Data Analyst

  • University of Warwick
  • University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  • 04/07/2022
Full time Data Analytics Artificial Intelligence Statistics DevOps

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£31,406 - £40,927 a year
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Permanent position, 1.0 FTE.
An exciting opportunity to join the Analytics team within the Strategic Planning & Analytics Group, helping to support broader institutional ambitions around data and management information. You will contribute to the success of the University by designing, developing, and delivering Analytics solutions; from eliciting and defining stakeholder needs, to delivering solutions and ongoing support and maintenance. You will be influential in identifying the correct platform and tools to deliver analytics and data visualisations, requiring you to keep abreast of the latest technology related to analytics and be able to suggest and support change as necessary.
You will have a strong background in data reporting, visualisation, analytics, and management information, alongside experience in modelling and utilising appropriate statistical techniques. You will be familiar with tools like Power BI, Cognos, Tableau, Alteryx, SQL, and R, although additional training will be provided. You will be able to confidently engage with a range of different stakeholders across the University to identify requirements and design and build solutions providing a high-quality service that also delivers continuous improvement.
The Analytics team is currently undertaking an exciting journey of transformation, growth, and development as part of an organisation wide strategy. As we progress, we are seeking passionate individuals to bring different ideas, skills, perspectives to shape our story.
We welcome people from every walk of life, at every stage of their career, we strive within the team to ensure everyone feels engaged, valued, and respected, and able to fulfil their potential in a supportive team environment where personal and professional development is taken seriously.
We offer an exceptional range of rewards and benefits, including:
  • Development via coaching and mentoring, online training, leadership and management development programmes and extensive IT training.
  • 30 days annual leave, plus 4 days customary leave and 8 days statutory leave (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • Transport options, such as Cycle to Work Scheme, Car Share, and bus/transport passes
  • Employee Discounts with external partners
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Staff membership options for Warwick Sport
  • Warwick Holiday Schemes for children aged 5-14
Your story at Warwick starts with your application.
Interview Date: 29 July 2022.

Job Description

This is a generalist role with a focus on analytics that offers an opportunity to develop or further advance a career in university administration. In supporting the delivery of management information to a variety of university stakeholders, the post-holder will balance challenging timescales, fluctuating demands, finite resources, and the requirement to deliver a high-quality service.

1. To be responsible for the development and provision of timely, high quality management information for use in university processes, as directed by the Head of Analytics. This will take the form of either ad-hoc analysis or form part of a larger programme of structured work. These can range from technical modelling projects, i.e., forecasting of the Knowledge Exchange Framework, to extended pieces of analysis, i.e., collaboration profiles with international institutions. They will include the use of external and internal data from a wide range of possible sources and necessitate the adoption of agreed presentation standards. The post-holder must be able to assimilate information quickly and identify, analyse, and interpret patterns in complex data sets. They will also need to work collaboratively with other administrative and academic departments as necessary.
2. To be responsible for the quantitative and qualitative analysis of competitors across a range of teaching and research performance measures. To help coordinate the work of the Strategy Development process, ensuring that metrics are provided in a timely and effective manner, and help ARC administrators to continually develop and improve the Strategy Development process.
3. To be responsible for the timely collection and analysis of both National (CUG, GUG, Guardian) and International (QS, THE, AWRU) league table data, as well as providing bespoke analysis to support University processes and, in particular, the Ranking Task Force.
4. To support the Market Research & Insight team, providing analysis and analytics on a variety of projects, as required throughout the year.
5. To support SMTT in undertaking space and other data modelling and forecasting to support capital planning and capital projects business proposals; this will involve working closely with Strategic Programme Delivery who will coordinate the production of business cases and other project initiation documents.
6. Support the co-ordination and development of the annual SPA Yearbook. Work closely with SPA colleagues to plan and implement improvement of this project.
7. To promote continuous improvement across all aspects of work, as well as explore the potential for, develop processes in and subsequently utilise new software packages (i.e., Alteryx, Power BI, R).
8. To act as an academic resourcing, strategic planning, and performance contact for a portfolio of academic departments as required.
9. To work collaboratively with other colleagues to share knowledge and understanding of internal systems, data analysis tools and techniques to ensure that data is effectively and consistently used across university processes.
To carry out other tasks as required by either the Head of Analytics or the Director of Strategic Planning and Analytics Group.