Data Manager

Location of position is: Slough

Salary in the range: £25,988 - £33,908

Do you want to manage data that will help shape the future of education?

About NFER

Founded in 1946, NFER is the leading independent provider of education research. Our purpose is to provide robust, independent research, assessment and related services that improve education, particularly for children and young people young people. 

About the role

The Data Management Unit (DMU) is made up of a team of data specialists with a passion for working with big datasets and technology and a keen eye for detail. We provide expertise and advice on data management, develop online surveys, create web-based reporting and undertake database and panel management. We support many of NFER’s programmes of work and get involved in lots of varied projects. We’re also lucky enough to implement new technology and are involved from the conception to launch.

There isn’t such a thing as a ‘typical’ day in DMU, every day is unique. You may be scripting an online survey, manipulating data which has come from a variety of sources, programming a macro or liaising with clients or internal staff. DMU have the opportunity to be a part of a wide range of projects in many different roles including data cleaning, sampling, report writing and project managing.

About you

With a good degree with numerical or technical content you’ll enjoy working with data and new technology. You’ll enjoy being part of a team and good at liaising with a wide range of people. It is essential that you have:

  • experience in programming
  • an ability to learn how to use different technologies
  • good organisational skills
  • great interpersonal and written communication skills

If you have these and would describe yourself as a ‘details person’ then we’d love to hear from you.

About us

A registered charity with an income of £18 million and 210 staff. We undertake around 200 research and assessment projects every year, spanning all sectors of education and children’s services.

We offer a pleasant office environment within beautiful green surroundings, close to Windsor and Slough town centres; connections by road, rail and air are excellent – we are within easy reach of the M4 and M40, London Paddington is 15 minutes by rail and with free parking.  We believe in a work life balance working 35 hour week; with 30 days paid leave per year, over and above Bank holidays plus additional discretionary days, good support for staff development and generous pension arrangements.

How to Apply

Applications should be made using the Foundation’s standard application form and returned to: recruitment@nfer.ac.uk

Completed applications should be submitted by 9am Monday 3 September 2018  

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