Student Data Specialist (Study Global)

Competitive Salary
03 Jul 2017
03 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Purpose: 

  • A key priority of the role is to maintain the use of IT systems (focussing mainly on Study Global) and to support centre staff in using these systems so that they can operate effectively and be compliant with our policies. Work as part of a central team with ownership for all system processes currently automated.
  • Support continuous improvement of these processes and of the system whilst maintaining standardisation.
  • Analyse the processes and systems to contribute the effective delivery of academic programmes and student support services.
  • You will work with relevant teams to deliver effective and standardised data collection and reporting.

Key Responsibilities:

  • System Configuration 
  • Oversee full maintenance and configuration of Study Global and related systems; ensuring it is maintained to live status to support all relevant products, contracts and tariffs offered by Study Group UK
  • Set up and maintain system reference data
  • Create and maintain student facing documentation with collaboration from key stakeholders
  • Troubleshooting daily systems issues raised by  the business, providing support for system related processes oIdentifying development needs, system bugs and requirements and raise accordingly Implementing new procedures related to Study Global with documentation and training as required (in collaboration with global IT team and master documentation)
  • System testing for maintenance/software releases
  • Point of contact for data change management
  • Daily visa data uploading onto the UK Visas and Immigration Sponsorship Management System and ensuring CAS issuance procedures operate effectively

Data Management and Reporting 

  • Audit data to ensure accuracy of data across the network 
  • Assist the relevant teams in data gathering exercises

Organisational Compliance:

  • The job holder will be expected to operate in accordance with the Study Group Code of Conduct, policies and operating procedures relating to academic, welfare and safeguarding matters. 
  • Compliance with UKVI standards and reporting will be upheld in the data management aspect of the role

Qualifications & Training Required: 

  • Educated to degree level (or similar) or equivalent experience

Experience Required:

  • Recent working experience in a role requiring sound system and process knowledge (essential)
  • Experience of the education sector (desirable)
  • Building effective working relations (essential) 
  • Experience of explaining complex processes to other staff (essential)

Knowledge/Skills Required: 

  • Working knowledge of Higher Education standards and policy (desirable)
  • Detailed knowledge of Study Global (desirable)
  • Data analysis and report building skills (essential)
  • Training Skills (desirable)

Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of people.
  • Ability to identify and critically assess underlying business problems from a range of perspectives and to develop processes and system solutions
  • Ability to manage work in a sometimes ambiguous and highly dynamic environment, engaging collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders in order to achieve successful outcomes
  • Ability to present confidently and explain complex information to a range of audiences
  • Self-Motivated and Team Player
  • Results and solution focussed
  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Able to travel within the UK

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