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Head of Financial Modelling and Analysis

Contract Type
Management, Public Sector
London, Leeds, Newcastle or Sheffield
£65,000 or £68,500 in London
Expiry Date
Working in Finance Group as a professional analyst offers considerable opportunities to play a critical role in the decision making of Ministers and senior officials.

Job Description

The postholder leads a division which provides a range of analytical services to Finance Group (FG), DWP and other Government organisations. In particular it:

  • Leads DWP’s engagement with the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR); ensuring their forecasts reflect the best assessment of likely future spending; 
  • Supports Ministers and officials to understand benefit spending and providing briefing and information for public usage;
  • Support DWP’s commercial decisions in the health and employment contracting market, and the management of health services contracts;
  • Provides support to other parts of Directorate / FG to enable them to provide effective challenge to DWP and HMT plans, including scrutiny of Departmental Expenditure Limits (DEL) and Annually Managed Expenditure AME) of policy costings, and assessments of risk;
  • Develops and reports productivity measures for DWP, to support the drive for efficiency and track progress;
  • Provides support and training to HR on areas including diversity, people performance, staff engagement, and capability;
  • Provides strategic resource planning advice to HR, Operations and others, including resource, workforce and pay bill modelling and insight to support the People & Locations Programme to make future people and estates decisions;
  • Oversees analysis on devolution to ensure the fairest possible outcome for DWP and Scottish Government, and advises on the fiscal consequences for the department of particular proposals.