Data Manager (University of Sussex Business School) Ref 6067

School/department: Planning
Hours:full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 6067
Salary:starting at £34,304  to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 13 September 2021
Closing date:  11 October 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: W/C 18 October 2021
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

The Planning Team is seeking to appoint a Data Manager to work with the University of Sussex Business School to help the School map out the architecture of its current data systems and support its improvement. In doing so, they will facilitate the identification, collection, and analysis of data and the production of timely reports that will support the School in achieving its strategic targets and KPI.

The successful candidate will also support the integration of data from within the appropriate IT systems that underpin its accreditation, quality assurance, rankings and other compliance requirements.   This will include advising the School with respect to Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs), accreditations with EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB and other international certifications bodies that are deemed important for the School’s future ambitions and strategic growth.  

Working closely with university partners, the role holder will retrieve, organize, and analyse data from existing systems, to reach meaningful conclusions about the School’s positioning within the institution and in the wider sector.

The role holder will be able to retrieve and gather data, organize it and use it in ways that supports the School in all its activities. They will manage all aspects of data and evaluation work, and will conduct analyses of institutional, School and national data, providing statistical analysis to respective management groups. They will evaluate current practices and make recommendations for future management and retention of relevant data.

The Data Manager will work in close collaboration with senior academic and non-academic colleagues across the School and central professional service and will; communicate with them in a professional and timely manner.

They will support delivery of QA procedures and regulations, producing evidence at a local level to mitigate institutional risk and responding to the Higher Education sector’s greater regulation and associated risk from non-compliance.

They will also provide wider support in other strategic data projects within Education, Research, and Engagement, including Athena Swan, Small Business Charter (SBC), Student Success, Workload Allocation, timetabling and associated education and student experience projects - helping to improve the management of data to support the operational effectiveness and growth of the School.

The Data Manager will have a track record in delivering successful outcomes (ideally within Higher Education). An expert on the activities associated with quality assurance data collection processes, they will be committed to producing high quality data that will enhance performance and facilitate continuous improvement.

The successful candidate will need to rapidly build up knowledge of accreditation requirements. They will become a source of expertise on the process for securing and maintaining accreditations.

Please contact Merrill Jones at for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Download job description and person specification Ref 6067 [PDF 417.52KB]

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 110.00KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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