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Deputy Director, Global Trade & Investment 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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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, Global Trade and Investment Division

The Global Trade and Investment (GTI) Division employs around 70 staff and is part of the Macroeconomic and Environment Statistics and Analysis (MESA) Directorate.  

The division is responsible for the UK’s international economic statistics, covering both the regular production of statistical outputs to the highest standards at the same time as a programme of work to improve the underlying methods used in producing them.  Alongside this the division works closely with other government departments as well as external stakeholders to produce analysis and insights into what is driving trends in the UK’s patterns of trade and international investment.  

The Division produce the monthly UK Trade release, the quarterly Balance of Payments release, the annual Pink Book and a range of other data, statistics and analysis including on Foreign Direct Investment. The team also contributes to the production of the wider National Accounts.  



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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