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Article dated: 19 December 2013

The deadline for applying for posts within the Administrative Data Service (ADS) has been extended until 8 January 2014.

ADS is seeking to appoint both a Communications and Public Engagement Manager as well as a User Services Manager.

The Communications and Public Engagement Manager will coordinate the communications and public engagement activities of the whole of the Administrative Data Research Network.

The User Services Manager will be responsible for day-to-day management of all aspects of User and Data Services, including overseeing, developing, and delivering user support and training activities, and line management responsibilities for staff in ADS User Services.

The Administrative Data Service (ADS) is part of the Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN), a highly innovative new infrastructure to facilitate linkage and analysis of routinely collected administrative data for research purposes.

The ADS will act as the coordinating body for the Network, setting standards and acting as a first point of contact for all stakeholders. The ADRN was announced by the Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts MP, on 10 October 2013 and forms part of a major new government investment in 'Big Data'.

These are full time, fixed-term positions until September 2018. They are based with the UK Data Archive at the University of Essex. The UK Data Archive is ISO 27001, certified for Information Security Management.