Senior Statistical Officer: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Social Care and Mortality Analyst

Role type
Closing date
14 Sep 2020
£39,310 to £47,000
Cardiff, homeworking
Open to
Government Statistical Service
Welsh Government

COVID-19 Social care & mortality analyst

You will:

  • Work with Care Inspectorate Wales and Public Health Wales to assess the quality and coherence of data sources on social care and provide advice on their use
  • Provide analysis on the impact of COVID-19 on social care in Wales, with a focus on care homes to support modelling and policy development
  • Produce the weekly publication on deaths of residents in care homes
  • Answer Welsh Parliament questions relating to social care data and COVID-19

We are looking for a motivated statistician or (quantitative) social researcher to undertake this role on either loan or secondment until 31 March 2021 (length negotiable up to a point).

Development opportunities 

Major public services affected by the pandemic, in particular public health services and education, are devolved matters. This is a unique opportunity to be at the heart of Welsh Government whilst it leads Wales out of the COVID-19 crisis. You will play a crucial role in informing policy development whilst supporting Ministers in the recovery and emergency response to the pandemic and will gain insight into the workings of a devolved administration.


This lateral loan/secondment is open to Government Statistician Group members as well as other analysts working within the wider Government Statistical Service (e.g. other members of the ONS RAS group, GORS members, quantitative GSR members, ex-data analytics apprentices, “non-badged” statisticians with relevant experience such as those in arm’s-length bodies). It is also open to statisticians eligible to undertake a secondment e.g. those in academia or the wider public sector.

How to Apply

To apply, please send your CV and a covering note to as soon as possible. Please include details of any relevant posts you have undertaken along with any other specific requirements you have. Please note these posts are only available on lateral they are not available on promotion.

For further information please contact Rebecca Gillard: