Business Intelligence Analyst

  • UK Export Finance
  • London, UK
  • 01/04/2022
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Job Description


Reference number



£33,000 - £38,920


Higher Executive Officer

Contract type


Business area

UKEF - Business Insight Centre

Type of role

Business Management and Improvement

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time

Number of posts



Westminster, London

About the job


The Business Insight Centre sits within our Finance Division and is responsible for supporting the decision making and progress evaluation processes of UKEF to assist it to achieve its business goals and objectives.
This is achieved through a mixture of regular and ad hoc information, report and dashboard management, the creation of bespoke self-service BI solutions and analytics along with close co-operation with the IT development team to enhance and extend our enterprise data warehouse. The goal of the team is to build a Business Insight centre of excellence and continuously enhance and extend UKEF’s ability to support its customers.

Job description

In order to address these challenges, we are looking for someone with a good balance of Business analysis and Business intelligence skills who has strong stakeholder management skills and able to gather requirements for BI/MI solutions and catalogue/document user needs.
This role would suit to someone who is passionate to improve existing skills and experience in data analysis and business intelligence. Someone who is proactive in acquiring new skills and knowledge to progress in turning data into actionable insights
As a Business Intelligence Analyst, you should have a proven track record, as a user or developer, of delivering business reports, creating dashboards and analysing existing environment in order to provide effective solutions for improvements in our data capabilities. We are looking for someone to provide knowledge, expertise and support by way of analysis and reporting, ensuring that information is accessible and available for business use.
It is anticipated that the post holder will not simply provide reports and dashboards in response to requirements but will add value to the resolution of business queries and problems through ad-hoc and proactive analysis of the available data.
It is expected that the post holder will interact with all areas of the UKEF. You will gain a good working knowledge of the underlying business processes and systems allowing you to give advice on ways to ensure that data is complete, accurate and timely.


Main Activities
  • Supports the team with production of monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reporting.
  • Advises the business and executives on how BI (processes, practices and technologies) play a critical role in improving business management and optimisation; designs organisation-wide “views” and custom reports.
  • Document reporting production catalogues detailing user requirements and report structures.
  • Identifying business needs and issues by fostering relationships with key stakeholders across Operations, Risk, Marketing and the Business
  • Building and enhancing data visualisation capabilities for MI/BI Solutions. This will require working closely with other members of the Business Insight Centre.
  • Assist BIC team in developing tools and processes focused on improving the insight and analytical capabilities of the business (including optimisation of data gathering, data transformation and insights preparation).
  • Working with the wider analytics team on data management and governance, collaborating with IT Team, Enterprise and Data Architects to ensure BI Solutions are aligned with overall plans, architecture and solutions.
  • Providing design support for the development of business Intelligence and MI Solutions by working on medium to complex and cross-functional IT and Business projects. Provide BI/MI solutions by assisting in further development of MI Capabilities/Services (Reports, Insights, Visualisation or BI Tools) to ensure existing MI/BI capacity is fully utilised..
  • Assist the BIC team members with organising MI/BI workstream projects implementing new BI Software tools and systems.
  • Where necessary conduct or assist in conducting training sessions to business users to ensure adoption of the new BI tools and/or mastering additional functionality. Provides subject matter expertise for core BI functions.
  • Assist the UKEF to understand Data quality issues, verify the collection of data against agreed data quality standards, provides input to the development of information quality metrics (or recommend where necessary), document and track.
  • Analyse data and write queries required to produce new and update existing reporting solutions (Cognos and/or Excel based), create Semantic business models for Power BI reports and document the design. Act as a first point of contact with IT Development team if, and when amendments to the underlying data is required.
  • In collaboration with IT and other teams, and knowledge of BI/MI techniques to identify opportunities to use cloud-based analytics infrastructure capabilities
  • Validate and enhance, where appropriate, detailed data analysis techniques and specifically in the use of data analysis tools.
This list is not exhaustive as you may be required to carry out additional duties according to business need.


  • Qualified by experience or Degree qualified in any of the quantitative disciplines- such as Computer Science, Data Science, Software Engineering, or Mathematics and Statistics.


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

  • Changing and Improving
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Working Together

Technical skills

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

  • a short presentation (this will be on a topic determined by UKEF and will need to be prepared in advance).


  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension

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.
See our vetting charter.
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, Experience and Technical skills.
Selection process
We are assessing candidates using Success Profiles (see Appendix 1) and across the whole process we will assess your Experience, Ability, Technical aptitude and Behaviours as highlighted below.
You will be invited to complete the online application form. The application form must be completed by 23.55 on the day of the closing date for it to be accepted.
All applications will be sifted against our minimum selection criteria outlined in the personal specification.
You will be either asked in the relevant sections of the application form to provide examples of evidence against a range of the success profiles (refer to appendix 1). You will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement of no more than 750 words detailing how you meet the essential criteria.
For the initial sift your application will be evaluated against:
  • Experience
  • Ability
  • Technical
  • Behaviours
If you are successful following the sift stage, you will be invited to an initial interview; this will include the following assessment:
  • Behaviours/Technical/Experience - a formal panel interview where you will be interviewed across all four behaviours highlighted and your technical ability to successfully carry out the role.
  • Technical - a short presentation (this will be on a topic determined by UKEF and will need to be prepared in advance).
Details of interview panel members will be e-mailed to all successful candidates who are invited for interview.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

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 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

Should you have a complaint or wish to raise any concerns regarding the recruitment process, please e-mail your complaint to the Head of Pay and Resourcing (UKEF) at and include “Complaint” in the subject heading. Should you remain dissatisfied following UKEF’s investigation then you can refer your complaint to the Commission -