Rewards and benefits
Working as an OR analyst offers the following benefits:
- Staff normally work a 5-day week of 36 hours in London and 37 hours elsewhere, excluding lunch intervals. Part-time vacancies may be available and the salary would be pro-rata to the hours worked.
- Many departments operate flexi-time, possibly giving flexibility about the number of days worked in a month, as well as start and finish times.
- The annual leave allowance for new entrants is between 22 and 30 days per year. For those starting with less than 30 days the entitlement rises to 30 days per year depending on promotion and experience.
A choice of 2 pension schemes provided by the principal
Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS):
- NUVOS Pension Scheme: a pension based on pensionable earnings in each year you are a member. The member contribution rate is 3.5% of pensionable earnings.
- CSP Partnership Pension Account: a personal pension, on the shareholder pension model, with an employer contribution based on a member's age. The employer will match member contributions £ for £ up to an extra 3% of pay.
- In addition, all staff get 10½ days of public holidays and privilege days, taken at fixed times of the year.
Salaries for posts in the Government Operational Research Service vary by department, qualifications, relevant experience and location. Typical starting salaries are in the following ranges:
|GORS grade 1||£19,700 - £31,900||£18,800 - £28,700|
|GORS grade 2||£26,200 - £33,900||£23,600 - £31,500|
|GORS grade 3||£33,300 - £41,300||£28,700 - £38,200|
|GORS Fast Stream||£26,800 - £31,100||£26,800 - £30,000|
- Most appointments are permanent, although some are offered on a fixed term basis with the possibility of extension or conversion to permanency.
- Security clearance is required for some Civil Service posts. If you apply for a post requiring clearance, you may be asked to complete a security questionnaire.
- The Civil Service is an equal opportunity employer.
- Posts are open to British and Commonwealth citizens. Most posts are also open to nationals of the European Economic Area (EEA), which includes all the countries of the European Union, certain non-EEA family members and Swiss nationals.
- Check here for nationality and immigration requirements.
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