Common behaviours and skill levels for analytical roles

The Career Framework highlights the behaviours and skills which are common across typical analytical roles. The Analysis Function have put together some information on the four common behaviours and skill level definitions for each role.

Common behaviours

These are the four common behaviours that are often included in roles advertised across the Analysis Function.

Show pride and passion for public service. Create and engage others in delivering a shared vision. Value difference, diversity and inclusion, ensuring fairness and opportunity for all.

Communicate purpose and direction with clarity, integrity and enthusiasm. Respect the needs, responses and opinions of others.

Form effective partnerships and relationships with people both internally and externally, from a range of diverse backgrounds, sharing information, resources and support.

Use evidence and knowledge to support accurate, expert decisions and advice. Carefully consider alternative options, implications and risks of decisions.

You can find grade level descriptors in the Success Profiles framework.

Departments are not mandated to use these behaviours as part of their recruitment campaign, so do check the full assessment methods set out in the advert. Assessment methods based on strengths, experience, technical and ability aspects may also be included.

Skill Level definitions

These skill level definitions provide an overview of what is expected at each skill level from awareness to expert. They can be applied to the suggested skill levels within the AF Career Framework role profiles.


A person at this level has knowledge of a skill and an appreciation of how it is applied in a particular situation.


A person at this level applies knowledge and experience of a skill, including tools and techniques. They will be able to choose the most appropriate tool or technique for a particular situation.


A person at this level shares knowledge and experience of a skill with others, including tools and techniques. They will be able to explain why a particular tool or technique is the most appropriate for a situation.


A person at this level has knowledge and experience in the application of a skill. They are a recognised specialist and advisor in this skill including customer needs, generation of ideas, methods, tools, and leading or guiding others in best practice use.