Data Analytics and Insights Manager job at UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON


Location: Campus Highfield

Salary: £39,739 to £50,296 Per year
Full time, permanent

Closing Date: Friday, August 19, 2022

Date of interview: be confirmed

Reference: 1870722RR-R

The University of Southampton’s mission is to change the world for the better. As the world’s leading research-intensive university with a strong, high-quality educational offering, we are renowned for innovation and entrepreneurship and are ranked in the top 100 universities in the world. world.

The role

We are looking for a dynamic Head of Data Analysis and Insight (DAI) to lead a team of 6 analysts. Our DAI team sits across finance, planning, and analytics, and is dedicated to supporting the university with data-driven insights and recommendations. Working on a wide range of topics that will require strong research, problem-solving and analytical skills, you will gather and interpret complex data, resulting in high-quality information that will inform decision-making.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Provide high-quality reporting, analysis and information to university stakeholders to support key processes such as student recruitment and enrollment and identify performance improvement opportunities.
  • Build and develop relationships across professional services and with key contacts in our academic community to maximize the value of your team’s data, analytical capabilities and tools and to respond accurately and quickly to requests and priorities.
  • Investigate and implement innovative ways to increase the University’s access to data and information to support better decision-making.
  • Help your team become experts in data storytelling and visualization, so more business users and partners can engage with insights.

About you:

This role will allow you to shape the work of a team of skilled analysts with an excellent reputation within the university.

We are looking for:

  • A seasoned analytical and insightful professional, passionate about data, eager to learn and grow, and eager to provide excellent service to our colleagues at the University.
  • Experience working with large datasets to produce insights is a must – this means you will need to have extensive experience and solid experience in using analytical tools such as PowerBI and Alteryx or similar, and Excel skills advancements.
  • Someone with good people skills who can lead and inspire their team and be confident in managing relationships with key stakeholders.
  • You will need to be able to influence others, exercise good judgment and excellent written and verbal communication skills to be able to share ideas, proposals and issues with a range of senior colleagues.
  • Having a higher education background and previous experience working with student data is highly beneficial but not essential. However, having an interest in this sector and a desire to learn more is essential.

How is it to work here

We are committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive and fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equal opportunity. We believe that we can only truly achieve our goals if we reflect society, which is why we are passionate about creating a work environment where you are free to devote yourself fully to the work. We welcome applications from candidates who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities; people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities. Committed to supporting our staff and students, we are open to a flexible working approach. We pay particular attention to candidates who wish to work flexibly and to those who have interrupted their career. We have adopted a hybrid work model across the university combining working from home with regular time on campus.

Plus extra perks that will make your life easier, like a generous 30-day vacation allowance plus public holidays and six extra days of college closure. We’ll also support your long-term future, with access to a pension plan, subsidized health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts.

You must submit your completed online application form to The deadline for applications will be midnight on the closing date listed above. If you need help, please call Michelle Jose (recruitment team) on +44 (0)23 8059 2750 or email [email protected] Please quote reference 1870722RR on all correspondence.

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