Deputy Director, Sustainability and Inequalities 0.5 FTE

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Part TimePermanent
  • Salary Range £70,000+
  • SALARY & BENEFITS £70,000
  • Job Contact SCS Recruitment Team
  • Contact Email
  • Job Level Senior management
  • INDUSTRY SECTOR Business, consulting and management
Job Description

This is a key job share role for the Office for National Statistics, it provides a unique opportunity to inform the public debate and support decision making on important policy areas.

You will ensure that we can equip decision makers across government and beyond with the relevant analytical insight. The Sustainability and Inequalities Division is one of seven divisions in the Public Policy Analysis directorate, leading on some of the most pressing public policy issues today; from the impact of climate change, understanding wellbeing and loneliness, describing and investigating inequality in the UK and how the Sustainable Development Goals can offer us a fresh perspective on our progress as part of a global community.

We are looking for an excellent communicator and senior analyst (and ideally a member of the Government Statistical Group, Government Economic Service, Government Social Research or Government Operational Research Service) with experience and expertise in leading and delivering analytical work programmes, with a strong track record in producing analysis that supports public policy; and in undertaking and overseeing robust quality assurance of analytical outputs.

This role is currently advertised as a job share (0.5 FTE) and there is a deputy director already in post (0.6 FTE) with whom the role will be shared.

For full selection process, please see attached candidate pack.

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Job description

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• Good work-life balance – An environment with flexible working options;
• Highly competitive contributory Civil Service Pension;
• Generous holiday allowance – 25 days annual leave on entry, increasing on a sliding scale to 30 days after 5 years’ service. This is in addition to 8 public holidays.
• Strong ethos of equality and diversity;
• Up to 3 days paid leave per year for voluntary opportunities;
• Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks of statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and statutory paternity leave of 2 weeks plus an additional week of departmental paternity leave all at full pay;
• Free onsite car parking in Newport and Fareham;
• Cycle to work scheme

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Selection process details

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Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

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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.

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Further information

If 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 Paul Cudmore, 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 at