Data Officer
with Unifrog
At a glance

One-Stop-Shop for students to find their best next step after school. on a mission to transform Careers Guidance in the UK and abroad.

Salary: Up to £28,000 basic salary
 
Market: Education Tech
Stage: Hyper Growth
Company size: 30+
Office: Unifrog, Edspace, Falkirk Street, N1 6HQ
Founded: 2012
Website > https://www.unifrog.org/
Highlights
The
Job title:
Data Office
Company:
Unifrog
What they do: 

 

Unifrog is a multi-award winning startup on a mission to transform Careers Guidance in the UK and abroad. In just five years we have become the market leader, lauded by students, teachers, politicians and business leaders.

What you'll do: 

 

Join us as a Data Officer to help maintain and expand our existing database of post 16 and post 18 education and training opportunities. You will have a wide range of responsibilities covering several tools on our platform

Growth potential: 
 

We encourgae fast progression as the company grows. There are endless opportunities to grow within this role and into other areas.  

Full Job Description

> Work for a fast-growing, award-winning UK education start-up with global reach  £28,000 per annum


> 28 days’ holiday plus bank holidays


> Role is likely to develop as the company grows

 

Our mission

We are on a mission to transform Careers Guidance in the UK and abroad. We believe that destinations - where students end up after school - is even more important than their academic performance. Our platform is the one-stop-shop for students to explore their interests, then find and apply for their best next step after school.

 

We make it easy for students to compare tens of thousands of opportunities, everything from degree apprenticeships in the UK to university in Canada. We also support teachers to manage the progression process effectively.

In just six years we have become the market leader, working with over 1,200 secondary schools across the world and lauded by students, teachers, politicians and business leaders. We have a committed and dynamic team of 30, a growing set of products, a very strong reputation in our market, and a rapidly increasing customer base. We now need an excellent Data Officer to maximise the effectiveness of our platform and keep us on our toes as we continue to grow.

The role and who we are looking for

We are looking for an efficient, tenacious, details-oriented person to join us as a Data Officer to help maintain and expand our existing database of post 16 and post 18 education and training opportunities. The ideal candidate will be excited by data and comfortable with large datasets. We anticipate that the successful person will be adaptable, ambitious, and will grow with the company.

Key skills and traits:


 Excited by data! (essential)
 Excited by our mission
 Confident with Excel
 Well organized and efficient
 Details-oriented
 Tenacious
 Comfortable working independently, and able to take initiative  Ready and able to learn
 Experienced in working with data

Key benefits:

  • You will have autonomy and responsibility from the start

  • You will be part of an established data team who will be on hand to give you support

  • Your work will have an immediate impact on tens of thousands of students around the world

  • We promote good ideas wherever they come from, and implement new things quickly

  • Unifrog is growing rapidly so there is potential for the role to develop Responsibilities

    The data team you will be joining is small and supportive; you will lead your own projects autonomously, but you will have friendly, experienced colleagues to call on for guidance and advice. You will have a wide range of responsibilities covering several tools on our platform; described below are some of the main projects you will be working on:

  • Researching and managing adding new countries to our Asia universities search tool. This will involve ensuring that the data you gather for universities in the continent fits with the existing design of the tool as well as overcoming any challenges when it doesn’t.

  • Being responsible for our US universities search tool – a big task. To keep the tool fully up to date you will need to manage big data sets from two US data providers, a host of smaller sources of information, and our own manually sourced data.

  • Ensuring that the data we show on our Europe and Canada university search tools is up to date. This could involve updating existing data manually, or contacting universities to learn more about their programmes.

  • Gathering university and programme data for new countries to expand our ever- growing Europe universities search tool.

  • Conducting detailed reviews of all the tools you are responsible for to ensure that the data we show to students is the best it can be, and is presented in the best way possible. Developing and improving tools might lead to researching new data points or redesigning (with our programmers) a whole section of a tool’s interface.

  • Maintaining a database of all the data sources for each tool that you are responsible for.

  • For the tools you are responsible for, being the first point of contact for data queries for the rest of the Unifrog team (especially our colleagues who interface directly with our partner schools).

  • Managing the ‘Help’ pages of the tools you are responsible for, so that our student users understand how each of the tools work, and can correctly interpret the data that is shown on them.

    You will be joining a team of highly motivated people who are passionate about our mission of helping students to find the best next step for them after school. If this excites you, you love data, and you are an energetic person who is willing to learn, then we would love to hear from you.

Details

  • Based at our office in Hoxton, London, N1.

  • £28,000 per annum

  • 28 days’ holiday plus bank holidays

Inclusion and diversity at Unifrog

Within the company we try to foster a culture of innovation, and a happy working environment, both because this is the right thing to do, and because we think this results in the most effective team. To this end we believe in open communication, celebrating successes, supporting each other, not being afraid to be wrong or to fail, and promoting good ideas wherever they come from. We also believe in the power of diversity in all its forms, including in terms of culture, education history, religion, age, socio-economic background, race, gender, sexual orientation, personality, life experiences and disability. We want to encourage applicants from every different background to apply for our roles, and add their perspectives to our team.