Vacancy: Data Access Assistant (Maternity Cover), UK Data Archive

Article dated: 16 May 2017

The UK Data Service, the national data service for the social sciences, is seeking to appoint a Data Access Assistant, covering a period of maternity leave, to work within the UK Data Service's Access team.

Duties of the post include:

  • Staffing the UK Data Service's email and telephone help desks on a rota basis
  • Administering user accounts and applications for access to data
  • Providing administrative support for training sessions
  • Presentations, workshops and other events

In addition, the post-holder will support the range of activities undertaken by the Archive as well as daily operational activities to ensure the department functions efficiently.

We are looking for a highly organised person with strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, Outlook, Excel), who can demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail and has the ability to use their initiative in a role that covers a variety of duties. Candidates should have a flexible approach to duties. While working in a team environment they will be required to work individually, managing their own time and prioritising tasks to enable deadlines to be met. They must also have experience of providing a customer service and have the ability to assimilate a variety of information.

The UK Data Archive is ISO 27001, certified for Information Security Management.

We particularly welcome applications from men and those from an ethnic minority as they are under-represented in the UK Data Archive.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position to cover a period of maternity leave. The post is expected to be available for 9 months.

The closing date for applications is 4 June 2017.

Further information.