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There are a number of different teams within the Government Statistics Service (GSS).

For general questions or to ask for advice or support from the teams in Best Practice and Impact, please email gsshelp@statistics.gov.uk. Your email will be sent through to the appropriate person.

Email: gsshelp@statistics.gov.uk

Do you want to put something on this website? We welcome all sorts of different content, from vacancies to blogs, events and news items. As long as you think members of the Government Statistical Service (GSS) would be interested in it, we’re willing to consider it!

Please see our instructions on requesting to upload content on the GSS website.

Email: gssnet@statistics.gov.uk

A breach is caused when an organisation producing official statistics fails to meet the standards outlined in the Code of Practice for Statistics. Reporting breaches means being open about mistakes and the actions being taken to correct them. It is important for building public trust in statistics and for producers of statistics to learn and improve.

Please see our breach reporting guidance for what steps need to be taken.

If you have a query on any of the following please contact the team:

  • GSS professional standards
  • GSG competency framework
  • badging
  • careers and talent pipelines including GSS apprenticeships
  • Fast Stream and students.

Email: gss.careers@ons.gov.uk.

The GSS Recruitment Team undertake all GSS Central recruitment campaigns for permanent staff at grades Senior Statistical Officer (SStO)- Statistical Officer (StO). In addition we also undertake temporary stats officer recruitment 3 to 4 times per year.

We are available for all advice and guidance on recruitment queries including the materials that should be used including dissemination tests and the GSS online test.

If you have a query on any of the following please contact the team:

  • Permanent and temporary recruitment
  • Badging exercises
  • Sandwich students
  • Summer placements
  • Fast Stream programme
  • Advice and guidance
  • GSS assessor training
  • Attendance at careers fairs

Email: gss.recruitment@ons.gov.uk

GSS Learning & Development provides the professional learning for statisticians and data scientists across the GSS community. They also provide bespoke Induction, Foundation and Career Checkpoint courses for badged GSG professionals and have created learning pathways for the GSG profession, which the wider GSS can use if they wish to develop further in a statistical or data science role.

Email: GSS.Capability@statistics.gov.uk

The National Statistician is the UK Statistics Authority’s and the Government’s principal adviser on official statistics.

Email: national.statistician@statistics.gov.uk

The Central Policy Secretariat (CPS) of the UK Statistics Authority, led by Rob Bumpstead, has a number of functions that support the HoPs network. CPS supports the governance of the UK statistical system, including the Authority Board and the top level GSS Committees.

Email: gss@statistics.gov.uk