Director, Economic Statistics Development

Office for National Statistics

Newport, Wales, NP10 8XG

circa £95,000

About ONS

ONS is the UK’s National Statistical Institute. As the UK’s leading producer of official statistics, we inform debate and decision making across the country for government, industry and society. We have a responsibility to set and maintain standards, and to deliver statistics that are easy to use and that meet the wider public good.

About Economics Statistics Group

The Economic Statistics Group produces a wide range of data and analysis to support decision makers and help people understand the UK economy. As an inspiring member of the ONS leadership team, you will establish strong relationships with key stakeholders to motivate, collaborate and innovate with, and for, others.

This role reflects a reorganisation within the Economic Statistics Group as we carry out our Economic Statistics Transformation Programme. New methods and data sources are being integrated, and there is a focus on developing new capabilities and ways of working. This exciting role requires an enthusiastic, experienced and senior leader to help us deliver our ambitious plans.

Director, Economic Statistics Development

This role will oversee a wide-ranging portfolio of deliverables, including:

  • Delivering a wide-ranging programme of changes to economic statistics in line with the Economic Statistics Transformation Programme, as set out in the ONS Business Plan;
  • Overseeing the development of National Accounts, including the annual Blue Book through which many improvements are delivered. This includes responsibility for monthly GDP production and related outputs; and
  • Steering the development of the Labour Market and Households division, with a focus on transforming labour market statistics using new data sources.
  • these roles work closely together and we welcome applications asking to be considered for both roles. If you do wish to be considered for both posts you do not need to submit two applications, however please make it clear in your personal statement that you wish to be considered for both.

ONS have another similar Director role available within Economics Statistics Group, Director, Macroeconomics Statistics and Analysis (Civil Service Jobs reference number 1599550), these roles work closely together and we welcome applications asking to be considered for both roles. If you do wish to be considered for both posts you do not need to submit two applications, however please make it clear in your personal statement that you wish to be considered for both.

You will be a corporate and strategic thinker, adept in building relationships and influencing others. In conjunction with your knowledge and expertise, your level of commitment, energy, professionalism and an already impressive track record will set you apart.

In return, you will enjoy excellent Civil Service Benefits including pension, generous holiday allowance, and flexible working options. You will also benefit from our commitment to support your ongoing development.

If you believe that you have the right skills for this role, we would like to hear from you.


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