Statistics Manager

Job Roles:
Manager, Management
Organisation Type:
Other Workplaces
Awarding Organisations
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
South East
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
£32,100 - £43,300 (depending on experience)
11th Aug 2017
Start Date:
Cambridge Assessment
Job Ref:

Statistics Manager
Salary: £32,100 - £43,300 (depending on experience)
Location: Cambridge
Full Time, Permanent

What it’s about

The role of the Statistics Manager is to provide statistical data analyses and advice to the Research and Technical Standards team in OCR. The role will require the post holder to design and conduct quantitative research projects using data manipulation and programming skills, to undertake bespoke analyses. Such work can feed directly into policy discussions with the regulator, and other exam boards, and the grading of candidates.

What you’ll be doing

Writing research proposals to agreed specifications, undertaking analyses and writing reports for clients (e.g. OCR, JCQ, OFQUAL) according to their agreed specifications. Meetings are then attended to discuss the reports with clients and advice and guidance provided on findings as necessary.
• Providing data to specification at short notice for clients (e.g. OCR, JCQ, OFQUAL) to inform discussions at technical meetings with other boards and the regulators.
• Advising on experimental design for analysing data and giving statistical advice and guidance to colleagues within OCR, incorporating appropriate robust statistical techniques (e.g. multilevel modelling and item response theory).
• Advising and using statistical analyses to provide help with the evaluation of reformed specifications.
• Be part of a grade modelling service to help set grade boundaries.
• Designing and managing analyses of item level data to meet the needs of the client according to agreed schedules.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for sophisticated statistical knowledge; knowledge of research design; good communication skills; attention to detail and ability to work to tight deadlines. Knowledge of the educational or assessment environment would be desirable, but training in this area will be provided.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a superb range of benefits:
• Generous contributory pension
• 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
• Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
• Enhanced maternity/paternity pay and childcare voucher scheme
• Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers
• Cycle scheme
• Subsidised canteens
• Support for professional qualifications

Who we are

OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations) is a leading UK exam board. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their future, helping them achieve their full potential.

Work/life balance is important to us here at Cambridge Assessment, and we offer all our colleagues a range of flexible working options, which suit both the business and the employee. So please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 August 2017 and interviews will be held on 7 September 2017.

To find out more about this role please view the job description or to apply, please upload your covering letter and CV .

As part of your recruitment process you will be required to undergo a background screening. This will be carried out by our selected supplier, Credence Background Screening Limited.


Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Cambridge Assessment
Tel: (0)1223 553311
Contact: James Digby

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