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Secondment at BBC News: Expanding my skill set as a consultant statistician

I read the advert for the Government Statistical Service (GSS) secondment at BBC News in a departmental GSS email and it was the first time I had heard of the opportunity. I recalled attending a talk by Robert Cuffe, Head of Statistics for BBC News, which had been organised by my Head of Profession at […]

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Measuring errors in data

Blog | Methodology

The Methodology Division leads on the development and support of statistical and survey methods for Office for National Statistics (ONS) and provides support for the wider Government Statitisical Service (GSS) and beyond. As Principal Statistical Methodologists we jointly lead on demographic methods for the Census and Population Statistics Hub in Methodology. Our work is varied […]

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My secondment at BBC News: I never appreciated how creative journalists are

Since graduating I have only ever worked in the Civil Service but always wondered what it would be like to work elsewhere. Fortunately, with the support of my manager, Deputy Director and the wide range of professional development opportunities in the Civil Service I have been lucky enough to complete a three-month analytical secondment at […]

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Why I am championing the use of the online skills tool

Throughout 2020, the Government Analysis Function trialled an online skills tool with volunteers from across each of the analytical professions. The tool offered the opportunity for users to self-reflect against the professional skills needed for various analytical career paths, supported career planning, development planning and could be used to help structure career conversations. As leaders […]

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