Research Officer x22 (Remote)

Job Title: Research Officer x22 (Remote)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England
Salary: £19 - £21 per hour + inside IR35
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH30370_1653412197
Contact Name: James Norval
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 24, 2022 18:09

Job Description

Research Officer (22 vacancies)

  • Security SC clearance before starting (must have lived in the UK for the past 5 years)
  • Remote working anywhere in the UK
  • £19/£21 per hour, Inside IR35, 37 hours a week
  • Contractor posts - LTD or Umbrella for pay
  • After-tax take home pay estimate: £1900/£2100 per month
  • Until 31st March 2023
  • Deadline 12 noon 27th May 2022


There are a number of opportunities to help analyse and provide insight as the country recovers from Covid19, and a range of opportunities are available to work on some of the most important public policy issues that the UK will need to address in future years. Some of these roles are based in the following divisions:

Delivering innovative, high quality research using survey and administrative data, to support our migration statistics transformation programme. This includes delivery of regular publications to update users on our latest findings and to provide bespoke evidence on priority migration topics.

The postholder will also play a key role in our developing our new system for regularly reporting migration statistics in the future as we continue to make use of new data sources to provide the best estimates of migration.


* Production and publication of high-quality national statistics on a range of social and subject matters
* Discrete pieces of analysis to provide context and understanding around statistical outputs
* Development of new methods, production systems and reporting/dissemination to make sure we meet data users' changing needs
* Conducting qualitative research (including focus groups, cognitive interviewing, pop-up research, usability testing and so on) with the public and analysis of findings
* Designing and developing questionnaires for social and economic surveys (suitable for paper, telephone, face-to-face and online self-completion) using qualitative research methods
* Assisting with research to understand administrative datasets and how they can be used in the production of official statistics
* Producing supporting documentation including metadata, operational or quality and methodology documentation
* Contributing to quality assurance and production of statistical or research publications
* Reporting findings through presentations, at 'show and tell' meetings, and through papers to a variety of audiences, both in the UK and internationally
* Liaising closely with other staff across ONS to share knowledge and develop expertise
* Using specialist statistical software such as SAS, Python, R or equivalent to support this research


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