Our standards and neutrality

Full Fact’s work must be independent, impartial, rigorous and balanced. It’s essential that we have clear rules in place to ensure that, and they entail some requirements for members of our team while you work here.

You will be required to operate within our standards, including the Nolan Principles of conduct in public life, our rules on conflicts of interest and so on.

You will be have to complete a declaration of personal interests form in the later stages of recruitment, once a year while you work here, and whenever your circumstances change. This is to help us ensure that any potential or potentially perceived conflicts of interest are managed and mitigated so that they do not affect either Full Fact’s or your own work and reputation.

Although anybody is entitled to be a non-active member of a political party or other organisation within the law, if you come to work here you won’t be able to:

  • Say publicly how you vote or express support for any political party
  • Express a view for or against any policy that’s currently a topic of political debate

We do encourage people to contribute to public life in ways that are compatible with our non-partisan role — where possible within our resources, we support people to do voluntary work such as jury service, magistracy, reserve forces and so on.

 

Secondments

Full Fact offers three month secondments in the research and publishing team for Fast Stream Assistant Statisticians from the Government Statistical Service who are interested in improving the communication and public understanding of statistics.

Secondees are exposed to a wide range of research and publishing tasks that build on their own interests and development ambitions. Opportunities are advertised periodically through the National Statistician’s Office. You are welcome to contact Phoebe Arnold to find out more: phoebe@fullfact.org.

We would be happy to extend this scheme to other relevant organisations. Please email our Director, Will Moy, to find out more: william.moy@fullfact.org.

Full Fact relies on people like you to stay impartial, independent & effective.

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