AHRC
Organisation AHRC
Organisation Detail Arts and Humanities Research Council
Reference Number IRC245540
Location Swindon See on Map
Salary £37789
Date Posted 13 June 2018
Grade
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 01 July 2018
Interview Date




Brief Description


Salary: £37,789
Grade: E
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time (Part time will be considered up to 0.6)
Closing Date: 1st July 2018
Interview Date: 12th July 2018

About Us

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is one of the 9 Councils in UK Research and Innovation, supporting world- class research that furthers our understanding of human culture and creativity. It supports research and postgraduate training in a wide range of subject areas, from ancient history and heritage science to modern dance and digital content. Research into these areas helps us to interpret our experiences, probe our identities, interrogate our cultural assumptions and understand our historical, social, economic and political context. It adds to the economic success of the UK, through its contributions to the knowledge economy and innovation agenda.

About the Role

There is a rare opportunity to join AHRC’s Business Process and Analysis Team to lead on AHRC’s research information management capability. This position requires a proactive nature and curiosity to ensure that data held is maximised to drive knowledge and understanding of the arts and humanities funding landscape.

You need to be passionate that data underpins organisational activities and be evangelical in driving AHRC forward as an evidence based organisation at all levels. A key aspect of the role will be to engage with the other UKRI partner organisations to explore opportunities for a more joined-up approach to evidence, data and analysis.

Role Responsibilities

You will be an advocate for the arts and humanities portfolio within UKRI, ensuring that AHRC is accurately represented in any analysis across all 9 Councils. Working with the centre to ensure that where necessary the output of any analysis and knowledge is shared across AHRC. 

You will ensure that AHRC’s data is governed and be responsible for implementing the AHRC analytical strategy; building on the capability of data usage to underpin decision making.

You will be responsible for leading on stakeholder engagement, internally and externally building relationships across all the UKRI partner organisations and external agencies.

You will be responsible for implementing frameworks and working with strategy leads to ensure that the AHRC’s strategic decision making is driven and underpinned with robust evidence.

You will manage a team of analysts covering; MI reporting, visual analytics and qualitative analysis of AHRC’s portfolio, ensuring that their work supports AHRC organisational activities.

You will work closely with Business Process and Operations, looking for opportunities to continuously improve operations. You will understand the ability of data to underpin operational excellence and understand the need for operational data collections to be designed effectively for future non-analytical strategic analysis.

You will implement an analysis training framework for staff across AHRC working within the AHRC’s overall training strategy, to ensure that staff have the appropriate skill level to use the tools and data that ARHC have available; they know what data is available and how to access it using the most appropriate tool.

Engagement and delivery of data to internal teams, senior management and external stakeholders providing them with insights to our portfolio of funding and impacts and outputs.

About you

You will be educated to a minimum of degree level, or offer equivalent experience in analysis and have an enthusiasm for the importance of Arts and Humanities research. With knowledge about the landscape of arts and humanities funding.

You will have the ability to establish and maintain productive and professional relationship across multiple organisations.

You must be a calm and confident communicator with great interpersonal skills, to effectively negotiate and influence with colleagues at different levels, inside and outside AHRC.

You will have experience of devising frameworks and implementing new ways of working across an organisation to improve the use of data in decision making at all levels.

You will have the ability to think creatively and proven ability to manage data projects from inception to delivery, working with shifting priorities, managing diverse stakeholders, being clear of strategic objectives, outcomes and business impact.

You will have experience of leading high performing teams, ensuring that the data experts you mange deliver work that corresponds to the strategic needs and priorities of the organisation.

You must have strong awareness of business use of statistical analysis tools for both quantitative and qualitative analysis and visualisations and practical application in a public sector environment.

You must be able to act as a good organisational representative and ambassador for the AHRC as this role will involve discussing and interpreting analysis requirements and strategies with AHRC advisory structures and formal cross UKRI and BEIS events.


Organization Description


UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at www.ukri.org.

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) supports world- class research that furthers our understanding of human culture and creativity. It supports research and postgraduate training in a wide range of subject areas, from ancient history and heritage science to modern dance and digital content. Research into these areas helps us to interpret our experiences, probe our identities, interrogate our cultural assumptions and understand our historical, social, economic and political context. It adds to the economic success of the UK, through its contributions to the knowledge economy and innovation agenda. The research we fund can lead to improvements in social and intellectual capital, community identity, learning skills, technological evolution and the quality of life of the nation.

Shortlisting and Interview Criteria

Essential

  • ability to establish and maintain relationships
  • ability to think creatively and manage projects
  • proficient in driving evidence-based decision making
  • excellent communication skills
  • line management experience
  • demonstrable analytical and numerical skills.

Desirable

  • understanding of the UK Research and Innovation landscape and AHRC’s role within it
  • experience of creating and maintaining a data driven organisation
  • ability to establish and maintain working relationships at all levels
  • excellent communications skills including influencing and negotiating
  • ability to lead and motivate others
  • ability to meet deadlines by delegating and co-ordinating the work of others
  • ability to conduct quantitative/Qualitative analysis and MI reporting.

Employee Benefits

The Research Councils recognise and value employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

Developing Talent

We are committed to developing employees in their roles throughout their career. Learning and development plans enable employees to continue their professional development through training and development opportunities such as e-learning, classroom training and on-the-job experiences. We encourage our employees to share their learning across teams and organisations.

Equal Opportunities

We strive to make decisions based on individual merit and ability. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and promote equality of opportunity in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. As holders of Disability Confident Employer status, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy. Final appointments will be subject to pre-employment screening.

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