Director of Data & Insight

University College London - UCL Planning

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 10. The salary range will be Competitive Salary and Benefits, inclusive of London Allowance.

UCL is one of the world’s leading universities and consistently appears in the top 20 in global league tables. At its establishment in 1826, UCL was radical and responsive to the needs of society, and this ethos - that excellence should go hand-in-hand with enriching society - continues today, and is described in our 20-year vision UCL 2034.

UCL’s Planning Team was established in 2015 to support the Provost and the Senior Management Team (SMT) to facilitate integrated planning across UCL and ensure alignment between plans and our UCL 2034 strategy.

The Director of Data & Insight will be responsible for delivering the highest quality data and insights to help colleagues across UCL to make better decisions. UCL creates and thrives on evidence, analysis and insight, but has historically under-invested in data and business intelligence technologies and skills. UCL has identified transformation of management information (MI) and insight as a top priority. This is an outstanding opportunity to shape the development of this new service. You will co-direct (with a colleague in Information Services) an ambitious multi-year programme to transform the MI landscape at UCL. You will combine strategic foresight, sound tactical decision-making and personal qualities needed to influence and work with UCL’s SMT and a diverse set of internal customers.

We are expecting you to grow a high performance team, focused heavily on insight for internal customers. Leading by example, you will introduce rigour and innovation to data management, harness the potential of investments in BI technologies and deliver sector-leading analysis and insights to support UCL’s Strategy 2034.

You will be able to provide vision and direction and to think at institution and sector level, but you will also be happy to roll up your sleeves and work through detailed issues and be hands-on in the start-up phase of a new service.

We offer agile working and flexibility around working hours. We value mutual respect and collaboration, and have a strong customer-service ethic. Expectations are high and we work hard, but the rewards are huge. Not only does working at UCL offer the opportunity to work with some of the greatest intellects in the world, it offers competitive terms and conditions, including staff benefits. As part of the UCL community you are entitled to a generous pension scheme, a holiday entitlement of 27 working days plus 6 ‘closure days’ during Christmas and Easter and a Wider Wallet scheme offering discounts on various products and activities www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/benefits/employee_benefits

UCL vacancy reference: 1606727

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. At UCL we are proud of our longstanding commitment to equality and diversity. We welcome people from all backgrounds and strive to create an environment where everyone can give of their best.

Closing Date: 5 December 2016.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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