Survey Statisticians (various levels)

Organisation
The National Centre for Social Research
Locations

London and Edinburgh (Hybrid Working)

Application Deadline

Location: London and Edinburgh (Hybrid Working)

Various roles: Opportunities available at Graduate, Senior and Research Director level

Application deadline: 22nd February 2023

The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) is looking for statisticians who are keen to support our mission to make life better through social research. We have a range of positions available.

We would like to hear from graduates with an interest in social survey research, and from candidates with experience of working in statistical roles in social or market research, government, public/voluntary sector, or academia. Senior positions require knowledge of survey methods and, ideally, some practical experience of survey sampling and weighting.

What will you be doing;

You will be working alongside some of the most talented and dedicated statisticians in the industry on ground-breaking social research projects that are making a positive difference to real lives across the UK.

As a statistician, you will play an important role in surveys undertaken by NatCen, producing cost-effective sampling designs and survey weights. Once embedded in the team you will advise researchers and customers on survey methods and will play a role in winning new work by contributing to research proposals.

You will get the opportunity to carry out secondary analysis, helping to answer important research questions with relevance to policy making and society. In addition, there will be opportunities to get involved in statistical training of researchers from NatCen and other organisations.

You will work closely with NatCen’s Principal Statistician and other members of the Statistics team to develop and promote the statistics function at NatCen.

About the National Centre for Social Research

NatCen is Britain’s leading independent social research institute. Our research influences policy makers, practitioners, academics and the media, shaping our understanding of the country and how it is changing. We conduct some of the most widely cited and influential surveys in the UK, including the British Social Attitudes Survey, the Health Survey for England, the National Travel Survey and the Family Resources Survey. We also run the award-winning NatCen panel, Britain’s first probability-based online and telephone panel.

Benefits;

As well as a competitive salary and excellent working environment (including home/office hybrid) you will be working for the largest independent social research organisation in the UK. We are proud of the benefits we offer our employees which include:

  • 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) and flexible working
  • Generous company pension scheme;
  • Life insurance and health cash plan;
  • Cycle to Work scheme and season ticket loan;
  • Career development, professional subscriptions support and mentoring support from industry-leading experts.

To apply and for more information:

To apply, please send a CV and submit a short summary (up to 500 words) outlining your qualifications and any experience that would make you a suitable candidate. Please include reference to your knowledge and experience of survey methodology (where appropriate).

For further details and information about the statistics roles we have available, please continue to our careers page, which you will find after clicking the apply button (please be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page).

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All short-listed applicants will need to demonstrate proof of right to work in the UK. At NatCen we receive a high volume of great-quality applicants, we therefore may close a vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date, early applications are therefore encouraged.

We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment and welcome applications from qualified applicants regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, colour, race, religion, or belief.

We actively encourage flexible working and welcome part-time (minimum of 3 days a week) or job share applications.


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