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Independent Office for Police Conduct

Job Introduction

If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with ours! And ours is that we view this as a fantastic opportunity where you will be welcomed into our new Digital, Data and Technology function (DDaT). Are you an Excel enthusiast and experienced in Power BI? If so, a wonderful opportunity awaits.

Our Data Analysts are at the heart of producing high quality data, dashboards and analytics to support the IOPC’s strategic objectives. We are on a transformational journey to change how we use data, and as a Data Analyst you will play a pivotal role in transforming data into information and insights to allow effective decision making across the organisation.

Our new DDaT function brings together teams responsible for knowledge and information management, data analysis and reporting, Data Governance, data quality and records management as well as ICT. It operates nationally, with team members across seven sites.

We’ll assess you against this Level 2 behaviour during the selection process aswell as your experience:

  • Delivering at Pace

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, to find out more, please click here.

Throughout the recruitment process we will also assess your Strengths, Technical skills and Values. As part of the application process, you will be asked to complete a statement of suitability and one sift question based on the essential criteria. The behaviours assessed at each stage will be disclosed. The Assessment process in its entirity will include a Presentation Brief and Success Profiles Interview.

Anticipated assessment and interview dates are end of April/beginning of May 2024.

Main Responsibility

  • Producing high quality and timely data analysis and providing specialist support and advice to the organisation, whilst working as part of an innovative team.
  • Using data systems securely to meet requirements and in line with organisational procedures and legislation.
  • Implementing the stages of the data analysis lifecycle.
  • Identify and escalate quality risks in data analysis with suggested mitigation or resolutions as appropriate.
  • Collaborate and communicate with a range of stakeholders, using styles and behaviours to suit the audience, to support the development of our data products.
  • Collate and interpret qualitative and quantitative data and convert into infographics, reports, tables, dashboards and graphs, presenting clear findings that colleagues can understand and use.
  • Respond to internal and external information requests and perform ad-hoc analysis as they arise.
  • Develop and improve reporting to meet the needs of the organisation through; gathering business requirements, testing and publishing.
  • Developing and publishing standard reports / queries and working with data engineers to develop more complex reports and queries.

The Ideal Candidate


  • Strong working knowledge and experience of Power BI and its capabilities
  • Comfortable liaising with stakeholders at all levels and communicating the outputs of their analyses, using the most appropriate medium to visualise data and tell stories that are relevant to the business.
  • Data driven mind set with strong numerical, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced experience using Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience using other Microsoft tools (SharePoint/OneNote).
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to summarise and present data and conclusions in the most appropriate format for users.
  • Ability to think critically, decide if data is accurate and fit for purpose and qualify assessments with strong presentation, documentation and organisational skills.
  • Ability to own projects, work independently, navigate complex problems and work with cross-functional teams with little supervision.



  • BCS Data Analyst (level 4) certification.
  • Proven working experience as a Data Analyst or Business Data Analyst.


Skills and Abilities 

  • Ability to deliver through periods of change and support organisation wide projects.
  • You will have demonstrable experience in analysing data.
  • Able to give and take constructive feedback and share learning with colleagues.
  • You are committed, independent, reliable and solution focussed.

The role requires clearance to BPSS 

National security vetting: clearance levels – GOV.UK (


Reasonable Adjustments

The IOPC is a diverse and inclusive workplace and we want to help you demonstrate your full potential whatever type of assessment is used. We are open to providing you with the tools you need to succeed. Whilst this list is not exhaustive, please see potential reasonable adjustments below that we can provide:

  • Extra time for presentations or interview questions
  • Formatting changes such as colours for text or background on written assignments
  • Questions presented in writing during interviews

If you require any reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process, please email


Package Description

  • 27.5 days paid annual leave (increasing with service to 32.5 days)
  • Options to carry over, buy or sell annual leave
  • Civil Service pension
  • Civil Service maternity leave package
  • PAM employee assistance programme
  • Access to Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC) membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Opportunity to enjoy the latest home and electronics in a more affordable way provided by Vivup
  • Car Leasing Scheme
  • Staff networks focused on each of the protected characteristics – run for staff, by staff:

– Enable Network

– Welsh Network

– Pride and LGBTQI+ Network

– Sex and Family Network

​- Race, Religion and Belief Network

  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity behaviours


Additional Information:

The IOPC is not eligible to participate in the Civil Service transfer process, therefore successful candidates will not be able to transfer to the IOPC on their existing terms and conditions.

The IOPC does not participate in the UK Visa Sponsorship Scheme therefore, candidates will have to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK if offered a role with us.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore a standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be carried out for the successful candidate during the pre-employment process.

Any move to the Independent Office for Police Conduct from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may, however, be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at


Emotional Consideration:

In performing this role, you may have occasional exposure to distressing material which will likely be impactful, traumatic and challenging. Given the nature of the work, it is also possible that you will have contact with individuals who are experiencing extreme distress. The IOPC recognises this and offers all staff a range of wellbeing provisions, including TRiM (Trauma Risk Management) peer-to-peer support, a dedicated Wellbeing Advisor, and access to free confidential counselling. All staff are strongly encouraged to proactively access and engage with the support available. If you would like to speak about this element of the role with somebody already doing similar work at the IOPC, please contact and this can be arranged.

Rydym yn croesawu ymgeiswyr i ymgeisio am rolau trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg fel eu dewis iaith.

About the Company

As a completely independent organisation, the IOPC seeks to uphold the rights of the public and investigate the most serious matters, including deaths following police contact, to promote learning and influence change in policing. The IOPC is an organisation steeped in history, influenced by significant figures such as Stephen Lawrence and Sir William Macpherson. We are looking for people to uphold our core values, and in return we will give you a supportive and inclusive work environment to flourish in.


Be yourself

The IOPC is committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity in everything we do. Our vision is to be, and to be seen as, a leader in inclusive employment and services, demonstrating this ethos in everything that we do.

  • As a silver standard Stonewall employer, we continue to commit to being a LGBTQ+ employer through the work of our Pride LGBTQ+ Staff Network, creating welcoming environments for lesbian, gay, bi and queer people.
  • We are pleased to share that we are a signatory of the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter. The Charter is composed of five calls to action for leaders and organisations across all sectors.
  • Being a Disability Confident employer, the IOPC is dedicated to removing the barriers for disabled people to thrive in the workplace.
  • Our Staff Networks are constantly working to make the IOPC the leaders of inclusive employment, from our Allyship Programme to Welsh Language Standards and our Know the Line Policy, we are constantly seeking new ways to create an environment for all to develop and thrive.

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