Salary: c£41,000 - (London), c£33,000 - (Newcastle)
Thank you for your interest in joining the National Audit Office as an Analyst. This pack will give you a better idea of who we are, what you’ll do when you join us, and what we offer. It also gives more details about the application process.
Our position is unique, and our work is extraordinarily influential. We are independent of government and the civil service and scrutinise public spending for Parliament. This means we work for, and for the good of, everyone in the country. We help society work better – supporting and enabling improvements in the way services are delivered right across the public sector. The recommendations from our work result in financial savings and positive changes in government to improve services and ensure value for money for the taxpayer.
For you, this means work that has a greater value, and offers a greater challenge. You’ll tackle complex projects that inform debates and influence some of the biggest decisions that government makes. You’ll collaborate with dedicated and talented people toward shared and important goals. And, by taking on new opportunities and challenges, you’ll build a rewarding and fascinating career – one that will allow you to make an impact that you, and the nation, can clearly see.
We are now looking to recruit several Analysts who will help us deliver our Value for Money reports, which examine various aspects of government programmes and projects.
If you like what you see and can meet our requirements, then we want to hear from you.
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:
As an Analyst you will help us deliver our Value for Money reports, which examine various aspects of government programmes and projects. You will get involved in other work too, including investigations and other assurance work. To be successful you will work as part of a small team with sector or topic specialists and qualified accountants. You will contribute throughout from planning to drafting these reports. You will use a range of qualitative and quantitative techniques to gather and analyse data.
All Analysts are expected to spend part of their time developing and using their expertise to contribute to more specialist networks across the office. This includes providing analytical insight and support to others outside of your team on your areas of expertise such as analytical techniques and methods, commercial and regulatory issues, digital transformation and data use in the public sector, financial risk and management, major project delivery, and people and operational management.
For more information, please attend our virtual open event on Thursday 25th May from 5pm-6pm. To reserve your place please follow the 'apply' button.
We are aiming to hold the following selection stages:
- Open Evening – 5-6pm on 25th May 2023
- Closing date – 23.59pm on 3rd June 2023
- Shortlisting stage – 7th June 2023
- Case Study stage – 13th June 2023
- Interviews – from 22nd June onwards
- UK Nationals
- Nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
- Nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
Please note, we are not able to sponsor work visas or accept temporary visas as we are looking to hire on a permanent basis. Please contact us should you have any questions on your nationality eligibility.
The main responsibilities include:
- Gathering evidence through interviews of government officials and other stakeholders, reviewing documents, analysing data, and maintaining an evidence trail.
- Analysing and interpreting data on a wide range of relevant public policy topics, using a range of quantitative and qualitative methods.
- Presenting findings clearly and succinctly and contributing to planning and drafting value for money reports.
- Providing written and oral briefings to managers and senior staff.
- Supporting wider assurance work and assisting teams during engagement with Parliament and wider select committees, particularly the Public Accounts Committee.
- Gaining insight and knowledge of the client and developing and maintaining good relations with them and engaging with wider external analytical communities.
- Providing advice and support to other teams using your analytical expertise.
It will be essential that you can demonstrate the ability to:
- Gather, analyse, and interpret quantitative and qualitative evidence
- Deliver insightful quantitative and qualitative analysis to time and quality
- Produce clear, well-structured, and succinct written work which can be easily understood by non-technical readers
- Draw valid and succinct conclusions that are clearly evidence based
- Present complex data or other findings in a way which can be easily understood by the various audiences
- Engage confidently with colleagues and clients at all levels
- Work co-operatively and collaboratively as part of a team to deliver outputs
- Use a range of software packages especially (and not limited to) MS Excel, and develop skills in other analytical packages such as R, Python and SQL to manipulate and analyse data
In addition, we are looking for the candidates with the following attributes:
- Intellectual curiosity, especially about using data and evidence to answer questions
- Flexibility to make a significant contribution across a range of topics and outputs
- Strong interest in the work of the NAO and public policy across a range of sectors
- Attention to detail in documenting and maintaining a reliable audit trail for your work
- Drive and determination to overcome obstacles, resistance, or challenges in order to achieve goals
- Commitment to personal development and keeping technical skills up to date.
THE PEOPLE WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
We are looking for people with strong analytical skills, which can be drawn from a range of backgrounds, to join our value for money study teams.
A strong academic background. This means either:
- A minimum of a 2:1 degree in a discipline with a substantial quantitative analytical component (e.g., mathematics, statistics, economics, management science/operations research, finance or data analytics, social research methods) and relevant experience working as an analyst,
- A Master’s degree with a substantial quantitative or research component.
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