The Official Statistics Section of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) is seeking new members to serve on its committee from 2021. If you are keen to contribute new ideas for section activities, help organise events and represent the section at meetings then please get in touch. The section is concerned with all types of data […]Learn more on Members needed for Royal Statistical Society committee
Several jobs and placements are available working in government statistics nationwide. Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you interested in pursuing a career in statistics? We currently have two recruitment campaigns running. Statistics recruitment campaign 2020 We have numerous posts available for each of the following officer roles: Statistical Officer – national Higher […]Learn more on Recruitment opportunities across the Government Statistical Service
We’ve just sent out our November newsletter. This month’s newsletter includes: a round-up of the latest news including an update from the Office for Statistics Regulation about their review of the National Statistics designation blog posts, such as the story behind ‘Analysis in Government month’ and how you can shape it. events such as the […]Learn more on Government Statistical Service newsletter – November 2020
Each year, Government Statistical Service (GSS) colleagues of all grades and backgrounds are invited to join the National Statistics Executive Group (NSEG) to bring new and diverse perspectives to discussions. This has been hugely successful, and colleagues have had great things to say about the experience. In order to encourage further participation, we would like […]Learn more on Join the National Statistics Executive Group Shadow Board
Today we join the global celebration of statistics for the third World Statistics Day (WSD). The theme for 2020 is “Connecting the world with data we can trust”. It highlights the importance of providing timely, high-quality and open data to a global audience. This theme feels particularly relevant this year, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. […]Learn more on Celebrating World Statistics Day 2020!
The next census for England and Wales will be held on Sunday 21 March 2021. To promote this the Office for National Statistics has launched primary and secondary school programmes. Do you know any children or schools that might like to get involved? Let’s Count! – the primary school campaign The primary school campaign Let’s Count! […]Learn more on Help children get involved with Census 2021
We’ve just sent out the latest GSS newsletter. This month’s newsletter includes: the new reverse mentoring scheme for the Government Statistician Group a call for volunteers for the Analysis Function Task and Finish Group new blog posts such as, Data quality in the time of coronavirus (COVID-19) If you haven’t signed up to receive our […]Learn more on Government Statistical Service (GSS) newsletter – October 2020
The Government Analysis Function brings together the government analytical professions into a single, cross-system network. Work is underway now to scope out how the function should work across the analytical community to deliver shared training opportunities, common operating standards, and best practice for the delivery of analysis as well as looking at links across analytical […]Learn more on Analysts needed to join Analysis Function Task and Finish Group
The Good Practice Team have recently released version one of their introduction to data visualisation e-learning course. This course is for anyone who works in analysis and needs to design data visualisations that are informative, consistent and easy to understand. It explores principles and approaches for presenting data effectively and looks at the use of […]Learn more on Launch of data visualisation e-learning
Making our publications accessible is our responsibility as statisticians (see the Code of Practice for Statistics, Value pillar, principle V2). The Good Practice Team are putting together some guidance on this. Proposed contents: Accessibility: what is it and why should statisticians address it? Basis for this guidance What this guidance does and doesn’t cover Accessible […]Learn more on Accessibility and publications – what do you want to know?