Head of Data and Insight


2nd December 2021

The Strategic Planning team is developing its role within the University to better inform and facilitate the development of strategies, plans and targets in an ever-challenging sector environment. This role is an exciting opportunity to play a leading part in that change.

The Head of Data and Insight is a high-profile role, university-wide in reach, and will require high-level engagement and influencing skills as well as a tenacious but pragmatic and flexible approach.

Bringing your knowledge and experience of good practice to bear, you will implement complex change in the university’s approach to data – its governance, its reporting and its use.

Your broad experience of delivering business intelligence and undertaking complex data analysis will provide the basis for refreshing our current services. To be successful, you will need the ability to develop and mentor your team to work within the culture of the University, to interpret the requirements of the service, secure broad engagement with it, and ensure a customer/ user-focussed approach is embedded in our reporting.

You will also play a pivotal role in designing the implementation plan for a new University Data Strategy, and applied knowledge and experience of good practice in Data Governance is key. Broad knowledge and experience with regard to data integration and reporting tools will also be highly valuable.

Cardiff University is moving to a blended working environment so we anticipate a mix of in-person and remote practice. Salary will be dependent on experience.

To discuss the role please contact Melanie Rimmer, Director of Strategic Planning (rimmerm@cardiff.ac.uk)

This post is full time and open ended (35 hours per week).

Closing date: Wednesday 17 November 2021.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Please visit our website for further information and to apply online.

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