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Team Lead - Business Information & Insights

Customer Experience

Location:  1 Guildhall Square
Salary:   £39,152 to £49,553 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 20 December 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1310020JF

Are you an experienced BI Team Lead that can transform the University’s Business Information & Reporting service; can you successfully introduce and embed a Power BI First strategy and be responsible for the managed decommissioning of legacy solutions?

You must possess excellent stakeholder management and communication skills and an ability to engage and excite the University around the capabilities and advantages of Power BI.

You will line manage a team of developers responsible for the full lifecycle of BI, from translating initial user requirement, through to report and dashboard design and provision, as well as providing insight and recommendations resulting from the analysis of the data.

The team is experienced and skilled, and are faced with high levels of demand and ever-changing needs.   This is an exciting and challenging time to join us. We are looking for the perfect candidate to enhance the current teams’ abilities and drive us on to a new sustainable service offering.

As team leader you will need to accurately plan and prioritise work packages, managing stakeholder expectation around what we can deliver and when. You will also need to demonstrate strong change management and influencing skills to champion the transition toward a Power BI first approach.

What you’ll do

  • Introduce and embed a Power BI First approach to the University
  • Develop and maintain operational reports and Business Intelligence applications using MS Power BI and SSRS.
  • To engage with the business around the capabilities and advantages of Power BI and to facilitate the decommissioning of legacy reporting applications

What you’ll bring  

  • Recent experience in development using Microsoft Power BI and SSRS
  • Excellent SQL skills to extract data from Oracle or SQL Server databases
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including experience in working with end-users to capture requirements
  • Knowledge of our older toolset (Oracle Discoverer and Oracle Reports) would be highly advantageous but not essential
  • The ability to share your knowledge to the team and to present your ideas to a wide and potentially non-technical audience.
  • The integrity required to work with both commercially sensitive and personally identifiable information.

The University of Southampton is a research driven institution, home to some of the world’s leading minds, expanding our knowledge and passing it on to future generations. iSolutions is the University’s IT support service whose 230+ staff support the delivery of the University’s research and education activities as well as the usual business operations. We would love you to join us and help change the world for the better.

The University of Southampton promotes a healthy work life balance with generous holiday allowance (30+ days), defined benefit pension, flexi-time and flexible working, generous parental leave and childcare provision. For more information on our benefits, please visit our human resources pages.

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (HR Recruitment Team) on 02380 592750 or email  Please quote reference 13010020JF on all correspondence.

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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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