Senior Intellectual Property (IP) Insights Analyst (plus reserves)

  • Job Reference: 473432704-2
  • Date Posted: 15 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Intellectual Property Office
  • Location: Newport, Gwent
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Management & Supervisors, Restaurant & Service
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Intellectual Property (IP) is integral to all of our lives and everything that surrounds us. Have you ever wondered how a musician makes money? How pharmaceutical companies protect and develop their vaccines? How the brand of your favourite drink became established? And how you can support creative and innovative businesses in a competitive and changing global market?

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is responsible for both the operational and policy aspects of IP rights including patents, trade marks, designs and copyright. The IPOs mission is to ensure that the full potential of ideas, knowledge and creativity is realised for the benefit of the economy and society. We promote innovation by providing a clear, accessible and widely understood IP system.

The Economics, Research and Evidence Team at the IPO is responsible for delivering robust evidence-based policy to underpin these areas of policy. We are a multidisciplinary team who work alongside policy, operational and analytical teams across the IPO, government, industry and academia, to interrogate data, develop projects, to commission and project manage bespoke research, and influence government policy.

We are seeking a Senior IP Insights Analyst to broaden the research undertaken within the IPO by analysing data across all of the registered IP rights. The successful applicant will work across all areas of the IPO and other government departments to provide data-driven evidence to support wider government policy.

You will need to demonstrate an ability to drive decision making through analysis, and the technical provision to design, manipulate and carry out analysis on large datasets using a range of tools such as Excel, SQL, R and Python (supported by appropriate training).

The team uses a project-based approach which will give you the opportunity to work on a diverse mix of analytical projects and build experience of using a range of different techniques and approaches. Strong communication, problem solving, and stakeholder management skills are also important for this role to help identify, scope and deliver projects for the IPO.

Additional Information

This role will be carried out remotely due to current Government restrictions. As restrictions are lifted the role will be based at Newport or London. Informal hybrid working arrangements will be available and the balance between workplace and homeworking is to be agreed with the line manager.

We would encourage candidates to discuss the working arrangements for this role with us during the recruitment process.

Job description

You can expect to work on a range of projects that the Economics, Research and Evidence Team at the IPO deliver. Examples of responsibilities include:
ad-hoc IP analyses and technology landscaping for internal and external stakeholders;
innovative research projects using newly available linked IP data, using database querying languages (e.g. SQL) and data science / coding packages (e.g. R, Python) for the preparation and analysis of large data sources, with appropriate training given if required;
exploratory analysis using patent data to track emerging technologies;
leveraging wider data sources and its links to IP to drive evidence-driven decision making using cutting-edge tools and techniques;
developing of analytical research papers and publications for the IPO website.

Over time you can expect to work collaboratively on projects across the different policy and operational areas within the IPO and through our engagement with wider government.

We are looking for someone who is a self-assured user, translator and communicator of the work of all analytical professions, as well as someone who can identify the synergies in taking an approach which will draw together the inputs of other specialisms. The team is committed to taking a collaborative approach to problem solving, values curiosity about work happening within the team and expects team members to support and add value to the work of others through enthusiasm, honest peer review and constructive feedback.

Essential skills and experience:

Strong quantitative analytical skills with experience in manipulating large and complex datasets;
Analysing available information and demonstrating a sound approach to assessing the situation, problem-structuring and solving using clear criteria before taking action;
Experience in writing clear and concise code, and working with scripting/programming and database programming languages, such as Python, R and SQL, to automate and present data;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to articulate key messages to non-technical audiences and produce high quality reports;
Ability to build rapport and collaborate with both team members and a diverse range of stakeholders. Listen to other's views and check to ensure that their needs and expectations have been understood;
Enthusiasm to work at pace as a self-starter by taking the initiative to prioritise key tasks, plan ahead and manage expectations. The ability to balance everyday tasks and duties against projects and ad-hoc requests;
A commitment to regularly update your own technical expertise and to achieve continuous improvement and development. Being open to giving and receiving feedback and accepting personal responsibility for improving your own skills and effectiveness and expects team members to support and add value to the work of others through enthusiasm, honest peer review and constructive feedback.

Please note:
Civil Service applicants should be a current member of one of the professions of the Government Analysis Function. The government profession groups within the Government Analysis Function include:
Digital Data and Technology Profession (DDAT), Government Actuarys Department, Government Economic Service (GES), Government Geography Profession, Government Operational Research Service (GORS), Government Social Research (GSR), and Government Statistician Group (GSG).

Alternatively, if you are applying from outside the Civil Service you MUST hold:
A minimum 2:1 degree in a STEM subject (e.g. Mathematics, Econometrics, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Biochemistry, Chemistry or similar);
or
A Qualified Patent Information Professional (QPIP) or 3yrs+ experience of working with IP data.

Responsibilities
Please refer to job description.

Qualifications

If you are applying from outside the Civil Service you MUST hold:
A minimum 2:1 degree in a STEM subject (e.g. Mathematics, Econometrics, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Biochemistry, Chemistry or similar);
or
A Qualified Patent Information Professional (QPIP) or 3yrs+ experience of working with IP data.

Memberships

Civil Service applicants should be a current member of one of the professions of the Government Analysis Function. The government profession groups within the Government Analysis Function include:
Digital Data and Technology Profession (DDAT), Government Actuarys Department, Government Economic Service (GES), Government Geography Profession, Government Operational Research Service (GORS), Government Social Research (GSR), and Government Statistician Group (GSG).

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace
Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
  • Data analysis
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Presenting and disseminating data effectively
Benefits

Benefits of working with the wider IPO:
The opportunity to form part of our many inclusive network groups, find out more on Inclusive Features at the IPO
A variety of support functions including our excellent Staff Counselling Service which is a source of support for all staff at the IPO;
A flexible working scheme which has no core hours and excellent opportunities for home, part-time and term-time working;
A very generous pension scheme, with low employee contributions, further information around the benefits of joining the Civil Service can be found here
Eligibility for special and office-wide bonus payments;
Excellent development opportunities;
Opportunities for secondments, both internal and external;
Opportunities to join many civil-service clubs such as the Sports and Social Association, Motoring Club (CSMA), which provide numerous discounts to members

When working at Concept House, Newport the following benefits are also available:

A limited number of free car parking spaces are available on site;
On-site facilities including gymnasium, shop, restaurant

Please note benefits may be subject to change.

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

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

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Experience and Technical skills.

How to apply

Candidates to note: In order to capture your employment history please complete the employment history box under the 'Your CV' section of the online application form.

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