Research Analyst

UCEA is the representative body for UK higher education employers and is known for its high-quality research, information and guidance on pay and reward and other employment-related matters. We are seeking a Research Analyst to support the provision and development of our HE employment and pay research and benchmarking services.

Working within the research team you will lead on the delivery of major sector-wide surveys, analyse HESA and ONS statistics to build dashboards and infographics and make a significant contribution to UCEA’s research output providing valuable and practical insights to our member organisations and sector stakeholders.

In this role you will have opportunities to work on a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research projects, from undertaking statistical analysis to designing bespoke surveys and writing case studies.

Applicants should be educated to degree level, ideally with post-graduate or professional research-related qualifications and have recent relevant research experience in economic and labour market data, employment/HR practice or similar areas. Intermediate R and advanced Excel skills are essential, along with knowledge of online survey software (UCEA uses SurveyGizmo). Python or SQL would be an advantage. Applicants must have a right to work in the UK.

This is a permanent, full-time position and the current salary band for this role is £33,879 to £36,537 per annum (dependent on experience). In addition, UCEA offers an excellent benefits package, including membership of a defined benefit hybrid pension scheme, a health and fitness scheme and generous annual leave. UCEA provides a strong development package for its research staff including a dedicated training allowance and a Datacamp subscription. Applications to work part-time, including in a job-share, will be considered.

For an informal discussion about the role please feel free to contact Muriel Bankhead, Head of Research, at

If you think this role could be for you, please download the Applicant Pack, which includes the job description and person specification, or email

Apply by email to including your CV and a covering letter setting out what you will bring to this role.
The closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on Wednesday 15 July 2020.

The selection process for this role will be carried out virtually and consist of an initial interview with a test in R software w/c 27 July, and a second panel interview w/c 2 August 2020.