Intelligence Data Analyst Registration of Interest Ref. 3229

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Cheltenham, Manchester
During your initial training, you'll need to commit to full-time hours, Monday – Friday (37 hours per week). However, after this period you may be able to adjust your hours. This role is fully office-based.
£34,663 (includes concessionary payment of £2,520)

At GCHQ, we unlock the complex world of data and communications to keep the UK and its citizens safe, both in the real world and online. Working closely with our British Intelligence partners in MI5 and MI6, we protect the UK from threats including serious organised crime, terrorism, and cyber-attacks. A role in GCHQ means you’ll have varied and fascinating work in a supportive and encouraging environment that puts the emphasis on teamwork.

Take a moment to reflect on what’s brought you here – maybe it's your want to know more? Or your desire to explore something new in your career? Either way, you’ve already shown you’ve got the kind of curiosity we look for in an Intelligence Data Analyst. Now, what would that mean for you?

Well, it could mean joining a team who have helped to prevent multiple terrorist attacks in a single year, has responded to a major North Korean cyber-attack, and whose intelligence has strengthened Ukraine’s cyber capabilities. That’s just some of the vital work our analysts do at GCHQ, and now, you’ve got the opportunity to join them.

As an Intelligence Data Analyst, you’ll have a privileged insight, supporting real world-events and seeing behind the news headlines as you work. Using bespoke technology you’ll gather information from different sources and use your analytical skills to make sense of it. It’s like putting together a puzzle, with pieces scattered across the digital landscape. Sometimes, you’ll discover the answer you’re looking for. Other times, you’ll have to go down a few rabbit holes to find out more; but that’s where the excitement lies. It’s an exciting opportunity to work in a rapidly changing technological environment, where no two days are the same.

Whether you’re switching careers or just starting out, your skills and potential are what we value here. That’s why to help you develop in your role, we’ll provide a comprehensive training and development programme led by tutors and mentors. Once this training period is complete, you’ll have the option of flexible hours, so you can shape work around your life.

You don’t need a degree, or any previous experience to apply for this role. All that’s needed is a Level 2 (GCSE-equivalent) qualification in English Language and Maths at Grade 4/C or above.

So, if you’re the type of person to tackle a challenge by asking who, what, when, where, why, we’d like to hear from you.

The application window for Intelligence Data Analysts will open at 10.00am on Monday 24 June 2024. In the meantime, we encourage:

  •          All those from an ethnic minority background *
  •          Women (of any background) *

to register their interest in this forthcoming opportunity

As part of the registration of interest, you’ll be invited to some online events prior to the campaign opening. These will be virtual insight events where you can find out more about our organisation and the role. We’re also offering a virtual skills event which will provide general tips about completing a job application, preparing for interview etc. These events will last for approximately 1 hour and will take place on: 

Virtual Insight Events

Wednesday 19 June 2024 (at 1pm and 6pm)

Virtual Skills Event

Friday 21 June 2024 (at 1pm)

*Please note that we are confining registrations of interest to the above groups only, due to their current under-representation in our workforce.

A registration of interest does not constitute a job application, nor will such registration have any bearing upon the recruitment process itself. 

Any individuals who register their interest and who decide subsequently to apply for our Intelligence Data Analyst roles will need to complete an application form once the window for applications has opened.  

Once the application window has opened, we will welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of their ethnic background, gender, disability, and/or any other characteristic(s).  All applications will be assessed solely on merit.   

Register your interest here.



This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.