Government Social Research
We recruit the brightest and best graduates into the Civil Service and give them the skills, knowledge and experience they need to become effective and inspiring leaders at the heart of the political process.
Research underpins all policy made by government on areas such as health, crime, work, pensions, education and transport – in fact everything that affects us as part of the population of the UK. You'll be working at the heart of government to make sure ministers and policy makers have the data to understand social issues, and to help evaluate the policy responses to them.
You’ll contribute to the reporting of social trends, the development of government policy and evaluation of how policies make a difference to public services. Your work might involve developing surveys, analysing data, producing statistics, reviewing existing research evidence and working with other analysts in government to provide timely, relevant and robust briefings for policy colleagues and ministers.
Initially, you'll follow a development programme designed to increase your skills and widen your experience. In your first few years you can expect to move jobs every eighteen months to two years, and you may take a secondment to another government department.
If you successfully complete the scheme and are promoted, you could earn c. £45k-£55k. Other benefits include the Civil Service pension scheme, professional qualifications, flexible working, season ticket loans, sports and social activities, childcare assistance and more.
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