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Records and Legacy Data Manager

 

Ref: 1654086
Closing date: 03 August 2017, latest submission of applications 23:59
Interview date: TBC
Hours: Part Time, 21.9 hours per week (60% FTE)
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £42,304 - £49,904 per annum

Salary pro-rata for part time vacancies

A job description and person specification can be accessed on the UCL job page.
 

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Legacy Data and Records Manager position in the Department of Social Science (DSS) which houses the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) and Cohorts and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources (CLOSER), ESRC Resource Centres. 

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies has responsibility for and manages four of Britain's internationally renowned cohort studies. The cohort studies follow individuals throughout their lives. They involve multiple surveys, together with other specialised forms of data collection (for example physical measurements and biological samples), and linkages to administrative records. The information collected is broad, covering areas as diverse as education, employment, and income, family and parenting, physical and mental health, and social attitudes.

The successful candidate will lead our records management and legacy data programmes. 

For records management, you will take responsibility for the strategic and operational planning related to maintaining CLS records, including planning and directing the transfer of the CLS physical archive – containing historic documents and other artefacts relating to the collection of the studies -  from its current premises to a new facility. You will embed record management working practices in CLS, ensuring they are maintained and consistently applied. 

For legacy data, you will take an active role in developing new legacy data projects, converting information collected in the studies from paper, microfiche, or scanned electronic records, into modern digitised formats in order for it to be used for new research. You will liaise with the scientific team within CLS and external academics to assess their feasibility, including the development of supporting systems and processes. You will be responsible for preparing documentation and supervision of staff who undertake transcription and data entry, supporting academic staff in securing funding by developing resource and costings models for projects under consideration.

This post is funded until 31 March 2020, in the first instance and is available immediately.

Key Requirements

Applicants must have a post graduate qualification in Archives and Records Management.  The post holder will have experience of records management and archiving, which will involve working with complex data and developing new data entry systems and processes. 

The post holder will identify and resolve problems that impact on data entry processes, along with experience of process improvement and procedure development.  

Experience of working in a University environment and an appreciation of the importance of longitudinal data and research, is not essential but would be an advantage.

Further details

To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button on the UCL job listing.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Gearoid Garvey, Senior Operations Manager, g.garvey@ucl.ac.uk or by telephone 0207 612 6796.


 

CLS Centre Manager

 

Ref: 1655884
Closing date: 06 August 2017, latest submission of applications 23:59
Interview date: TBC
Hours: Full time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £42,304 - £49,904 per annum

A job description and person specification can be accessed on the UCL job page.

Duties and responsibilities

Applicants are invited to apply for the Centre Manager position in the Department of Social Science (DSS) which houses the Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

This is a key role leading the CLS administration team, which supports the smooth running of the four cohort studies at CLS through a number of functions including financial management, strategic planning and project management, governance and reporting, general administration, and diary support.

The Centre Manager will bring a high-level of expertise in pre and post- award financial management and administration of the complex set of research grants held by CLS which are currently worth in total more than £30m, the largest of which is the CLS Resource Centre 2015-2020 award of £17m. In addition, the Centre Manager is responsible for all the other functions of the administration team, providing leadership and line management support to (currently) four centre administrators.

Key requirements

Candidates should have a first degree or equivalent, extensive experience of financial administration within Higher Education or within a research environment, extensive experience of research administration, including the provision of administrative support to research programmes, support of reporting and governance structures to funders, and project management. You will be an experienced team leader and line manager. You will have excellent numeracy skills and confidence in managing and organising large amounts of data, including financial data, using spreadsheets and databases, with the ability to analyse and interpret complex financial and other information, and communicate and report on financial information to a very high standard of quality in terms of presentation and accuracy, and to recommend appropriate courses of action. 

A professional qualification in financial administration (accounting or other qualification) is desirable.

Further details

To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button on the UCL job listing.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Professor Alissa Goodman, alissa.goodman@ucl.ac.uk, or to arrange an appointment to speak to Alissa please contact Geeting Wong, geeting.wong@ucl.ac.uk



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