Data Analytics Manager

  • UK Health Security Agency
  • London, UK
  • 31/05/2024
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Data Management Data Governance

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£38,724 - £48,068
A Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

Job grade

Senior Executive Officer

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Type of role

Information Technology

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

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Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, London

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Job summary

The Directorate of Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) works collaboratively with national and international partners to ensure the effective preparedness, response and recovery to a broad spectrum of health security incidents and emergencies, including infectious diseases, the deliberate or accidental release of chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear substances and environmental hazards. The Directorate consists of two operational divisions (Response and Preparedness) that provide specific EPRR capabilities and capacities within the Agency and in support of UKHSA’s responsibilities to work collaboratively across the UK’s health and social care system and with international partners.

Job description

The Data Analytics Manager role sits within our Assurance and Readiness team. The postholder will be a dedicated and innovative data analyst who will be a key part of the development of a new information asset using various sources to enable strategic data driven and informed decision making.

The new system will play a critical role and will consolidate data from various sources to provide a unified view of the key threats facing UKHSA as well as identifying priority risks in our capacity and capability to respond. Under the direction of the Data Analytics Lead, the postholder will work across UKHSA to identify relevant data sources, supporting the design of a robust data model to facilitate meaningful analysis and the development of a dashboard that allows key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics relevant to health threat readiness to be tracked against UKHSA’s strategic priorities, ultimately enabling our Executive Committee (ExCo) to make informed decisions regarding our readiness to respond to health threats.

The intelligence gathered will feed into a yearly review cycle of UKHSAs capacity and capability to respond to key threats, which plays a crucial role in establishing activity to enhance our efforts so that we are ready to respond to a range of health threats.

Please read all the information on this page carefully.

Person specification

Main duties and responsibilities are:

Data System Development

Support the Data Analytics Lead to;

create a robust and secure data system utilising Power BI to gather and consolidate diverse data sources to make these accessible in support of UKHSA’s capability to be ready to respond, leading on specific areas as directed.

ensure the system is user-friendly, making data easily accessible and can be used to inform and facilitate decision-making for UKHSA’s Executive Committee in terms of resource allocation, risk assessment, preparedness planning, response coordination and contingency planning.

establish an annual review cycle to maintain data accuracy, relevance, and system sustainability, while also ensuring the wider team's capabilities align.

To create ‘as is’ and ‘to be’ user journeys, highlighting pain points, dependencies, areas for improvements and hypothesis to test

Data Management

  • The development of the new system will require integrating existing and new data sources from various areas within UKHSA. In order to do this, the postholder will need skills in the following areas
  • Collection, management and , cleansing of data from historical and current sources

Extraction and aggregation of data

  • Data analysis using a variety of tools including Power BI to enable presentation to all audiences (technical and non-technical) to support decision making in line with the Agency’s responsibilities as a Category 1 responder

Relationship Management

  • Working with the Data Analytics Lead, support the identification of business areas within UKHSA that require additional capacity and capability based on data analysis.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to facilitate data acquisition, ensuring a coordinated and efficient approach that minimises duplication and avoids adding unnecessary pressure to other teams or processes. This involves establishing effective working relationships to streamline data collection processes and enhance the organisation's overall capabilities.

Communication and Facilitation

  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, to develop excellent working relationships to influence stakeholders in the use of data, reporting and insights, actively seeking opportunities to facilitate stakeholder engagement to ensure interactions and user journeys are rational and consistent.
  • Use relevant tools to convey complex data, concepts, and methodologies to stakeholders in an appropriate format.
  • Foster collaboration with business users, change teams, and technical teams to identify effective data solutions for subsequent annual review cycles.

Quality Assurance and Validation

  • Recognise data accuracy and fitness for the intended purpose. Prepare and cleanse data, apply recognised methodologies, conduct audits, tests, and quality checks. Review team deliverables and releases. Identify efficient methodologies to ensure timely and risk-free project delivery.
  • Assess data accuracy and its suitability and apply recognised methodologies to prepare and refine data.
  • Conduct audits, tests, and quality checks to ensure data integrity, including developing an audit schedule to ensure these happen regularly.
  • Support the Data Analytics Lead to review team deliverables and releases. Identify and implement efficient methodologies to ensure timely and risk-free project delivery, leading on specific areas as directed.
  • Support the Data Analytics Lead to identify and implement the new system, actively seeking opportunities to improve and mature our data management processes and approach to work including the use of new technologies, leading on specific areas as directed.
  • Understand user needs and track interactions across departmental and organisational boundaries.
  • Influence performance reporting so we measure and target improvements to things that matter to users.

Leadership and management

  • Effective line management (if applicable) of junior staff. Line management will include: regular performance reviews and goal-setting discussions; ensuring direct reports can achieve their objectives and have access to appropriate training; recruitment; induction; and progressing any disciplinary or capability issues.
  • Ensure activities and behaviours are aligned with UKHSA’s organisational vision and values and are embedded within the team’s culture.
  • Deputise for the Data Analytics Lead as required.

Essential Criteria:

  • Educated to NQF level 6 (graduate degree) or with demonstrable equivalent experience relevant to the role
  • Data visualisation: Proficiency in using data visualisation tools and techniques to communicate data effectively, with specific experience in designing and building in Power BI.
  • Data management: Understanding of data architecture, data quality, data management strategies and principles and data governance, with the ability to support data assurance processes.
  • Data tools: Good understanding of data analysis tools, techniques, and principles.
  • Experience of stakeholder management at all levels; working with and through others to make change happen, including tracking key data indicators (eg resource utilisation, benefits, risks, issues etc), collaborating with business users, change teams, and technical teams to identify solutions.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to tailor communications for different audiences. This includes sharing insights and key messages from analysis which are accessible to a range of audiences.
  • Data modelling, data cleansing, and data enrichment: You can produce data models and understand when to use different types. You understand different tools and can compare different data models against requirements.

Desirable criteria

  • Additional qualifications or certifications related to data management and analysis.


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

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Changing and Improving
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service


Alongside your salary of £38,724, UK Health Security Agency contributes £10,455 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.
  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

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Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window), and will assess your Behaviours.

Selection Process Details

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

Stage 1: Application & Sift

You will be required to complete an application form. You will be assessed on the above listed essential criteria, and this will be in the form of a:

  • CV/ Application form (‘Employer/ Activity history’ section on the application)
  • 1000 word Statement of Suitability

This should outline how you consider your skills, experience, and knowledge, provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with reference to the essential criteria.

The CV / Application form and Statement of Suitability will be marked separately, and you must pass both to move forward to interview.

Shortlisting: In the event of a large number of applications we will shortlist on the behaviour -Working together.

If you are successful at this stage, you will progress to interview & assessment

Please do not exceed 1000 words. We will not consider any words over and above this number.

Feedback will not be provided at this stage.

Stage 2: Interview (success profiles)

You will be invited to a (single) remote interview.

Behaviours will be tested at interview.

The Behaviours tested during the interview stage will be:

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Changing and Improving
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Managing a quality service
  • Working together

Interviews will be held week commencing 1st of July. Please note, these dates are subject to change.

Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.

Location information

UKHSA operates a hybrid working model where business needs allow. This provides us with greater flexibility about how and where we work, to get the best from our workforce. As a hybrid worker, you will be expected to spend a minimum of 60% of your contractual working hours (approximately 3 days a week pro rata, (averaged over a month) working at one of UKHSA's locations (Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, and London). Specialist or regional roles will be based at the appropriate UKHSA site.

Eligibility Criteria

Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).

Security Clearance Level Requirement

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 Personnel Security Standard.

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.

The Civil Service welcomes applications from people who have recently left prison or have an unspent conviction. Read more about prison leaver recruitment.

It’s important to note that there are currently exceptions to applications being considered if your conviction relates to any of the following:

  • life sentences
  • arson
  • sexual offences
  • hate and terror offences

Some departments will also consider the specific offence against the nature of the business, i.e., a conviction for fraud may rule you out for a finance role.

If you are interviewed for the post and do not meet the required threshold for the specified grade, your application may be assessed against a similar, lower grade role and you may be offered the post should one be available

Starting salary

Entrants to the Civil Service are expected to start on the minimum of the pay band.

The internal roles rules apply to existing Civil Servants, i.e. level transfers move on current salary or the pay range minimum, transfers on promotion move to new pay range minimum or receive 10% increase.

Either case is determined by whichever is the highest.

For further details please refer to the Information Sheet - Starting Salaries & Benefits attachment.

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


Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.
People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard (opens in new window) checks.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window)
  • nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020
  • Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service
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Working for the Civil Service

Please note this Post is NOT regulated by the Civil Service Commission.
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.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Civil Service is committed to attract, retain and invest in talent wherever it is found. To learn more please see the Civil Service People Plan (opens in a new window) and the Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (opens in a new window).

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The Civil Service welcomes applications from people who have recently left prison or have an unspent conviction. Read more about prison leaver recruitment (opens in new window).
Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.

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