SYP - Data Intelligence Analyst (Permanent Post) - August 2022

Carbrook - Force HQ, Sheffield
£31,425 - £36,231

Role: Data Intelligence Analyst (Permanent Post) – August 2022

Department: Business Change and Innovation

Location:  Carbrook, Force HQ, Sheffield

Salary: £31,425 - £36,231 (Band E)

Hours: 37 Hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Role Purpose:

Working within Business Change and Innovation and reporting to the Senior Data Intelligence Analyst in the Data Intelligence Analysis Team, the post holder will be responsible for obtaining and analysing data from Force and external sources to understand demand and the potential to improve organisational processes.  In particular, the post holder will also be required to develop and improve a range of demand data intelligence products.

The post holder will work as part of a team with other analysts, using data from a variety of sources to drive the development of data analytics and business intelligence across the organisation.

The successful candidate will have the ability to explore, manipulate and visualise data to test hypotheses and deliver new insights and business intelligence that are relevant to decision makers.

The role represents an excellent development opportunity and would therefore suit persons with a background in working with data and/or research with a drive to want to develop themselves and apply this experience within the dynamic field of policing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Translate complex business questions into data questions with both technical and non-technical audiences both verbally and in writing.
  • Break down large complex business problems into discrete achievable steps.
  • Undertake in-depth data analysis and translate into actions for consideration by decision makers.
  • Provide information to a range of customers on complex data intelligence analysis that is appropriate to the audience.
  • Work with large volumes of data to deliver timely analysis.
  • Explore, manipulate and visualise data in order to test hypotheses and find new patterns and business intelligence which are relevant to decision makers.
  • Cleanse and match multiple data sets in order to effectively cross reference, compare, contrast and draw conclusions.
  • Define and deliver analytical solutions that address customer and business requirements.
  • Work with others to ensure the benefits of data analysis are utilised within the scope of the project.
  • Design and conduct multiple data analysis projects, working independently on some and as part of a team on others.
  • Work with others to develop, refine and scale analytical tools, procedures and workflows to improve the organisation overall analytics capability.
  • May be required to work outside normal hours and travel around and outside of the force area.
  • Perform any other such duties as reasonably correspond to the general character of the post and are commensurate with its level of responsibility.

Skills and experience:

  • Qualified to degree level in a numerate discipline or demonstrate work experience at an equivalent level.
  • Experience of developing and delivering analytics products using a range of open and closed data sources and commercial and open source data analytics and visualisation tools.
  • Experience of practical implementation of data security, access control and data protection principles and legislation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbal regarding data science, statistical and analytical concepts to technical and non-technical customers.
  • Ability to apply knowledge and experience to work independently or part of a team to solve technical problems in the delivery of an effective analytical product.
  • Evidence of applying new technologies to your approach to data science.

For further information relating to the role and tasks of this position, please refer to the attached role profile.


We offer generous entitlements and supportive policies to enable a better work-life balance, some of which are listed below:

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Flexible and agile working
  • Generous ‘family’ leave
  • Voluntary CPD Events for all staff to allow continuous development
  • Mentoring & Coaching Scheme
  • Paid Professional Subscriptions when relevant to role
  • Access to a range of occupational health facilities
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Employee assistance service (accessible 24/7)
  • Additional benefits for Westfield Health members
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Sports and Social Club


Applicants must meet the minimum requirement checkable history criteria, which must be taken into account for individuals applying to work with South Yorkshire Police in any capacity.  A minimum checkable history of 3 years / 5 years is required for this role and successfully undergoing recruitment vetting procedure is a pre-requisite of employment with South Yorkshire Police.

Appearance & Standards:

The Force is currently reviewing the Appearance and Standards Policy, with particular focus to Tattoos.  All visible tattoos will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, pending consultation of the Policy review.  Until such time, please do not be discouraged from applying to the Force as any visible tattoos will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.  Any tattoo which could be deemed inappropriate, or cause offence will not be accepted.  If you have tattoos, you will need to make a declaration at the time of application.

South Yorkshire Police’s Key Values:

Please find attached information sheet on South Yorkshire Police’s Key Values. The force has a particular focus on three areas, Fairness, Integrity and Trust. Under each of these three headings there are key behaviours we expect all employees to adhere to.

Closing Date:

Friday 19 August 2022 at 23:55

Closing dates are not normally extended, other than in exceptional circumstances and agreement is made between the Talent Acquisition Manager and the Line Manager for the role.

Contact point for applicants:

For further information about the role, please contact Jamie Smith on 07464 983914.  Please do not contact this number for an application form.

Further Information:

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Diversity & Inclusion:

South Yorkshire Police welcomes applications from under-represented communities.  For further information on diversity and inclusion within South Yorkshire Police, please visit the diversity and inclusion page:

If you are from an underrepresented group and want to find out more about the support we can offer, please contact our dedicated team on

In addition, we will look to support anyone who requires Part Time/Job share working hours.

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Note to candidates:

Please note that, should you be successful at the interview stage, the relevant internal or external pre-employment checks are required.  These include vetting clearance or review, prior to being appointed to the new role and start date being agreed.

This opportunity is closed to applications.