Senior Associate (Statistician)

  • Reference: CSP16
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Salary: £36,017 p.a. 
  • Network: Corporate Strategy and Policy
  • Location: London or Manchester
  • Eligibility: Open to all candidates (those at risk or surplus within the Equality and Human Rights Commission or Civil Service will be given priority at the shortlisting stage)
  • Closing date: 20 January 2017

Overview of the role

Our role at the Equality and Human Rights Commission is to challenge discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and protect and promote human rights. Our issues have rarely been more topical; whether it's tackling pregnancy discrimination, the rise of hate crime following the Brexit vote or reducing the gender pay gap, our remit enables us to make a real difference in British society. This is an chance to work as a professional in the heart of an dynamic and relevant organisation.

We are now looking for someone to work as a statistician within our human rights and research team, who shares our values of fairness, dignity and respect and can work with us to ensure our ambitious vision becomes a reality. 

Within the Wales and Corporate Strategy and Policy network, the research function provides the latest evidence base for the business plans, programmes and projects. It also evaluates if and how what we deliver actually works and has any lasting impact. It acts as the Commission's internal critical friend, challenging assumptions and ensuring what we say is well-informed and based on the most robust evidence available. The team consists of six research managers, two statisticians and an economist, managed by two professional heads of research.

The statistician in the research team will provide statistical expertise to ensure the Commission is provided with the latest evidence base and insights. The main responsibilities of this role will include initiating, managing and delivering high quality and timely statistical products and advice and seeking ways to improve impact.

The postholder’s areas of work are likely to include engaging with statistics providers across Great Britain to influence the production of equality and human rights data, plus managing and undertaking quantitative analysis of data for the Commission’s triennial report to Parliament on progress on equality and human rights across Great Britain.

Recruitment and selection timetable

  • Closing date: 23:59 on 20 January 2017
  • Shortlisting date: January or February 2017
  • Interview date: to be confirmed
  • Location: London or Manchester

How to apply

Complete the application form and return to before midnight on the closing date. No applications will be accepted after the closing time. The application form asks you to provide evidence of how you meet the core skills of leadership, delivery management and stakeholder engagement to the appropriate level, as outlined in the generic grade profile above. You are also asked to provide a statement on how you meet the professional skills for the role, also above.

Should you wish to apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme or request a reasonable adjustment please indicate this on your application form. If you have a disability which requires an adjustment or a requirement for additional support please contact us at

Selection process

Following the shortlisting, a variety of assessment methods may be used including psychometric assessment, competency based interview, technical interview and practical exercises such as presentation, in-tray exercise etc.

Full details will be available to successfully shortlisted candidates.

Further information

Civil Service and internal applicants

Please note that candidates on level transfer will be offered their current salary, or the starting point of the salary band, whichever the higher. Candidates on promotion will be offered the starting salary for the role. A Civil Service candidate’s salary will be rounded up to the nearest pay point on the relevant pay scale.

External applicants

Appointments are generally made at the starting point of the pay grade however a higher salary may be available for an exceptional candidate.

All applicants

If you are offered a position you will be asked to apply for and provide a Basic Disclosure Scotland certificate.

Last updated: 11 Jan 2017