Analysts (Analytics/Foresight and Insight teams)
graduate job
ExpiresLess than a day

Analysts (Analytics/Foresight and Insight teams)

Job description

We are seeking a number of analysts to join our supportive, enthusiastic, and high performing Data, Foresight and Analysis Directorate. Our analysts use a range of data science and analytics techniques, to illuminate trends, solve problems and provide evidence to help us support our world leading higher education providers.

We have a number of fixed-term and permanent roles in both our analytics team and our foresight and insight team.

Roles in the analytics team will support analytical operations within the directorate, working across four exciting areas: funding for higher education providers, performance of our sector, financial analysis and information for students. You`ll deliver duties that are based on the priorities of the organisation, such as the production of metrics for some of our most high profile areas. These may include the Teaching Excellent and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), the National Student Survey, calculating funding allocations for providers and the collection of data.

Roles in the foresight and insight team will conduct research and analysis to understand the higher education sector, including future challenges and opportunities. You will use a range of statistical, econometric and qualitative research techniques to provide evidence to support current and future regulatory functions. This includes helping answer questions such as:

  • Who goes to higher education?
  • How do students` experiences of higher education vary?
  • How does higher education impact the lives of graduates?

All our analyst roles feature an opportunity to undertake a range of responsibilities and use a variety of technology, so a desire and willingness to learn is vital. OfS values knowledge sharing and development; we offer both external and internal training that covers SAS programming, Tableau, SQL, Python, IT, and interpersonal skills.

If you join us, you`ll be working at an organisation that values team work, innovation and creativity.

These are full time roles but part time and job shares will be considered.

Benefits include 25 days` annual leave, a comprehensive staff development programme, and the opportunity to join the Civil Service Pension scheme. The post holder will be eligible for an additional allowance, subject to performance and a qualifying period.

What we are looking for

We are looking for candidates that have the ability to gain insight from large and complex data, develop and present clear and concise conclusions, and enable our business to use data in a smart and progressive way.

Experience in at least one programming language (scripting, statistical etc.).


You need qualifications with a significant numerical or qualitative methods element.

Accepted degree subjects


How to apply

We welcome and encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and experiences.

  • Shortlisting: 25 February 2019
  • Interview date: 4 March 2019

If you would like further information regarding the role and working for OfS please email, and we can arrange a telephone conversation or for you to visit our offices.

No agencies please

OfS is working towards equal opportunities in employment.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 17/02/2019

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Closing date: 17/02/2019


Additional job details


£25,342 - £26,610

ContractFixed term
Working hoursPart-time · Full-time

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