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 The Office for National Statistics look 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.
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.
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