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Social Statistics Research Assistant - Sandwich student

London, United Kingdom, British Pound . GBP British Pound . GBP - Annual Annual, Permanent


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The Social and General Statistics Section is one of eight teams the Research Service of the House of Commons Library which provide impartial information and analysis to individual Members of Parliament, their staff and select committees.

There are ten researchers in the in the Section who specialise in broad subject areas. These include statistics on crime and the criminal justice system, health, social benefits and pensions, transport, elections, education, housing, defence, social mobility and the environment. The Section\'s work covers the UK and other countries and is directly related to the Parliamentary and news agenda. The Section typically deals with 400 to 500 requests from MPs a month, in addition to other tasks.

Alongside two Enquiry Executives, the post-holder will support researchers in the section to produce a wide range of material and other services, including confidential answers to enquiries from Members of Parliament and briefings on legislation and topical subjects. These longer briefings are made available to MPs and, in most cases, available on Parliament\'s website. The work of the sections covers the UK and other countries and is directly related to the Parliamentary and news agenda. Training will be provided.

The Person

  • Ability to deal with numerical information and spreadsheets.
  • Good communication skills; written and oral with the ability to clearly explain complex information to diverse audiences.
  • Proven organisational skills with the ability to manage own workload to meet deadlines.
  • Candidates will be studying towards an Economics, Politics or Social Sciences or other relevant degree with an integrated Statistics module. Candidates must be studying on a recognised four year sandwich placement course to be eligible to apply.


Annual leave starting at 30 days pro rata

Civil Service Pension scheme

Interest-free season ticket loan

Discounted membership of the in-house gym

All applications must be submitted on a House of Commons application form

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019 01:39:48 EST
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London, United Kingdom
British Pound . GBP British Pound . GBP - Annual Annual