Deputy Director, Digital Publishing

Office for National Statistics
Newport or Titchfield
29 Nov 2012
12 Oct 2012
Agency, Media, Other

Job Description

About us

Here at the Office for National Statistics(ONS) we provide the data that shapes the nation.
From the economic future of the country, to the provision of public services, statistics are vital to every imaginable area of our lives. Our vision is to be the place where people come first for trusted statistics. We also want to change the way people see and use them, to revolutionise what we share and how we share – and we want you to make it happen.

This brand new role represents an unparalleled opportunity to work at the leading edge of statistical dissemination, to make a positive impact on the public perception of ONS and to increase the reach and use of our statistics.

About the role

The democratisation of data, driven by new technologies and communications channels, opens up exciting new possibilities for ONS. It enables us to better engage with our customers, develop more relevant and targeted products, and increase our audience reach, and their understanding of what we do. This, in short, is your challenge. You will lead, develop and implement a brand new digital publishing strategy that will deliver on these three important priorities. You will look at what we share and how we share, and ultimately, change the way people see, use and interact with statistics. So, as well as taking ownership of the ONS website, spearheading its continuous improvement, you will look to further develop our use of social media channels. You will also develop strong external publishing relationships to help our content reach wider channels. Bringing together teams of analysts, designers, developers and storytellers you will produce rich, engaging and interesting content for publication across new and alternative channels and platforms.

Candidate Requirements

About you

You should have practical experience of digital publishing though a background in statistics will, of course, be an advantage. You should have the proven ability to build, lead and develop teams while focusing on performance and results. You should also be able to show where you have led, managed and communicated change initiatives and business strategies. Intellectually agile, you have strong judgement skills and the strength of mind and personality to make sound decisions on sensitive issues. You have a talent for effectively balancing and managing teams, making the most of available resources to get the job done, when it needs to be done. But it’s more than that: you will be a real inspiration to colleagues, customers or stakeholders, inspiring them with your energy, expertise and enthusiasm, not to mention credible communication and presentation skills.

Contact / Application Details

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To find out more and to apply, please click on the apply button. This will redirect you to the ONS Facebook page where you will find full details of the role and the application process.

Closing date: 2nd September 2012.

The Office for National Statistics is an equal opportunities employer who welcomes diversity. All applications are considered on merit.