Chief Statistician, Data Analytics & Business Statistics and Deputy Director, Advanced Analytics

BEIS has one of the widest remits in Whitehall and a key role to play in making markets work well for business, consumers and workers.

Our work will ensure that the economy grows strongly in all parts of the country, based on a robust industrial strategy and that the UK has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean. It will encourage investment and innovation that fully uses the UK science base; and enable a whole economy approach to deliver our climate change ambitions. We feel the department has an exciting remit, and we hope you agree.

To support this remit we have two analytical roles; Chief Statistician, Data Analytics & Business Statistics; and Deputy Director, Advanced Analytics.

Job description

About the Role

Role 1: Chief Statistician – Data Analytics & Business Statistics

• Provide leadership as BEIS Head of Profession for Statistics

• Ensure BEIS continues to meet the code of practise for statistics

• Lead and further develop strong links with the ONS and National Statistician

• Lead the further development, adoption and deployment across Whitehall of CBAS (Cloud Based Analytics System)

• Lead collection and publication of key National and official statistics on business

Role 2: Deputy Director – Advanced Analytics

• Lead on the adoption of data science in the department.

• Lead on building data science capability in the department

• Lead and improve the data science consultancy function in the department.

• Lead engagement with multiple stakeholders to raise awareness, increase collaboration, and knowledge sharing of data science.

• Lead work on delivering real time indicators of economic and business activity across the UK for high priority areas using traditional and alternative data sources (e.g. Covid related work)

• Have experience of designing and leading new data science projects at pace.

Key Objectives

The successful candidates will:

• Lead a team of analysts to work closely with policy, engineers, commercial, communications, science, digital and legal colleagues

• Be an outstanding leader and manager with a track record of supporting individuals to reach their full potential and develop high performing teams

• Demonstrate your ability to sustain inspiring, confident leadership in a high profile, challenging and fascinating area

• Be an excellent analyst, commercially aware and politically astute

• Have a track record of building effective stakeholder relationships in Government, academia and industry;

• Deliver results at pace,

• Provide intellectual leadership;

• Present complex information to a non-analytical audience and be personally resilient and agile enough to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

• A strong political awareness and a strategic approach to parliamentary and stakeholder handling

• A track record of delivery skills, and the ability to preserve both personal and team resilience to lead work under pressure over extended time periods

• The personal credibility needed to lead and to collaborate with partners across Government, across different disciplines in analysis, commercial, engineering and other disciplines

• Strong skills in managing complex programmes across organisational boundaries

• Exceptional leadership and management skills with the ability to motivate and develop teams

• Excellent communication skills and the gravitas to effectively communicate complex and technical issues clearly to Ministers and drawing out the strategic questions from the detail

• A strong analytical background in economics, statistics, social or operational research

• A proven ability to work across different professions to support policy development, drive strategic connections and support stakeholder engagement

• That you are a recognised professional analyst (if in government – a member of GES/GSR/GSS/GORS)

Please take time to read the attached Candidate pack for further information about this role and the recruitment process.


You are a recognised professional analyst (if in government – a member of GES/GSR/GSS/GORS)

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