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Trainee Data Management Officer

Requisition ID:  19842
Location: 

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  04-May-2022

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

We understand how important the full employment package is to our colleagues at Newcastle University and we are committed to providing a great range of benefits and discounts for all.  You can learn more about what is available here on our Benefits Website page.

 

Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

 

Salary: £22,254 to £23,487 with progression to £25,627

 

Closing Date: 02 June 2022

 

The Role


This role will involve the production and analysis of a range of student management information for internal and external customers, in line with the University and Planning Office business needs. This will include working with other members of the Planning Office and BI, Analytics & Insights teams to improve the consistency, transparency and understanding of data for managers. The role will also contribute to the development and dissemination of other information for managers to ensure business continuity and success.


If you would like to discuss this vacancy, please contact Vanessa Nicholson (Head of Planning) vanessa.nicholson@newcastle.ac.uk 

 

Key Accountabilities
•    Assist in the creation, production and analysis of a wide range of statistical reports, from SAP and other sources, for management information reports and surveys to internal and external customers on a regular and ad-hoc basis
•    Work with colleagues in the Planning Office and in Business Intelligence, Analytics & Insights to develop, produce and analyse management information for a range of requirements
•    Support the University’s recruitment and student management agenda through regular and ad-hoc Management Information (MI) reporting, including equality analyses and benchmarking surveys, data quality and partnership recruitment
•    Support student progress evaluation and monitoring requirements under the University Access & Participation Plans, providing ad hoc analysis and maintaining reporting dashboards
•    Produce and evaluate data such as applicant and student numbers, student diversity and disciplines, to support the development of Faculty and Professional Service plans
•    Develop ways of working in cognisance of good data governance in line with agreed University standards, promoting increased consistency, transparency and access to data where possible
•    Improve service delivery, ensuring that legislative requirements and good practice initiatives are incorporated within the work of the team through active horizon scanning
•    Work with colleagues across the University to identify data requirements and develop systems for the collection, analysis reporting and dissemination of information
•    Deputise for the other Planning Office Planning Analysts for statutory data returns and other reporting requirements such as: the annual Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Student Return and Freedom of Information (FOI) requests 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience 
•    Excellent understanding of how data is structured, stored and manipulated
•    The ability to interrogate, manipulate, analyse and present data in Microsoft Office Excel to an advanced level
•    Problem solving skills – able to resolve complex issues concerning errors in the data input, including those identified in validation reports
•    Advanced IT skills, including the core Office packages, plus database reporting and data analysis
•    Able to import, clean, transform, validate or model data with the purpose of understanding or making conclusions from the data for decision making purposes
•    Adept at simultaneously balancing numerous tasks and projects
•    Able to influence internal customers to follow appropriate processes and policies for student data quality

Desirable
•    Knowledge of HESA
•    In depth knowledge of SAP or equivalent student record system
•    Working knowledge of basic statistical analyses and tests
•    Knowledge of data visualisation tools (e.g. Power BI, Tableau or equivalent)
•    Collation and provision of management information
•    A proven track record of report presentation and experience of Management Information reporting
•    Working to key performance indicators
•    Previous work in the higher education sector

 

Attributes and Behaviour

•    Communicates with colleagues effectively
•    Ability to develop and maintain internal and external relationships
•    Demonstrates attention to detail, highly numerical, analytical, and flexible
•    Highly organised with proven ability to prioritise effectively
•    Able to make sense of complex and conflicting data from different perspectives
•    Works in a planned and structured way, using their time effectively
•    Is committed to delivering excellent service
•    Takes responsibility for achieving own targets and constantly looks to improve

 

Qualifications

•    Significant recent, relevant experience is essential, and it is desirable that you are educated to degree level
 

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

 

Requisition ID: 19842