292013 Evaluation and Insight Lead in the Resettlement and Humanitarian Directorate (GSR) (2023)

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Job summary

The Resettlement and Humanitarian Directorate leads the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ work to support the welcome, resettlement and integration of people seeking safety in the UK through protected routes. This includes:

• Leading within the Department on resettlement and migration policy and responding to any future humanitarian or resettlement events
• Responsibility for the Homes for Ukraine Programme, which has seen a groundswell of support from the public to offer homes across the UK;
• Oversight of the Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas) Welcome Programme which supports local authorities to work closely with VCS partners to help Hong Kong BN(O) arrivals to successfully settle in the UK.
• Close working with the Home Office and local councils to support the resettlement and integration of Afghan and British Nationals who have arrived in the UK as part of the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) and the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) schemes.
• Overseeing coordination and connections across the range of DLUHCs interests including wider cohorts.
Our work includes strong collaboration with a range of government departments, local partners and agencies and the voluntary sector to ensure we are helping Ukrainians, Afghans, Hong Kong BN(O)s and other newly arrived cohorts to secure appropriate accommodation and access the services they need to integrate into their new communities.

The Analysis and Data team is a friendly, cross profession team that works across policy teams in the Resettlement and Humanitarian Directorate to ensure policy making is underpinned by high quality evidence and analysis.

We are recruiting for a G7 analyst to work to lead on evaluation and insights from within the data and reporting unit of the Analysis and Data team.

We particularly welcome candidates from an ethnic minority background and other underrepresented groups to apply, as we work to continually improve our ability to represent the places and communities we support through our work.

Job description

This is an exciting time to join the team as we come together in our new structure as the newly formed Resettlement and Humanitarian Directorate, to build on the brilliant work of teams up to this point. Our new Directorate comes into being at a moment when the Government has just committed to a new package of support to help Afghan households into settled accommodation, and we are moving into full delivery mode. We have moved into the second year of the Homes for Ukraine scheme; we are entering the third year of the Hong Kong BN(O) programme; and our role on wider cohorts is growing.

Job description and responsibilities:
• The Analysis and Data team brings together strategic analysis, data and reporting for the various refugee and resettlement programmes in the directorate. We are recruiting for a G7 as an Evaluation and Insight Lead
• You will have key responsibilities for the delivery of high-quality analysis and evaluation to inform policy development. In this role, you will:
o Design and oversee the rollout of both internal and externally-run evaluations of various refugee and resettlement schemes (including the Homes for Ukraine scheme), and related policy programmes (such as the Ukraine ESOL Programme).
o Oversee and produce robust evidence-based outputs to support decision-making, drawing on a range of analytical sources
o Work closely with User Research teams to produce research pieces to inform the development of interventions and support for local service providers
o Advise on the quality of evidence and data, as well as availability, to support OGDs in their policy development and operational needs. Where required, you will also lead on the development and creation of new sources of evidence and insight.
o Liaise with Home Office and OGDs and identify synergies in evidence-building exercises, aligning to common frameworks and outcomes.
o Develop close collaborative relationships with policy colleagues (at all levels of seniority) and build effective partnerships across government, enabling evidence-based policy development.
o Champion the role and use of analysis, and in particular monitoring and evaluation activity with other analysts and policy colleagues.
o Manage an analyst at SEO level, as well as external research contractors and delivery partners to support evaluations.

Person specification

Essential criteria:
You will have:
- Good experience of designing and overseeing large-scale evaluation and research projects, spanning across a range of stakeholders (e.g. local authorities, third sector, etc.)
- Solid understanding of different methodological approaches to research and data collection, with an understanding of when to apply differing methodologies accordingly.
- Good experience of thought leadership and collaboration to frame policy development, using tools e.g. theories of change, logic modelling and the development of outcome frameworks.
- Strong analytical skills, with the ability to deliver at pace where data and policy is continually evolving
- Data and evidence presentation skills, tailoring to a range of senior audiences through a range of mediums
- Excellent stakeholder management skills to maintain effective working relationships with external providers, OGDs, CO and No10
- Experience of data publications, including a thorough understanding of the Statistical Code of Practice. Membership of a government analytical profession (preferably Government Social Research)

Desirable criteria:
- Knowledge of coding languages to enable rapid and reproducible analysis (preferably SQL/Pyspark, Python, R)

If you would like to learn more about the role, please contact:


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Making Effective Decisions

  • Delivering at Pace

  • Working Together

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Please provide an example of when you have evaluated a policy or intervention and the methods you used to do this.


  • Learning and development tailored to your role

  • An environment with flexible working options

  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity

  • A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

Things you need to know

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window), and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Technical skills.

Analysts in DLUHC must be affiliated to a Government analytical profession. This is the following:

  • Government Social Research Service (GSR)

Stage 1: Filter and eligibility questions, entry tests

Candidates who successfully pass the initial filter and eligibility questions will be asked to confirm which of the analytical professions they belong to or are applying to be part of. This information will be used to progress successful applications to the appropriate professional checks element of the process.

Existing civil servants who are currently a member of one of these professions will retain their professional membership in this role. Applicants on promotion will be assessed for promotion within their profession as part of the selection process. Please make any current affiliation clear in your application.

External candidates or civil servants without a current profession affiliation may be considered for accreditation to one of the professions as part of the recruitment process. If you are not currently a member of a government analytical profession you will be put through the membership process for your chosen profession as part of this application. You must pass the membership process for your application to be successful. If you do not pass the relevant profession entry test your application will not be taken further. See the Guide for Analytical Candidates document for more details of the membership process for the relevant profession.

You will need to address the technical competences for your profession in the application and at interview.

Please refer to the Guide for Analytical Candidates which provides:

1 - The technical competences for each analytical profession – GES, GORS, GSR and GSS.

2 - details of the entry requirements to each analytical profession

3 – details of the entry process for each analytical profession

Government Social Research (GSR):

Hold an undergraduate degree, at a minimum of 2:1 or 2:2 with a postgraduate degree, in a social science subject. A qualifying social science subject is one which contains substantial social research methods training (comprising around one third of modules taken in the course). It should cover quantitative methods and at least three of the five topics listed below.

Mandatory: Quantitative methods, including research design, data collection (i.e. questionnaire design, sampling, weighting), data analysis (e.g. statistical analysis)

Three of:

  • Systematic/literature reviews

  • Qualitative methods, including research design, data collection (i.e. interviewing, focus groups, ethnography), data analysis (e.g. thematic analysis)

  • Interpretation of data (qual & quan), presentation of results, provision of recommendations/ conclusions

  • Study design, hypothesis formation, testing and evaluation

  • Application of ethics to research

Relevant degree subjects in the social sciences can be varied. Potential members need to demonstrate the substantial social research methods training they have taken and not merely the social science degree subjects.

We are for everyone

At DLUHC we value diversity and inclusion and actively encourage and welcome applications from everyone, including those that are underrepresented in our workforce. We promote equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment and a working environment free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation.

We would strongly recommend that applicants get in touch with the vacancy manager to find out more information about this role.

We are for everyone

DLUHC want to bring in a diverse workforce at all levels.

Our application system is designed to remove as much bias as possible from the recruitment system – this means that a hiring manager does not know your name, your details, see your whole application in one go (or have your CV at review stage unless stated otherwise).

Your answers are randomised and chunked up. This means that each assessor views sets of responses to questions for example all candidates’ responses to ‘Seeing the Big Picture’ rather than seeing a candidate’s full application. The science behind this is that recruitment can be subject to ordering and fatigue effects and we want to reduce this as much as possible.

Most of our campaigns utilise multiple assessors and so it is possible that each of your answers would be viewed by different assessors.

When writing your application, remember:

  • The assessor won’t be reading your answers sequentially.

  • Do not assume that the same assessors will have read all of your answers.

  • If talking about something in your first answer, make sure that you write the second answer as if you had not written the first (and so on!)

At sift, we will be assessing

Technical (lead element) - Please provide an example of when you have evaluated a policy or intervention and the methods you used to do this.

Behaviour 1 - Making effective decisions

Behaviour 2 - Working together

Behaviour 3 - Delivering at Pace

There is a 250 word limit per question.

In the event that we receive a large number of applications, we may conduct an initial sift using the lead behaviour listed in the advert. Candidates who pass the initial sift may be progressed to a full sift, or progress straight to assessment/interview 

The interview will be of a blended nature consisting of the following success profiles elements:



The strength based questions will require natural responses from the candidates.

Candidates will be expected to prepare a presentation, details of which will be sent on invitation to interview.

In the full campaign we will test the below Success Profile Elements:

Behaviours: (Making effective decisions, Seeing the big picture, Working Together, Delivering at pace)

Technical: (Yes)

Strengths: (Yes)

We do not consider direct CV applications to our Recruitment mailbox – you must apply for this role via the application link on Civil Service Jobs

Please note that near miss offers may be made at the lower grade to candidates who do not meet the grade criteria for this campaign.

Grade 7 salary

  • The salary for this role is £54,632 (London) or £49,697 (National).

  • For existing civil servants, the usual policy on level transfer and promotion will apply and is non-negotiable.

  • In addition, subject to membership of the appropriate professional body, a non-consolidated analysts allowance of £3,500 pa will be paid.


Transfers across the Civil Service on or after 4 October 2018:
Any move to DLUHC 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 https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

For further information about the benefits available to DLUHC employees, please see the attached Candidate Pack.


  • London

  • Wolverhampton

  • Darlington*

There may be opportunities for candidates to work flexibly depending on the business needs. This will be discussed with the vacancy manager on a case-by-case basis if you are successful for the role.

*Please note: The Darlington Economic Campus (DEC) is a pioneering new cross-government hub which will bring together people across departments and public organisations to play an active role in the most important economic issues of the day. The work of the Campus will make a real difference to people both across the UK and internationally. There will be substantial career opportunities and exciting prospects - a career at the Campus means you will be working at the heart of Government, with access to the benefits and fantastic opportunities offered by the civil service. This role is based at DLUHC and we will be joined on the campus by:

  • HM Treasury

  • Department for International Trade

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

  • Office for National Statistics

  • Department for Education

For further information on the DEC, please take a look at the attached DEC candidate pack.


Sifting is envisaged to take place W/C 19/06/2023with interview dates to be confirmed. All interviews are currently being held remotely via videocall.


In the event that we identify more appointable candidates than we currently have posts available, we will hold applicant details on a reserve list for a period of 6 months from which further appointments can be made. This may include roles at a lower grade. Candidates placed on a reserve list will be informed of this.Those candidates who do not wish to remain on the reserve list should contact recruitment@levellingup.gov.uk to be removed from the reserve list.

CTC (Counter-terrorism Clearance):

Important note

Successful candidates for roles based in our 2 Marsham Street building must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is counter-terrorist check and the process can take up to 8 weeks to complete.

Please note that successful candidates will need to pass the CTC security checks – this requires you to have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years. Please refer to the DLUHC Notes on Security Clearance section of our Candidate Pack for further information on Counter Terrorism Clearance (CTC). Thank you.

Candidates should also note that with effect from 1st August 2018 the department will also check all applicants who are successful at interview, against the Internal Fraud Database (IFD) held by the Cabinet Office. In accordance with the Civil Service Internal Fraud Policy, any applicant who is included on the IFD will be refused employment by DLUHC. Please see the Candidate Pack for further information on the Internal Fraud Database.

Candidate Pack Information

Please see attached Candidate pack for further information.

Before starting your application it’s very important to make sure that you are eligible to apply and meet the Civil Service nationality requirements. All candidates are expected to read the information provided in the DLUHC candidate pack regarding nationality requirements and rules

Internal Fraud Database

The Internal Fraud function of the Fraud, Error, Debt and Grants Function at the Cabinet Office processes details of civil servants who have been dismissed for committing internal fraud, or who would have been dismissed had they not resigned. The Cabinet Office receives the details from participating government organisations of civil servants who have been dismissed, or who would have been dismissed had they not resigned, for internal fraud. In instances such as this, civil servants are then banned for 5 years from further employment in the civil service. The Cabinet Office then processes this data and discloses a limited dataset back to DLUHC as a participating government organisations. DLUHC then carry out the pre employment checks so as to detect instances where known fraudsters are attempting to reapply for roles in the civil service. In this way, the policy is ensured and the repetition of internal fraud is prevented.

For more information please see- Internal Fraud Register

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


Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is counter-terrorist check (opens in a new window).

See our vetting charter (opens in a new window).

People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard (opens in new window) checks.

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 settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window)

  • 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 (opens in a new window)

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code (opens in a new window) 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 (opens in a new window).

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.

The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.

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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :

  • Name :Shayan Moftizadeh

  • Email :shayan.moftizadeh@levellingup.gov.uk

Recruitment team

  • Email :recruitment@levellingup.gov.uk


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