Senior Research Officer x10 (Remote)

Job Title: Senior Research Officer x10 (Remote)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England
Salary: £25 - £27 per hour + inside IR35
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH30366_1653411555
Contact Name: James Norval
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 24, 2022 17:59

Job Description

Senior Research Officer - 10 roles

  • SC clearance before starting (must have lived in the UK for the past 5 years)
  • Role location: Remote
  • SEO - £25 to £27 per hour, Inside IR35, 37 hours a week
  • Contractor post - LTD or Umbrella for pay
  • After-tax take home pay estimate: £2500/£2700 per month
  • Duration: Until 31st March 2023 initially
  • Deadline: 12 noon 27th May 2022.

Job description:

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.

We have a variety of opportunities you can get involved with as a social researcher including questionnaire design, primary research, qualitative and quantitative analysis

Our outputs range from estimating the size, distribution and characteristics of the population including migration: analysis of health, inequalities, crime and much more to paint a picture of the UK on which to base decisions for the future.

We've never been so busy and if you want to play your part in shaping the future then now is a fantastic time to join us.

As one of our Senior Research Officers you'll join the Government Social Research (GSR) profession for social researchers working in government. It is one of the seven professional groups Analysis Function.


  • Roles may include some of the following:
  • Production and publication of high-quality national statistics
  • Discrete pieces of analysis to provide context and understanding around statistical outputs
  • Development of new methods, production systems and dissemination to make sure we meet data users' changing needs
  • Leading and conducting qualitative research (including focus groups, cognitive interviewing, pop-up research, usability testing and so on) with the public and analysis of findings
  • Leading on the designing and development of questionnaires for social and economic surveys (suitable for paper, telephone, face-to-face and online self-completion) using qualitative research methods
  • Management of researchers and building their capability
  • Helping customers (including government departments) make the best use of our statistics through answering their questions on standard outputs or conducting additional analysis
  • Assisting with research to understand administrative datasets and how they can be used in the production of official statistics
  • Contributing to quality assurance and production of statistical publications and research reports
  • 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 colleagues across ONS to share knowledge and develop expertise
  • Using specialist statistical software to support this research
  • Survey design and management


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