Job Title: Data Analyst

Salary:  £25,000, 1.0 FTE
Responsible to:  Business Intelligence Manager
Application Deadline:  Friday 3 December 2021

Data Analyst Job Description


About SUMS – Specialists in Higher Education:

SUMS is a dynamic and values-focused organisation dedicated to supporting the UK’s Higher Education sector across our three divisions – SUMS Consulting, the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) and the Procurement Shared Service (PSS).

As a charity and not-for-profit, we are part of the community we serve. Our vision is to be the expert partner of choice for universities, delivering tangible, sustainable impact through high-quality consulting and procurement services. In a recent survey, 95% of SUMS staff felt positive or very positive about working for SUMS. We strive to be a responsible and supportive employer that provides team members with the autonomy and support to bring new ideas to the table for the benefit of our members, clients and our wider communities.

About You:

We are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic self-starter to help SUMS increase the data insight we deliver to members and clients. The right candidate will have a positive attitude, make evidence-based and logical decisions, and value the autonomy to own their projects and move them forward successfully. Our new team member will also value relationships and have excellent interpersonal skills, in addition to strong written and verbal communication skills.

This team member will support the work of the SUMS Group by providing robust data that enables all SUMS Group divisions to access high quality, timely, and accurate management information.

The Role:

Reporting to the Business Intelligence Manager, the team member will ensure that data contained within core systems is accurate and associated processes are as streamlined and effective as possible. Through this, they will support the delivery of insight and analysis for colleagues and members.

The post holder will work with SUMS Group members, the regional procurement consortia, suppliers, and other stakeholders to ensure core systems are up-to-date and accurate

If this sounds like the right fit for you, you can find full role details and a person specification below. Please submit a cover letter, outlining why you’re the right candidate for the role, and CV  to us at sums@reading.ac.uk by Friday 3rd December.

Working for SUMS

We value and promote equality, diversity, and inclusivity in our organisation, with fair access to opportunities, fair treatment, and fair outcomes for all.

Benefits of Joining SUMS:
• Generous holiday allowance of 38 days, including bank holidays and closure days.
• Participation in a pension plan.
• A dynamic work environment where new ideas and innovations are welcomed.
• Flexible working arrangements, supporting the right employee to work at home and at the office.
• The opportunity to develop your skills with guidance and support from your manager and colleagues.
• The opportunity to support a values-focused sector.


How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, outlining why you’re the right candidate for the role, and CV as soon as possible to us at sums@reading.ac.uk by Friday 3rd December

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