A career in the Government Social Research (GSR) involves
working at the heart of government – ensuring ministers and policy
makers have the data to understand social issues, and helping evaluate
the policy responses to them. 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 the people of the UK.
GSR has members in all the main government departments as well as the devolved administrations and other government bodies.
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.
We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Changing and Improving
- Communicating and Influencing
- Delivering at Pace
- Developing Self and Others
- Making Effective Decisions
- Managing a Quality Service
- Seeing the Big Picture
You’ll have a unique chance to work on issues that really matter, and to gain experience internally and externally. It’s the best foundation for promotion and long-term progression.
Other benefits include the Civil Service pension scheme, professional qualifications, flexible working, season ticket loans, sports and social activities, child care assistance and more.