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Senior Data Analyst

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, £ £ 33594.00-39500.00 Annual Annual, Permanent


Senior Data Analyst

Fixed term Contract, 18 months

Full Time

£33,594 - £39,500

We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation, and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.

Our mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Which is why every year, we give vital support to millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. From teachers and learners to researchers and academics, we help to build confidence, unlock potential, and enable success. We give people the opportunity to show what they've learnt, we spread knowledge, spark enquiry, and aid understanding.

We achieve this by embracing change, and continuously focusing on our customers' needs. And by collaborating, and carefully listening to our customers and to each other, we keep moving forward, keep innovating, and keep finding newer and better ways of doing things.

The Business Unit

Cambridge English is a part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. We are the global leader in English language assessment. We help people learn English and prove their skills to the world. We provide exams in English for speakers of other languages taken by over 5 million candidates worldwide each year, as well as the leading range of qualifications for language teachers.

The Role

We are looking for a Senior Data Analyst with a passion for working with data and strong numerical skills to join the Data & Analytics department of Cambridge English. The Senior Data Analyst will provide data analysis and psychometric support for a variety of English language and admissions tests. You will take responsibility for evaluating test data and producing statistical reports to a demanding schedule that requires accuracy and attention to detail. Additionally, the Senior Data Analyst will identify innovative solutions to improve the processes and systems used in Data & Analytics: designing, developing and testing new analysis and data processing routines (e.g., by creating SAS programs) for departmental use.

You must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills for dealing effectively with colleagues and clients at all levels. The ability to work as part of a team and to prioritise and time manage projects is essential.

If you have the required qualifications and feel ready for the challenge of working for one of the world's leading assessment agencies, please apply now.

What you will be doing

  • A major part of this role involves carrying out statistical and data analysis to ensure our examinations provide valid and accurate results. This encompasses areas such as evaluating the performance of test materials, malpractice detection and examiner monitoring.
  • The business has a strong process improvement culture to which the post holder will contribute through the development and/or testing of software to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of departmental processes.
  • The post holder will also be required to provide technical support for ad-hoc data requests and to assist in research activities such as long-term educational development projects and the development of new analysis methods.

What we are looking for

  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills.
  • A first-degree academic qualification, with a focus on statistics, mathematics, computing, psychology, language testing, educational measurement, or social sciences is desirable.
  • Programming experience in languages such as SAS, R and Python is highly desirable.
  • Experience of assessment and educational measurement is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of data management, statistical analysis and quantitative research methods are highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of spreadsheet and database software (e.g., Excel, Access, MySQL Workbench).
  • The ability to work under pressure and attention to detail.
  • The ability to communicate effectively and work as part of a team.
  • Strong prioritisation and time management skills.

The key to our work is our colleagues, whose shared commitment enables us to have an ever-greater impact. We are a united, vibrant, and respectful global community of people, and we ensure that every individual is recognised, listened to, and cared for. And because our impact is amplified when our people are empowered, we give everyone the opportunity to develop in their own way. Whether you want a career that's linear, or want to follow your own path, we'll support you, and help give you the resources and training you'll need to be bold and take ownership of what you do.

The closing date for application is 5 September 2021. Interview dates to be confirmed.

To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter.

Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where it's safe to speak up, and where we learn continuously to improve together. We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of demographic characteristics (age, disability, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, marital status, neurodiversity, religion, sex, and sexual identity), cultural, or social class/background.

We believe that diversity of thought, background, and approach create better outcomes. More importantly, fostering an inclusive culture is the right thing to do, and it's part of how we achieve our purpose: to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Ensuring that anyone, no matter who they are, feels they belong here is an essential part of who we are and the contribution we make to society, and to our planet.

To enable an environment which our people can thrive in, our customers benefit from, and where work complements life, we empower everyone to manage their time and capacity, and to prioritise their wellbeing. That's why from day one everyone at Cambridge University Press & Assessment can discuss flexible working options to find the best solution for them and their role.

Job Details

Full Time
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
£ £ 33594.00-39500.00 Annual Annual