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Senior MI Analyst

Academic Services
£33,199 to £39,609
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Permanent Full Time
Closing Date: 
29 August, 2019 - 12:00

Change your career, change lives 

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education. 

The role  

We seek a candidate with strong relationship building, communication and analytical skills who is creative, pragmatic and unafraid to challenge the status quo.

You’ll be a subject matter expert providing insight and analysis and both written and verbal evaluative reports to key stakeholders.

You will be analytical, experienced working with data, have the willingness to develop and harness new skills and enjoy working as part of a team and on your own initiative.

Skills and experience 

Do you have a proven ability to understand complex business questions and take a lead role in developing a coherent analytical framework which delivers insight into performance?

Are you experienced in analysing complex quantitative and qualitative data and interpreting the outputs to make clear recommendations to improve performance?

Can you tell simple and persuasive stories with data, presenting complex pieces of analysis in an impactful way that can be understood by both technical and non-technical audiences?

Do you have excellent communication skills with the ability to produce written and verbal evaluative reports?

If you can answer yes to these questions and you have a strong practical ability in manipulating and analysing large and complex datasets, we want to hear from you.

What you get in return

On top of a competitive salary and pension scheme, we offer many staff benefits including generous leave allowance, flexible working, fee waiver for all OU courses and qualifications, childcare vouchers, cycle-to-work scheme and secure bike parking, free on-site car parking, on-site nurseries, and many different sports and leisure clubs offering discounts and other benefits. 

The position is based at the OU’s Milton Keynes campus, in easy reach of Milton Keynes Central railway station (32 minutes from London Euston) and the M1 and A5. 

How to apply

Please complete the application form and send this to us with a copy of your CV and Cover Letter (no more than 1,000 words detailing how you meet the skills and experience required in the job description) to Please ensure you quote the vacancy reference number 16378.

If you would like to discuss the particulars of this role before making an application, please email  

Closing date:                      Noon 29th August 2019

Interview date:                   Week commencing Monday 16th September 2019

Please note: If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the application closing date, please assume that on this occasion you have not been selected for interview, however we thank you for your interest and encourage you to apply for future positions.

When submitting your application, please make sure that your communication includes the following in the subject line "APPLICATION - NAME OF ROLE - UNIT/FACULTY - REF NO 16378"

An application form and job description are available from the links located below.  Access details for disabled applicants are available from the Resourcing Hub by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number 16378.

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

Job related information: 
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Posting Date: 
1 August, 2019 - 10:30