Specialist Technical Analyst ref. 2295

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Cheltenham, London, Scarborough, Manchester
Full Time
Starting salary of £28 642 plus the opportunity to qualify for specialist skills payments ranging from £5000 to £23000+ per annum in the role.

At GCHQ, we are proud of our inclusive and supportive working environment that’s designed to encourage open minds and attitudes. As an organisation that values and nurtures talent, we are committed to helping you fulfill your potential. With comprehensive training and development opportunities, tailored to your needs and the requirements of your work, we will enable you to flourish in your role and perform to the very best of your abilities.

•    Access to learning and development tailored to your role and support to gain professional qualifications and certifications.
•    An environment that supports a range of flexible working options (including a flexible working hours scheme).
•    A culture which encourages inclusion and diversity.
•    Support to gain professional qualifications and certifications
•    A civil service pension
•    25 days annual leave, rising to 30 days based on length of service.

This GC10 position is an operational role within GCHQ, responsible for analysis of industrial systems  data and making recommendations. This post is part an analytical team, the successful candidate will play a role in informing and shaping HM government outcomes. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to work at the centre of intelligence  to maximise the UK's strategic advantage.

GCHQ is offering you an exciting opportunity to use and develop your skills by joining us as a Specialist Technical Analyst, critically you will enjoy piecing together how an industrial control system might work. Working in one of our core missions, our Specialist Analysts solve complex problems building up industrial systems knowledge. They are naturally curious, enjoy digging deeper to make connections and patterns to understand the bigger picture. They use their technical skills on tasks and projects to triage, understand, analyse and disseminate data. Informing and recommending courses of action to key stakeholders and explaining technical concepts to a non-expert audience.

The technical knowledge will range from the function and capability of specific pieces of equipment through to understanding the role they play in the wider industrial setting. Topics could include manufacturing systems, power generation/distribution or other industrial systems.

Our roles provide many opportunities for you to take part in training and other personal development activities to help us keep abreast of our intelligence targets in this exciting and challenging space.

We’re looking for individuals with a keen interest in and understanding of the practical applications of industrial systems and processes. The successful applicant will need to have either a:

2:2 degree (or equivalent) or above in a relevant subject (Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, or similar topic covering industrial processes)


STEM GCSE's grade C (4) and above plus at least two years Industry experience in applying Physics/Chemistry/Electrical Engineering/similar in a practical way involving understanding industrial systems and processes.

•    Communication and Knowledge sharing    - Fundamental
•    Corporate Vision and Efficiency   - Fundamental
•    Change and Innovation   - Intermediate
•    Analysis and Decision Making - Intermediate
•    Contribution to Delivery   - Intermediate
•    Managing the Customer Relationship   - Intermediate
•    Working with and Leading Others - Intermediate

If you’re excited about working with us and think you have some of what we’re looking for but aren’t sure if you’re 100% there yet… Back yourself and give it a go!

To apply for this position, you must meet our nationality, residency requirements. You’ll find more details here – www.gchq-careers.co.uk/recruitmentprocess

Be prepared to dedicate 60-90 minutes to completing your application. We’re conscious this might be more time than you expected, so our system will allow you to save your application at any time and come back to it later. But remember to submit your full application before the closing date.
Once we’ve established that you meet our eligibility criteria, the next steps of this selection process are:

- Online proficiency test
- Personal interview
- Drug test
If you successfully complete these stages, you’ll receive a job offer, conditional upon you completing our developed vetting (DV) process which enables you to obtain the level of security clearance required to perform this vital role.

As a Disability Confident employer, we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview. This is known as the Offer of Interview (OOI).

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.