Lead Data Analyst (Consumer Investments)

Financial Conduct Authority

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Financial Conduct Authority is currently offering Lead Data Analyst (Consumer Investments) position for qualified individuals who are willing to work Full Time at their office in London, England, UK Be sure to check job specifications carefully before proceeding.

Job Title: Lead Data Analyst (Consumer Investments)
Company Name: Financial Conduct Authority
Job Location: London, England, UK
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: Financial Conduct Authority
Job Link Expiry: 2023-04-15
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About the job

The Role  

We are recruiting for a Lead Data Analyst for the data analysis function within the Consumer Investments Sector team. This team sits in the Market Analysis and Policy Department within Consumer Investments (CI) in our Supervision, Policy and Competition division.

The successful candidate will help lead a team of data analysts to enhance the value the FCA gets from data by gathering and analysing data to provide insights and intelligence on the activities of firms in this market, related harms and empowering others to use and get insight from data. They will play a key role in refreshing and delivering our supervisory data strategy within CI and working closely with the wider FCA data community.

The team has a specific focus on the identification and assessment of harms to support our regulatory outcomes across Supervision and Policy within the Consumer Investments Sector

Data Analysis & Strategy is responsible for. We’re recruiting a Lead Associate to help lead the team to deliver important work, support the analysis of the data analysts and help set the strategy for the team.

What does the role involve?

  • Supporting the Manager – to plan, prioritise and allocate work across the team, developing and coaching the team to support their development. Deputising for the Manager during periods of absence.
  • Experience of quantitative and qualitative analytical work – in order to oversee and ensure the quality of data analysts outputs.
  • Data analysis skills – including an understanding of statistical concepts e.g. correlation and regression models, experience of using, and supporting others in using, analytical tools e.g. Tableau, R, Python; and ability to deliver outputs that clearly communicate data insights
  • Stakeholder management skills – adept at engaging with stakeholders across an organisation, understanding their needs and business problems, and shaping the scope of work including defining the requirements and prioritising delivery as well as the ability to push back where required. Partnering with the analytics community across the FCA to continue enhancing knowledge and contributing to the FCA’s Data strategy agenda.
  • Coaching and mentoring skills – to help develop the skills of team members and support their work alongside their career progression.
  • Building data capabilities – across the Division, working with other teams to get the best out of the data and the team to help achieve their objectives. Helping drive and embed cultural change throughout the Division regarding data and analytics.
  • Good organisational ability – sets high standards for self and others, being disciplined about meeting commitments, delivering within agreed timeframes.
  • Creative thinking – enjoys problem solving and understanding new issues, thinks creatively and willing to bring new ideas and ways of working or bringing these out in others.
  • Maintaining and sharing know-how – encourages a culture of sharing information as required and ensures they share and receive information effectively

What will you get from the role?

  • You will have the opportunity to contribute to a challenging and varied portfolio of work, working on high-priority issues.
  • You will have a key role in the delivery of data analysis in support of our Consumer Investments supervisory and policy agenda.
  • You will have the opportunity to coach less experienced team members.
  • You will help promote the use of data and data visualisation in the Division; sharing expertise and knowledge with colleagues on how to use data to develop compelling insights.
  • You will be supported in your own learning and development with the opportunity to advance your own skills and capabilities and further your career aspirations.

About You


**Any disabled applicant meeting the minimum criteria will automatically progress to interview stage, should they enter under the Disability Confident scheme. For more information on the FCA’s commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workforce, including guidance on drafting criteria, please refer to the FCA’s Positive Action Framework.**

  • Knowledge of the consumer investments market.
  • Experience of practical data analysis and exploration.
  • Experience of drafting reports for publication.
  • Experience of delivering high quality work through others.


The Ideal candidates will bring practical experience from analytical, investigative, problem-solving, or policy-making work, including in regulated industries, consumer bodies or the public sector.

  • Ability to analyse complex information to draw reasoned and logical inferences from quantitative and/or qualitative data, and to reach robust and practical conclusions.
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal – to include the ability to present analysis effectively in a clear and compelling way to a diverse audience, managing complex, technical issues in a clear and digestible format and to provide feedback on others
  • Experience of prioritising your workload and others, managing your time effectively and using sound judgement to achieve results in a high-pressure environment, looking at priorities across the team and understanding the needs of team members when allocating work.
  • Ability to manage a broad range of stakeholders: you will need to ensure the activities of the department are shared with internal stakeholders, and to flex your style to build consensus and influence a range of diverse stakeholders
  • Strong sense of accountability: you should be able to demonstrate that you take ownership of problems and drive forward pragmatic action-based solutions
  • Proven analytical skills with experience of rapidly assimilating new facts, understanding complex issues, and conveying their implications in a concise manner
  • Experience of using Excel and advanced SQL to interrogate, manipulate and analyse data.
  • Experience in creating data visualisation dashboards (e.g. Tableau).
  • Experience of providing feedback and support to colleagues – using coaching and mentoring skills to help develop team members and ensure the quality of their work as well as support their career progression.
  • Senior stakeholder experience – taking work produced by the team and presenting it to senior colleagues in a way which is accessible to a non-technical audience. Able to understand the goals of others and link this to the work done in the team to help achieve the wider goals of the organisation


  • People management experience
  • Experience leading on small projects
  • Experience of defining data needs and collecting large volumes of data through excel and Qualtrics
  • Experience assimilating and analysing firms’ and financial sectors’ financial, and business model information
  • Knowledge of FCA data, its governance, the data lake and data collection processes.
  • Experience using programming software such as Python or R
  • Knowledge of the Consumer Investments Sector; the firms, the products and the issues consumers face.

Additional Information

  • The job family for this role is Lead Associate – Regulatory
  • This is a permanent opportunity
  • This role can be based in London, Edinburgh or Leeds
  • The salary range for London is approximately £56,000 – £80,000 depending on the successful candidate’s skills and qualifications, plus a competitive benefits package and non-contributory pension.
  • The salary range for Edinburgh is approximately £53,000 – £72,000 depending on the successful candidate’s skills and qualifications, plus a competitive benefits package and non-contributory pension.
  • The salary range for Leeds is approximately £53,000 – £72,000 depending on the successful candidate’s skills and qualifications, plus a competitive benefits package and non-contributory pension.
  • Applications for this role will close on the 28th October 2022

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has recently set out a new employment offer designed to reward strong, consistent performance, aid career development and close pay gaps.

This follows an extensive, wide-ranging and comprehensive consultation with all FCA colleagues and the FCA’s Staff Consultative Committee. The changes, including updates to the proposals consulted upon, will mean that the FCA continues to provide one of the best reward packages of any regulator or enforcement agency in the UK.

If you have any questions please speak to your recruiter or visit the FCA website (or intranet for internal colleagues)

Please note – Applications must be submitted through our online portal. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.

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