Analysts

Higher Education Funding Council for England - HEFCE - Analytical Services Directorate

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.

The roles are focussed on the use of student data in the on-going development and implementation of two key areas:

  1. Student opportunity policy, including analysis relating to the National Collaborative Outreach Programme; trends in participation in higher education; and analysis of higher education participation of local areas (POLAR).
  2. The provision of high quality information on the location of higher education provision and partnership arrangements between higher education and further education providers, and the continued development of key information for students.

The roles are also likely to include work on:

  • supporting the management of a busy, high-performing team;
  • managing substantial and high-profile new or established work areas;
  • developing and maintaining processes that ensure the timely and accurate use of student data in our functions;
  • analysing and presenting data to inform policy, funding, or the public.

Each role features a variety of technology and responsibilities, so a willingness to learn is vital. ASD values knowledge sharing and development; we offer both external and internal training that covers SAS programming, IT, and interpersonal skills.

We are seeking candidates with the ability to gain insight from large sets of data, develop conclusions, and present results clearly and concisely. You need qualifications with a significant numerical background, and experience in at least one programming language (scripting, OOP, statistical, etc.).

This is a full-time role but job shares 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.

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

Closing date: 23:55pm on the 1st November 2017.
Shortlisting: 6th November 2017.
Interviews: 13th November 2017.

No agencies please.

The Council is working towards equal opportunities in employment.

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