Data Analyst

Property & Workplace

Job Reference



Property & Workplace


Business Professionals


Edinburgh, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom

The role

The SSI Team is looking for a Data Analyst to support DLA Piper’s key strategy for Health, Safety and Environmental Sustainability, and our growing need to manage and analyse data from across the firm in order to better understand our operational risk performance, make evidence-based decisions, and stay accountable about our performance to our internal and external stakeholders with all data being verified to protect the firm’s reputation.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious data analyst wishing to broaden their experience, interested in using data insights to drive operational risk performance.

The Data Analyst will liaise with firmwide data owners (57 international offices), maintain databases, analyse data and summarise trends, draw out business performance insights, help track the firm’s progress against operational risk goals and targets, and prepare data and insights for internal and external audiences. The Data Analyst will also have ample opportunity to get involved in other Operational Risk projects.

The ideal candidate is passionate about leveraging data and data management tools to drive business strategy, and is effective in communicating insights and recommendations across diverse audiences.


  • Liaising and maintaining relationships with data owners across the business functions and international offices
  • Collecting, maintaining and analysing quantitative and qualitative data for internal and external reporting and communications, using Excel, cloud-based platforms and analytical tools including Power BI
  • Supporting effective data management and strategic decision-making by building and maintaining databases, developing data management protocols, creating dashboards, and staying abreast of new tools and innovations in data management and analysis
  • Preparing data insights for a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders via written reports and Power Point presentations
  • Supporting relevant Operational Risk/SSI projects
  • Conducting research into data management best practices and staying abreast of latest developments and thought leadership


  • Experience dealing with large volumes of quantitative data and qualitative information, as well as with analysing this data and drawing easy-to-understand insights from it
  • Highly detail-oriented, able to spot and correct data errors
  • Creative problem solver excited by possibility of innovation
  • Experience working with diverse teams and stakeholders and adapting communication style as needed
  • Advanced skills MS suite of programs
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations

At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.