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Higher Statistical Officer
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Recruiter: Government Statistical Service
Listed on: 20th December 2017
Location: United Kingdom
Salary/Rate: National minimum £27,568 / London minimum £31,029
Salary Notes: National minimum £27,568 / London minimum £31,029
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1566010_expired
Contact Name: Government Statistical Service

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Are you looking for a fresh challenge that will really put your analytical skills to the test?

If yes, the Government Statistical Service is the place for you.

The Government Statistical Service (GSS) collects, analyses and publishes official statistics to help government, business, and the public understand the current state of the UK economy and society. From tax to transport, to health, policing and the environment, you can expect to see your analysis hitting the headlines on a regular basis and being used by decision-makers in government and industry at the highest level.

The role will require you to apply your statistical skills to innovate and solve problems in data management and analysis, and you will be using a range of software packages and analytical techniques. The ability to explain and communicate your findings will also be essential.

Benefits of working in the GSS include;
Flexible working hours
Highly competitive pension
A unique chance to work on a breadth of projects and issues that makes a difference
Develop broad skills and experience to reach your full potential
Continuous professional development including bespoke training
Membership of a professional community of Methodologists, Data Scientists and Statisticians
25 days holiday plus bank holidays, increasing up to 30 days

No other organisation can claim to be involved in the same breadth of work that the Civil Service will offer you.

We need people who are ambitious, and keen to learn with strong communication skills and the ability to influence colleagues at all levels.

Roles and Responsibilities
You can expect to use your skills in a wide range of roles to:-
Inform government strategy and operational direction based on the collection, analysis and use of data
Design data collection to publish results and analysis to inform policy and public debate
Present and disseminate statistics using modern visualisation techniques to technical and non-technical users
Lead data research and improve processes using data science and statistical techniques
Collaborate internationally with fellow professionals to understand the UK and the world through data

As well as developing your statistical skills you will be building your skills in line with the Civil Service competency framework, including:
Staff management and leadership
Project Management
Building effective relationships with key stakeholder.

There are a number of exciting opportunities across government. Please refer to the candidate pack on our website for further details.

Please see candidate pack on our website for full entry requirements.

It is important to demonstrate your qualifications, and a full breakdown of these, in your application form to be considered for this role.

We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:
Statisticians - Data analysis
Statisticians - Acquiring data/Understanding customer needs
Statisticians - Presenting and disseminating data effectively
Managing a quality service
Seeing the big picture
Leading and communicating

You must provide evidence against the following on your application form:
Statisticians - Data analysis
Statisticians - Acquiring data/Understanding customer needs
Statisticians - Presenting and disseminating data effectively

To find out more information about this role, and to apply - please click the APPLY button.

Closing date: 14 Jan 2018