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Planning and Data Insight Assistant

University of Essex - Finance, Planning and Data Insight

Location: Colchester
Salary: £22,417 to £25,941
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th June 2021
Closes: 1st July 2021
Job Ref: REQ04761

The Finance, Planning and Data Insight section is responsible for managing the University's income and expenditure, ensuring we get value for money in all financial activity and that we comply with all statutory and regulatory requirements.  Our responsibility extends to the collection and sharing of information and understanding to help the University achieve its strategic aims.

The Planning and Data Insight team sits within the Finance, Planning and Data Insight section alongside Financial Planning and Analysis, Finance Risk and Compliance, Accounting and Capital, Income and Payments, Internal Audit and the Central Procurement Unit

Duties of the post

The post of Planning and Data Insight Assistant is a great opportunity to join this high performing team, supporting decision making processes, annual student number planning, data quality management and monitoring of performance and the achievement of Strategic Plan objectives.

You will help ensure the team provides a good service by managing and responding to incoming queries and requests for information, and by liaising and communicating with colleagues across the University. You will undertake data analysis, create new reports using Tableau (as required) and enhance existing reports. In addition, you will support the process for student number planning and work with the team on improving the quality of our student data for statutory reporting purposes.

Skills and qualifications required

In the role of Planning and Data Insight Assistant, you will need a good level of numeracy and analytical skills, excellent planning and organisational skills, an aptitude for problem solving and tackling complex challenges, and experience of data analysis and report development.

A full list of duties and skills required for the post, can be found withing the jobpack attached.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the 'Apply' button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here. Our website contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 876559.

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