Deputy Director of 2021 Census Operations Division
About the role
The Census has a 210 year history. It is crucial for policy development and monitoring across the UK. The scale of the Census is extraordinary. The last Census in 2011 was the biggest peacetime operation carried out by government. And you’ll be part of the team delivering the next one, in 2021.
As part of our senior leadership team, you’ll lead a large team to design, develop and deliver the work programme for an effective 2021 Census data collection operation, including field force and other supported activities. This time around, we will deliver a primarily online Census. This, of course, makes it an even greater challenge: data security will be a key area of focus for yourself and your team.
Committed, enthusiastic, resilient, you’re ready for a new challenge – and they don’t come much bigger, more complex or more important. Understandably, you must have a successful track record of managing and delivering large and complex £10m+ programmes and projects, preferably with experience of large scale field operations.
A focused and driven leader, you’re confident developing long-term strategies and plans – and delivering them to agreed timescales and quality and cost targets. You will also have designed and led complex business operations covering people processes and systems, as well as providing a business lead to commercial activities such as procurement and contract management.
Statistics are at the centre of all informed decision making across society and the economy. Our information is used by the government, business and the general public.
And at the heart of our statistics are our people. We depend on their expertise to produce first class data. Whether they are influencing the number of teachers and school places or making a difference to the provision of healthcare for the elderly, they’re producing vital statistics that inform decision making in our society and economy.
We’re a welcoming, friendly community of professionals, relaxed yet knowledgeable. We’re motivated and passionate about what we do and we’re pretty fast paced too. By joining us, you’ll make a real difference. We’re also committed to helping you achieve a healthy work/life balance by offering flexible working options and a generous holiday allowance. And we’ve some impressive on-site facilities too.
To find out more about working with us and to apply, please click on the Apply button below and search using the reference 1412279.
Closing date: 20 July 2014.