Executive Recruitment

Principal Analyst (Gateways) 0.7fte

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Office for Students
£57,350 - £65,952
Closing date:
18th February
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
Monday 18 February 2019
Longlist Meeting
Monday 25 February 2019
Preliminary Interviews with GS
w/c 25 February 2019
Shortlist Meeting
Wednesday 6 March 2019
Final Panel Interviews
Monday 18 March 2019


The Office for Students (OfS) regulates English higher education providers on behalf of all students. We aim to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers. Our regulatory framework explains how we do this, and our strategy describes our objectives and priorities.

We are seeking to recruit two Principal Analysts to join us to work in our supportive, enthusiastic, and high performing Data, Foresight and Analysis Directorate. The OfS is a new regulator that has recently undergone significant organisational restructuring to align itself to its new role and purpose.  This is an exciting time to join the organisation at a time of great change within regulation and the higher education sector.

Principal Analyst (Gateways) The purpose of the role is to lead a team of data analysts responsible for developing, implementing and quality assuring the data used in OfS`s gateways processes, delivering robust data that supports market entry and exit and the transparency condition data is well defined and published by OfS. The role will be 0.7fte.

You will need to have excellent communication and negotiating skills and the ability to build constructive, sustainable working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and senior managers. These are senior roles that will require the successful candidates to navigate and appreciate the political environment that OfS operates.

Benefits include 25 days` annual leave, a comprehensive staff development programme, and the opportunity to join the Civil Service Pension scheme. 

We welcome and encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and experiences.

For more information about OfS and to apply, click on the button below and or contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson, Paul Aristides or Victoria Wakerley on .

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Paul Aristides
020 7426 3987
Victoria Wakerley
020 7426 3977
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