Chair

UK Statistics Authority

Location: London
Salary: £71,250, 2.5 days per week
Closing Date: 05 December 2021
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All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.

Job Description

The UK Statistics Authority (Authority) has a mission to serve the public good by promoting and safeguarding the production and publication of official statistics. The Authority is the independent body with responsibility for the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR), and professional oversight of the Government Statistical Service (GSS).

Evidence produced free from political and commercial influence is a cornerstone of democratic society. It allows for the better formulation and evaluation of public policy; it informs public understanding of the world and our place in it; it informs decision makers to take choices and lets others hold the powerful to account. The Chair of the Authority will uphold the independence, integrity and quality of all official statistics and will make public interventions on their usage where necessary. The incumbent will lead the UK’s official statistical system into a new era, playing a key role in the use of data in government, the future of the census and informing the public understanding of society and the economy following the pandemic. The Chair will provide guidance and oversight to the National Statistician and Director General for Regulation and manage an exceptionally diverse network of stakeholders. This is a very high-profile post, which will attract a great deal of Parliamentary and public attention. 

The successful candidate does not need to be a statistician, but will be analytical and strategic, understand the use of statistics within and outside government, be able to horizon scan for future policy and public issues and possess the drive, resilience and stakeholder management skills to lead a high-profile organisation in a complex environment. 

How to apply?

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the UK Statistics Authority on this appointment. 

To apply, please send: 

- A Curriculum Vitae (maximum two sides of A4) with your education, professional qualifications and full employment history. 

- A supporting statement (maximum two sides of A4), setting out how you meet the eligibility criteria in the candidate pack – make sure you refer to the contents of this document; please ensure your full name is clearly noted at the top of your letter. 

- Recruitment Monitoring form (Google) you do not need to have a Google account to complete the form here. If you experience problems accessing the monitoring form please contact the Sponsor Team. 

- Disability Confident – Offering an interview to disabled people declaration (if applicable) 

- Contact details including e-mail addresses for two referees; 

If you have any questions about the appointments process please contact Max Emmett at uksarecruitment@cabinetoffice.gov.uk (07753278166) or Ross Tivey ross.tivey@statistics.gov.uk (020 7592 8644). 

The Advisory Assessment Panel reserves the right to only consider applications that contain all of the elements listed above, and that arrive before the deadline for applications listed below.

We will acknowledge receipt of your application via email in 5 working days. If you do not receive this acknowledgement, please contact Max Emmett via the contact details provided above. 

Completed applications should be emailed to uksarecruitment@cabinetoffice.gov.uk – please quote reference 46257 by 5 December 23:00.


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