Senior Research Officer

Reference number
Senior Executive Officer (SEO)
Role type
Closing date
13 Oct 2022
Bristol, Cardiff, Darlington, Fareham, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport, Titchfield, Wales
Open to
Office for National Statistics

Do you want to produce statistics to improve society?

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) provides statistics to give insight into different areas of society and our economy. This includes topics such as health and expenditure.

The ONS runs some of the largest UK social and business surveys, such as the Labour Force Survey and the coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey. These surveys help us understand many different aspects of society and we need your help with our work.

Our statistics are focused around the core principles in the UK’s Code of Practice:

  • trustworthiness — to produce statistics which are well managed, impartial, and open
  • quality — to produce independent statistics using appropriate data and methods which meet the needs of the people who want to use them
  • value — to produce statistics which are useful, easy to access, relevant, and support the understanding of important issues

At ONS we are committed to delivering ‘Statistics for the Public Good’ by ensuring we are radical, ambitious, inclusive, and sustainable. We operate a hybrid working model, which means we offer flexibility about where and when we work.

The available roles

We have a variety of opportunities you can get involved with as a social researcher, including questionnaire design, primary research, qualitative analysis, and quantitative analysis.

Our outputs range from estimating the size, distribution and characteristics of the population. This includes topics like:

  • migration
  • health
  • inequalities
  • crime

This helps us produce a comprehensive overview of life in the UK which can be used as a basis for decisions in the future.

We have never been so busy, which means now is a fantastic time to join us.

As one of our Senior Research Officers you will join the Government Social Research (GSR) profession for social researchers working in government. It is one of the seven professional groups in the Analysis Function.

How to apply

You can find out more about the available roles and how to apply on the Civil Service Jobs website.