May 18, 2022

Data Analyst

  • Student Loans Company
  • Glasgow, UK

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£26,250 - £32,000



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SLC - Finance Commercial Enterprise Risk and Compliance

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About the job


Is it time you unlocked your potential?

Student Loans Company is a non-profit making Government-owned organisation established to provide loans and grants to students in universities and colleges in the UK. Since 1989, we have enabled our customers to invest in their futures by delivering secure, accurate and efficient assessment, payment and repayment services.

Job description

SLC have an exciting opportunity for a Data Analyst to support the implementation of the Data Centre of Excellence’s strategy through maintaining data standards, security and governance and participation in project and BAU processes to ensure consistency of delivery of data to end users.

The successful candidate will establish information requirements & assist stakeholders in the articulation of those requirements whilst undertaking a structured analysis to identify the best method and approach for delivery of MI requirements and Data Accessibility.

The Data Analyst will also produce MI business design specifications for the required MI functionality and propose the best routes for the delivery of the information requirements.

SLC offer a Blend working model which will typically be 2 days in the office and 3 days from home.


Person Specification

What you bring:

  • Previous experience in Business Analysis, Management Information, Analytical Services or Data Warehousing with an understanding of SQL or BI tools.
  • Strong understanding of system documentation and the ability to write queries that can interrogate, reconcile and validate data from multiple sources.
  • Demonstrable experience of Data Governance principles covering areas such as the DPA, data quality and security.
  • Excellent analytical, conceptual and problem-solving abilities with previous experience producing reports on large quantities of data.
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels.


You can expect more from a career with SLC. We support colleagues to unlock their potential and provide an excellent benefit and rewards package that includes:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Civil Service Pension
  • Digitally enabled blended working – typically, 3 days at home with 2 days in the office – if this doesn’t suit your home life you work from the office full time.
  • 28 days annual leave plus 8 public holidays, and extra day’s leave if you are moving home
  • Opportunity to buy or sell 10 days holiday
  • Option to use flexi time to earn two extra days holiday per month
  • Flexible working contracts
- Family friendly leave -including 52 weeks maternity/adoption leave with six months at full pay and the option to share leave with a partner
  • Company sick pay (up to 65 working days full pay and 65 working days half pay)
  • Life insurance cover providing protection equivalent to four times basic salary
  • Recognition of success through performance related pay awards
  • Opportunity to give back to the community through annual volunteering day
  • Bespoke contributory SLC Reward+ lifestyle benefits package, including retail discounts
  • Structured career development using SLC’s Career Pathways programme.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

Application Process

As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a name-blind CV. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.

The CV should be in 3 parts, and will assess: Job History, Full Qualification Details, Previous Skills/Experience.

There may be a further stage in the process for shortlisted candidates. More information will be provided to those successful at sift, if necessary.


Sift and interview dates to be confirmed.

Should a large number of applications be received, an initial sift may be conducted using the CV only. Candidates who pass the initial sift may be progressed to a full sift, or progressed straight to assessment/interview.

At interview you will be assessed against the Civil service Behaviours listed within the advert.

Interviews will take place remotely via Microsoft Teams video call. Successful applicants will join the department through our remote onboarding process.

Reasonable Adjustment

If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:

Contact Government Recruitment Service via as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.

Further Information

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check may be carried out.

In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure Scotland on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstances some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing stating the job reference number in the subject heading.

For further information on the Disclosure Scotland confidential checking service telephone: the Disclosure Scotland Helpline on 0870 609 6006 and ask to speak to the operations manager in confidence, or email

Please note that SLC does not participate in the Civil Service Transfer scheme other than for pensionable service.

SLC have a blended approach to working which may require a minimum of two days working in office.

This role is full time only. Applicants who wish to work an alternative pattern are welcome to apply however your preferred working pattern may not be available and you should discuss this with the vacancy holder before applying.

Any move to Student Loans Company from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at here

New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band

A reserve list may be held for a period of 6 months from which further appointments can be made.

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative.
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