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Junior Data Analyst

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Recruiter: Department for International Trade
Listed on: 22nd June
Location: London, Cardiff, Darlington, Edinburgh, Belfast (may require occasional travel to other DIT Offices), United Kingdom
Salary Notes: £28,070 to £35,600 (London: £31,804 - £35,600/ Cardiff/Darlington £28,070-£33,000 (Plus up to 3k allowance depending on location and experience)
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

Closing Date for Apps: 08/07/22 at 12pm

We create digital services, data tools and technology for businesses to prosper around the world.

Our Digital, Data and Technology team develops and operates tools, services and platforms such as great.gov.uk that enable the UK government to provide world'leading support to businesses in the UK and overseas.

You'll get to constantly push boundaries in an environment free of heavy legacy, driven by curiosity, social purpose, diversity of thought, entrepreneurship and the aspiration to offer an incredible experience to all our users. Find out more on our blog, Digital Trade.

Job Description

Let us tell you a little bit about the role...

Join our Data Infrastructure team as a Junior Data Analyst and help us transform DIT into an insight-driven organisation that tell compelling stories with its data. You will be based alongside the multidisciplinary team responsible for developing our ground-breaking data and insight platform, Data Workspace. The service gives our staff access to a catalogue of key trade data and a suite of powerful tools with which to analyse and explore it.

As a Junior Data Analyst, you will use high quality datasets held inside and outside DIT including data and management information, commercial and business data. The department has a relationship with international datasets from Org. for Economic Cooperation and Development, World Bank and UN Comtrade; statistical microdata and large datasets from Office of National Statistics, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, Dept. for Transport, Dept. for Environment and Dept. for Food and Rural Affairs. This will include open-source data on trade, shipment of goods, trade in services and digitally enabled trade, commercially available data on trade, consumer prices and product quality.

Responsibilities

What we're looking for from you...

You will be an experience Junior Data Analyst who can: 

  • Work in an Agile team and work independently to deliver data analysis projects.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the business to understand the data insights that would add the most value in their area and work out the best way to meet those needs. 
  • Apply tools and techniques for data analysis and data visualisation, working across a broad range of areas such as business intelligence, data assurance and quality.
  • Produce compelling analysis and visualisation of data (e.g. dashboards) to provide actionable insights to technical, policy and operational colleagues.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the systems we use to organise and store data, identifying and assessing new data sources, and investigating and resolving problems as they occur.
  • Manage and maintain data, ensuring it aligns to DIT's data standards, is protected and used in line with established governance.
  • Have enthusiasm for helping colleagues to get the maximum value from data. To enable this, you will take a proactive approach to developing your skills and sharing them with others.

Essential Skills and Experience:

You'll have demonstrable skills and experience of:

  • A good understanding, and experience, of data visualisation; you should understand how to tell compelling and actionable stories that are relevant to business goals.
  • Good communication skills to communicate accurate information to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience using a computer programming language (e.g. SQL, Python or R) to bring data together from different sources and get them ready for analysis using cleaning and preparation techniques. 
  • Knowledge of project management techniques and an understanding of how they can be applied in different environments.

How to Apply

The Department for International Trade embraces and values diversity in all forms. We welcome and pride ourselves on the positive impact diversity has on the work we do, and we promote equality of opportunity throughout the organisation. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. Click the APPLY button to apply and find out more.

Technical Skills

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

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Communication skills.
  • Data management.
  • DDaT standards outside your discipline 
  • Data visualisation
  • Logical and creative thinking skills
  • Project management skills
  • Proven IT and mathematical skills
  • Quality assurance, validation and data linkage abilities
  • Relationship management
  • Statistical methods and data analysis skills

Further Information

Find out about our benefits, application process and practical details like our office locations on the things you need to know page. Remember to check out our blog, Digital Trade.

Contact Name: Department for International Trade
Reference: TJ/9705/ouW8jfwB
Job ID: 3106941



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