Director Data & Insights

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Bath Spa University
Circa £70,000 per annum
Closing date:
Monday 22nd April midday
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
Monday 22nd April midday
Long Listing
Wednesday 1st May
Preliminary Interviews
7th and 8th May
Short Listing
Monday 13th May
Informal Calls
Friday 17th May
Final Panel
Monday 20th May

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This is an exciting opportunity to join Bath Spa University as our new Director of Data and Insight Services. Bath Spa University is where creative minds meet. We teach and research across art, sciences, education, social science, and business. The University employs outstanding creative professionals who support our aim to be a leading educational institution in creativity, culture and enterprise. We are delighted to have been named University of the Year for Social Inclusion by The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024, in recognition of our commitment to empowering students from all backgrounds.

You will be responsible for providing strategic vision, leadership and management to enhance our work in this mission critical area of our business. You will lead the delivery of our data assurance policy, data roadmap and action plan to drive forward data quality improvement, optimisation of our data collection and student statutory returns and our business intelligence development, analysis and insight generation.

As a member of the University’s Senior Leadership Group and relevant senior level committees, you will contribute fully to wider University strategic and operational activities, providing professional advice, reports and guidance that support the delivery of our strategic ambitions and objectives.

We are looking for an inspirational leader with a successful track record of leading the development and implementation of complex data systems, analytics and visualisation, information and/or analytical strategies to drive forward innovation and organisational performance. You will have a service mindset and experience of leading and managing high performing, multi-functional teams to achieve complex agendas.

For further clarification, please contact our advisors at GatenbySanderson: Manjit Mundair-Lalli, Hilda Gjika or Tessa Harrison at:  

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