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University of the West of Scotland
Strategic Planning

Paisley, with hybrid working available and travel to other UWS campuses as required (Ayr, Lanarkshire, Dumfries, London)
Grade 7 £46,047 – £51,805 per annum

The Post – Data and Analytics Manager
The University of the West of Scotland is a dynamic and ambitious organisation that aims to change lives, transform communities and encourage enterprise through outstanding, distinctive and progressive higher education.
Strategic Planning is a small team at the heart of the University, responsible for the development and deployment of analysis and insightful thinking to inform institutional policy and performance. 
With an expanding remit building on previous successes and the need to grow and reshape the team to meet the changing needs of the organisation, Strategic Planning are now recruiting a number of new key roles.  This is an ideal opportunity to become part of an exciting and critical team and help drive the University through a period of transformative change and achieve its Strategy 2025 goals.
We are therefore seeking to appoint a suite of capable, dynamic and dedicated individuals to join this expanding team and help drive performance, insightful analyses and strategic planning at the University.
The Post
The role holder will lead a team of analytics and insight-focused staff, delivering business-critical analytics and reporting across all aspects of the University including: utilising internal and external data to forecast student demand, delivering persuasive analytics on student performance, informing research performance strategy, monitoring performance and institutional risks, evidencing resource allocation models, ensuring a analytical approach to quality enhancement and overseeing and optimising regulatory returns.  The role will require working closely with academic schools to understand customer data-needs, and work collaboratively with leaders of professional services (particularly Finance, HR, Research, Registry) in constructing a UWS data model, driving data integrity, deploying joined-up, cross-service business intelligence.
The successful candidate should have the following:
Informal enquiries should be directed to Mike Arthur, Head of Strategic Planning, 

UWS was named Higher Educational Institution of the Year in The Herald Higher Education Awards 2022 and is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 600 universities worldwide (2022 World University Rankings) as well as in the top 150 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University Rankings). University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses. 
With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others.  
Our professional services teams are the backbone of UWS, providing robust and innovative solutions to support the vast range of work across learning and teaching, and research and innovation. You will join a supportive and dedicated team, playing a key role in a range of work that will help drive forward our ambition to deliver world-leading research, and graduates who will design, shape and build a new future. Find out more about our Professional Services teams. 
We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes: 
Further information, including details of how to apply are available at
Closing Date:    Sunday 5th February 2023
Interview Date:     Friday 17th February 2023

The University reserves the right to shorten/extend the closing date of any position where a high/low volume of suitable applications are received. Therefore, if you are interested in this role, an early application would be encouraged.
UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. 
UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.
University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.
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