Staff vacancy: Senior Data Officer

Article dated: 02-Aug-13

The UK Data Archive is seeking to appoint a Senior Data Officer (Administrative and Transactional) to join the Secure Access section of the UK Data Service.

The UK Data Archive is curator of the UK's largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities. It is also a partner in delivering the UK Data Service, an online portal for social science data, documentation and guidance. Both are vital resources for researchers, policymakers, teachers and students around the world. The UK Data Archive is ISO 27001, certified for Information Security Management.

The Secure Access team administers secure access to the most confidential/sensitive sources. Demand for such data has increased significantly over recent years.

You will be part of a small team of support officers in a busy environment, and you will liaise with data suppliers, and also users who identify data quality issues that you will be required to document and resolve.

There will be an opportunity to undertake data construction work, including adding value to data not previously available for research. You will also be called upon to conduct data linkages in a secure setting, where appropriate permissions have been achieved, and act as a trusted third party for researchers seeking such data linkages.

You should hold a postgraduate degree or comparable experience in a data-using discipline. You should have experience of handling large datasets and of statistical programming to develop and enhance data sources. In addition, candidates should have good Stata programming and excellent problem solving skills.

This post involves access to Government systems, information or data and will be subject to the staff vetting process. Further information can found in the recruitment pack.

This is a full-time fixed-term post until 30 September 2017.