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Programme Director, Integrated Data Programme

Office for National Statistics
Newport, London, Fareham and Darlington
£93,000 - £108,000 (dependent on experience and civil service pay guidelines)
Closing date
31 May 2022
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The National Data Strategy identifies the need -and the opportunity -for government to make better use of its own data. The strategy calls out the Integrated Data Programme which delivers the Integrated Data Service as a means of meeting this goal.

The Programme Director is responsible and accountable for the delivery of this new Service and for oversight and successful transition of the existing Secure Research Service, ONS' current trusted research environment (TRE) that gives accredited or approved researchers secure access to de-identified, unpublished data to work on research projects for the public good.

You will lead the delivery for this widely anticipated programme which is represented on the Government Major Projects Portfolio and you will lead the Directorate within the Data Capability Group whilst being expected to play a full senior role within ONS's wider departmental strategy.

You will also be accountable for the delivery of the ONS contributions to the overarching priority of improving the use of government data. This includes overall responsibility for the existing Secure Research Service (SRS) including its transition, and the partnership with Health Data Research UK (HDR UK). These activities are critical to delivering the cross-cutting analytical platform for government and beyond. A valuable element to the ONS delivery is providing access to users external to government such as researchers, local government, academics and think tanks. At the centre of the integrated data strategy is working in partnership with other providers of analysis and analytical platforms, to ensure the broadest use and access to linked data.

You will reach right across government in this high-profile role with a need to build confidence and credibility with senior ministers, officials and with key external stakeholders, using your excellent judgement to form key relationships vital to the programmes' success. It requires an ability to form alliances and influence strategies across government to align data initiatives in other departments such as the Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO), the Government Digital Service (GDS), Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), devolved administrations, and the government-wide analytical function to build support and ensure the delivery of the overall objectives.

As an ONS employee you get:

Hybrid working in an organisation voted top in the UK for work-life balance

A market leading pension scheme - our employer contribution rate is around 27%

A choice of working patterns *for every role* full-time, part-time, job-share.

Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of 26 weeks full pay (subject to qualifying criteria)

Employee Assistance Programmes

Diversity Network Groups

Mental Health Allies

Civil Service Sports and Social club

Generous holiday allowance - 25 days annual leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years service in addition to 9 public holidays

For more information about this role, a full application pack, and to apply, please follow the APPLY link to Civil Service Jobs


The Office for National Statistics is entrusted with the public's data. We work on some of the country's most topical issues, from employment figures to migration statistics, and we are responsible for the ten-yearly census of every household in England and Wales.

Our 5000 employees work in an exciting variety of roles. 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 from our 3 main sites in Newport, Titchfield and London.

We work to ensure that as the UK's largest producer of official statistics, our outputs are trusted to inform government and guide policy makers.

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.

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01633 455556
Government buildings
NP10 8XG
United Kingdom
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