External Returns Officer
Canterbury Christ Church University - Department of Finance
|Salary:||£26,052 to £28,452 per annum|
|Placed on:||17th November 2016|
|Closes:||7th December 2016|
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The Planning Office is responsible for compiling External Returns, developing student recruitment targets (Student Number Planning) and producing sophisticated Management Information and Business Inteligence. The Planning Office is composed of a team of six full time staff (including this post) and is led by the Assistant Director of Finance (Student Number Planning and Reporting).
The post holder will be responsible for the compilation of the HESA Key Information Set return and assisting the External Returns Manager in the compilation of a range of other External Returns to HESA, HEFCE and other bodies. They will also be responsible for the development and maintenance of technical processes to support the compilation of all External Returns within the remit of the team.
The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that student record data is maintained in a manner that facilitates the compilation of accurate and valid External Returns, performing or coordinating updates to student record data where appropriate. They will be expected to operate with high levels of professionalism, integrity and positivity, promoting the importance of student record data.
This role provides an opportunity to develop a career within the field of Higher Education planning and in particular the area of External Returns to agencies such as HESA and HEFCE. It will also allow the post holder to develop highly sought after technical skills in data manipulation and analysis using technologies such as SAS.
The successful candidate will need to hold a Bachelor degree (or possess relevant practical experience) and will have experience of using Microsoft Excel and Access (or similar software) to sort, filter, link and manipulate data. They will also have an understanding of querying relational databases to extract data.
Previous experience of the HE sector and of using student record systems is an advantage but is not essential as full training will be provided. The successful candidate will have a highly professional and positive approach to their work and to their interaction with others, in addition to being excellent team players.
This post comes with excellent benefits and an opportunity to work in an enthusiastic, vibrant and friendly department within walking distance of the Canterbury City Centre.
Start date for applications: 17 November 2016
Interviews are to be held: 19 December 2016
How to apply
To apply for this post you will need to submit a CV and covering letter. Your application should outline why you are suitable for the post, making reference to the Job Description and Person Specification.
If you require further information regarding the post please feel free to contact Clare Palmer, External Returns Manager on 01227 922264 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information regarding the application process, please contact email@example.com quoting reference number PVCR1520.
If invited for interview, provided you give us your permission to do so, we may request references for you at that stage (before interview). Please ensure you include contact details of two employment referees in your application, one of which must be your current/ most recent line manager.
Prior consideration will be given to applicants in the University’s redeployment pool.
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