National Foundation for Educational Research

Published on 11 years ago

Location: UK

National Foundation for Educational Research

Statistician/Senior Statistician
Maternity Cover
The National Foundation for Educational Research

(12 month maternity cover from July 2013)

Salary in the range; £27,771 – £36,235 pa; placement on scale according to qualifications and experience.

Do you want to make a difference for children and young people?

Do you want your work in statistics to have an impact on policy and practice?

The Centre for Statistics at NFER is looking for a Statistician/Senior Statistician to join our busy team as maternity cover, to contribute to projects at the forefront of educational research in the UK. If you are looking to develop your professional knowledge and statistical skills, are ready for a new challenge and wish to join a friendly and professional team of Statisticians, we would like to hear from you.

We are interested in applications from enthusiastic individuals who are capable of carrying out high quality statistical analyses as part of different research teams across the NFER, and who can potentially be involved in a number of statistical and strategic areas, notably RCT methodologies and/or value for money analysis. In addition to a large variety of evaluation work, the successful candidate would also be involved with an exciting portfolio of test development projects.

The person appointed will:

  • Be qualified in statistics, econometrics or in another degree with a high statistical content.
  • Preferably have a higher degree;
  • Have an interest in education, economics or psychometrics;
  • Have a practical and well-organised approach to the analysis of data;
  • Be able to work on projects from design to report;
  • Be able to work quickly and accurately to meet deadlines;
  • Be able to communicate effectively, both with researchers and with other statisticians;
  • Work flexibly as a member of a team and be able to work on their own initiative;
  • Be involved in Foundation wide activities;

Senior Statisticians will need to additionally;

  • Supervise junior statisticians and researchers
  • Have a number of years of relevant work experience

For an informal discussion about the post, ring Simon Rutt on 01753 637396 or Ben Styles on 01753 637386 .

For further details and an application form please go to the NFER website via the ‘Apply’ button below or email

Closing date: Thursday 28th March 2013
Interviews: w/c 15th April 2013

NFER is an equal opportunity employer, an Investor in People and a Registered Charity (No. 313392).