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Data Support Officer

Human Resources
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
20,989 - 25,728 a year, reduced pro rata for part time hours
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Role Description

The University of York currently holds an institutional Athena SWAN (AS) Bronze Award which celebrates the University’s commitment to gender equality. In addition, the University has a number of departmental Athena SWAN awards, at Gold, Silver and Bronze level.  Further information on University-wide activity to promote the Athena SWAN Charter is available at

We are seeking a Data Support Officer on a fixed term basis to gather, prepare and present data charts and tables to support departmental Self-Assessment Teams on their journey to submit Athena SWAN applications in the November 2018 and April 2019 awards rounds.  

You will work with colleagues in Human Resources, Equality and Diversity Office and Business Intelligence Unit (BIU) to assist in the production of departmental data in formats identified by the Athena SWAN application guidance.

You will have the responsibility to collect, prepare, analyse and provide a brief summary on staff and student datasets, as defined by the criteria within the Athena SWAN departmental award application.

You will also assist HR, Equality and Diversity Office and Business Intelligence Unit to design and deliver guidance and/or workshops for departmental staff involved in analysing and presenting data for submissions.

Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to balance priorities and timescales to meet submission deadlines are key requirements of this post.

You will have experience of working independently, and experience of collecting and extracting information from various databases and producing into charts and tables. You will have experience of analysing and interpreting data, reaching conclusions and making recommendations for further action. An understanding of higher education and academic careers is essential.

The post will report to the HR Communications and Information Manager and will be based in the Human Resources department.

Informal enquiries may be made to Alex McFarlane Tel: +44(0)1904 324858 or email  or Maria Ayaz Tel: +44 (0)1904 324696 or email

The post is offered on a part-time basis, 14.8 hours a week, on a fixed-term appointment. Salary Scale: Grade 4 (£20,989 - £25,728 - reduced pro rata for part-time hours). 

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

      Athena Swan Bronze               

A place where we can ALL be ourselves #EqualityatYork



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