The Chair of the UK Statistics Authority (Statistics Board in legislation, Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007) is responsible for reinforcing the independence, integrity and quality of official statistics produced in Government. They ensure the official statistics system brought about by the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 is one in which the public, Parliament and all users of official statistics can have confidence.
The Chair is responsible for building on the reforms brought about by the Act and to consider whether any further changes to the official statistics system are required and successfully implementing change where necessary.
The Chair is responsible for providing support, oversight and guidance to the National Statistician, in their role as the Chief Executive of the Authority. The National Statistician is the Chief Executive of the Authority Board, Permanent Secretary of the Department, head of the Office for National Statistics and the leader of the wider Government Statistical Service. The UK Statistics Authority Board defends the public interest in statistics and holds the National Statistician to account.
This is a very high profile post, which will attract a great deal of Parliamentary and public attention.
Closing Date: 16/10/2016
For more information on the role, visit the Centre for Public Appointment website.