Government Social Research
Government Social Research (GSR) is the analytical profession within Government for Civil Servants who generate and provide social and behavioural research and advice. The GSR is committed to becoming a community of greater diversity and inclusion, and to the core values of the Civil Service: integrity, honesty, objectivity and impartiality.
The Government Social Research profession supports the development, implementation, review and evaluation of government policy.
Events and Learning Opportunities
As a Government Social Researcher, you’ll contribute to the identification, investigation and reporting of social trends, the development of government policy, and the monitoring and evaluation of how policies make a difference to public services.
About the Government Social Research Profession
Want to learn more about the social research profession? Find out about the range of work social researchers do in government and the kinds of Learning and Development support available to our researchers.
How to apply for a Social Research position in government
Thinking of applying to be a government social researcher? Consider applying for our annual recruitment drive for entry-level social researchers, the Government Social Research Mainstream.
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