Director General - Data Capability

Office for National Statistics

Fareham, London, Newport

Ref: GSe63807

Are you ready to lead us in delivering ambitious plans within data capability?

As Deputy National Statistician and Director General for Data Capability you will lead on enabling the use of data at ONS and across the Government Statistical Service to deliver a step change in the evidence base of the nation.

This is a high-profile post, responsible for the leadership of all aspects of data capability at ONS. You will be a key member of the National Statistician’s Executive Group and will report regularly to the Board of the UK Statistics Authority. Your core responsibility will be working across all government departments to ensure that the statistical system has the right capabilities for the 21st century. You will develop the ability of the Government Statistical Service to blend statistical methods with data science to create a coherent and cutting-edge cadre of analytic methods. Working closely with other analytic professions and with the Government Digital Service, you will build on work already underway to embed the principles of open data and digital by default.

You will help drive the transformation of data services available to analysts, decision-makers and the public, mobilising data held by departments and providing an authoritative and compelling public face for the agenda.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced senior leader to help us deliver our ambitious plans. If you feel this is the right role for you.

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This role also requires DV clearance - DV clearance, formally known as Developed Vetting, is the highest classification of security clearance that you can gain in the UK. It allows you to have necessary and long-term access to extremely sensitive government information, softwares, systems and personnel, you will also need to be a British citizen with at least 2 years continuous residence in the UK.

Timetable
Closing Date for Applications Thursday 7 May 2020 @ 11.59pm
Preliminary Interviewsw/c Monday 18 May 2020 & w/c Monday 25 May 2020
Psychometric Assessment, SEE & Fireside Chats (FSC)w/c Monday 1 June 2020 & w/c Monday 8 June 2020
Final Panel InterviewThursday 25 June 2020

Your application should be made through Civil Service Jobs 

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You will also be required to upload one single document which combines:

A)          Your curriculum vitae, consisting of:

  • Details of education and professional qualifications.
  • Full employment history, giving details where applicable of budgets and numbers of people managed, relevant key achievements in recent posts.
  • Details of your latest remuneration.

B)           A personal statement explaining why this post interests you and how you meet the Core Experience as detailed in the ‘What we are looking for in a candidate’ section. It is essential in your written application that you give evidence of experience against each of the selection criteria.

Your personal statement section of the overall document should be no longer than two sides of A4.

Applications will be acknowledged shortly after receipt. Please contact the SCS Recruitment Team at SCS.Recruitment@ons.gov.uk if you do not receive an acknowledgement within one week of applying for the post.

Contact details
Stephanie Wilson: 07880 382745

Michael Dobson: 0207 426 3968

Eleanor Lawrence: 020 7426 3379

Julia St Clare: 0203 854 2203