UCL Career Frameworks


Data and Insight - grade 10

Example job roles: Senior Management/Director

Level: Leadership   


Activities and responsibilities likely to be required when working at this level

  • Understanding and guiding UCL’s data and insight requirements in depth.
  • Delivering on institution-wide data and insight technology implementations.
  • Influencing and working with UCL’s SMT and other senior customers, advising them of internal and external trends.
  • Using analysis to make recommendations for UCL-critical decisions.
  • Leading and inspiring UCL’s data community.
  • Co-ordinating, delivering and implementing UCL’s data strategy. 
  • Providing vision and direction for data-driven decision making at institution and sector level.
  • Acting as a trusted data supplier and advisor on critical UCL projects. 
  • Developing and improving UCL’s data governance framework.
  • Negotiating the political and budgetary landscape to deliver analytical projects.
  • Leading the data and insight teams. 
  • Embedding and deepening UCL’s data culture.
  • Networking in HE and beyond – nationally and internationally.
  • Understanding the strategic environment and best in class data and technology tools.

Personal and professional development

Development options to consider when working towards this level

Learning on the job

  • Working on strategies.
  • Leading major data projects.
  • Initiating new and creative ways of working.
  • Seeking out opportunities to credibly represent UCL in high profile setting, including by leading and embedding data and insight governance.

Learning from others  

  • Coaching.
  • Advising other HEIs regarding data and technology issues.
  • Being seen as a sector expert.
  • Attending and presenting at relevant conferences.

Formal learning

  • Leadership and management training.
  • Data engineering, data governance.

* You may wish to explore the listed formal training themes / topics on LinkedIn Learning.

Transferable skills and competencies

UCL uses the Universal Competency Framework (UCF) to discuss transferable skills. Find out more details on the framework.

Formulating strategies and concepts

  • Thinking broadly.
  • Approaching work strategically.
  • Setting and developing strategy.
  • Visioning.

Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking

  • Monitoring markets and competitors.
  • Identifying business opportunities.
  • Demonstrating financial awareness.
  • Controlling costs.
  • Keeping aware of organisational issues.

Persuading and influencing

  • Making an impact.
  • Shaping conversations.
  • Appealing to emotions.
  • Promoting ideas.
  • Negotiating and gaining agreement.
  • Dealing with political issues.

UCL Ways of Working

These describe expected behaviours in line with UCL culture and values.  For Ways of Working indicators and steps to development please refer to the Ways of Working website

Career Pathway roles are indicative and are not intended to be a description of the role in terms of responsibilty and duties.