Newport NP10
Part-time, Permanent
£29,017 a year

About the Office for National Statistics:
As the leading producer of official statistics, we play a unique role in informing debate and improving decision making across the country. In addition to being highly influential, this places a responsibility on us to set and maintain standards and deliver statistics that are easy to use and designed to meet the wider public good as well as the needs of government. Linked to this, we also have a tremendously important leadership role supporting the wider Government Statistical Service (GSS) and Government Social Research Service (GSR).

ONS is the executive office of the UK Statistics Authority which is an independent body at arm’s length from government, which reports directly to the UK Parliament, the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland Assembly.

About the business area:
This role sits within a highly technical development branch in Economic Statistics Change and Support Division (ESCS). The division is at the heart of developing and delivering methods, sources and systems across Economic Statistics.

You will be working in Enhanced Financial Accounts (EFA – also known as “flow of funds”) – our ambitious project to improve our understanding of how money moves in, around and out of the UK economy.

You will enjoy excellent Civil Service Benefits including pension, generous holiday allowance, and flexible working options. You will also benefit from excellent opportunities for career progression, since EFA sits at the forefront on the ONS future vision of using commercial data.

Working within a multi-disciplinary team, the post holder will undertake research into, and the use of, commercial data sources to improve our flow of funds statistics. This role also works on transforming the non-financial and rest of world sectors of the UK Financial Accounts. The role will involve close working with Data as a Service division, commercial partners, and the Bank of England.

Following research and identification of potential new data sources, the post holder will be building new data aggregates to feed the UK Financial Account, using coding languages such as PySpark and Python.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Investigating and analysing data sources, reporting to the Development Coordinator
  • Building aggregates, using Python and Pyspark
  • Assessing data against National Accounts requirements and devising methods
  • Using AGILE techniques to support and deliver in a fast-paced environment

Person Specification

  • You are experienced in delivering change and can clearly explaining the reasons for change and how to implement them
  • You have knowledge of financial instruments and can identify capability gaps for yourself, addressing through setting development objectives in order to enable delivery
  • You analyse and use a range of relevant, credible information from internal and external sources, understanding your own level of responsibility
  • You form effective partnerships and relationships with people both internally and externally, sharing information, resources and support
  • You use existing technical skills and acquired topic knowledge to devise and produce solutions

  • You have knowledge and understanding of the UK Financial Account, by instrument and sector
  • You are competent in working in an AGILE project management environment
  • You have knowledge of accounting concepts and methods
  • You have experience of developing statistics from both survey and non-survey data
  • You have experience of using coding languages
  • You have experience of working with Big Data


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together
  • Developing Self and Others



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


As well as a competitive salary, you'll enjoy:
  • Generous holiday allowance – 25 days annual leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years service in addition to
public holidays
  • Good work-life balance – family-friendly working options including flexible working arrangements
Monday to Friday between 7am and 7pm
  • Career development and progression – a recognised silver-accredited Investor in People, we develop
our people at every stage of their career, providing a personal progression plan, on- and off-site training
courses and opportunities to gain qualifications and professional accreditations
  • Strong ethos of equality and diversity

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