Statutory Returns Analyst

Staffordshire University
April 17, 2024
Offerd Salary:£32,332 to £37,099
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Statutory Returns Analyst Data and Business Intelligence

Location: Stoke Campus Salary: £32,332 to £37,099 Per Annum- Full time Permanent Release Date: Wednesday 20 March 2024 Closing Date: Wednesday 17 April 2024 Reference: DBI32-24

About the role

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge and one in which, as part of a growing team of experts, you will play a key role in the evolution of the institutional approach to data capture, transformation, and utilisation for a multitude of strategic, academic and statutory reporting purposes?

Within the context of the OfS regulatory framework for HE, including the sector-wide shift to Data Futures, the post holder will work with the statutory returns manager to prepare external and statutory returns, including HESA Student Return (Data Futures), HESA Staff Return, HESA Provider Profile, HESA Aggregate Offshore Return, HESES, Unistats, Transparency Return and the ITT Return. This work will involve following detailed guidance laid down by HESA and the OfS and developing an understanding of the range of courses and profiles of student groups across the University.

Main Responsibilities

The post holder will also support the Statutory Returns Manager in the preparation of management information and reports associated with the operation of some key university quality assurance activities. This work will rely on good communication, IT and data analysis skills, and an ability to coordinate and work successfully with diverse staff groups.

Working with the wider Data & Business Intelligence (DBI) function, and Digital Services colleagues, the post holder will play a pivotal role in supporting improvements to data quality across the University – including through developing data reports and contributing to data improvement projects within the Digital Transformation Programme (i.e., Data Futures Project, Enhancing Data & Insights Project, and the Data Governance Project). This will require an understanding of data structures, visualisation techniques and an ability to develop reports in the university's business intelligence tools.

Following recent institutional investment in both an expanded DBI structure and in our key data projects, this is an exciting time to be joining the DBI team at Staffordshire University, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Who is Staffordshire University?

Staffordshire University is an award winning, teaching-intensive and research- inspired university with a focus on work integrated learning, digital innovation and enterprise engagement. With over 100 years' experience, we are a successful, confident and ambitious modern university, with a foundational purpose of providing higher and applied learning opportunities relevant to our region and beyond.

Spread across three main campuses in Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford and London, our future-focused courses and next-level teaching ensure our students can unlock the potential the world needs now to support better futures.

This is a key reason why we are ranked 2nd in the UK for quality education (Sustainable Development Goal 4, THE Impact Rankings 2023) and why we're in the top 10 of UK universities for career prospects (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2023).

As a university it is important that we are at the forefront of research, delivering impact across the globe and informing how and what we teach. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, 87% of our research impact is recognised as “outstanding” or “very considerable”, demonstrating how we continue to push further to create a better tomorrow for our local and global communities.

When you join Staffordshire University, you join a highly supportive, supportive, boundary-pushing culture where insight and innovation is celebrated, expertise is valued, and excellence is rewarded. We can't wait to see the contribution that you make to the continued growth and success of the Institution.

Rewards and Benefits

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available

• Competitive incremental rates of Pay • 32 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days • Excellent Pension Scheme • Access to continued professional and personal development • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

At Staffordshire University, we believe that every student and staff member needs to be carbon literate if we are to help tackle the climate emergency and achieve our One Planet Pledge of carbon neutrality by 2030, and we are proud of our Bronze Carbon Literacy Award status. As part of our ongoing commitment we particularly encourage applications from candidates who have already completed carbon literacy training, or are prepared to undertake this training as part of their ongoing professional development.

We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.

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  • Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

    We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University.

    We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.

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