Senior Statistician

Employer name: Qualification Wales
Salary: £37,000 - £44,950 per annum
Location (city/country): Q2, Imperial Park, Newport NP10 8AR
Closing date: 27th March 2018

Qualifications Wales was established in 2015 as the independent regulator of qualifications and the qualification system in Wales. We are responsible for ensuring that qualifications and the qualifications system are effective in meeting the reasonable needs of learners in Wales, and for promoting public confidence in these. We are a public body, funded by Welsh Government and are accountable for our work to the National Assembly for Wales.

The purpose of the Research and Statistics team is to provide data and information on qualifications and awarding bodies operating in Wales and on assessment and qualification practices in the UK and around the world. The team will provide expert services to the organisation to enable it to develop policies and deliver operations based in robust evidence.

The primary role of the Senior Statistical Officer is to provide statistical information to the organisation and to produce statistics in line with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics and related guidance. The role holder will work with colleagues to ensure that Qualifications Wales receives necessary information from relevant sources, in particularly awarding bodies, to enable statistics, information and analysis to be generated.
Support will be available from the Chief Statistician’s team in Welsh Government and opportunities for CPD are available as part of the wider statistical community within Wales headed by statisticians in Welsh Government.

Contract: Permanent, full time. We will consider applications for this opportunity on a secondment basis for a period of no less than two years.

Requests for alternative working patterns, including part time, job share may be discussed at interview

In addition to salary we offer 30 days annual leave (alongside public holidays and up to three days office closure at Christmas), flexible working arrangements and membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme.

Hours of work: 37

Department: Policy and Research Directorate
Reporting to: Head of Research and Statistics