Data Quality Analyst

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 with the analytical skills and genuine interest in data to play a key role in data quality activities as a member of one of our established Scrum teams. 

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:

  • Have experience of writing clear and detailed business specifications

  • Have a good understanding of database concepts and experience of querying and manipulating data

  • Have experience of presenting analysis and findings to a technical and non-technical audience
  • Be highly analytical and able to communicate confidently and clearly

  • Be highly numerate and educated to higher education level, or have worked in a similar role

You will be educated to higher education level, or have equivalent work experience, and you should be highly numerate and demonstrate excellent oral and written communication. Additionally, as this is a very busy team, good time management and organisational skills are essential. You should be proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite, particularly in Excel. Experience in the interrogation of databases, ideally using Oracle SQL, would be advantageous. Full details of this role are on the HESA website.

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 £22.5k - £30k dependent on skills and experience. We offer an attractive package with initially 25 days leave, increasing to 30 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. Further information about HESA is available from our website at

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