Information Analyst - CG7777HM

University of St Andrews - Planning

We are seeking a professional, highly motivated and organised individual, with a commitment to excellent service, to join the Planning unit as a full-time Information Analyst. 

Working under the leadership of the Director of Planning, the Planning unit ensures coherence and collaboration across the institution to inform and strengthen strategic decision making. We provide professional expertise for planning, external policy and data analysis, management information provision, timetabling and risk.

The primary purpose of this role is to provide robust accurate statistical analysis and management information to key customers and stakeholders including Senior Management.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in a numerate or analytical subject, ideally with 2 years of relevant experience, preferably in the Higher Education sector and with knowledge of relevant external data sources and methodologies such as HESA, NSS or SFC data.

The post requires excellent data management and analytical skills. The successful candidate will have a systematic approach to problem solving, often involving complex information or relationships. The post holder will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be highly motivated about working within the team to enhance our service provision.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall). More details can be found at

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Further information can be found at

In 2018 the University will establish the Eden Campus; purpose built office accommodation at Guardbridge, by St Andrews, to provide a state of the art working environment for a number of our Professional Services Units. It is anticipated that up to 350 Professional Services staff from a range of Units will be based in the new development at Guardbridge.

This post may be primarily based at Eden Campus.

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to: Jonathan McDougall-Bagnall, Planning Officer Tel: 01334 462110, or Email:

Please quote ref: CG7777HM

Further Particulars: CG7777HM FPs.doc

Start Date: As soon as possible

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