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The Home Office seeks to build a safe, fair and prosperous UK. We achieve this through our work on counter-terrorism, policing, fire, crime, drugs policy, immigration and passports. Our work is high profile, challenging and rewarding.

We’re currently recruiting for 15 Senior Analysts to work in our Home Office Analysis and Insights directorate. These roles will be based at our offices in London, Croydon, Manchester or Sheffield.

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The roles being offered are Senior Operational Researcher and Senior Research Officer.  

You can learn more about the roles, including the salaries, responsibilities and how to apply, below. 

Although applications are invited from existing members of the government analytical professions, they are also welcomed from talented people external to this profession. As part of the recruitment process, candidates will be badged into the profession, for which they will need to meet the eligibility criteria.  

You can learn more about the Analysis role in the Home Office on our profession page.

What do Home Office Analysts do?

Our analysts are experts, working in multi-disciplinary teams providing professional, objective and high-quality analysis and insight to ensure the department takes decisions based on evidence. The analytical professions incudes economists, operational researchers, social researchers, statisticians and data scientists, and we’re advertising roles in each of these professions now.


We offer competitive starting salaries and recruitment and retention allowances, further details below. We also offer a Civil Service Pension with employer contribution rates of at least 26.6%, as well as a range of other brilliant benefits including flexible working and 25 days annual leave on appointment, rising with service.

Find out more about some of the other benefits we offer.

Senior Analyst Roles

We’re offering Senior Analyst roles for Operational Researchers and Social Researchers. This role is at the Civil Service Senior Executive Officer (SEO) level. 

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  • National: £41,600 min, £44,512 max
    London: £45,600 min, £48,792 max 

    Successful candidates will be eligible for a £2000 Recruitment & Retention Allowance (per annum). This allowance is subject to review and could be reduced or withdrawn at any time. 

  • Depending on your role and the profession you are aligned to, your responsibilities could include:  

    Government Social Researchers: 

    • Analysing and synthesising a range of evidence to present compelling summaries and narratives of knowledge regarding various social policy areas 
    • Working collaboratively with analysts from other professions (e.g. economists, operational researchers) on both specific projects and wider analytical programmes 

    Government Operational Researchers:

    • Work collaboratively to develop and deliver analytical projects to understand e.g. crime patterns and migration trends,  
    • Exploit new database management systems for statistical collections alongside data modelling software (SQL, pgAdmin, Python, R, PowerBI, QGIS); 
  • Essential criteria 

    • Experience of delivering innovative and ground-breaking analysis on time, to meet user needs, and overcoming any challenges. 
    • Experience managing analytical projects from inception to conclusion. 
    • Working as a part of a team to deliver work with impact and at pace. 
    • Communicating technical concepts to a wide range of technical and non-technical audiences, including senior leaders.
    • Experience balancing a varied workload and working flexibly as needed. 

    Desirable criteria 

    • Leading a team to deliver analytical work.  
    • A background in one or more of Statistics, Economics, Social Research, Operational Research, Data Science 
  • This recruitment campaign will use the Success Profiles framework to assess Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills. 

    As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV, and be assessed on a Suitability Statement and one Technical skill example.  

    Your suitability statement should be no more than 750 words, explaining your motivation for applying and evidencing how you meet the essential criteria (above). You can also specific a preferred topic area to work in, which will be taken into account where possible. 

    You can learn more about the technical skills on the Operational Research and Social Research profession framework: 

    Candidates shortlisted will be invited to an interview which will consist of a test, presentation and questions on Behaviours and Technical skills. Further details about the test and presentation will be provided prior to interview.

  • You can learn more and apply for these roles on the Civil Service Jobs website. Select the role you are interested in from the following options: 

    Senior Analyst: Operational Researcher 

    Senior Analyst: Social Researcher 


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