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Senior Data Analyst x2 (Funding Policy and Systems)

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Recruiter: Greater London Authority
Listed on: 2nd August
Location: London
Salary/Rate: £45,808
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

Fixed term or secondment until July 2025

Who we are:

The Funding and Policy team in the GLA's Skills and Employment Unit provide expert analysis, advice and evidence to inform policy development on all aspects of skills and employment programmes (totalling c£400m per annum), and deliver robust data handling processes and performance management information.

We are recruiting two new Senior Data Analysts to join the team.

What you'll do:

  • Build operations and analytics codebase in collaboration with data team
  • Maintain, enhance, and develop new performance reports, in collaboration with delivery teams and other stakeholders
  • Help to develop our data systems to ensure robust, timely, and impactful reporting
  • Work with the Individualised Learner Record - the UK's Further Education administrative dataset
  • Collaborate with policy teams on policy and evaluation workstreams

Who we're looking for:

  • Essential:
  • Experience in analysis and interpretation of multi-table datasets
  • Ability to use reproducible code to analyse data (Python, SQL, R, Stata, Scala, etc)
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Interest in education data, analysis, and/or policy
  • Ability to learn new datasets quickly
  • Desirable:
  • Strong communication skills, especially when communicating technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Confidence in working with a wide array of people and teams
  • Experience in delivering work to meet stakeholder needs 
  • Detailed knowledge of the Individualised Learner Record
  • Detailed knowledge of the Further Education sector, especially programmes delegated to the Mayor of London

We encourage applications from candidates from a range of backgrounds, including those who may have less experience in some of the required criteria - but are curious and willing to develop their skills and understanding. Skills and expertise can be developed on-the-job, and training can be made available.  

What we offer

Working for the GLA offers you a challenging and rewarding job, as well as the chance to really improve the lives of Londoners. In return, the GLA offers great working conditions, competitive salaries, generous annual leave and pension schemes and more, including:

  • hybrid working
  • 30 days' annual leave (in addition to statutory public holidays), pro rata for part-time
  • incremental salary scheme
  • a range of flexible working arrangements allowing staff to balance work and home commitments, including a flexible hours scheme, job-sharing and remote working
  • three days per year of volunteering leave
  • interest-free season ticket or bicycle loans
  • For more details about the benefits on offer at the GLA please read the why work here section of the GLA website.

How to apply

Please ensure your supporting statement clearly addresses only the technical requirements of the person specification criteria (behavioural competencies will be tested at interview).

The GLA recruits on a competency-based system. For the GLA's advice on how to complete a competency-based application please read our guide online.

This role will be based at London Fire Brigade's Head Office (Union Street SE1 0LL).  GLA staff are hybrid working up to 3 days a week in our offices and remotely depending on their role. As part of this, you will need to split your time between home working and coming into the office.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share.

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days' annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan and a career average pension scheme.

To apply, please click on the apply button to visit our website.

Application closing date: Monday 29 August 2022 at 23:59 GMT.

Interview date: Friday 16 and Monday 19 September 2022.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority ethnic candidates and disabled candidates who are currently underrepresented in our workforce. For more information on the GLA's approach to Diversity and Inclusion, please see Diversity and our values | London City Hall

Contact Name: Greater London Authority
Reference: TJ/3472/GLA5204
Job ID: 3125133

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