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Insight Analyst

Practical Action
Closing date
2 Nov 2021

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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About the roleWe are looking for someone who has a passion for working with data, and providing business intelligence that leads to action. If you love creating simple ways to explain complex data, and are excited by revealing the stories hidden within the data, then this could be the role for you.Your main focus will be to provide reporting and research for our fundraising and marketing initiatives, helping to create a clear view of our marketing directorate performance. You will work closely with colleagues and key stakeholders to understand business intelligence requirements, scope out projects and deliver reporting to agreed specifications. You will work closely with colleagues to ensure that reporting is used and a data-driven culture established. The outputs from your work will lead to insight that supports strategy development, and future investment decisions.We are looking for someone who has proven experience in analysing data and producing reporting, ideally using some advanced techniques for data extraction and manipulation (such as SQL) and a modern data visualisation tool (such as Power BI or Tableau). Full training will be provided, to enable the postholder to develop into a fully rounded data analyst, including training in the maintenance and development of our in-house data warehouse. About youWe are looking for a pro-active self starter, who has a passion for working with data and a hunger to learn. You will be patient and methodical in your work, and be able to focus both on the technical aspects of data analysis and reporting, and also understand the strategic thinking that your work will contribute to.You'll be great at building relationships with stakeholders, and be comfortable in commuinicating complex information through a variety of means.Your work will help to ensure that we maximise efficiency in our fundraising programmes, and as such you'll be comfortable challenging the status quo, and making suggestions for how we might change, as we look to continuously improve.Why join us?The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working - these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.Our new open plan offices are located in the centre of Rugby near to the train station.In addition, we offer the following benefits:• Flexible working/hours - full time roles are contracted at 35 hours per week.• It is our practice normally that we operate an agile flexible working policy, where flexible working hours are enabled as well as remote working (between 2-3 days per week depending on the role).• 26 days holiday in addition to public holidays.• A pension scheme that new employees can join from day one of employment - (rules apply) employer contributes 10.5% of salary and the employee contributes 5%.• Life assurance (3 x annual salary).• Bike to Work scheme.About usWe are an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.We help people find solutions to some of the world's toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.We're a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.Additional informationWe treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal checks and terrorist financing.Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK.Closing date for applications: Sunday 31st OctoberInitial interviews: w/c 1st Nov
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