Data Analyst & Report Writer

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Contract (Full time)

Posted 17 days ago

Our clients are the region's largest business membership organisation, due to winning a new contract has various positions available, one of them being a Data Analyst and report writer

Supporting the development of the Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP). This is one of eight pilot trailblazers which aims to fully understand the future skills requirements needed by the business community operating in the county of Lancashire.

The successful candidate will be responsible for collecting and analysing the data using a range of methodologies. The results will be used to influence the future curriculum of colleges of further education.

Reporting to the Research Project Manager you will be confident working with quantitative and qualitative data and conducting thorough and organised desk research. You will be creative in producing guidance, prototypes, toolkits, and reports, as well as developing policy recommendations, to connect our research with action.

You will also develop and apply participatory methodologies to engage workers in the design and deployment of data-driven technologies shaping the nature and experience of work.

You will be responsible for collecting secondary research & processing primary data and performing statistical analyses of data. You will also be responsible for translating primary & secondary data into plain English in order to help the LSIP Board and stakeholders understand how to make decisions that will narrow and eventually close the Lancashire skills gap.

As our research and data Analyst, you will be responsible for researching and analysing skills requirements on behalf of those businesses operating in the county of Lancashire

We seek the brightest and the best. Based in our Blackpool Office this is an excellent opportunity for an intelligent, hard-working, and analytical individual.

The responsibilities are varied, but will include:

Designing and developing questionnaires and surveys.

Analyse primary and secondary data to draw insight to inform campaigns and thought leadership material.

Data visualisation in the form of slides or dashboards for presentation of data to partners and stakeholders.

Support with the design of internal and external surveys.

Support the Research Manager with survey programming using internal software.

Maintain the storage and retrieval of data on a client relationship management system.

Write and design policy reports, briefs, and other practice-focused policy-related.

Conduct high quality research and analysis.

Co-develop practical solutions, including guidance, toolkits, prototype, briefings.

Provide input into weekly/monthly reports for management meetings and the LSIP Board.

Essential skills and experience:

Experience of working with a variety of datasets and being able to shape and manipulate data.

Experience of delivering insights through visualisation tools (PowerPoint, Survey Monkey & Excel).

Knowledge of analysing and reporting on quantitative and qualitative data.

High standard of written and verbal communication skills.

Excellent collaboration and presentation skills.

Excellent time management and organisation skills with an ability to work to tight deadlines.

Highly attentive to detail.

Excellent writing skills across a range of formats and for a range of audiences.

The data analyst will work closely with the Project Research Manager to create surveys, analyse data, interpret trends, and present the results in a way that can be easily understood.

About you:

A minimum of two years' experience in a similar research role, preferably in an education and research environment.

The ability to translate complex ideas into compelling storytelling.

The individual would benefit from in-depth knowledge of the Lancashire Business Environment alongside consummate networking skills and the ability to build rapport and engage businesses in the LSIP.

An understanding of and enthusiasm for what successful training delivery within business looks like would be an asset.

You will have competent and professional client relationship management experience as high levels of engagement with SME's is required throughout this fixed term contract.

At a minimum, a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, or equivalent practical experience.

The successful candidate must have the Right to Work in the UK and be able to produce proof at interview stage. Ability to drive and hold a full UK driving licence.

They are hiring for roles based in their Blackpool office but the role may involve some travel to other offices and to external locations.

The role will initially be offered on a 6-month fixed term contract which may be extended. The opportunity to extend & develop your career further with them may arise dependant on the success of the project and your contribution to it.

Clayton Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy

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