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Data Analyst

University of Stirling

Location: Stirling
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th January 2022
Closes: 30th January 2022
Job Ref: SERV01398

The Post

The Data Analyst will join a vibrant, and expanding, team at the heart of the University and will have the opportunity to lead and contribute to a range of projects in support of the University’s ambitious plans outlined in the Strategic Plan Addendum 2021-23. 

The post holder will support the University during its next phase of data and analytical reporting development. The Data Analyst will help to shape the University’s decision-making through a passion for data quality, and an interest in how universities use their data to inform decision making. The role will join a growing team focused on analytics across all aspects of the University’s business: learning and teaching, student engagement, research, human and financial resources.

Description of Duties

  • Manage a suite of business intelligence tools, dashboards and reports: translating business needs into reporting solutions and identifying opportunities to develop the dashboards to meet strategic objectives
  • Play a significant role, through partnership working with colleagues across the University including Information Services, in the transition from an Oracle BI system to a Microsoft solution
  • Provide expert advice and guidance to users of higher education data and cultivate more broadly a data literate community across the institution
  • Develop and contribute to solutions in response to the growing external demand for in-year and/or ‘live’ data (for example HESA Data Futures) 

Essential Criteria

  • Educated to degree level, or equivalent, preferably in a statistical or data/IT discipline
  • Evidence of taking a methodical and logical approach to your work, demonstrating a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Well-developed numeracy and analytical skills developed with experience in data analysis and synthesis
  • Experience of using and managing analytical software packages (including data visualisation and reporting tools)
  • Experience of producing, manipulating and analysing complex data sets from a variety of sources to provide consolidated and meaningful management information in the most effective formats

For further information, including a full description of duties, essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see https://www.stir.ac.uk/about/work-at-stirling/list/details/?jobId=2923&jobTitle=Data%20Analyst

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