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Deputy Director, Public Sector Division

Office for National Statistics
Linked to one of our core locations in Darlington, London, Manchester, Newport or Fareham.
£73,000 - £82,500
Closing date
9 Feb 2023

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Executive Management, Operations, Strategy, Project / Programme Management
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The ONS is here to provide timely and robust evidence that informs society, improves lives, and underpins government policy making.As our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recession showed, there is huge potential to understand our society and economy better.Our data, statistics and analysis feature on front pages and in news headlines every day and are being used at the very heart of Government.

In a post-EU world, our trade and investment statistics have never been more important.I am delighted that you are interested in joining our team as Deputy Director of Global Trade and Investment (GTI), Deputy Director of Public Sector or Deputy Director of Economic and Microdata Insights in the Macroeconomic & Environment Statistics and Analysis Directorate, part of the Economic Statistics & Environment Group.

We are seeking inspirational leaders and creative problem solvers, with strong analytical and strategic skills, demonstrated experience in senior stakeholder engagement, and team players who can work with colleagues within and outside of ONS to succeed.

Deputy Director, Public Sector Division

The Public Sector (PS) Division employs between 80 and 100 staff, and is part of the Macroeconomic and Environment Statistics and Analysis (MESA) Directorate.  

The Division produces the monthly Public Sector Finances release and plays a key role in the production of UK GDP statistics: estimating the contribution of government and other public services to the National Accounts. The division is responsible the Economic Statistics Classification process and so plays an important, cross-cutting role ensuring that economic developments are appropriate and consistent treatment across ONS. The division is also responsible for a number of international statistical transmissions to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). 

Public Sector Division is also undertaking an ambitious and considerable transformation programme during this Spending Review period (to 2024-25). This includes a significant investment in our IT systems, work to deliver new and more granular fiscal statistics and research to examine the feasibility of using administrative data to improve the quality of our outputs. The Division is actively collaborating with the Data Science Campus and Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC); it has seconded staff to HM Treasury and is working closely with internal colleagues in ONS’ Digital Services and Technology and Business Architecture divisions.  


Our employees work in an exciting variety of roles and professions. We have colleagues who operate in the field nationwide engaging with the public, at ports, airports and in their homes, as well as colleagues who work flexible from our sites across the UK.

With offices in Newport, Titchfield, London, Darlington, Manchester and Edinburgh, we are a nationwide organisation, and are growing our regional footprint as part of the government Levelling Up strategy.

We are modern, technically focused and data driven - never has there been a more exciting time to join us. You can read about our organisational priorities and plans for the future in our “Statistics for the Public Good” strategy.

Our people are our greatest asset and are at the heart of everything we do. We understand how important an inclusive environment is - one where you can bring your authentic self to work. We are proud to have a range of diversity networks that support our inclusion ambitions and enable us to thrive.

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+44 (0) 1633 817521
Office for National Statistics
Government Buildings
Cardiff Road, Newport
NP10 8XG

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