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Salary range

£68,000-£78,000 dependent on experience

Contract type

12 month fixed term contract

Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

•    An employer pension contribution of up to 10%
•    26 days’ annual leave (based on full time hours) + bank holidays and the option to buy/sell additional days
•    Contributory lifestyle benefit options including discounts at hundreds of retailers, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym memberships and healthcare schemes 
•    Employee assistance and well-being programmes
•    Learning and development tailored to your role – this could include industry recognised qualifications, coaching and mentoring
•    An inclusive and diverse environment with opportunities to join staff networks including: Women’s Network, National Disability Networks and many more.

Family friendly flexible working arrangements, such as hybrid working, job sharing, flexi-time and compressed hours can be requested

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and especially welcome individuals from underrepresented groups. 
If you require any reasonable adjustments at any time, please let us know by contacting us on with the job reference in the subject


Job Introduction

People Analytics & Insights within HR are playing a pivotal role in enabling the modernisation of data capabilities and intelligence at the BBC. Developing and implementing the systems, processes and data which underpin our extended workforce is a key, BBC-wide program of work.

This team’s strategy is to enable our people, managers, and leaders across the BBC to understand and enhance the richness of our talented, diverse and representative workforce, through the delivery of trusted, valuable and insightful data products.

The role of Senior Principal Data Analyst is pivotal in transforming the coverage and interoperability of our workforce analytics, built through effective partnerships and enterprise thinking, in order to deliver an extended suite of data and insight products alongside our existing capabilities. Excellent stakeholder management skills will enable delivery of a high-value portfolio of work, in a collaborative way. 

We offer a warm welcome with full support settling in and foster a culture where everyone has an opportunity to succeed.  We’re deeply proud of our values, which are intrinsic to the way we behave every day.  We take them seriously because we want our culture to thrive.  We want people to really enjoy working with us and get a buzz from knowing that what they are doing is making a difference and enhancing people’s lives.

Interview Process

•    Informal interview CV & skills review for shortlisted candidates – approx. 30 minutes
•    Virtual interview – approx. one hour of technical (task based) and values-based questions 

Main Responsibilities

As a Senior Principal Data Analyst within the People Analytics team, you will have a role in discovery, definition, design and implementation of operational and analytical reporting capabilities across the full contingent workforce lifecycle. Working with a project team and supported by the Principal Data Analyst in designing and delivering the strategic and operational data capability, to be integrated with existing People Analytics and Insights capabilities.

You will be engaged in all aspects of architecture, design, specs, tests, development, and delivery. As a QA advocate, you will be reviewing new features against existing products and services to ensure consistency and interoperability of data and systems.

You’ll support the Head of Data in designing an agile, product-centric analytics suite and take responsibility for implementation and adoption. You’ll partner with colleagues in technology and systems, to ensure process, system and data outcomes are effectively planned and delivered; Working collaboratively map delivery outcomes against HR capabilities, as well as identifying opportunities to improve existing HR data capabilities enterprise-wide.

If you’re passionate about data and analytics, enjoy problem-solving and want to work in a high-performing team doing complex and critical work, then we should talk!

Are you the right candidate?

We focus on hiring for potential at the BBC, so the main requirement for the position is a strong analytical mindset.

Some of the things we love:

•    Strong experience of data analysis, modelling and report design, with data and analytics tooling experience & capabilities such as Tableau, PowerBI, Python, SQL
•    Experience of data management principles, documentation, and delivery, including data mapping, metrics governance and cataloguing
•    Proven experience of testing in in a product development environment (e.g. back-end, integration, regression testing and UAT support)  
•    Knowledge of architecture domains, across data, solution and technical disciplines
•    Used to working in an environment using multiple sources and target data repositories
•    Experience working with Agile methodologies, ensuring delivery of key user stories and product outcomes

About the BBC

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants.  Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us.  Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours here.

Diversity matters at the BBC.  We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.  The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.  We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


This job description is a written statement of the essential characteristics of the job, with its principal accountabilities, incorporating a note of the skills, knowledge and experience required for a satisfactory level of performance. This is not intended to be a complete, detailed account of all aspects of the duties involved.

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