Working as an analyst in GAD will give you a great start to your career. GAD’s analysts develop a wide range of analytical skills through their work to support GAD’s advice to the government.
You will play a crucial role in GAD’s work, by:
- working collaboratively with colleagues to produce high quality advice and analysis to government
- building models which are used both within GAD, by our clients and in the wider public
- analysing workforce and pension scheme data to better understand cost drivers for pension schemes within the public service
- analysing data regarding government’s contingent liabilities and other risks to help inform policy decisions and allow for effective financial planning
To help you carry out this work, we will help you develop your skills with the tools we use for data analysis, including R, Python, SAS, and Excel/VBA.
You will also develop project management skills, and you will be given support in both time and material to further your studies through formal training and qualifications. Recently, some analysts in GAD have started a degree-level data science apprenticeship and others have attained qualifications as Chartered Actuarial Analysts.
GAD has several opportunities for analysts to go on secondment with other government departments. These secondments will help you to broaden your skills and see how analysis is used throughout the public sector.
GAD has an organisational culture which values work-life balance and our staff can work flexibly to meet the demands of our work without sacrificing their personal lives and commitments.
The Civil Service has recently established the Analysis Function, which brings together analytical professionals across government including GAD’s actuaries and analysts. We see GAD’s analysts playing an increasingly large role within the function allowing them to develop networks with other analysts in government.
You will be responsible for:
- building robust analytical models and tools which will be used to automate analysis,help GAD’s clients better understand our advice, and allow members of the public calculate their individual financial impact of government policies and benefits
- analysing data to gauge its quality and suitability, understand developing trends and process the data to feed into advice
- managing your time in order to deliver your analysis to time and budget; you may also be responsible for assisting with broader project management
- proactively developing your knowledge and understanding of data science and analysis as well as the context of GAD’s advice to government clients
- identifying and suggesting new methods of analysis and more efficient processes within pre-existing work
- working within GAD’s professional standards and departmental procedures and guidance notes