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Data returns officer

£28000 - £35000 per annum 36 Days Annual Leave
Hybrid working

Job description

We are currently recruiting for a data returns officer for our public sector client based in the central belt of Scotland, this is an excellent opportunity to join a fast growing team in an exciting organisation.

- Up to £35,000

- Primarily remote role (1/2 Days on site a month)

- 36 Days Annual Leave

Job Description

  • To extract, analyse and report on student/staff data. Reports may be oral or written and will generally be of a complex nature.
  • Working under the direction of the Manager to identify data quality issues in consultation with Schools and Directorates and create solutions which can be used or adopted across the institution.
  • Undertake data validation checks in advance of submitting returns; to ensure that data is recorded in line with the external requirements of returns and validation issues are satisfactorily resolved.
  • To prepare data reports in response to Freedom of Information requests and other data protection matters in consultation with the University's Information Compliance Officer.
  • Working with the University's Information Compliance Officer to identify related data needs of external organisations (e.g. local councils, government bodies etc) and provide appropriate data reports at agreed times.
  • Working with the Returns and Reporting Officer and the University's Information Compliance Officer to support the identification and development of a suite of data transfer or data sharing agreements which relate to the data reporting provided by Registry / Human Resources.
  • To assist the Student Records, Fees & Module Assessment Manager in Registry / the Human Resources Manager for Strategic Projects in Human Resources in ensuring that static data is maintained in the student record system / Human Resources record system. This includes course, programme and route records in the student system and the organisational structure in our staff system.
  • To implement protocols and accepted practices in relation to the student/staff management system to ensure it is accurate and in accordance with the University's internal and external reporting requirements.
  • To assist the Returns and Reporting Officer in liaising with School Administration Leads and other directorates e.g. Registry, Human Resources, Admissions & Student Recruitment, to implement agreed University policy in relation to student/staff data.
  • To give guidance to School based staff on the protocols and practices in relation to data capture for the student/staff management system
  • To ensure that the student/staff record is accurate and responsive to external data returns e.g. HESA, SFC, Research Councils, etc.
  • To assist the Returns and Reporting Officer with the production of the University's student/staff returns to Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and the Scottish Funding Council (SFC)
  • To develop processes and procedures, and associated training materials for the student /staff management system in relation to extracting data
  • To help roll out training programmes in the use of the Student / Staff Management System and in particular raise awareness and ensure a broad understanding of the data, the need for accuracy when recording data and data uses
  • To recommend changes or improvements in the management of the student/staff record data.
  • From time to time, represent Strategic Intelligence at institutional level committees
  • When appropriate, to represent the Returns and Reporting Officer at external conferences, committees and working groups and provide advice and feedback in such instances.

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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