Job descriptionJob Reference: 0615-23 Date Posted: Tuesday, 29 August 2023 Application Closing Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2023 Location: Preston Campus Salary: £28,759 to £32,982 minimum per annum Basis: Full Time Contract Type: Indefinite Job Category / Type: Professional Services School / Service: Academic Registry Hours: 36.25 hours per week Interview Date: Friday 6 October 2023 Are you a self-professed data enthusiast? Do you know your .csv from you .xml? Does the sheer thought of a massive, structured dataset fill you with joy? Do you want to make a huge impact on how the University is perceived through its data? Then this could be the role for you! We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the Registry Degree Apprenticeships Team and be part of a team that manages the Degree Apprenticeship Student Record, and delivers the University’s External Statutory Student Return. You will have an excellent attention to detail and understand the importance of data accuracy, enabling a consistent and methodical approach to the compilation and maintenance of large datasets extracted from the Student Record System. You will have the ability to work consistently under pressure, prioritise your own work, work independently, and adhere to deadlines set. As part of a wider Student Returns and Data Management Team, you will be providing the essential delivery of our service in meeting the University’s statutory external obligations. Your primary focus will be on production, validation, and submission of data to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). This data return requires a gold standard of data quality and integrity; you will need to be able to identify inconsistencies in large datasets, and action solutions to these data inaccuracies. You will be given the opportunity work with data and management information that influences internal strategic decisions. These data can directly affect the University’s League Table positions and other national performance indicators. The successful candidate will have a good honours degree, or equivalent, in a subject requiring numeracy. You will work cooperatively and flexibly with staff across all teams within the Academic Registry to proactively contribute to continuous improvement activities, and to deliver an excellent service. You will liaise with academic members of staff at the University, and colleagues working a wide range of professional services forming strong working relationships. You will benefit from 42 days annual leave including bank holidays and discretionary days and will be automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme. You will also have access to other staff benefits such flexible working, sustainable & Active Travel Scheme, our Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre and our on-site Pre-School Centre. Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston. UCLan is committed to providing a safe environment to study, work and visit, protecting children, young people and adults at risk from harm and abuse. Our safeguarding policy and safer recruitment procedure outlines our approach, alongside other internal policies, procedures and guidance which can be found on our website at Safeguarding - UCLan Applicants applying for roles in regulated activity and that are listed as an exception under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 will be required to disclose any spent and unspent convictions and undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check at the appropriate level, UCLan will only ask an applicant to make an application for a DBS check if they are legally entitled to.
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