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Data Analyst - Cardiff

Full Time
Job Sector:
IT / Technology, Science / Analysis
South Wales
Salary description:
£29, 220 to £32, 341 per annum
Start Date:
Wales & West Housing
Job Ref:

Data Analyst


Salary range: Band G £29,220 to £32,341 per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week


Who are we looking for?

We are seeking someone with a genuine passion and interest in data, to provide a valuable contribution to the Organisation. You will ideally have significant experience of working in a statistical or analytical role. You will be enthusiastic, an excellent communicator, analytical and numerate, with a drive to offer creative and innovative solutions.

The Business Intelligence project is being delivered by the data team using the BI tool Qlikview. Experience of designing and developing Qlikview dashboards or working with a similar BI product along with project management experience would be desirable criteria.

The following key qualities are essential:

Significant experience in a similar analytical role – You will have extensive experience of data analysis, interpreting data and reporting techniques.

A proven track record in the application of Microsoft Excel to a superior level – You will use your skills in excel to process, validate and present data. The ability to write complicated formula, applying coding and VBA and the creation of user friendly dashboards is essential. Your capabilities using MS excel will be assessed prior to interview. 

Experience of Microsoft Sequel Server SSRS/SQL – Practical experience of working with relational databases is essential. You will interrogate our central databases using SSRS and SQL code to create queries and reports. Create exception reports that identify missing or inaccurate data that helps front line staff maintain accurate records and identifies opportunities for enhanced validation within our business systems.

Ability to handle and organise large sets of data – Ability to transform and process large datasets and undertake data validation with attention to detail and accuracy. You will be numerate and have a broad knowledge of statistical techniques and the ability to implement them in the interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data. Your ability to interrogate and make meaningful conclusions out of complicated datasets is paramount and relied upon by the business in order to fully understand the potential and any limitations with the dataset.

Knowledge and proven track record in the visualisation and presentation of data for a variety of audiences – Design and create dynamic dashboards that facilitate user interaction using BI tools including QlikView and MS Excel. You will be confident in analysing both quantitative and qualitative datasets and use a variety of presentation formats to convey your findings. You will have excellent report writing skills that concisely summarises findings using appropriate visuals to support your narrative. In addition, you will be comfortable in presenting your findings orally in meetings or workshops.

Proven ability to lead internal staff, providing guidance and advice on a methodology for analysis that meets or exceeds expectations -  Work collaboratively to ensure that research, analysis and evaluation needs are met and opportunities identified to improve and develop through enhanced Business Intelligence.

Excellent communication skills and the ability to interpret, present and translate complex information to a wide range of groups and individuals – You will have excellent interpersonal skills that enables you to work effectively with staff at all levels. You are comfortable at giving presentations and delivering training sessions and able to convey complex information in a structured and easy to understand format. You will work across departments, providing advice, guidance and interpretation on complex multidisciplinary issues.

Ability to work to challenging deadlines, managing workload and prioritise conflicting demand - You will work efficiently and effectively in the management of your workload to balance daily tasks with projects and ad hoc requests for data and information. You will often work on your own initiative and balance this with supporting the wider team. The ability to liaise with key stakeholders across departments outlining timescales, requirements and expectations is essential.

Strong evaluation and analytical skills – You take pride in the work you produce and strive for accuracy in everything that you do. Your diligence and keen eye for detail ensures that your work is thorough and accurate at all times. In addition, you have a sound understanding of, and ability to work within the principles of data protection and confidentiality.

What’s in it for you?

During your career with us you will enjoy more than just competitive pay:

  • A diverse and enriching career with opportunities to develop and grow
  • Flexibility and time to live your life with up to 30 days annual leave and the ability to buy and sell up to 5 days, flexible working and time off for volunteering, health screening and more
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Security in the event you are unable to work due to sickness with a generous sick pay scheme and support through an employee assistance and counselling service and a cash plan benefit
  • A choice of pension, including a defined benefit scheme
  • A wide variety of employee benefits and discounts e.g. discounted gym membership
  • And lots more

Who are Wales & West Housing?

  • A large, well established employer – over 620 employees across the WWH Group of companies.
  • Multi-award winning – ranked the top Welsh not-for-profit organisation in the 2018 Sunday Times Best Companies awards, fourth in the UK.
  • Investors In People Platinum, the first in Wales

WWH are one of the leading social housing providers in Wales operating across 15 local authority areas. We provide quality, affordable homes and services to more than 20,000 residents in almost 12,000 properties around the country. The role is based in our Headquarters in Cardiff and supports the business across Wales.

To apply

If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role or the organisation before applying please contact Gavin Jones, Senior Data Analyst on 02920 414029.

Applications are being accepted via our online application process only, unless a disability makes this more difficult. If this is the case please contact the Human Resources Team, on 02920 415311.

Closing date:               19th November 2018

Assessment date:        Technical test: 4.30pm on Monday 26th November

Successful candidates will be called back to interview on Wednesday 28th November 

Please click here or the Apply Now button below to submit your details

Company Description

Wales & West Housing is an innovative and dynamic organisation that empowers its staff to drive the business forward and to add real value to the organisation. We are committed to equality of opportunity in all our work.

WWH owns over 11,500 high quality, affordable homes meeting housing and communities’ needs across Wales. These include more than 3,000 dedicated properties for older people as well innovative supported housing solutions for people with a range of particular needs. Our vision is to achieve strong, sustainable growth to make a difference to people’s lives, homes and communities.

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