Head of Data - Top LDN University - £57-69k + benefits

London Permanent £57,149 - £69,042 per year Hybrid working
  • Manage a team in a non profit organisation
  • Power BI, SQL, looking into Azure for the future

About Our Client

This is a private university with a highly cosmopolitan community based central London. With around 140 student and staff nationalities on campus, the university offers an exclusive and inspiring learning environment, with easy access to the wealth of professional and cultural opportunities of London.

Job Description

  • Day to day management and mentorship of the BI team.
  • Management of key relationships across the institution including Registry, Finance, Admissions, VISAs, Timetabling, Senior Management and Academic Content Areas.
  • Effective management of the workload and priorities for the team.
  • Quality control, change management, and identifying continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Management of external relationships where appropriate, such as Office for Student (OfS) and Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
  • Advise data management processes to improve data quality and to support student related statutory returns
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all external statutory returns.
  • Develop and deliver strategy and roadmap for technology solution to future proof data delivery, utilising, where appropriate, cloud based technologies.
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders to identify reporting and business intelligence needs and develop easy to engage solutions.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive data governance framework to ensure data quality, accuracy, and compliance within data warehousing and data lake environments.
  • Work with colleagues from across the University to identify data reporting requirements for successful delivery of project.
  • Significant hands-on experience in the development and delivery of statutory returns and internal/external reporting dashboards.
  • Build and maintain effective and productive working relationships with colleagues, clients and third parties and support the University's values.
  • Actively seek to implement the University's Health and safety policy, and give due regard to the health and safety of themselves and others when carrying out duties.
  • Actively seek to implement the University's Equal Opportunities Policy and promote equality of opportunity in relation to the duties of the post.
  • To undertake any other duties that may reasonably be requested appropriate to the grade and responsibilities of the post.

The Successful Applicant

To be successful, you should have experience of leading a Data /BI team formed of data professionals; a background of managing and leading on a number of initiatives (including setting priorities and allocating resources effectively); and excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a strong customer focus.

It would be beneficial if you have some knowledge and understanding of the UK Higher Education policy environment.

Strong Power BI & SQL Server skills are required, and an interest in the Azure stack highly beneficial.

What's on Offer

  • 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays and additional discretionary closure days over the Christmas period.
  • Beautiful campus in central London, a short walk from several tube stations.
  • A range of great facilities on our stunning campus including free tea and coffee, flexible working spaces and free use of the campus tennis court and sport pitch
  • Membership of a group personal pension scheme with a 7% minimum contribution by the University, with up to 10% contribution by the University
  • Loans of up to £10,000, to include covering daily travel costs, rental deposits and bicycles
  • Benenden medical cover - allowing access to medical services where there is delay in receiving NHS treatment
  • Employee discount service
  • £6 a day allowance to spend in University catering outlets (when onsite)
  • Free language classes (free places are subject to availability)
  • Blended (hybrid) and flexible working supported across the University, depending on the requirements of the role
Soumia Zarrouki
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+44 2078 312000

Job summary

Job function
Business Intelligence
Not For Profit
Contract type
Consultant name
Soumia Zarrouki
Consultant phone
+44 2078 312000
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Job Nature
Hybrid working