Data and Insights Analyst


20th February 2020

Academic Unit/Department: Academic Planning: Portfolio and Planning           

Line Manager: Head of Academic Portfolio Development


Ref: Req  0000581

Closing Date: Thursday, 20 February – Midnight

Interview Date:Week commencing 2 March 2020


About the role

The Data and Insights Analyst is a key role in assisting the university with its understanding of data and continual improvement based on evidence-informed decision making. Working to analyse internal and external data sets, along with working across departments to increase the gathering of insights from applicants, students, alumni and external contacts, this role forms part of a dispersed team collectively responsible for providing data analysis and management information to underpin large parts of the organisation. The Data and Insights Analyst works collaboratively with other departments across the University, including Academic Schools of Study and Professional Service teams.

About you (requirements)

Is your grasp of data second to none? Can you analyse statistics and communicate data insights to a variety of audiences?  Do you have experience of using both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, with the ability to turn data into clear, actionable and engaging insight?

We are looking for a creative and versatile individual who gets the job done. You should have experience of working in higher education or a comparable environment and have a good working knowledge of the Higher Education sector, including admissions, teaching and research indicators and league tables and metrics. The role provides the opportunity to develop specialist research and analysis expertise from within the sector.

You will be interpreting complex data for senior managers, utilising the available management information, and undertaking independent research to provide the senior management team with concise reports to support decision-making.

About us

At Bath Spa University we work to be a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise. And we place collaboration at the heart of everything we do. With increasing student numbers, we make sure our people are engaged and empowered by blending digital technologies, international perspectives, work-oriented connections and inspirational teaching. Together we’re on a journey to transform our students’ lives. And it starts with people like you.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Dr. Charles Wiffen, on 01225 875761 or

How to apply

For further information or to apply on-line please visit Bath Spa University jobs page. Please note that CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed.  Any queries regarding the application process or our website should be emailed to

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff.  These include a nursery, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community