Senior Data Manager

Location of position is: Slough

Salary in the range: £34,925-£46,936; the grade of appointment and associated salary will depend upon qualifications and experience - please review the below job descriptions for more details.

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

As the Senior Data Manager you will conduct data work and manage the workload of other team members.

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

A talented person with a degree in a numerate and/or research-based subject who enjoys working with new technology

It is essential that you have experience in programming and an ability to learn how to use different technologies (e.g. SPSS, SQL, VBA, java, Perl, python).

Likes to be part of a team and is able to liaise with a wide range of people.

Good organisational skills and great interpersonal and written communication skills.

Project management experience and experience of overseeing the work of others.

About us

A registered charity with an income of £18 million and 210 staff. We undertake around 200 research 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

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