Analyst

Higher Education Funding Council for England - HEFCE

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) distributes public money for higher education to universities and colleges in England, and ensures that this money is used to deliver the greatest benefit to students and the wider public. 

We are seeking to recruit two Analysts to join our supportive, enthusiastic, and high performing Analytical Services Directorate (ASD). Our Analysts apply a range of data analytics techniques to large sets of data in order to inform decision-makers in HEFCE and wider government. 

You will assist in the development of the complex systems, processes and algorithms HEFCE requires to fund and regulate higher education. One role will focus on the use of large individualised student data sets to inform and monitor funding allocations. You will support universities, colleges, auditors and other users of our funding and monitoring outputs and data quality tools. The second role focuses on the collecting and analysing data to support HEFCE’s regulatory function, including the HEFCE register and course designation for alternative providers. Both roles involve problem-solving, logical reasoning and incisive interpretation of data, rules and definitions.

This post require someone who is numerate, thinks logically and has the ability to develop good analytical and programming skills. The successful candidate will need to have the ability to work independently but also to work well within a small team which is part of a much larger team of data analysts.

This is a full time role but 0.75 FTE will be considered.

Using powers in the Higher Education and Research Act, it is intended that the Office for Students (OfS) will assume the responsibilities of HEFCE from 1 April 2018 at which point it is currently anticipated that this role will transfer to the OfS.

Benefits include 25 days` annual leave, a comprehensive staff development programme, and the opportunity to join the Civil Service Pension scheme. 

Closing date: 23:55pm on the 22 October 2017.
Shortlisting: 26 October 2017.
Interviews: 3 November 2017.

No agencies please .

For further information and to apply (CVs will not be accepted) please visit our website at: www.careers.hefce.ac.uk

The Council is working towards equal opportunities in employment.

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