Senior Statistical Analyst
HEFCW’s Statistics Team is responsible for analysing and reporting on data related to higher education (HE) students, staff and finance in Wales, within HEFCW and externally. We also develop funding models and calculate funding allocations to HE providers. We are looking for a Senior Statistical Analyst to join our team of five.
You will be responsible for developing funding models, monitoring funding, analysing financial statistical data and providing advice and guidance to colleagues. You will be or become an expert in higher education data and have the skills and experience to effectively deliver the team’s activities relating to funding and analysis.
Educated to degree level (or equivalent), in a numerate degree such as mathematics or statistics, potentially also with a postgraduate qualification, 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).
You will be able to work independently, take full responsibility for your work, develop solutions to problems, be experienced in carrying out analysis on large and complex datasets and be able to communicate your work effectively to a variety of audiences. The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail and be able to see the broader relevance of their work. 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: £39,639 - £45,897. Appointments expected at the lower point of the band.
Location: Bedwas, Caerphilly
Closing Date: 24 February 2020
Interview Date: 5 and 6 March 2020
Number of posts: 1
Vacancy Reference Number: HE0192/685
Contract Type: Permanent. This post is full time, but could be part time at 0.8 FTE for the right candidate. Suitable for secondment.
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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