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Office for National Statistics Jobs Near Me – Production Analyst

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About the job


We operate a hybrid working model and fully support flexibility with colleagues already based across the UK working from home and linked to one of our core locations in Newport, Darlington, Manchester or Titchfield (Fareham).

For this role you will be linked to one of the core locations, the frequency of attendance at our offices is agreed with you as relevant to your role.

Job Summary

About the job

Do you want to shape the future?

Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK’s largest producer of official statistics, with our outputs covering a range of key socio-economic, environmental, and demographic topics. We produce statistics and analyses areas of public policy such as the cost of living, labour market, health, inequalities, crime, the environment and much more to paint a picture of the UK on which to base decisions for the future.

Economic, Social and Environmental Group (ESEG) generate the insights needed for the formation and evaluation of public/economic policy across the whole socio-economic spectrum. We produce a wide range of research, data and analysis to help institutions and citizens understand the UK economy and society. This includes key statistics such as inflation, crime, employment, environment and gross domestic product.

We also provide analysis and insight to provide decision makers with evidence on key issues of the day such as cost of living for different groups, the humanitarian response to Ukraine and violence against women and girls to name but a few. We work with partners from the UK and across the globe to use cutting edge data, insight and methods to produce a more detailed picture of the state of the UK than ever before.

For us to continue our mission, we need people with a passion for data, analysis and communication to join us in shaping the future of decision making in the UK.

Job Description

A key part of our mission is to produce a broad range topical analyses and regular statistical outputs and to provide evidence on the key topics of the day.

These roles are responsible for production, planning and co-ordination of these outputs and analyses. They will require you to apply your analytical skills to provide effective quality assurance, ensuring the numbers and narrative make sense, and looking ways to continuously improve our impact.

You will need excellent interpersonal skills as you will be collaborating with colleagues from across ONS in a team effort to produce our key statistical outputs and topical analyses. You will also need to have excellent stakeholder management skills to work with partners across the UK Government and beyond to understand their needs and to deliver statistics and analyses to meet those needs.

Working as part of a high performing team, you may have the opportunity to manage colleagues and/ or projects to maintain our strong delivery record.

These posts are open to all those who have strong analytical skills and an understanding of the production of data and analysis for evidence based decisions. This includes those who are currently members of the cross Government badged analytical professions (including statisticians, economists, operational researchers and social researchers).


  • Produce statistics and analysis while coordinating with a range of colleagues to ensure that outputs are produced on time and to a high standard
  • Analyse and interpret data to understand changes, draw on a wide range of sources to develop a narrative, and identify and address issues in data processes, systems and methods where they arise
  • Clear communication with stakeholders through appropriate channels and delivering key messages to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Effective planning to ensure teams are sufficiently resourced, timetables are set and quality assurance processes are adhered to throughout the production cycle
  • Effective staff management and resource management (where applicable) – including building relationships
  • Engage in and encourage a culture of curiosity to identify trends, stories and errors within statistics.

Person specification

Essential Criteria

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, finding a solution that meets both the needs of ONS and wider stakeholders
  • To be highly motivated and proven experience of working on own initiative
  • Good analytical skills – evidence of analysing data, identifying and resolving issues, drawing out the main findings and presenting them verbally and in writing
  • Engage with a range of internal and external stakeholders (where relevant), ensuring that user requirements are understood and met
  • Develop close working relationship with internal and external stakeholders (where relevant) through maintaining regular communications using a range of different channels
  • Manage resources across the branch to ensure outputs are delivered


We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Managing a Quality Service



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 colleagues, and our fantastic working culture.

We are an organisation that takes well-being seriously and lives and breathes the desire to modernise the workplace of the future. Everyone, from our office-based colleagues across our office sites, to our field interviewers and airports and ports passenger survey teams, are part of a diverse and inclusive family.

Inclusion & Accessibility

At ONS we are 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.

If you would like an accessible version of any of the attachments or recruitment documents below or linked to in this advert, please contact the recruitment team who will be happy to assist.

Things you need to know

Selection process details

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The ONS regularly run webinars and support sessions for candidates. You can find details on all our upcoming webinars on our

Assessment at application stage will be based on your work history, skill and experience and personal statement. Your application should be tailored to demonstrate any skills, knowledge and experience that are relevant to the content of the role.

Your personal statement should be no longer than 1250 words. You should use this space to provide evidence for each essential criterion within the person specification. As the criteria are scored, we would recommend that you give clear examples for each including the impact of your actions.

Success Profiles Behaviour examples are not required at this stage.

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, where you’ll be assessed against all the behaviours outlined in the advert.

Interviews will be held with those who pass the sift via video conferencing.

A reserve list may be held for a period up to 12 months from which further appointments may be made.

Sifting will take place between 9th – 10th November

Interviews will take place – Week commencing 21st November

Dates are subject to change

For the full terms and conditions of the post, please see attachment below.

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


Successful 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

People working with government assets must complete

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
  • 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

Working for the Civil Service


We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s

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.

The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.

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