RIS Offshore Data Analyst, Full time or part time (open to flexible working)

Coventry, Birmingham, West Midlands
£30,260 per annum, pro rata
23 Aug 2019
18 Sep 2019
Finance, IT
Contract Type

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) ensures money is available to fund the UK’s vital public services and assist people with targeted financial support. With growing amounts of intelligence and data, it’s a very exciting time to join our fast-growing analytical community. 

HMRC’s Risk and Intelligence Service (RIS) established a new business area - RIS Offshore - in September 2018. 

RIS Offshore is responsible for providing an enhanced service for offshore intelligence and data acquisition, risk identification and development. This new business area provides a single focus to tackle the complex and high profile risks emerging from offshore intelligence and data. 

This is a fast-paced and high profile environment requiring people who can flourish and work under pressure, delivering the highest quality products. This is an opportunity to be at the forefront of data analysis, influencing the development of this new team and working in a significant risk area for the UK economy. 

RIS Offshore have stakeholders and customers across HMRC, wider government and internationally. Our roles involve identifying relevant stakeholders dependent on the risks identified, and being committed to working collaboratively to achieve our collective outcomes. 

These roles are within our Operational Delivery Capability. This area is responsible for delivering profiles to delivery partners as part of the ‘No Safe Havens Strategy’. It’s formed of specialists who advise on and develop both complex and single risk offshore and wealthy profiles. As a Data Analyst in this team, you will have access to one of the biggest data platforms in UK government, which is unrivalled by our private sector counterparts. 

Our Data Analysts need to have a genuine passion for analytics, an innovative mind-set and need to question current methods of delivery to improve our processes and to offer a different perspective. 

Do you have the skillset we are looking for?

Job description

Our Data Analysts employ analytical skills to design and deliver products that identify individuals, businesses and taxpayer behaviours of the greatest risk to the UK economy. 

As a RIS Offshore Data Analyst you will: 

  • Use a variety of cutting edge tools to analyse and interpret data to make sound conclusions and recommendations. You will help our business expand the boundaries of what can be achieved using data. 
  • Profile very large data sets to meet complex criteria. 
  • Use your analytical skills to predict patterns of behaviour, understand emerging trends and support those who ensure accurate tax is paid. 
  • Work with challenging stakeholders to identify and clarify the overall scope and requirements of analytical work. 
  • Lead on the exploration and exploitation of a variety of complex data sets, analytical tools and techniques to support a range of stakeholders across HMRC. 
  • Ensure a wide set of innovative opportunities are explored; evaluating options, impacts, risks and solutions to provide clear problem definitions and encouraging full exploitation of new data and technology. 
  • Effectively communicate your analysis, influencing both technical and non-technical stakeholders and management. 
  • Provide regular progress updates on your analysis, keeping people informed. 
  • Manage conflicting demands and priorities.


Essential Skills 

  • Be proficient in the use of analytical software such as SAS, SQL and Pentaho (or similar software packages) to manipulate complex data sets. 
  • Have experience of working with large data sets. 
  • Be a good communicator - have an idea of how to influence management and communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences. 
  • Be able to manage conflicting demands and priorities, providing progress updates on your work. 
  • Have a proven ability to be flexible and deliver to tight deadlines. 

Desirable Skills 

  • Experience of delivering analytical projects in an analytical or statistics related field. 
  • Be proficient in using applications to manipulate multiple data sets, for example, using Excel to merge, analyse and consolidate data using pivot tables, functions and charts.


All candidates, including existing Civil Servants, must have at least one of the following: 

  • A first or second class honours degree (2:2 minimum) or higher in a subject containing formal mathematics and / or statistical training (for example, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Sciences, Business Studies, Psychology, Geography, Computer Science or similar). Candidates may apply in their final year of study whilst they are still awaiting their degree result, however, job offers will not be made until we receive confirmation of your degree result. 


  • A Royal Statistical Society graduate diploma. 

Original qualification certificates will be checked and photocopied at the blended interview stage of the recruitment process.


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

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together

Technical skills

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

  • Data Analysis


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