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Data Systems Manager

£40000 - £48000 per annum 30 days holiday
Hybrid working

Job description

Data Systems Manager

Permanent Opportunity

Hybrid working

£40K - £48K

Our leading university client are seeking a Data Systems Manager to oversee a major research information system. You will ensure system data quality, interoperability, and provide support across the institution.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Managing all aspects of a complex research information system, including modules, upgrades, testing, data integrity, and interoperability with other university systems
  • Reviewing, maintaining and updating system metadata, data dictionaries, and organisational unit listings
  • Providing expert support for system users, communicating functionality, and identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Creating and updating system user guides, documentation, and training materials
  • Liaising with IT services regarding system access, policies, cybersecurity, and other integrations
  • Producing reports and briefings on system efficiency and operations for university leadership


  • Undergraduate degree with computing systems experience
  • Prior experience managing an enterprise-wide system in higher education or similar
  • Excellent understanding of research administration and knowledge management
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with diverse stakeholders
  • Strong communication, analytical, and project management skills
  • Educated to undergraduate level in a computing or systems management related field
  • Experience with research administration, knowledge exchange programmes, civic engagement initiatives, or teaching programmes within higher education
  • Previous experience managing an institution-wide core system in a comparable environment
  • In-depth understanding of the UK research and knowledge exchange landscape across universities
  • Knowledge of critical research assessment frameworks such as REF and KEF
  • Proven ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders including system users, IT staff, and university leadership
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to produce reports and briefings
  • Skills in developing and delivering workshops and presentations to varied audiences

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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