Assistant Statistician - Glasgow and Edinburgh

Salary: £23,617 to £26,713
Location: Scotland, Edinburgh, Glasgow
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Computing & IT, Public Sector, Science & Technology, Research & Analysis

We are currently seeking applications for Statisticians for a number of posts at the Scottish Government.

Our Statistical Recruitment aims to recruit and develop high calibre analysts, offering you the chance to realise your potential while taking on real responsibility and making a difference both to the work of government, and the lives of the people of Scotland.

We will invest in your potential by offering you the opportunity to work across the Scottish Government and National Records of Scotland, and supporting you through a strong development programme.

Find out more about working in the Scottish Government Statistics Group at:

Qualifications Required

You should have, or be expected to obtain, one of the following:

• A minimum of a 2:2 degree in a numerate discipline such as mathematics, economics, psychology or geography.
• Your degree should contain some formal statistical training.
• A PhD or Masters Degree which contains a high level of statistics or numerate content.

We also welcome applications from candidates who do not have a degree in a numerate discipline but can demonstrate significant experience in a statistics related field, plus continuing professional development in a relevant area that leads to qualifications (for example the new Open University Professional Certificate in Practical Statistics).

Further information on qualifications that may make you eligible to apply for this vacancy can be found in the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which can be found below.

If you have not yet completed your degree or relevant post graduate qualification, any job offer will be conditional on this.

Essential Criteria

• Experience of using statistical techniques and learning new analytical skills and applying them on a project or task.
• Capable of working in a team, and aware of the impact of your behaviour and actions on others.
• Take responsibility for planning your work; making decisions, solving problems and dealing with challenges.
• Experience of communicating technical concepts to others who may not share your technical background.

For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below.

To apply, click here or via the apply button below. You must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact: Wendy Kirk who can be reached by email

We are also advertising for B2 Assistant Statisticians. If you are interested in both positions then you must submit a separate application for each one.

Closing date: 9 April 2018 at midnight.