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Senior Administrative Officer (Student Data team)

Student Data, Records & Systems

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £28,762 to £33,314 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 23 October 2022
Reference:  066122

We are currently seeking a Senior Administrative Officer to join our Student Data team. This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our team working on data for both internal and statutory purposes. We welcome applications from someone with strong statistical and analytical skills, who has a keen eye for detail, who is confident working with data and has a determination to drive forward improvements in data quality across the institution. 

Reporting to the Student Data Manager, you will assist with statutory returns to HESA, and will have primary responsibility for the Unistats return. The team undertakes rigorous data quality testing, profiling, monitoring and cleansing across our student record system data to ensure high quality data that is fit for purpose for statutory returns, and internal and external reporting.

You will be expected to work proactively, and with the Student Data Manager, work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders across the University, explaining the requirements and implications of data errors in order to improve institutional understanding of our student data. As part of your role, you will compile regular and ad-hoc management information reports on request using various reporting software, e.g. PowerBI.

With qualifications and a number of years relevant experience, you will have highly developed statistical experience and excellent communication skills, with the ability to explain complex issues to a varied audience. You will engage with colleagues at all levels within the University, and also with external customers, e.g. Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and the Office for Students (OfS).

The University of Surrey is amongst the highest achieving universities in the United Kingdom, named as University of the Year for Employment 2021. Surrey is one of only a few institutions to significantly rise in the NSS tables following an unprecedented 18 months for the sector. We are proud of our achievements and you will be joining us at the start of an exciting journey to further position Surrey as a first choice for the most talented and ambitious students globally.

In addition to a competitive salary you will receive 32 days annual leave/Bank Holidays/closure days and a great benefits package including pension and discounted membership to our world-renowned Surrey Sports Park.

Informal enquiries can be made to Roz Blunden, Student Data Manager at, or Fiona Marshall, Head of Student Records & Data, at

Please ensure that you upload your CV when completing the online application.

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.






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