Department for International Development
About HM Treasury
If you�re interested in making a difference to people�s lives across the country, the Treasury is the department for you!� We sit at the centre of everything that the Government does and have provided advice on economic policy and decisions that affect the public finances throughout the country�s history. A Treasury career continues to offer an exciting opportunity to be part of the decision making that affects the whole of the UK.
Working at the heart of government, we collaborate with other departments to ensure public money is spent well and to drive strong and sustainable economic growth. Our work ranges from protecting customers through to the regulation of the financial sector, helping to reduce carbon emissions and creating a greener economy, supporting people across the country through the COVID 19 furlough scheme and Plan for Jobs as well as helping first time buyers buy their first home.
HM Treasury is proud of a diverse and inclusive work environment, committed to fairness and the promotion of equality of opportunity for all. We know that having a range of experiences, ways of working and thinking makes us a stronger organisation, better at developing policy that is reflective of the communities we serve. We embrace different views and experiences and value the fresh perspective that people from a variety of circumstances bring to the work we do. We welcome applications from candidates who have not previously worked for the Civil Service, mid- and late-career changers with transferrable skills, people from all backgrounds and circumstances regardless of disability, gender, age ethnicity, LGBT+ identity and socio-economic status.
The Darlington Economic Campus is a pioneering new cross-government hub which will bring people together across departments and public organisations to play an active role in the most important issues of the day.
HM Treasury in Darlington will be joined by the Department for International Trade, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Office for National Statistics, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, the Competition and Markets Authority, the Department for Education and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
About the Group
The Economics Group in the Treasury provide Ministers with analysis and assessment of fast-paced economic developments in the UK economy and advises on their implications for the Government�s economic strategy.� It works with policy teams to factor economic analysis into advice for Ministers on a wide range of polices.� And the Group is a leading member of the UK macroeconomic community, collaborating with the Bank, OBR and academia on shared topics of interest, liaising with international organisations in their surveillance of the UK economy and supporting the economic and social research professions across government departments.
About the Team
The Data Science Hub is a new team established to build a centre of excellence for data management and advanced analytics in HM Treasury (HMT). Working closely with ONS and other partners inside and outside of government, the hub will grow HMT�s role in public sector data science, develop HMT�s data capability and drive data-led transformation across the department.�
The Hub will also provide strategic coordination and support to teams across the department to bring data tools and technologies to bear on new and existing data sources. It will apply innovative methods to enable rich analysis to support economic policy making and HMT�s departmental objectives, delivering new insights and improving decision-making.�
To do this, the Hub is establishing two branches:�
About the Role
We are looking for an experienced, passionate data leader to help us establish and drive forward the new HMT data strategy and its values across the department. The successful candidate will establish the branch, policies, and practices, provide leadership and governance to support all groups in the department and ensure we have the right level of assurance to keep HMT agile whilst enabling effective management and analysis of data.
�To that end, the role�s key responsibilities are as follows.
Most importantly, it�s key that the post holder has a passion and enthusiasm for effecting change, and they value working innovatively and collaboratively with others.
If you would like to speak to the hiring manager informally prior to the closing date for applications to find out more about the job, please contactJohn Kelly, ��
Required Skills, Experience and Behaviours:��
The below criteria will be assessed in your application form.��
The lead criteria is:�
If we receive large volumes of applications, we will conduct an initial sift on the lead criteria only, which will usually be a behaviour. This may be an experience or technical skill, but only where critical to the position.���
We will assess the below further criteria in your application form:��
Candidate Guidance on Completing your Application Form�
Where will we assess success profiles across your application form.
All elements of the success profiles will be linked to a defined criterion that demonstrates the behaviour, experience or technical skills. It is beneficial to ensure your answer focuses on the full criteria, and not just the related success profile, to give you the best chance or providing the evidence the panel wants to assess ��
In your statements, it is best to focus on one example in each section to allow you to provide enough detail in your answer and use all the words you have been allocated. Examples from a range of roles across your application will demonstrate that you have the skills, experience and behaviours we are looking for. We would also advise you to use examples that best meet the criteria, even if it is a few years old
How to Structure your Answer�
Please use the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) approach when writing your application answers.
NOTES TO CANDIDATES
SUPPORT TO CANDIDATES�
Candidate Guidance Support Session��
We will be running an overview of Success Profiles and the STAR approach; top tips for the application and interview process and an opportunity to ask general questions around our recruitment practices. If you would like to join us, then use the link below to join the call at the right time.��
7 June 12:30 – 13:00
Closing Date� �
Shortlisting application forms��
w/c 12 June�
w/c 19 and/or 26 June�
We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:
Flexible working arrangements:
HM Treasury views flexible working as essential in enabling us to recruit and retain talented people, ensuring that they are able to enjoy a long-lasting career with us. All employees have the right to apply for flexible working and there are a range of options available including; working from home, compressed hours and job sharing. Additionally, we operate flexitime systems, allowing employees to take up to an additional 2 days off each month, providing you work enough hours to meet business need.
We also offer a generous parental and adoption leave package.
At HM Treasury we have an incredibly broad remit; our work touches every citizen of the country. So, it�s important our employees come from the widest possible range of backgrounds, bringing us the widest possible range of perspectives and ways of thinking. We are committed to ensuring that all staff are able to realise their potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.
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