Deputy Director, Economic Statistics Project Delivery Executive

Office for National Statistics
Newport, Fareham, London, or Darlington
Closing date
21 Jul 2022

Job Details

Reference number: 210913

Salary: £71,000

Grade: SCS Pay Band 1

Contract type: Fixed Term, Loan

Length of employment: 24 Months


For this role you will be attached to one of our core locations in Newport, Fareham, London, or Darlington, where presence at one of these sites will form part of the working arrangements agreed during any offer made. We operate a hybrid working model that allows you to work between home and office locations giving you greater flexibility about where and when you work.

As part of this campaign there are two posts available:

Deputy Director, Legacy Reduction

Deputy Director, Business Statistics Change

All applications submitted will be considered against both available posts. Candidates have the option of providing a preference, but this cannot be guaranteed as roles will be offered on a merit basis. Full details of both roles can be found within the candidate pack.

Deputy Director, Legacy Reduction

Legacy transformation will focus on moving statistical data collection and production from legacy systems to strategic systems in line with the organisation’s overall technology strategy and to reduce technological debt. This is an ongoing programme with the focus over the next three years on the migration of business survey systems from the Ingres based Common Software systems to a new cloud-based Statistical Production platform.

Deputy Director, Business Statistics Change

This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to shape and deliver an area of high impact change and support the longer-term ambitions of ESEG and ONS.

Business Statistics Transformation is a key ambition for our ongoing transformation across the Economic Social and Environmental Statistics Group (ESEG) at ONS. It forms part of the wider ARIES transformation programme to deliver quality improvements to our core statistics by exploiting new and innovative methodology and sources of data. In particular, Business Statistics Transformation aims to deliver significant quality improvements to our business statistics via a more coherent, themed and digital set of business surveys and by transitioning data collection and statistics production onto new strategic platforms away from legacy infrastructure.

The role of the Business Statistics Transformation (BST) Project Executive is to lead the project and manage the project team on a day-to-day basis, and to ensure that outcomes are delivered within the existing time, cost and quality constraints. The Project Executive is accountable to, and line managed by the Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) of the ARIES programme.


The Office for National Statistics is part of the Civil Service, and as such we share a number of key benefits with other departments, whilst also having our own unique offerings to support our 5000+ valued employees across the business.

Whether you are hearing about us for the first time or already know a bit about our organisation, we hope that the benefits pack attached (bottom of page) will give you a great insight into the benefits and facilities available to our employees, and our fantastic working culture.

We are an organisation that takes the well-being of its employees seriously and lives and breathes the desire to modernise the workplace of the future. Everyone, from our office-based staff in Newport, London, and Titchfield, to our field interviewers and airports and ports passenger survey staff, are part of a diverse and inclusive family.

Inclusion & Diversity

Inclusion & Accessibility

At ONS we're always looking to attract the very best people from the widest possible talent pool, and we are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunities employer. As a member of the Business Disability Forum and a Disability Confident Leader we’re committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

As part of our application process, you will be prompted to provide details of any reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process that you need. If you would like to discuss any reasonable adjustments before applying, please contact the recruitment team in the first instance.

Contact point for applicants

Mike Keoghan,

Recruitment team,


Closing date: 21 June 2022.



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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United Kingdom

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