Director of Data, Foresight and Analysis

Job Title: Director of Data, Foresight and Analysis
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol
Salary: £94,227 - £124,585
Reference: 15624478
Job Published: December 13, 2017 00:00

Job Description

Office for Students (OfS)

Bristol based

Director of Data, Foresight and Analysis - £94,227 - £124,585

This role will play a central role in shaping England’s new independent regulator for our world-leading higher education sector, helping to deliver the OfS’s mission of ensuring that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers.

The OfS was established by the Higher Education and Research Act in 2017. It will become fully operational in April 2018 when it will replace the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the Office for Fair Access.

As a member of the senior leadership team, the post holder will contribute to collectivestrategic decisions to develop new organisational strategy, culture and systems, and to enable the delivery of the OfS’s objectives.
With responsibility for leading the development and implementation of the OfS’ data, foresight and analysis functions, the post holder will lead the development of a new data strategy for the OfS, and align the team to achieve it. The successful candidate will need to bring significant experience of leading teams to deliver a broad range of data, analysis and insight functions. They will need to establish a foresight function that identifies and
anticipates future global trends. They will need to be comfortable in operating in a high profile and pressurised role, and enjoy challenge and scrutiny and ensuring integrity and rigour within large and complex data sets. We are looking for those who understand the latest thinking in data science practice and how data can support policy development.

This is an exciting opportunity for those who wish to be part of setting up a new and powerful organisation that has at its heart the interests of all students, and to help regulate and influence a sector that is of significant importance to the entire country.

For an informal and confidential discussion please contact our advising consultant at GatenbySanderson, Paul Aristides ( / 020 7426 3987). For more information or to apply please visit our dedicated microsite www.ofs-

Closing date: 15 January 2018

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