UCL Career Frameworks


Data and Insight - grade 6

Example job roles: Data/Analysis Support, Data Project Support

Level: Developing/Skilled   


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

  • Maintaining data sources, statistical information and standardised dashboards.
  • Utilising a range of techniques, including desk research, to gather data to inform decision-making.
  • Developing insights by analysing data.
  • Presenting insights from data clearly to facilitate discussion.
  • Developing methods of communication of data and insights to a variety of audiences.
  • Becoming familiar with one or more of UCL’s corporate data systems or statutory returns, including Heidi Plus.
  • Analysing, extracting and manipulating data or presenting information using Excel,Tableau or other standard software.
  • Cultivating a basic understanding of chart choice; ensuring that data is of the right quality to meet user requirements.

Personal and professional development

Development options to consider when working towards this level

Learning on the job

  • Developing basic skills in Excel.
  • Developing experience of working with large, complex datasets.
  • Improving data literacy.

Learning from others  

  • Member of wider or core Community of Practice (CoP).
  • Work shadowing.
  • Attend HE data conferences.
  • Build an awareness of the HE data landscape.

Formal learning

  • Training in the areas of: Heidi Plus, HESA, statistics, data visualisation, data preparation.

Transferable skills and competencies

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

Following instructions and procedures

  • Following directions.
  • Following procedures.
  • Time keeping and attending.
  • Demonstrating commitment.
  • Showing awareness of safety issues.
  • Complying with legal obligations.

Writing and reporting

  • Writing correctly.
  • Writing clearly and fluently.
  • Writing in an expressive and engaging style.
  • Targeting communication.

Working with people

  • Understanding others.
  • Adapting to the team.
  • Building team spirit.
  • Recognising and rewarding contributions.
  • Listening.
  • Consulting others.
  • Communicating proactively.
  • Showing tolerance and consideration.
  • Showing empathy.
  • Supporting others.
  • Caring for others.
  • Developing and communicating self-knowledge and insight.

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.