This placement offers the opportunity to be part of a team responsible for a programme of staff insights research within the Scottish Government. The post holder is likely to be involved in analysing and reporting on quantitative and qualitative data from a range of sources, including the annual Civil Service People Survey covering approximately 500,000 civil servants. There will be a focus on improving and automating existing analytical outputs. The analysis will be used to provide insight into the effectiveness of People Directorate policies, with a particular focus on providing analytical support to inform the Scottish Government’s diversity and inclusion strategy. The work will form the basis of detailed briefings for senior leaders on any relevant external evidence, and the experiences of different groups of people in the organisation in terms of their inclusion, fair treatment, wellbeing, discrimination, harassment, bullying, and their levels of engagement. There may also be an opportunity to be involved in some COVID-19 related research in order to understand how the pandemic has affected the way SG staff work, and to inform future ways of working.
The project offers an excellent opportunity to work on a project with significant reach across Government. You will have the opportunity to work with other analysts and policy makers and develop analysis, communication and report-writing skills for a non-academic audience. No previous experience in the substantive topic area is required.
Post location is flexible, and may be carried out remotely depending on current homeworking guidance.