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Institutional Research Analyst (Maternity Cover)


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (31/05/2021)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 04 December 2019
Interview Date:   Thursday 12 December 2019
Reference:  1209519RR

The Institutional Research (IR) team at Southampton is looking for a highly numerate, motivated, curious, problem-solving individual to join us as maternity cover. The team is situated within the Strategy, Planning and IR division, and delivers insight and analysis to support key decision making processes, strategic planning and performance monitoring.   This role is in a unique position to impact on decisions taken by the University through providing answers to business questions.

The IR team covers analysis and insight about the pre-application, application, entrant and enrolled stages in the student life cycle, wider market trends and policy developments and a range of external performance indicators. Key strategic areas include Recruitment, Education, Widening Participation and International.  Each team member has a range of responsibilities across the areas covered by the IR team, but leads in a specific area, developing in-depth knowledge and relationships with key stakeholders. 

This role will focus primarily on the admissions phase of the student life-cycle. The post holder will be confident in extracting, transforming and visualising data from a variety of data sources, using a range of business intelligence tools to create reports, dashboards and forecasting tools. Activities would include keeping senior management and other decision makers up to date with the progress of the admissions cycle, forecasting enrolments from admissions data, monitoring the demographic profile of our entrants, and designing reports and dashboards to answer a wide variety of business questions. They will work collaboratively with other analysts in the IR team, as well as with the Head of Admissions, Admissions team and other senior stakeholders. 

This post is fixed term until May 2021 to cover maternity leave.

The post is expected to be full time, but 0.8 FTE may be considered.

For further information contact Marthie Cronje, Head of Institutional Research, on +44 (0)2380 598819 or email

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed application form online at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Steff Palmer (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4560. Please quote vacancy reference number 1209519RR on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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