Lead Statistical Analyst
An exciting opportunity not to be missed! Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) is looking for a 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 £29,370 - £40,000 per annum! About Us: HESA exists to advance education by collecting, analysing and disseminating data about the UK higher education sector. This is a really exciting time to join HESA as we continue our transformation with the strategic aim to be the analytical powerhouse for the UK higher education sector. The Lead Statistical Analyst role: We are looking for a Lead Statistical Analyst to lead analysis of higher education data in the creation and development of Official Statistics and open data products. To contribute to research activities and to develop analytical solutions to support HESA's statutory functions. Key responsibilities include: - Undertake complex analysis of HESA data for Statutory/Official Statistics products. - Extract, manipulate and quality-assure appropriate and often complex data from HESA databases using advanced database query languages or data manipulation tools. - Undertake statistical analysis resulting in written and/or verbal reporting, in order to meet user needs. This may involve the use of specialist statistical analysis software. - Take a lead role in the production of Official Statistics, including the UK Performance Indicators, and to contribute ideas for the development of statistical measures. - Contribute expertise and statistical advice regarding the internal collection and analysis of data survey sample design, analysis of sample survey data and data quality assessment. - Provide support and advice to users of Statutory/Official Statistics outputs. - Take a lead role in the development of new statistical products and analytical solutions. - Keep up to date with developments in HESA data collections, of new uses of data within other analytic teams at HESA and developments in the wider HE sector, in order to carry out duties effectively. - Work on a number of work packages at a time, organising and planning activity to meet agreed deadlines. Takes the lead on larger or more challenging work packages, agreeing a mutual schedule for that work with colleagues. - Present technical information to a range of audiences when required, including larger, more senior groups or conferences. Essential skills & experience of our Lead Statistical Analyst: - Educated to bachelors degree level in a subject containing a high proportion of statistical content or equivalent experience - An interest in Higher Education, and the curiosity and aptitude to undertake investigations into it using data. - Knowledge of descriptive, inferential and/or multivariate statistics techniques. - Experience of analysing quantitative data for presentation either orally or in writing. - Experience of statistical analysis software applications. - Knowledge of statistical modelling, time-series analysis. - Experience of applying appropriate statistical techniques to generate insightful research and analysis within a subject domain, ideally within the education field. - Sound report writing skills. Benefits of becoming 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. 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. 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 become our new Lead Statistical Analyst , we'd love to hear from you! Application forms should be completed via our recruitment portal; It is planned that any suitable candidates will be interviewed at the earliest possible opportunity. No Agencies please.