Sport Systems and Insight Officer

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Job Description

NTU is a great place to work. We take care of our colleagues with flexible and competitive packages, and the opportunities for genuine professional progress. We respect and value all our staff, because we know that it takes a strong and diverse workforce to maintain the kind of success we’ve achieved.

Our award-winning research is celebrated around the world, and we’re proud of our strategic partnerships. It’s all down to the ability of our people to shape, create and innovate, in whatever capacity they work with us. Our continued success — underpinned by the number of prestigious national awards we’ve won — has hinged on two commitments: creating excellent global collaborations, and harnessing the talents of all our people.

NTU is a university at the peak of its powers, but we know we can still go even further. Join us in our mission to become ‘the university of the future’ — seize the challenge and adventure of working with an organisation where progress never stops. This is your career, reimagined.

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is committed to providing high quality sporting opportunities for its students and staff, irrespective of their experience. The NTU Sport commitment is to create a culture where regular participation in physical activity is the norm – thereby making a significant contribution to the wellbeing and academic achievement of the NTU community; a minimum of 70% of NTU students are regularly participating in physical activity by 2025.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and well organised Sport Systems and Insight Officer to support with the data management/maintenance, and system support for the Sport leisure management system.

Having previous experience of data management, you will have strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to work with and interpret data. A proven ability to work well under pressure and an excellent eye for detail is required, as well as the ability to multitask and complete tasks promptly and to the highest degree of accuracy.

Knowledge of data management practice and principles, as well as good technical data skills (particularly in Excel) are essential.

To be successful in the role you will be very organised and proficient at troubleshooting technical issues as they occur, while ensuring smooth business as usual operations, offering first line support.

You will support the work of the NTU Sport department in providing high quality information and analysis that informs operational and strategic decision making.

You will have a strong track record of working collaboratively with business partners. and be able to develop a rapport with a range of stakeholders. You will also have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team, with the capability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and maintain flexibility with shifting responsibilities putting your customer focus and analytical skills into practice.

The successful candidate will be conscientious with good communication and interpersonal skills. In addition, you will need to be adaptable and have a flexible approach to work with availability to work at least two university open days on behalf of NTU Sport each year.

If you have queries about this role, please contact David Whyatt, Sports Facilities Manager, at

NTU prides itself on being an inclusive employer. We value and celebrate equality in opportunities, and we welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our communities.

This role is open to non-UK/Irish applicants subject to current UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) rules. Please ensure that you have the appropriate right to work in the UK for this role and consult the Home Office website for further information.

We’re proud of how far we’ve come. With a shared vision, we are a community of more than 4,000 colleagues, all committed to our goal of becoming ‘the university of the future’. Do you have the passion to help us to go even further?

Please note that this role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and successful applicants will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions.

Interview Date: 15th July 2021

Location: City Site and Clifton Campus

School/Section : NTU Sport

Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances

JDPS Sport Systems and Insight Officer