Senior Operational Research Analyst

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Home Office

Croydon, London, Sheffield

Application Deadline
£41,950 - £46,144 or £37,450 - £41,193

£41,950 - £46,144 or £37,450 - £41,193 – with a recruitment and retention allowance of £2,000.


Locations: Croydon, London, Sheffield

Find a challenge like no other with the Home Office.

With wide-ranging responsibilities that extend from border security and immigration through to crime, policing and counter terrorism, The Home Office is a unique place in which to develop your capabilities. Our people are exposed to career-defining projects, with the chance to work across the department with multidisciplinary colleagues, and it is within this progressive environment that you could find a fascinating challenge.

As a member of the Home Office Analysis and Insight (HOAI) Directorate, you will work on nationally-important initiatives that could impact both on how we work internally as an organisation, and the decisions that we are making on a wide range of external challenges. For example, you could be asked to embed analytical techniques and tools into workflows and performance reporting across the department, or you could be tasked with helping policy colleagues develop the wider Home Office strategy. Likewise, you might utilise queuing theory and simulation models to enable the Border Force to better manage passenger and freight flows, or you could get involved in maximising the efficiency of the migration system. Regardless of which project you are leading, you will find a fascinating array of challenges.

Scoping and identifying the specific requirements of your projects, you will work closely with a broad range of stakeholders to ensure impactful analysis is being delivered, and that customer needs are being met at all times. Ensuring intellectual rigour is behind every decision that is being made, you will see to it that complex problems are being tackled in the most innovative and creative way, and you will collaborate with other analytical professions (such as economics, statistics and social research) to drive the best possible results. Crucially, you will be keen to share expertise with colleagues across the organisation, and you will be willing to line manage Junior Analysts.

This is a great opportunity for someone with a proven track record of delivering analytical projects. As a member of our well-regarded team, you will be working with senior leaders within the department and sometimes government Ministers, so we will expect you to have good verbal and written communication skills. It is essential that you have GORS technical skills. This will include the ability to apply operational research skills and techniques, and the capacity to achieve impact with analysis will be a key component in your success. You will also have a bachelor's degree of at least a 2:1, or a master's degree of at least 2:2 in a numerate subject. Crucially, you will be a team-player who is capable of working in a fast-paced environment, with leadership experience .

We want you to thrive with us and to find an unparalleled working opportunity. As such, we champion an inclusive workplace in which you are free to be yourself. We know that we are better in our work if we have people from every walk of life, so regardless of your background or how you came to be in the analytical profession we would welcome your application. We will also ensure you are able to meet your home commitments with flexible working options, and we will provide you with a generous benefits package that includes a desirable civil service pension scheme, and ongoing training and development opportunities that are tailored to your future ambitions.

So do something exceptional with your analytical skills, and join us.

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 30th January 2022


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