Broaden your career horizons

Across the Government Analysis Function there are many opportunities to help broaden your career horizons. This could be building your network of peers through volunteering, participating in a function activity or developing your skills and career by applying for a loan or secondment.

The Analysis Function is committed to creating an inclusive analytical community where all our members have the chance to thrive, with access to a breadth of career and development opportunities. This page is updated to bring you the latest loan, secondment, volunteering, shadowing and vacancies from across government ensuring you have a clear view of opportunities available to build your skills and contribute more widely and ensuring equal and transparent access to opportunities.

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If you’d like to know more or to find out how to promote vacancies within your area, please contact the team at analysis.function@ons.gov.uk.

What opportunities are available?

Loans and secondments

Loans and secondments are types of placements which can last for varying periods of time. They are a great way to experience a new role, develop skills in a new area or department and can span both inside and outside the Civil Service.

Across the Analysis Function loans and secondments are usually advertised on Civil Service Jobs, please subscribe to our Opportunities page to receive notifications for any specific opportunities promoted across the AF.

Our professions arrange annual external secondment programmes including the annual Government Statistical Service BBC secondment, hear from one secondee about their experience of working for the BBC on a secondment.

Understand more about the different types of roles available across the AF

Careers in analysis are broad and varied, contributing to decision making at the heart of government. Our Career Framework is a great resource to consider typical analytical roles at various levels across government and to understand more about the skills and experience needed. Interested in applying for a role? Why not visit our careers pages to find out more about careers in government analysis.

AF Coffee Connect

An informal networking opportunity, AF Coffee Connect is a great way to meet analysts and build your network to broaden your understanding of working as an analyst across government. Each month participants are matched randomly and conversations held over coffee. Email analysis.function@ons.gov.uk to sign up.

Volunteering, shadowing and exchange programmes

Current opportunities (shown in order of closing date)

Cabinet Office, Counter Fraud Centre of Expertise (CoEx) candidate drop-in session. Tuesday 06 July 16:30-17:30.

CoEx is the Cabinet Office’s central hub of the Fraud, Error, Debt and Grants (FEDG) Group and works across government to tackle fraud and corruption in the public sector. CoEx is hosting this candidate drop-in session to discuss the data-driven roles that have recently opened up within Data Strategy and National Fraud Initiative teams.

Visit Knowledge Hub for more detail – Opportunities to join the Centre of Expertise for Counter Fraud and to request a recruitment pack, which contains information about the recruiting data teams and their vacancies please email will.jones@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

Book your tickets for the session on EventBrite – Counter Fraud Centre of Expertise candidate drop-in Tuesday 06 July 2021 16:30.

Opportunities for Senior Analysts (Senior Executive Officer) to work in the Cabinet Office National Situation Centre (SitCen), closing date 09 July 2021.

The National Situation Centre (SitCen) forms part of the Civil Contingencies Secretariat in the Cabinet Office with a purpose of bringing together timely data and insights to support situational awareness on crisis and national security issues. Focussed on innovation and delivery at the cutting edge of government’s use of data and analysis for crises, you will join a team of highly skilled analysts from across the analytical and data professions.

To find out more about this opportunity please contact Ruth Davies at sitcen@cabinetoffice.gov.uk and apply on Civil Service Jobs – SitCen SEO vacancy.

Grade 6 Lead Data Scientist x 2, Fraud Data Analytics Service based in Glasgow or York. Closing date 11 July 2021.

The Cabinet Office is responsible for the delivery of the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) Fraud Analytics Programme, which brings together government data to find fraud in the COVID-19 loan schemes.

Two vacancies are available on a cross-government Expression of Interest, fixed term appointment for one year. Skills and experience in Scala, Python and SQL are necessary and you will receive analytics training in Quantexa and Spark to support the delivery of this programme.

Appy on Civil Service Jobs – G6 Lead Data Scientist.

Senior Executive Officer Senior Data Analyst x 2, Fraud Data Analytics Service based in Glasgow or York. Closing date 11 July 2021.

The Cabinet Office is responsible for the delivery of the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) Fraud Analytics Programme, which brings together government data to find fraud in the COVID-19 loan schemes.

Two vacancies are available on a cross-government Expression of Interest, fixed term appointment for one year. Skills and experience in Scala, Python and SQL are necessary and you will receive analytics training in Quantexa and Spark to support the delivery of this programme.

Appy on Civil Service Jobs – SEO Senior Data Analyst.

Actionable Insights Seminar Series

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Government Social Research profession have developed this series for the Government Analysis Function and the Policy Profession.

Featuring high-profile speakers and offering opportunities for questions, the seminars are designed for policymakers and analysts across government. They will cover a range of cross-cutting areas including:

  • Economic impacts and recovery
  • Mental health, resilience and wellbeing
  • Changing work
  • Effective public services
  • Vulnerable communities

Seminar 1: Economic impacts and recovery — insights on business resilience and innovation. Thursday 15 July 12:30-13:30.

This lunchtime seminar focusses on business resilience, innovation and lessons for effective business policy. The effects of government policy on business and trends which are predicted to stay in long-term (e.g. online sales and working from home). The session will also explore how different sectors have been impacted and those which are showing resilience including new firm creation.

Agenda:

  • Introduction by Chair: Gareth Davies, Policy Profession SRO for Professional Communities
  • Presentation 1: Professor Paul Mizen, University of Nottingham
  • Presentation 2: Dr Ben Spigel, University of Edinburgh Business School
  • Presentation 3: Dr Swati Dhingra, London School of Economics
  • Actionable Insights Seminar 1 Q&A Session
  • Wrap up and close: Chair

To register your interest for this seminar please email GESREvents@hmtreasury.gov.uk.

Keep checking this page for more seminars in this series.

Introduction to the Data Science Accelerator programme, application window 14 June to 19 July 2021.

The Data Science Accelerator is a capability-building programme that gives analysts from across the public sector the opportunity to develop their data science skills. The programme is open to aspiring data scientists and others with an interest in developing data science skills from across the public sector, including central and local government.

Find out more and apply – Introduction to the Data Science Accelerator programme.

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