GSS Statistical Capability Team

The GSS Statistical Capability Team develops and promotes the tools and guidance to empower people to build their capability. We collaborate with other analytical professions in government to create a cadre of analytic staff to blend statistical methods with data science.

We deliver the following:

  • Career Development. We are responsible for providing the tools to enable individuals to manage their careers. These include the GSG Competency Framework, the Learning Academy Directory, Talent Management, Career and Learning Pathways, and Loan and Secondment opportunities. We also run induction training for Statistical Officers and Data Scientists. Please contact us for more information.
  • Committee support. We support the GSS People Committee.
  • Statistical Training. We are responsible for providing a range of analytical training, events and courses. For more information see here.


The central recruitment of Statistical Officers and Data Scientists for all government departments is managed by the GSS Recruitment Team. They are also responsible for overseeing the recruitment of Assistant Statisticians (which is managed by Civil Service Resourcing). The team also deals with the “badging” of staff into the statistical profession. For more information, please get in touch.

Contact the team:

Pam Davies          Deputy Director, GSS Professional Support.

Gareth Clancy      Head of GSS Capability

Sophia King         Talent Management and Statistical Fast Stream

Susan Jones        Recruitment

For general enquiries:

GSS Capability: For any enquiries relating to Career Development, L&D, Statistical Officers, Assistant Statisticians, Data Scientists, Talent Management, and Induction courses.

GSS Recruitment: For all enquiries relating to Recruitment and ‘Badging’ of statisticians.

GSSNet For any enquiries regarding the GSS website.

Twitter: @UKGSS