LocationNewport, FarehamAbout the jobSummaryThe Health Analysis and Life Events (HALE) division of ONS produces world leading mortality and morbidity analysis for the public good and has been at the heart of the analytical response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK.
Our core mission as part of the Health Analysis and Pandemic Insight (HAPI) Directorate is to use data and analysis to help save lives, reduce inequality and improve public health. Building on the innovative work of colleagues across ONS on the environment, climate change and Net Zero, we are now developing a new work programme on the climate and health.
We will build on ONS’s large-scale social and health data assets and expertise in data linkage, geospatial data and statistical modelling to better understand the current and future impacts of climate change on the health, developing indicators at different geographical scales and exploring inequalities in impact across the population.
Through a 5M funding agreement with the Wellcome Trust, one of the world’s largest research funders, we are setting up a four-year programme with international partners, including low-income countries, to create a global framework for official statistics on climate-health impacts and explore best practice in sharing methodologies and environmental data.
At ONS we are creative about the way we work to deliver brilliant and sustainable outcomes and as we collaborate, we approach working together with positivity and trust, investing in building excellent and inclusive working relationships across the organisation.
We operate a Hybrid working model. This means we offer greater flexibility about where and when we work. Our colleagues are linked to one of our core locations – Newport, London, Titchfield, Edinburgh (OSR) or Darlington where presence at one of these sites will form part of the working arrangements agreed during any offer made.Job descriptionThis is a G7 statistician post to take joint responsibility for a rapidly expanding analytical team, line managing around five people.
The postholder will report to the G6 Head of Epidemiology, Climate and Global Health in HALE and will work closely with the ONS International Development Team and multiple stakeholders across government and academia, including internationally.
They will have lead responsibility for developing ONS’s analysis on climate and health in England, Wales and the UK as a whole, and for delivering international project work setting coherent standards for climate-health reporting.
They will also take the lead on specific work packages and key stakeholder contacts depending on the mix of skills and interests across the senior members of the team.
• Manage around five people in the Climate and Health Team according to ONS standards and procedures, ensuring inclusive and flexible working and supporting all team members to develop their skills and knowledge.
• Lead the development of ONS analytical outputs on climate and health, ensuring coherence with the global scientific literature, application of up-to-date best practice, and delivery of publications to agreed schedules and quality standards.
• Jointly lead the development of a global framework for official statistics on climate and health as part of a four-year project, managing agreed work packages and acting as lead contact for a variety of key stakeholders across government and internationally.
• Lead the delivery of agreed aspects of the project internationally, helping to ensure successful collaboration between teams and institutions and delivery to time and quality by the wider international project participants.
• Develop effective relationships across government and internationally, helping to ensure that ONS is closely involved in leading-edge developments on climate, the environment and their relevance to health and influencing stakeholders at a senior level.
• Develop, manage and report on plans for designated aspects of the project with the assistance of the Project Support Officer.
The type of person that will be suitable for this post will:
• Have extensive experience of health research and statistics or epidemiology and/or climate change and environmental statistics including the application of advanced statistical methods.
• Be qualified to PhD level in a relevant subject or have equivalent experience.
• Have excellent experience of managing analytical teams and projects and producing high quality publications, preferably including the use of structured project management approaches and tools.
• Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including experience of presenting analysis to diverse audiences and working effectively with stakeholders at a senior level.
• Be familiar with national and international structures and principles in official statistics and the roles of different organisations in the global statistical system, and be able to engage confidently with international stakeholders, including at a senior level.
• Be aware of the wider context of international development and particularly approaches to capacity building, and the government and statistical context in low-income countries.
• Expert level of knowledge in health statistics, epidemiology and/or climate and environmental research.
• Proven ability to manage analytical teams and projects effectively within a complex environment and produce high quality outputs.
• Ability to work on own initiative, building relationships with multiple stakeholders including at senior level and leading project development.
• Experience of developing or implementing official statistics frameworks and guidelines.
• Understanding of the global statistical system and the national and international organisations and stakeholders operating in the context of climate change research.
• Understanding of the wider context of international development, capacity building, and statistical capabilities in low-income countries.QualificationsYou must have at least one of the following:
• A first or second class honours degree (2:2 minimum for Statistical Officer) or equivalent in a subject containing formal statistical training (e.g. Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Sciences, Business Studies, Psychology, Geography, Data Science or similar); or
• A higher degree, e.g. an MSc or PhD, in a subject containing formal statistical training (e.g. Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Sciences, Business Studies, Data Science, Psychology, Geography or similar).
• Have worked in a statistical/data science field and are able to demonstrate continuous professional development (via a CPD Log Book) in statistics/data science at the same level as a foundation degree/HND (Level 5)
• Have achieved or on track to achieve a level 4 apprenticeship including at least 2 years in a statistical/data analysis field in government and are able to demonstrate continuous professional development in statistics/data analysis (via a CPD log book signed off by a manager or mentor who are members of the statistical profession).
• Already be a member of the Government Statistical Service profession. (If you are already a member of the GSS profession, you must state this on your application form for us to use this as evidence of qualification.)Behaviours
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Communicating and Influencing
- Developing Self and Others
- Delivering at Pace
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
- Presenting and Disseminating Data
- Acquiring Data/Understanding Customer Need Effectively
- Data Analysis
BenefitsThe Office for National Statistics is part of the Civil Service, and as such we share a number of key benefits with other departments, whilst also having our own unique offerings to support our 5000+ valued employees across the business.
Whether you are hearing about us for the first time or already know a bit about our organisation, we hope that the benefits pack attached (bottom of page) will give you a great insight into the benefits and facilities available to our employees, and our fantastic working culture.
We are an organisation that takes the well-being of its employees seriously and lives and breathes the desire to modernise the workplace of the future. Everyone, from our office-based staff in Newport, London and Titchfield, to our field interviewers and airports and ports passenger survey staff, are part of a diverse and inclusive family.
Inclusion & Accessibility
At ONS we're always looking to attract the very best people from the widest possible talent pool, and we are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunities employer. As a member of the Business Disability Forum and a Disability Confident Leader we’re committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.
As part of our application process, you will be prompted to provide details of any reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process that you need. If you would like to discuss any reasonable adjustments before applying, please contact the recruitment team in the first instance.
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Things you need to knowSecuritySuccessful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.
See our vetting charter.People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.Selection process detailsThis vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.Application Stage:
Your personal statement should reflect the person specification. It must include details of your technical and professional achievements and should be no more than 1250 words.
Please make sure that you fully complete the qualifications section in the application form. Applications submitted without details of degree studied, grades and credits (including predicted) will be discounted. Failure to provide this information will result in your application being sifted out of the process.
Once you have submitted your application you will be emailed during standard working hours inviting you to complete the GSS online multiple choice test. This is a timed test and must be completed and submitted by midday on the closing date to be considered for the next stage of the process. You are encouraged to try the test attached to the advert before attempting the real test. Please ensure you inform us ahead of the test if you require any reasonable adjustments to be considered.
Please note: If you are already a member of the GSG, you are exempt from sitting the GSS online test. To prevent your application being rejected please ensure you email your membership number or details to GSS.Recruitment@ons.gov.uk as soon as you submit an application to notify us. Once confirmed you will be moved onto the next stage by our recruitment team.
In cases where there is a high number of applications the sift pass mark may be adjusted and candidates will be invited to interview in merit order, i.e. those scoring the highest.
Should you be invited to interview, you will be assessed using various assessment techniques aligned to the Civil Service Success Profiles behaviours.
For GSS – You will also be assessed on the following GSG Technical Competencies during the interview.
Due to current working practices, interviews will be conducted by Video Conference.
A presentation or test will be required as part of the interview process. Further information will be provided to successful candidates prior to interview if necessary.
A reserve list may be held for a period up to 12 months from which further appointments may be made.
Sift: From 7th January 2021
Interviews: From 17th January 2021
For the full terms and conditions of the post, please see attachment at bottom of page.
The successful candidate is required to carry out all their duties from a UK location, and cannot do so from an overseas location at any time, unless this has been specified as a part of the role. This presence will vary and have flexibility built around the following:
• Needs of the role and business objectives.
• Personal Preferences
• Successful collaboration and effective partnerships with teams/customers and stakeholders.
• Disability and wellbeing considerations
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.Nationality requirements
This job is broadly open to the following groups:
- UK nationals
- nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
- nationals of the Republic of Ireland
- nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
- relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
- relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
- certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirementsWorking for the Civil ServiceThe Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.Apply and further informationOnce this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.Contact point for applicants
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Further informationIf you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Pablo Perez, Office for National Statistics, Government Buildings, Cardiff Road, Newport NP10 8XG. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission https://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/recruitment/civilservicerecruitmentcomplaints/
Reference number 170902 Salary50,205GradeGrade 7Contract typePermanentBusiness areaONS – Statistical and AnalyticalType of roleAnalytical
StatisticsWorking patternFlexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-timeNumber of posts1