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Project Manager

HEFCW is the Lead Beneficiary for the European Social Funded programme GO Wales: Achieve through Work Experience (www.gowales.co.uk). We are seeking a Project Manager to join our small, established project management team.

The programme is delivered by the universities in Wales, and within the framework of ESF regulations you will be monitoring performance of a number of the delivery teams against programme indicators, budgets, profiles and quality expectations. You will be expected to prepare for and lead progress and other meetings with the delivery teams. Other duties include writing monitoring reports, promotional literature, including case studies, and compilation of financial claims to the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO).

We are seeking an individual with a broad range of skills, including the ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing, strong numeracy skills, problem solving and analytical skills and IT skills, including Excel. The ability to work on your own initiative and to balance the competing requirements of a complex project with multiple delivery partners is also key. The ideal candidate will have an eye for detail and at the same time be able to see the big picture. You will be a team player, who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with delivery staff in designated universities in order to achieve the programme’s aims. Experience of project management and monitoring of externally funded initiatives, ideally of ESF funded projects, is desirable.

Salary range: £29,285 - £36,452 Appointments expected at the lower point of the band
Location: Bedwas, Caerphilly
Closing Date: 12 noon, 24 September 2018
Interview Date: 8 October 2018
Number of Posts: 1
Vacancy Reference No: HE0153/663
Other relevant information: This post is full time, but could be part time at 0.8 FTE for the right candidate. The post is fixed term until 31 January 2022.

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Statistical Analyst

HEFCW’s Statistics and Funding Team are responsible for analysing and reporting on data related to higher education students, staff and finance; for providing information to internal and external colleagues; and for developing funding models and calculating funding allocations. We are a small team of five and are looking for a Statistical Analyst to join our team.

With responsibility for HEFCW’s knowledge management system, for analysing higher education data and ensuring data quality, you will become an expert in higher education data and have the skills, experience and knowledge to effectively provide data and information for others.

Educated to degree level (or equivalent), in a numerate degree such as mathematics or statistics, you will be a team player, who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with HEFCW colleagues, data contacts at universities and external stakeholders such as the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You will be able to work independently, to think of solutions to problems and provide suggestions and improvements to address the needs of those using the analysis and information you produce. The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail and be able to see the broader relevance of what they produce and how it will be used. Strong communication and listening skills are essential. You will have excellent IT skills, including in Microsoft Excel and have programming experience in SAS or similar software. The ability to communicate bilingually in Welsh or English is desirable.

Salary range: £29,285 - £36,452 Appointments expected at the lower point of the band Location: Bedwas, Caerphilly
Closing Date: 12 noon, 24 September 2018
Interview Date: 15 October 2018
Number of Posts: 1
Vacancy Reference No: HE0163/665
Other relevant information: Permanent, full time – 37 hours per week.

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Student Experience Manager

HEFCW is recruiting for a Student Experience Manager with responsibility for a range of Higher Education policy areas, such as quality arrangements, student engagement and partnership, and the postgraduate taught student experience. In doing so, you will draft reports, analyse data, present the outcomes and provide some secretariat support, while also liaising with external stakeholders and representing HEFCW at external meetings.

You will need to be educated to degree level (or equivalent), and have a proven track record of organisational and administrative skills, ideally within the higher education or public sector. Effective written and oral communication skills are essential for this post, along with strong numeracy skills, problem solving, analytical, and IT skills. As a team player, who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, you will also manage and prioritise a diverse workload. The ideal candidate will have this range of skills, together with an interest in/ experience of higher education policy more broadly, and an ability to work effectively within and across teams, sometimes to tight deadlines. The ability to work bilingually (Welsh and English) is desirable.

Salary range: £29,285 - £36,452 Appointments expected at the lower point of the band
Location: Bedwas, Caerphilly
Closing Date: 12 noon, 24 September 2018
Interview Date: 24 October 2018
Number of Posts: 1
Vacancy Reference No: HE0144/664
Other relevant information: Full time - 37 hours per week. Fixed term maternity cover until 31 October 2019.

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HEFCW warmly welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Appointments will be made on merit.

We welcome applications and correspondence in both Welsh and English.

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