Think beyond the numbers.

If you follow the news, you’ll have noticed statistics play a big part in everyday life. As the UK’s National Statistics Institute, we’re behind some of the biggest stories of the day. And we play a vital role in helping the government make the right decisions, across each and every department. Not only that, we inform policies across a wide-reaching range of issues.

From pandemic management to economic growth, the effort to tackle homelessness and many more. Whatever you’re working on with us, you’ll be making a real impact on British society. And helping to shape far more than numbers on a spreadsheet.

Who we are

More about us

Our mission is simple. To provide the most important data, statistics and analysis the country needs. Right when they’re needed. That means we’re committed to representing the whole of the UK, in how we collect data. How we engage with the public. And the people we welcome onto our team.

Darlington Economic Campus is the next step in our exciting expansion across the UK. It will see us bring together experts in analysis, data science and data architecture. All so we can deliver trusted insights that drives policy and decision-making. Not to mention keeping the nation on top of events.

Vision, values & culture

Our vision, values and culture

You might think we’re all about data. But we’re just as much about people. Not only serving the public. But creating a brilliant place to work for our skilled, dedicated teams. After all, we’re passionate about attracting and keeping the best experts. So whether you’re working on campus, or from home, you’ll find that everyone matters here.

ONS is very much a collective. It’s an inclusive culture where we value positivity, sharing and appreciation of each other’s work. Our popular reward and recognition scheme is just one of the ways we say thank you. If you’re of a similar mind, we can’t wait to welcome you in.

Opportunities & Salary information

What roles can I apply for?

As you’d expect, we lean heavily on the expertise of people who love facts, figures and hard numbers. That’s why we’re looking for economists, statisticians, operational researchers, data scientists and data engineers. If this sounds like you, you could join us at a variety of levels.

How much could I earn?

Our current salaries start from around £30,000 for entry level economist roles around £50,000 upwards for senior management roles Grade 7 and above. Senior Civil Service (SCS) roles start from £71,000 for Deputy Director roles. Starting salaries are indicated on each vacancy.

If you’re ready to help us think beyond, then take a look at our current vacancies and apply today.

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Benefits & flexible working

Think beyond your current benefits.

From in the office, to out in the field. Everyone here is part of a big, diverse family. That means everyone enjoys the same level of support with their development. And the same high standard of rewards.

Your wellbeing, progress and happiness are incredibly important to us. So on top of the key perks we share with other government departments, you can look forward to some very unique benefits, exclusive to our teams.

Flexible working

  • Hybrid working patterns, split between office and home
  • Flexitime with the chance to take up to 2 extra days off each month
  • Part-time, term-time, job-share and condensed hours all available

Excellent benefits

  • 25 days’ annual leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years
  • 9 extra public holidays (England and Wales)
  • Market-leading Civil Service pension scheme
  • Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks’ full pay
  • Diversity Network Groups to help you make connections and champion issues
  • Reward & Recognition scheme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Civil Service Sports and Social Club
  • Employee discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Mental Health Allies
  • Excellence Awards

How to apply

Ready to help us think beyond? Why not take a look at our current vacancies? You’ll find full details on all our roles. Who we’re looking for. What’s involved. The exact salary you’ll earn. Plus all the help you need to apply.

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