Head of Data, Information & Operations

Southampton, United Kingdom
£42,155 to £53,353 per annum
27 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Careers, Employability & Student Enterprise

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £42,155 to £53,353 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 19 March 2023
Interview Date:   Wednesday 05 April 2023
Reference:  2191523LR

The University of Southampton is committed to excellence in all we do, applying our insights and inventiveness to solve the most complex societal and environmental challenges. As a world-leading, research-intensive university, with a strong and high-quality educational offering, we are renowned for our innovation and enterprise and are within the top 1% of universities worldwide.

Careers, Employability and Student Enterprise is an essential part of the University, responsible for supporting our student and graduates to plan their future career paths and develop essential enterprising skills. It’s an exciting time to join the team as with the backing of the University, we are expanding from 35 to approximately 55 staff over the next few months.

You will be responsible for the development of the newly formed Data, Information & Operations function within Careers, Employability & Student Enterprise. You will help develop a data and evidence informed approach to careers, employability, and student enterprise across the University, oversee careers information provision and ensure effective management of the public facing access points of CESE. In addition, you will develop, manage and coordinate the provision of student and employer data analysis and impact measurement (quantitative and qualitative) within the University.  You will provide expert advice on data management, best practice, and national developments in this field in order to enable key stakeholders across the University to make evidence-based decisions.

You will possess a degree in information management or equivalent qualification that includes a strong statistical/data analysis content, or equivalent work experience in a statistical/data analysis field. You will have significant experience working in a relevant field, such as information management, careers, customer service or data analysis and have knowledge of the key issues influencing the Higher Education environment.

For a fuller understanding of what it is like to work within Careers, Employability and Student Enterprise, before applying via the University of Southampton website, please click For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sarah Attree on to book a time with Katy Gordon, Director of CESE.

We are committed to supporting our staff and students, we are open to a flexible and hybrid working approach.

As well as additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance and additional university closure days, we will support your long-term future too, with access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts.

We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant, and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational, and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity.  

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Lauren (Recruitment) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Please quote reference 2191523LR on all correspondence