|Listed on:||17th December 2019|
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Head of Data Management
Reports to: Director of Analysis and Insights
Team: name TBC
Business unit: Analysis and Insights
Working closely with colleagues across the charity and our commercial arm UCAS Media, the Head of Data Management is responsible for the management of data as a strategic asset. We generate significant volumes of data - not only through the comprehensive data that we collect on each applicant as part of our core purpose of running the UK undergraduate admissions system, but also on applicants' contacts with us in their web visits, and their choices and preferences. In addition, we collect considerable detail on higher education (HE) providers, commercial third parties (on whose behalf we conduct marketing of their products and services to the HE sector), and other third parties. Through our relationships with other sector agencies such as HESA and OfS, as well as parts of government across the UK, we are also trusted partners for the receipt and processing of a range of sensitive data.
The role holder will be responsible for the oversight and active management of our data sets in their technology environments, their secure storage and controlled access, classification, and curation. You'll also be responsible for the processes whereby this data is provided (for approved purposes) to other parts of the organization, and/or to named individuals, with specific responsibilities as set out below.
The role holder will need to work closely with pipeline management, marketing, and product colleagues, and with Professional Development and Information Governance, in implementing best practice data management approaches and methods, and in ensuring that the management, maintenance, and governance of the overall data asset meets the stringent requirement of the sector. You must ensure that we are able to acquire and utilize sets of data from across the sector. You will need a close working relationship with UCAS technology and architecture functions, as well as UCAS Media.
Skills, qualifications, and experience:
This role profile sets out the scope and main duties of the post at the date when it was drawn up. Such details may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or the level of responsibility entailed. Such variations are a common occurrence and cannot of themselves justify a reconsideration of the level of the post. All UCAS employees are expected to be flexible in undertaking the duties and responsibilities attached to their role and may be asked to perform other duties, which reasonably correspond to the general character of their role and their level of responsibility.
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