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Deputy Director, Head of Analysis Risk & Intelligence Service

Posted: 9 Jun 2021 Closes: 4 Jul 2021
Croydon, Glasgow, Ipswich, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Nottingham, 71,000
Permanent & Full-time HMR_125430

The Deputy Director RIS Analysis plays an important role in driving the HMRCs future compliance model and aims to:

Provide analytical insight into compliance risks and threats to inform key compliance priorities, planning and decision making at all levels.
Design and innovate risk and intelligence models, tools and services to delivery partners in HMRC and across Government.

Invest in and support the development of our people, their skills and tools, fostering a supportive, professional and respectful working environment.

Deliver HMRCs Strategic Picture of Risk and Organised Crime Threat Assessment providing strategic assessment of compliance risks across the full landscape of HMRC taxes and customer populations.
Deliver a programme of Intelligence Assessments working confidently with a wide range of partners in HMRC and across government (including Law enforcement and intelligence agencies and cabinet office).
Deliver a Programme exploiting innovative use of data and technology to drive efficiency and compliance improvements.
Maintain the analytical integrity of effective HMRCs strategic risking tool Connect and support development of the development of future Connect capability and services.

Person Specification

Key Responsibilities:
Support the delivery of civil and criminal intervention packages across CCG and beyond. Improve the performance of CCG Interventions through better risk models, and by supporting the design of interventions.
Extend and Improve the quality and range of tailored analytical products to positively influence the design and delivery of HMRC policies, processes and operational prioritisation and planning.
Drive continuous improvement across the range of analytical services provided to Compliance partners to enable improved compliance outcomes.
Provide leadership and direction to RIS-wide programme of >50 analytical innovation projects providing focus on delivery of value for money, benefits realisation and change management into live services.
Successfully lead people through a period of significant transformational change and ambiguity.
Build and improve the analytic capability to exploit latest data and technology opportunities.
Be a pro-active and effective corporate and inclusive leader in line with HMRC values, as a key member of RIS senior leadership team and wider in HMRC.

To be successful in this role you will be an outstanding strategic leader with the ability to bring together both thought leadership and expertise to deliver significant business transformation and improvement.

You will also need to demonstrate your capability and potential against the following essential criteria:

An excellent leader and manager of people at scale, who is inspiring, confident and engaging and role models the Civil Service Leadership behaviours and values.
The ability to deliver sustainable results under pressure, in a fast paced, complex, and often ambiguous, business focused environment, translating strategic priorities into clear outcome-focused objectives for others.
Able to positively influence, develop and implement strategic and transformational change effectively.
Strong decision-making skills and ability to set and communicate direction clearly.
Strong interpersonal and skills, able to build effective relationships, work in partnership with, and positively influence senior stakeholders (both within HMRC and the wider Civil Service).


Learning and development tailored to your role
An environment with flexible working options
A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
A Civil Service pension

Whatever your role, we take your career and development seriously, and want to enable you to build a really successful career with the department and wider Civil Service. It is crucial that our employees have the right skills to develop their careers and meet the challenges ahead, and youll benefit from regular performance and development reviews to ensure this development is ongoing. As a Civil Service employee, youll be entitled to a large range of benefits.

This includes:

25 days annual leave on entry, increasing on a sliding scale to 30 days after 5 years service. This is in addition to your public/bank holidays.
This will be complemented by one further day paid privilege entitlement to mark the Queens Birthday.
Interest-free loans allowing you to spread the cost of an annual travel season ticket or a new bicycle.
A competitive contributory pension scheme that you can enter as soon as you join where we will make a significant contribution to the cost of your pension; where your contributions come out of your salary before any tax is taken; and where your pension will continue to provide valuable benefits for you and your family if you are too ill to continue to work or die before you retire.
Flexible working patterns and access to Flexible Working Schemes allowing you to vary your working day as long as you work your total hours.
Generous paid maternity and paternity leave which is notably more than the statutory minimum offered by many other employers.
The use onsite facilities including fitness centres and staff canteens (where applicable).
Occupational sick pay.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is counter-terrorist check.

See our vetting charter.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

To apply for this post, you will need to complete theonline application process which includes completingthe application form as outlined below:

A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years.
A Statement of Suitability (no longer than two pages) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification.

Failure to email a CV and a Statement of Suitability will mean we only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification. Please ensure that the two documents contain your full name.

Should you encounter any issues with your application please get in touch with us on:

If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your application within 48 hours, please contact us.

An application pre-sift will be conducted by the SCS Recruitment Team followed by an in-depth review by the Vacancy Holder and Panel.

The panelwill assess and select applicants who demonstrate the best fit with the role by considering the evidence provided against the criteria set out in the Person Specification. Failure to address any or all of these may affect your application.

A decision is expected to be made by week commencing 12th July 2021 and all shortlisted candidates will be advised of the outcome shortly afterwards.

All shortlisted candidates may be offered an opportunity to have an informal conversation with a member of the panel. This is not an assessment phase but is an opportunity for each candidate to gain greater insight into the context of the role. This is optional, but highly recommended.

If shortlisted for interview, you will be asked to take part in a Individual Leadership Assessment.

This is a series of psychometric tests that do not result in a pass or fail decision, rather, they are designed to support the panels decision making and highlight areas for further exploration at interview.

Full details of the assessment process will be made available to shortlisted candidates should they be required.

We will send you a copy of any report for any assessment that you may have undergone as part of the recruitment process (where applicable).

You will be asked to attend an interview for a more in-depth discussion of your previous experience and professional competence.

We will also ask you to prepare a 5 minute verbal presentation. Details will be issued in advance of your interview.

Given the current situation with the pandemic, interviews are being conducted via video (full instructions will be issued prior to interview).

Regardless of the outcome, we will notify all candidates as soon as possible once all interviews have concluded.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:
  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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