Senior Data Analyst - Fixed Term x 2 - Until 31st March 2021

Transport for the North

Transport for the North

Senior Data Analyst - Fixed Term x 2
Reference: JAN20205790
Expiry date: 12:00, 20 February 2020
Location: Manchester
Salary: £39,331.00 - £48,690.00 Per Annum
Benefits: 27 days holiday per annum, access to the local government pension scheme, access to various salary sacrifice benefits, including free Travel Pass purchase scheme, flexible working.
Duration: until 31 March 2021
Attachments: RoleProfile-SeniorAnalyst5L(Tech).pdf

TfN is looking to recruit a Senior Analyst:

Transport for the North’s Technical Assurance, Modelling and Economics (TAME) team is split into two closely related core activities of: data analytics, modelling and appraisal; and technical management and assurance.

TAME officers can expect to be involved across both activities, but role profiles are tailored primarily towards one activity.

This role is tailored towards data analytics, modelling and appraisal. It is expected to include greater involvement in developing and managing data analytics, modelling and appraisal developed both internally and externally.

As a Senior Officer you will be required to develop and manage the delivery of information, data, analysis, modelling and appraisal solutions, and technical management and assurance that aid others in the production of recommendations and outputs. You will be expected to develop and manage the collaboration with others to deliver outcomes and will develop and manage the improvement of existing processes and procedures.

This appointment represents a unique opportunity to join an organisation still in its early days and help shape its future as detailed in our business plan (available via our website). This plan has several high priority commitments to deliver that are considered pivotal to northern transformation.

Over the past two years TAME has developed the Analytical Framework, a suite of sector leading data, modelling and appraisal tools that look to model and appraise the transport system and economy, and link to other sectors. This includes predicting out to 2060 under a range of economic and travel scenarios that explore uncertainty around the North’s shared vision. The development of these tools has been an innovative and challenging process; with the next phase to further industrialise them and apply them to develop robust evidence.

TAME officers have a unique opportunity to help develop prestigious projects like the North’s high-speed rail network. To compliment such projects the role also offers an opportunity to look across the North and help make more equitable and balanced decisions, motivated by aggregate benefits for society.

As we are developing evidence to transform the North out as far as 2060, we try to account for diverse views as best we can. This is helped by having a more diverse TAME team that better represents the variety of geographies and communities in the North, allowing us to develop a more balanced view.

You will be expected to collaborate with a diverse group of colleagues and stakeholders, and ensure processes and policies are developed, managed and implemented effectively. This includes working closely with our strategy and policy makers and managers.

What we’re looking for:

The successful candidate will have experience of developing and managing modelling and analytical approaches to option appraisal; and experience of developing and managing of business case development for public policy interventions. You will also possess a strong track record of successfully delivering projects and should be able to demonstrate experience developing and managing collaborations with technical and non-technical audiences.

Candidates must be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject, with a professional qualification or equivalent experience.

Provisional Interview Date: Friday 28th February 2020

In return, as well as a competitive salary, our other benefits include:
- 27 days holiday per annum (Pro-Rata for part time employees)
- Access to the local government pension scheme
- Access to various salary sacrifice benefits, including Travel Pass purchase scheme.
- Access to TfN’s Flexi-Time Scheme, allowing accrual of up to 18 additional days leave per year
- For more information on the role and the kind of person we’re looking for please refer to the role profile and person specification.

If you believe you have the skills and experience we’re looking for please apply online by clicking here.

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented.

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, all applications will be considered on their merit.


  • Location: Manchester
  • Job Title: Senior Data Analyst - Fixed Term x 2 - Until 31st March 2021
  • Salary: £39,331.00 - £48,690.00
  • Closed: 20 Feb 2020

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