Data Quality Analyst - 12-month FTC

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.

We are looking for an individual to ensure that the data specification, incoming data from and for the HE sector, and other interested bodies, is fit for purpose (e.g., high quality). 

Further information about the role is listed below, in addition, please find full role profile here. 

To make a real contribution to the quality of data being collected by HESA, you will get involved in:

  • Identifying, assessing, monitoring, documenting, and communicating potential quality issues in how data is collected, stored, and processed.
  • Identifying, comparing, and resolving data quality problems as it is submitted.
  • Evaluating dataset/queries for quality and accuracy to determine business impact level for data quality issues.
  • Researching and determining the scope and complexity of the issue so as to identify steps to fix the issue.
  • Maintaining a record of original and corrected data processes while building the steps: data profiling, quality rules definition and automation.
  • Analysing, querying, and exploring data according to defined business rules and procedures.
  • Conducting peer reviews of data quality documentation.

You will be educated to higher education level, or have equivalent work experience, a along with experience working within an Agile environment. You should be numerate and demonstrate excellent oral and written communication. Additionally, as this is a very busy team, good time management and organisational skills are essential.  

Understanding data quality assurance, experience working within the Higher Education sector, along with experience using Microsoft communication and collaboration tools (e.g., MS Teams, SharePoint) and experience using software tools to support project delivery (e.g., Azure, DevOps, Jira and Confluence) would be advantageous            

This role would suit a motivated individual either looking to develop their career in an analytical role, or someone who already has experience in a data environment who is possibly looking for a move into the higher education sector.

The salary range for this post is circa £24,500k dependent on skills and experience. 

We offer an attractive package with 25 days leave, plus bank holidays flexible working including UK based remote and home working options, pension and occupational health support.

We have both full-time and part-time options available.

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 please click on APPLY, to be forwarded to our on-line recruitment portal.

Thank you for your interest in HESA.

No Agencies please.