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Lead Statistical Analyst

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, £35,000 , Permanent

Posted: 4hours ago


Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) is looking for an experienced Lead Statistical Analyst to join our team based in Cheltenham. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis and in return, you will receive a highly competitive salary of Circa £35,000 depending on experience.

About Us:

HESA exists to enhance the competitive strength of UK higher education by collecting, analysing, and disseminating data about the UK HE sector. We provide a trusted source of information, supporting better decision making, and promoting public trust, to support this strategy.

Our strategy is delivered through our people. Ensuring that our staff have the skills, capabilities, and tools to do their jobs effectively is therefore a key theme underpinning all our activities and objectives. This includes providing opportunities for development, growth, and learning.

Responsibilities of our Lead Statistical Analyst:

- Undertaking complex analysis of HESA data for Statutory/Official Statistics products.

- Extracting, manipulating and quality-assuring appropriate and often complex data from HESA databases using advanced database query languages or data manipulation tools.

- Undertaking statistical analysis resulting in written and/or verbal reporting.

- Taking a lead role in the production of Official Statistics outputs, and contributing ideas for development of statistical measures.

- Contributing expertise and statistical advice on the automation of Official Statistics production processes through open-source software.

What we're looking for in our Lead Statistical Analyst:

- Educated to Bachelor's degree level in a subject containing a high proportion of statistical content, or have relevant work experience and knowledge.

- Strong quantitative data analysis skills.

- Knowledge of descriptive statistics techniques.

- Experience of analysing data for both oral or written presentations.

- Sound report writing skills.

- Experience of undertaking insightful research and analysis within a subject domain, ideally within the education field.

- Knowledge and interest in the UK HE sector is desirable, as is knowledge of Open Data principles and processes.

- Knowledge of statistical modelling, time-series analysis, inferential and/or multivariate statistics techniques.

What can we offer you as our Lead Statistical Analyst?

HESA's bright and modern offices are right in the heart of Cheltenham, situated on the Promenade - the proximity to the shops, cafes and bars make this an attractive location and provide opportunities for socialising. The salary range for this post is circa £35,000k dependant on skills and experience. We offer an attractive package with initially 22 days leave, increasing to 27 days, plus bank holidays and extra Agency shutdown at Christmas; flexible working including remote and home working options; pension scheme and occupational health support.

Application forms should be completed via our recruitment portal; it is planned that any suitable candidates will be interviewed at the earliest possible opportunity.

If you have the skills and experience, we require for this role and are looking for a new challenge then please click 'apply' today to be forwarded to our on-line recruitment portal and become our new Lead Statistical Analyst.

Thank you for your interest in HESA.

No Agencies please

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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom