Data Analyst - Fixed Term Contract Until June 2023

Department: Science and Innovation
Location: 37 Caledonian Road, London N1 9BU - Flexible
Salary: up to £28,000 per annum - pro rata, (depending on experience)
Job Advert Description:

We are looking for a Data Analyst on a fixed term basis covering a period of maternity ideally until June 2023 to support us in our mission to transform the physics landscape for the UK and Ireland, and ensure a thriving physics ecosystem that contributes to innovation, discovery, research, growth and debate in the UK, Ireland and beyond. We are very proud of our innovative strategy and you can watch this film for more information about our work.

What is it like working at the IOP?

The IOP is a friendly and ambitious organisation. Inclusion and diversity are central to our work and we have a ‘work anywhere’ policy to make working at the IOP as flexible as possible. Looking after our colleagues and supporting them in life and work is our priority, ensuring they can live their best lives, with competitive salaries and generous benefits.

What will I be doing? 

  • Discover and visualise insights using detailed datasets
  • Improve data pipelines to generate repeatable, up to date evidence
  • Help build a resilient core of datasets to drive understanding of the physics landscape

Projects you work on may include: 

  • Quantifying the level of investment into physics in the UK & Ireland
  • Tracking and visualising diversity in the physics community
  • Using data to identify the role of physics in advancing the Green Economy

Who will I work with? 

  • You will be a part of a small, dedicated data insights team
  • You will work with senior data analysts and a data scientist and contribute to new and existing projects
  • You will work on cross-organisation projects involving all IOP departments

Ideally, we hope you’ll apply if your skills include:

Essential Criteria

  • Understanding of how to work with and prepare data to make it ready to find insights
  • Experience of data visualisation
  • The ability to communicate technical information clearly to a non-technical audience

Nice to have

  • An  understanding of, and enthusiasm for, data science techniques
  • An interest in the Physics Landscape in the UK & Ireland
  • An interest in, or experience of, using data storage, preparation and visualisation tools such as Azure, Python, Alteryx, Power BI, R, and Tableau 

How will I be working?

The Institute of Physics is an inclusive employer and our people are at the heart of our approach to delivery. Following the impact of COVID-19, we have developed a new, innovative and exciting trust-based model of flexible working called How We Work. This empowers our staff to choose both individually and as a team how, when and where they work to deliver the goals of the organisation, acknowledging that there will be occasions where in-person meetings, collaborations and events will help generate greater impact. The How We Work initiative is based on the principles of collaboration, trust, flexibility and agility. You will be allocated a ‘base’ office which can also be a chosen place of work. 

Why should I want to work for the IOP?

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland - we seek to raise public awareness and understanding of physics and support the development of a diverse and inclusive physics community. As a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society. 

We have an ambitious new corporate strategy and you’ll play a part in helping us to deliver it.  There’s never been a more exciting time to join the IOP - watch our film to find out more about our work. 

As well as a competitive salary and professional development opportunities, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • An excellent pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Generous annual leave (25 days starting as a standard pro rota where required)
  • Gym Membership (Via salary sacrifice)
  • Interest free season ticket loans and much more!  

To apply for this role please click the link below, best of luck with your applications! 

The Institute of Physics is an open and inclusive organisation that welcomes and celebrates diversity.


Employment Type: Full time
Employment Basis: Fixed Term
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 31 January 2023 Interviews to be held: 7th February 2023 onwards Via Teams

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