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Chief Statistician job description (FOI)

Chief Statistician job description (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 17 May 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


At 10d (P11) in the Jersey Appointments Commission Annual Report (, it is noted that the Chief Statistician job description was revised following discussions.

Please kindly provide


the first draft of the job description,


date upon which it was produced and


by whom.


The date upon which the "discussion" referenced occurred, and


which parties were present for this.


The revised job description created after this.



Please see draft job description attached.

 Chief Statistician and Director of Statistics and Analytics - 28 October 2021 (pdf)

B and C

The role profile for the Chief Statistician was first submitted to the recruitment panel by the hiring manager, chaired by the Jersey Appointments Commissioner on 28 October 2021. This job profile reflected the standard format used for all senior roles.

D and E

Following comments from the selection panel, an updated job description was submitted to the Commissioner on 05 November 2021 and approved. The selection panel comprised: JAC Commissioner (chair of the panel and non-voting member), Chair of the Statistics Users Group, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ed Sallis (Independent Panel Member) and Director General for Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance. Technical assessment was conducted by Duncan Millard, who has worked at a senior level in Jersey and the UK and as Chief Statistician at the International Energy Agency.

 Chief Statistician and Director of Statistics and Analytics - 05 November 2021 (pdf)


Please find the final job description attached. The outcome of the recruitment was announced on 22 December 2021

Chief Statistician appointed (

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