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Senior Business Analyst

About Anglia Ruskin University

ARU is a modern, globally engaged University that is an outstanding regional anchor institution, committed to transforming lives through innovative, inclusive, and entrepreneurial research and education.

Anglia Ruskin is a vibrant workplace and our University is gaining prominence both nationally and internationally. We have ambitious plans, and we are determined that our students and staff will realise their full potential. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investment. With an annual turnover of over £200m, we are a major force for higher education and one of the largest universities in the East of England.


About the role

Based in Chelmsford, Cambridge or remote working
£40,322 - £49,553
Fixed term for 12 months with possibility for extension, Full-time

The Strategic Planning and Performance Directorate provides data insights on a whole range of strategically important indicators to make informed decisions and is responsible for key student-related statutory returns and the data for national surveys. 
This post within the recently established Strategic Transformation and Change Team, provides a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Business Analyst to work on Anglia Ruskin’s Data Futures project.

Reporting to the Data Future Project Manager, you will work alongside members of the Data Futures Project Team, undertaking analysis of our processes, data and systems in order to meet HESA’s Data Futures requirements and anticipated student data quality improvements (right first time), and drive efficiencies. The role will involve working closely and collaboratively with a range of key stakeholders, calling on your excellent problem-solving capabilities and your strong people, influencing and communication skills, to determine the most appropriate and effective solutions to comply with Data Futures requirements and get the required commitment and buy-in from our key stakeholders.

With a relevant degree or professional qualification, you will have highly developed business analysis skills and experience in process reviews, analysis and redesign. You will need to have experience of working within a Higher Education environment and will be familiar with student-related data, HE statutory returns and student record systems. The successful applicant has the choice to be based in Chelmsford or Cambridge or work remotely with very occasional travel to one of our two main campuses. 

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