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Company vision and mission 

The Office for National Statistics is entrusted with the public’s data. We work on some of the country’s most topical issues, from employment figures to migration statistics, and we are responsible for the ten-yearly census of every household in England and Wales.

Our Statistics for the Public Good five-year strategy sets out our aims, priorities, mission and values. It sets out a radical vision for the UK official statistics system, sets the overarching mission and describes the core principles that underpin the mission. The strategy will seek to deliver high quality data to inform the UK, improve lives and build for the future.

The ONS has a lead role to play in this revolution and the ONS Strategic Business Plan sets out how we will contribute towards the delivery of the UKSA strategy, including the immediate challenges of COVID-19.

A career at Office for National Statistics looks like

Our people are our greatest asset and are at the heart of everything we do. We understand how important an inclusive environment is – one where you can bring your authentic self to work. We are proud to have a range of diversity networks that support our inclusion ambitions and enable us to thrive.

We are committed to supporting our people’s wellbeing by offering flexible ways of working that support a healthy work life balance. Our placing in the Working Families Top 30 recognises this commitment.

There are a range of highlights and benefits to joining ONS. You can find out more about them in our benefits pack attached to any of our vacancies.

To find out more, visit our Careers Page.

Diversity in inclusion strategy 

At ONS, we will be inclusive in our approach to our workforce, talent management, and the design of data, statistics and analysis. This means ensuring our statistics and our workforce reflect the experiences of everyone in our society so that everyone counts, and is counted, and no one is forgotten. To do this we are investing in our people, creating a working environment where all colleagues are equally valued, truly supported and recognised for their contributions.

We continue to offer excellent flexible working arrangements for our people, including options for part-time, job share and home working. We provide regular learning opportunities including leadership development programmes, talent schemes, mentoring, coaching and skills development to help everyone grow and develop the capability they need to succeed. This includes some programmes tailored to specific groups who are under-represented in parts of our organisation, to help us ensure that everyone has the right support to progress their career with us. Our community of employee diversity networks helps us to build an inclusive culture for all within the organisation.

Find below a career opportunity for you

Deputy Director, Cloud Infrastructure and Technical Design (Permanent)

Location: Remote (anywhere in the UK)
Salary: £71,000 – £90,000 per annum

The ideal profile of the candidate

The Cloud Architecture Divisional Director is a critical role within the Digital Services and Technology (DST) Senior Team which will provide the Technical Architectural advice and leadership across all digital products and services. Working in line with Her Majesty’s Government’s (HMG) Cloud strategy and the ONS Digital and Technology strategy, this role will continue the ONS’s role to lead the public sector’s adoption and exploitation of cloud native solutions, driving value and putting the customer needs at the heart of their approach. Digital Services and Technology division provides the underpinning infrastructure, products, and services to deliver all statistical and business outputs for the ONS. Over the last two years the ONS has made significant progress moving a vast amount of our technology estate to commodity cloud environments, and our shared vision is to continue this journey.


You will be responsible for:

  • Leading and developing the Cloud Architecture and Technical Design teams for successful deployment to assist wider programmes of work within DST and ONS programmes.
  • Developing and implementing a cloud adoption plan in line with DST and HMG Cloud approach and the ONS Digital and Technology Strategy and manage the adoption process.
  • Regularly evaluating cloud applications, hardware, and software and present opportunities to DST Senior Team to drive innovation and maintain best practice.
  • Leading the division to develop and maintain effective cloud governance and assurance
    including effective monitoring and alerting.
  • Collaborating with Information Assurance to provide securable and monitorable solutions.
  • Managing financial resources to ensure probity, optimise outcomes and secure cost efficiency.
  • Maintaining highly effective relationships with any third parties (cloud vendors, solution providers, suppliers) the ONS works with regularly to ensure smooth procurement, delivery and support of products and services.
  • Managing and promoting the work of DST with external stakeholders such as the Cabinet Office and other government departments and agencies ensuring that ONS maintains its high profile within the cloud development, architecture and practice.
  • Providing outstanding leadership to team members and relevant Communities of Practice,
    including opportunities for coaching and development, to maximise work output and work
  • Providing visible and transparent technology decisions and represent activity to the Design
    Authority on current and planned cloud initiatives.
  • Providing direction and support to senior managers and staff within the directorate and
    wider, including sponsorship of a Community of Practice.


You will also have:

  • Experience of leading diverse teams requiring cultural and structural transformation to business technologies and processes.
  • Extensive knowledge and practical understanding of public cloud infrastructures and DevOps techniques, tool chains and processes.
  • Excellent stakeholder and relationship management skills, including proactive engagement with external suppliers.
  • An ability to influence and persuade others both inside and outside of the organisation to overcome conflict and optimise engagement.


For further details and to apply please click here
Closing date: 29/06/2021
Contact query: scs.recruitment@ons.gov.uk
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