Skip to content

Toggle service links

Developer (HESA Data Futures)

Strategy and Information Office
£33,199 to £39,609
Please quote reference: 
VRF 14744
2 year temporary contract / secondment starting asap.
Closing Date: 
16 October, 2018 - 12:00

HESA Data Futures is a new project being set up to deliver systems to support the move from annual retrospective returns of student data to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) to in-year continuous data submission from 2019/20. We are looking for an enthusiastic Developer to work as part of a small team to redevelop our current systems.

You will be responsible for designing, building, testing and implementing software components for the University’s HESA Data Futures system.  The University is participating in the HESA Data Futures pilots and you will be actively engaging with HESA and other institutions participating in the pilot.

You will have experience of developing and maintaining systems to a high standard using languages such as SAS, Python, SQL, XML.  The project is at an early stage and you will be encouraged to use your experience to influence the choice of software platform, programming language, database and tools.

You will be working as part of the Returns Team in SIO’s Data & Insight function, a professional team who make the University’s student data returns to HESA and the UK funding agencies.

This is a great role that needs a great person. In return, you will be:

  • Encouraged and supported to grow and develop in your career;

  • Making a difference for the Open University with its important mission and its fantastic students;

  • Working alongside talented and supportive team-mates;

  • Enjoying our beautiful, green campus environment and its facilities; and

  • Balancing work and life with an almost-unbeatable holiday allowance.

Optional information: 

Interview date:           26 October 2018

An application form and job related information are available from the links located below.  For detailed information and how to apply go to

or email quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community


Job related information: 

Standard Application form

Which file-type best suits my needs?

Microsoft Word

Standard Application form (Microsoft Word)

If you prefer to complete your form on computer, or you'd like to save your completed form for subsequent applications, the file-type best suited to your needs is Microsoft Word.  If you need to undo the form file protection please see instructions under "completing the application form" section here:

Screen Reader Compatible (Microsoft Word)

Standard Application form (Microsoft Word /Screen Reader Compatible)

We also provide a screen reader compatible version of this file. For the screen reader version to function correctly the file must be downloaded to your computer and opened using Microsoft Word.  To save the file on your computer right click on the link and choose "save link as" or "save target as".

Adobe Acrobat *

Standard Application form (Adobe Acrobat)

If you don't have Microsoft Word on your computer, or you prefer to complete your application form by hand, the file-type best suited to your needs is Adobe Acrobat (pdf).

* You can download Adobe Acrobat from here:  Download Adobe Acrobat Reader (free)

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 09:00