, compressed hours and job share, to name a few.
  • Flexible Working hours, a rolling 12 month reference period and the ability to bank hours. Up to 20 hours can be taken in any calendar month.
  • Excellent learning and development to ensure everyone fulfils their potential.
  • Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay.
  • Chartership and accreditation support.
  • Pension.
  • Generous annual leave, with the ability to buy and sell up to 5 days holiday per year.
  • A competitive salary.
  • Onsite gyms and restaurants.
  • Staff discounts for high street and online shopping, restaurants and days out.

Our Diversity Networks
DSTL recognises the importance of diversity and inclusion as people from diverse backgrounds bring fresh ideas. We are committed to building an inclusive working environment in which each employee fulfils their potential and maximises their contribution. We have a number of support networks to ensure all employees feel supported at work.
These include the following:
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Network
  • Faith and Culture Network
  • Parents and Carer Support Network
  • Alternative Working Network
  • Gender Equality Network
  • New Starters Network
  • Enabled Network, for people with visible and non-visible disabilities

For further information about DSTL please check out our LinkedIn page

Things you need to know


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 security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.
Sift will take place week commencing 25th January 2021, with interviews to be held week commencing 1st February 2021

We want you to have your best chance of success in our recruitment process, so If at any stage of the application process you would like help or assistance please contact the Dstl Recruitment Team and we will do all we can to support you.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for all disabled applicants who provide evidence in their application of meeting the minimum essential requirements of the post, set out in the job description. You will be asked to indicate if you are applying under this scheme when you submit your application.

Your application will be assessed by the hiring manager matching the evidence you have provided in your CV against the criteria in the vacancy details and the attached job description. Those who score the highest mark will be invited to come to an interview.

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

Important Information
The security of our work means that only UK nationals who have also resided in the UK for the last 5 years (10 years for certain roles) can be considered. Some roles will require Developed Vetting (DV). Unfortunately dual nationals cannot be considered.

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

Nationality requirements

Open to UK nationals only.

This job is not open to candidates who hold a dual nationality.

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

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Further information

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