Operational Data Analyst Ref. 1648

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From £33,801
We are keen to identify motivated individuals, with an interest in people, analysis and data, to play a vital role supporting our high priority work.  As a member of SIS (MI6) you will be part of a joint data analyst cadre across GCHQ/MI5 and SIS. While our SIS operational data analysts need to have an aptitude and interest in technical related issues, we also place an emphasis on recruiting individuals who are interested in people and curious about what makes them tick.

Our SIS operational data analysts turn raw data into meaningful insights that help us to keep our country safe and prosperous. You will be at the cutting edge of data analysis and partner collaboration as you play a vital role in supporting operational colleagues on high priority requirements. You will be challenged with some of the most difficult work and fascinating problems to solve, using your technical and strong interpersonal skills.

We make a considerable investment in developing our operational data analysts' skills. You will join a diverse, skilful community of like-minded individuals to complete a 2 year training programme focussed on technical and analytical tools. In addition to job specific training there will be opportunities for further personal development. You must be prepared to move location during training (for the working week, Monday to Friday), as this is not initially London based and is not within a daily commutable distance from London.  Additional financial support will be provided during this time. Once trained, you will be allocated an operational data analyst role working both in virtual teams, occasionally co-located teams in and out of London, and with our partner agencies.

Who we are looking for:

Successful candidates are passionate about data, but also can think creatively about seeking information from a variety of sources, they are technically savvy, they enjoy making connections and discovering trends and have a genuine interest in people.  They are curious and like to solve puzzles. They are willing to share, work collaboratively, are creative and can manage ambiguity. Above all, your interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams are paramount.

Contrary to some people's pre-conceptions, there is not an MI6 'type'. The Service strives for diversity in the work place and is committed to the creation and maintenance of a climate in which all staff are treated fairly on the grounds of merit and ability. We judge you solely by the value that you can add to our work.

The Service is also proud to be a member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme in recognition of our commitment to equality of opportunity regardless of sexual orientation.  We have achieved Level 3 (Leader) in the 'Disability Confident' scheme, silver banding in Business in the Community's Race and Gender Benchmarking exercise and are listed in Business in the Community's 2017 Best Race Employers index.


You'll have at least a 2.2 degree, with Maths and English GSCE A-C. Proven IT qualifications are an asset, but can be taught during training. What's important is your familiarity with IT generally. The two year training programme is focussed on technical analytical tools, and how to apply them to support SIS operations. And this will draw on your proven interpersonal skills.

You need to be a British citizen. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or close family member, providing that they are British. They should also be made aware of the importance of discretion.  

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.