The UK Civil Service plans and implements the Government's policies and administers most public services.
GORS is one of a group of professional bodies that provide analysis and gather evidence to support policy and decision making, as part of the Government Analysis Function.
The other organisations involved in Government Analysis and Evidence are:
Data science is not a government profession in its own right. Data scientists may be members of GORS, the GSS or Government Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) depending on recruitment pathway, skillset, and preference.
For more information on joining as a data scientist, see this recruitment page.