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Data Analyst

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Recruiter: Cambridge Assessment
Listed on: 16th July
Location: Remote/flexible working
Salary/Rate: £35,000 - £40,000
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

Contract:     Full time, fixed-term contract (June 2021 - Aug 2022)

If you enjoy being challenged in a role with lots of variety, and want the chance to work with international colleagues, contributing to the delivery of a product which creates opportunities for millions of people around the world every year, this could be your next career move.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a modernisation process, involving a major overhaul of the systems and processes we use to deliver our exams. You will be a central figure, supporting the validation and data analysis elements of the project. This is not just a typical data analysis role; you will have significant project coordination and management of the communication around the modernisation.

About the Role

You will lead on all aspects of Validation work across the IELTS Modernisation Programme to ensure the ongoing integrity of results determination and the calibration of all test content. You will contribute to requirements gathering, design, testing, approval and the change management of new solutions.

What you will be doing

  • Responsibility for systems design and business processes for Validation activities across the IELTS Modernisation programme.
  • Recommending and escalating key decisions to the IELTS Assessment Owner, IELTS Operations Owner and Data and Analytics Capability Owner.
  • Providing a key interaction point for internal and external stakeholders across the programme.
  • Responsibility for understanding the operational impacts of Validation activities and identifying strengths and opportunities for improvement for the IELTS Delivery team.
  • Supporting relevant testing and change management activities.

What we're looking for


  • Excellent data analysis skills relating to the pretesting, marking, grading, malpractice detection and evaluation of test content.
  • Practical research skills in support of demonstrating the accuracy and quality of results determination and test content calibration.
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Excellent relationship management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively within a complex and fast-moving programme environment.


  • Working in assessment/educational measurement.
  • Using statistical analysis software (e.g., SPSS, SAS).
  • Quantitative analysis procedures.
  • Producing texts for publication or presentation to external, expert audiences.
  • Designing and documenting operational processes and procedures.


  • Degree educated, with a focus on educational measurement, language assessment, psychology, statistics, or related field.


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:

  • Generous contributory pension
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay and childcare voucher scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers
  • Cycle scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Subsidised staff restaurants
  • Support for professional qualifications
  • Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.

For a confidential chat about this position further, please contact Lizzie Philpott in the Talent Acquisition Team at Cambridge Assessment.

We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches lead to innovation and create an atmosphere where everyone's contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 01/08/2021 and interviews will be held on 11th & 12th of August.

If you're successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.

The University of Cambridge will be bringing together its publishing and assessment operations to create a single organisation from 1 August 2021. Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment publish and create world-leading content and examinations that are used across more than 170 countries.

The move is in response to a growing desire from learners, teachers and researchers to engage with Cambridge in a joined up digital way, and the demand for innovative products that combine expertise in learning and assessment. The new organisation will have the capabilities to provide world leading assessment, learning and academic research offerings globally, under the Cambridge brand and backed by first class teaching and research departments.


Contact Name: Cambridge Assessment
Reference: TJ/4353/675789201
Job ID: 2956227

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