Cabinet Office embarking on ‘data led transformation’ of Civil Service HR

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The Cabinet Office, sitting at the centre of Whitehall, is hiring a Head of HR Analysis Service and Insight, to establish a series of cross government analytical networks.

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The Cabinet Office is looking to recruit a Head of HR Analysis Service and Insight - someone that will undertake a ‘data led transformation’ approach to Civil Service HR’. The successful candidate will develop a robust analytical “prioritisation model” to ensure effective use of resource across Civil Service HR.

The job ad states that Civil Service HR is beginning to analyse Whitehall’s workforce in increasing levels of detail, “focusing not only on the current workforce but also diversity and the aging demographic”.

Key responsibilities for the position include:

Establishing and developing a series of cross- government analytical networks to drive the development of improved workforce analytics cross government.

  • Championing the strategic use of data, analysis and insight to support decision- making in Civil Service HR and oversee the delivery of quality research and analysis of recruitment, learning and broader HR data, to support the continuous improvement of central HR services.
  • Providing quality input to the boards/design authorities of various boards to ensure data- led decision making, including Fast Stream Professions Board and the Apprenticeship Programme Board.
  • Developing a robust analytical prioritisation model to ensure effective use of resource across Civil Service HR.
  • Providing clear communication of complex analytical processes and strategic insight to the Civil Service HR Chief Operating Officer, Government Chief People Officer and Chief Executive of the Civil Service to inform and support decision making.
  • Strategic development of the Data Analysis capability

Andy Hampton, Deputy Director, Digital Delivery and Analysis for Civil Service HR, said:

“Civil Service Human Resources (CSHR) is made up of over 3,500 colleagues across government. HR teams provide a source of expertise on people, policies, processes and recruitment campaigns. We support the government workforce and help departments and professions to build a modern, effective Civil Service.

“Our ambition is to transform the Civil Service’s future workforce. This starts with delivering an effective HR service and getting basic people processes right.

“We work to the priorities of the Workforce Plan, ensuring that our teams can respond
to the government’s current and future challenges. We aim to attract and retain talented people from all backgrounds and walks of life, and to develop great leaders. We seek to build career paths that develop breadth of experience and depth of expertise. And we help to establish cost- effective and flexible reward structures for civil servants.”


Those applying for the role have up until midnight on the 18th of November to submit their applications, with interviews commencing the week of 10th December.

The salary for the position is up to £70,877 if based in London, or up to £65,308 outside of the capital.

In terms of personal requirements, those applying should have the following skills:

  • A detailed knowledge of analytical processes, modelling and leading workforce analytical practice
  • A strong strategic mindset with the ability to translate business and departmental priorities and needs into HR functional analytics activity
  • Experience in transforming organisational analytical capabilities, preferably in HR environments
  • Ability to reconcile business needs with customer needs
  • Successfully championing the capability building and professionalisation of specialist analytical teams

For more information on the position and details on how to apply, see here.

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