|Recruiter:||Office for Students|
|Listed on:||13th October|
|Salary/Rate:||£26,925 - £34,462|
|Salary Notes:||Pay Band 6: £26,925 - £28,034 / Pay Band 7: £31,177 - £32,462. Plus generous civil service defined benefit pension|
We are the independent regulator of higher education in England.
We aim to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers. We also care about supporting and developing our staff, working together to achieve more than each of us can do alone.
We're proud of our people, our culture and the benefits we offer. At the OfS we want to create a welcoming and engaging working environment which is free from discrimination. We particularly welcome applications from people with a disability or impairment, those who identify as lesbian, bisexual, gay or transgender, and those from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background, as these groups are under-represented within our workforce.
We're looking for skilled, committed people who care about students and their experience of higher education. Join us and you'll be part of an energetic, forward-looking organisation with high ambitions and big opportunities for our people
This is a fixed term contract for a period of 10 months.
This is a dual banded role at grade 6/7. In some specific roles the OfS operates a system of dual pay banding. This enables candidates to be appointed to an appropriate pay band depending on their skills and experience, as demonstrated and assessed through the selection process.
Our Data, Foresight and Analysis directorate (DFA) provides a range of data collection, analysis and research activities that underpin the regulatory functions of the OfS. We are seeking an analyst to join our supportive, enthusiastic, and high performing team.
This role is part of the Foresight and Insight team contributing to work that supports the OfS's work through robust and innovative analysis. You will contribute to projects that research the current state of the English higher education sector, and those that anticipate changes based on current trends. Some examples of the work of the team are:
In the role you will use Python and/or SAS to apply a range of analytical and statistical techniques to a set of unique data and sources. You will also communicate your research findings to colleagues and externally through publications, to ensure that it can be used effectively in regulation. We operate flexibly within the team, running a mix of short- and longer-term projects concurrently so you will have the opportunity to work on a range of projects and with several colleagues over the 10-month contract.
You could be asked to support wider organisational projects from time to time.
Responsibilities of the role are:
We are looking for candidates who can gain insight from large and complex data, develop and present clear and concise conclusions.
Professional Qualifications: A degree in a highly numerical subject is essential.
The Office for Students currently uses enablers to evaluate your strengths and ask that your application describes what you've done and how you've done it. The enablers for this role are:
Knowledge and Learning
Working for us
The OfS regulates the higher education sector on behalf of all students. We value diversity and the wealth of perspectives, experience and ideas that it brings to our work, and we strive to embed equality of opportunity in everything we do.
We recruit based on fair and open competition and welcome applications from candidates regardless of age, disability, race and ethnicity, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background. To attract the widest possible field of qualified applicants, flexible working, for example job share and part time working, apply to this role.
Closing date for applications: 24 October 2021
Interviews: 15 November 2021
As part of the assessment process, candidates that demonstrate that they meet our minimum requirements will be asked to complete an online programming assessment (no knowledge of any specific programming language is required).
Contact Name: Office for Students
Job ID: 2990417