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Higher Statistical Analyst

HM Revenue and Customs

Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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Do you have the passion, values and skills to make a real difference to solving the UK`s biggest issues?

Now is an exciting time to join the Government Statistical Group (GSG) as a professional statistician. At HMRC, you would do meaningful analytical work that influences decisions which affect every individual and business in the country. We offer genuinely flexible working conditions to support our diverse workforce. You would also benefit from professional development opportunities to further your career.

Our teams work on topics including:

- estimating the cost of policy changes for the Chancellor’s Budgets

- building statistical learning models to understand taxpayer compliance

- publishing trusted statistics on tax receipts and overseas trade

In your role, you will have access to some of the richest data sources available in the UK and work collaboratively across teams and government departments to produce high quality analysis.

There is no requirement to have prior experience or knowledge of tax. These roles do not involve line management and would suit driven university graduates and those looking for a career change.

At HMRC we are committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues; an inclusive and respectful environment that reflects the diversity of the society we serve. We want to maximise the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us and we offer a range of flexible working patterns and support to make a fulfilling career at HMRC accessible to you. Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role.

Knowledge, Analysis and Intelligence (KAI) is a directorate of around 600 analysts at the heart of HMRC. We provide analysis, research and statistics to inform policy and operational development, working closely with our partners across HMRC, HM Treasury and the Office for Budget Responsibility.

All of our posts offer the following opportunities:

Collaborative working

You will work in collaboration with other team members to design and conduct analysis and present this to key stakeholders, which could include colleagues in departments like Treasury and Department for Work and Pensions, or compliance officers in operational parts of HMRC.

Influence and impact

Our Statistical Analysts have opportunities to drive forward high profile and high impact work. From improving the usability of official statistics publications using data science techniques, to submitting policy costings, you will have scope to influence tangible changes.

Analytical versatility and innovation

You will have the opportunity to test and utilise various data sources, analytical techniques including data science methods, and dissemination tools.

Great working conditions

Our standard offer includes flexible working, which means you can work your contracted hours at times that work for you, your team, and the business. We can also offer part time working, job shares, and other similar arrangements. Our managers and senior leaders are flexible and supportive in helping you build a great work-life balance. If you have any questions, please get in touch via the contact details below.

See what it’s like to work at HMRC: find out more about us or ask our colleagues a question. Questions relating to an individual application must be emailed as detailed later in this advert.

Job description

You will work on a breadth of projects that will require you to:

  • Build new data solutions through the manipulation of multiple data sources to meet customer needs
  • Engage with our customers to share analytical results, taking data limitations into account
  • Deliver projects using robust project management and quality assurance
  • Think creatively and initiative to help us test and develop new ideas and analytical techniques.

Person specification

Essential criteria

You will need to demonstrate:

  • You meet the entry requirements for the Government Statistical Group (GSG), please see the Qualifications section for details
  • Ability to innovate to improve the quality or efficiency of processes (Changing and Improving)
  • Ability to manage own workload and overcome challenges to ensure delivery of business outcomes (Managing a Quality Service)
  • Ability to work as part of a team (Working Together)
  • Experience in the practical application of analysis or research with a knowledge of data sources (GSG competencies: Acquiring data/Understanding customer needs; Data analysis)
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate analysis to non-specialists (GSG competency: Presenting and disseminating data effectively).

If you are unsure if you meet any of the criteria for this role, or would like to find out any more information, please get in touch with


Successful candidates must be eligible to become a member of the Government Statistician Group (GSG).
To qualify for membership of the Government Statistician Group (GSG) you must have one of the following:

• a first or second class honours degree in a numerate subject containing at least 25% taught statistical content (e.g. Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Sciences, Business Studies, Psychology, Geography or similar) or
• a higher degree, e.g. a MSc or PhD, in a subject containing formal statistical training (e.g. Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Sciences, Business Studies, Psychology, Geography or similar) or
• have worked in a statistical or data science field for at least two years and are able to demonstrate Continuous Professional Development (via a log book) in statistics or data science at the same level as a foundation degree or Higher National Diploma (level five) or
• have achieved or are on track to achieve a level four apprenticeship including at least two years in a statistical or data analysis field in government and are able to demonstrate Continuous Professional Development in statistics or data analysis (via a log book signed off by a manager or mentor who are members of the statistical profession)


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

  • Changing and Improving
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Working Together

Technical skills

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

  • GSG Professional Competency – Acquiring data/Understanding customer needs
  • GSG Professional Competency - Data analysis
  • GSG Professional Competency – Presenting and disseminating data effectively

We only ask for evidence of these technical skills on your application form:

  • GSG Professional Competency - Data analysis

Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 2nd October 2023

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