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Data Support Officer

Project Data Support Officer
Employer Salix Finance
Job Description

Data Support Officer

Location: City of London, King William Street

Number of Positions: 1

Salary (per annum pro rata):

  • £25,500 during probationary period which lasts 12 weeks

  • £26,000 after successful probationary period

  • Rising to £33,000 by annual increments, based on performance

  • Travel pass (National Rail)

Reporting to: Business Analysts/Financial Controller


Salix Finance is currently an independent not for profit company established to accelerate public sector investment in energy efficiency technologies. Salix is publicly funded by BEIS, DfE, and the Welsh and Scottish Governments and works with public sector bodies throughout the UK, helping them make progress towards achieving their carbon reduction targets. We do this by offering interest free loans for energy efficiency. By joining Salix, you will learn about energy efficiency, finance, government and relationship management.

Job Purpose

Salix works to enable the public sector in the UK to reduce its carbon footprint. The Data Support Officer will be responsible for supporting the Business Analysts with monthly reporting from, and management of, Salix’s internal databases and systems. Working as part of the Business Analysis and Systems team, the primary role of the successful candidate will be supporting our operational, technical and finance teams to help with the analysis of data and performance against the key performance targets of the Salix funding programmes.

Work Life at Salix

For staff joining Salix we run a comprehensive induction programme to support staff to be successful at work. Every member of staff is in a team and has a named line manager who helps you plan your work and manage your training and development. You will be encouraged to study for further industry qualifications.

Employee Benefits

  • 28 days annual leave

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Employee support with public transport costs

  • Supported training budget for staff

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting with the production of monthly, quarterly, yearly and ad hoc data support and reporting

  • Liaising with the Business Analysts and Delivery Teams to identify system issues and required changes

  • Supporting with updates and changes to the project reporting system

  • Collating data for the production of management information presented to the Salix Board and to other stakeholders

  • Maintenance and resolution of issues for the database and web front end systems

  • Assisting external IT providers as required

  • Involvement in new systems development projects

Person specification

Key Criteria:

  • Excellent IT skills, including all Microsoft Office applications with a focus on Microsoft Excel

  • Ability to work flexibly and proactively within a small team

  • Ability to manage, prioritise and deliver several projects and work programmes within timescale

  • Communicates effectively and confidently

  • Strong numerical and analytical skills

  • Pays close attention to detail, ensuring work is delivered to a high standard

  • Effective time management and ability to set realistic timescales for work delivery

  • Self-motivated and good organisational skills

  • Ability to demonstrate and understand equal opportunities

  • Willingness to learn and commitment to personal development and training

Essential Criteria:

  • Degree or equivalent professionally relevant qualification

  • Fosters collaborative and coordinated working across teams and in partnership with other organisations

  • Ability to positively represent Salix and good customer service skills

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Ability to effectively contribute at meetings and events participation

Desirable Criteria:

  • Knowledge and interest in energy efficiency and low carbon technologies

  • Experience in providing advice and support to managers

  • Knowledge of databases and their design

  • Programming experience

  • Knowledge of reporting software and dashboard tools

  • Experience in a similar role

Appointment process

Salix is an equal opportunities employer and has a policy of equal pay. Salix operates a probationary period for all new staff, on a fixed term 3-month probationary contract. This ensures people joining Salix can find out that the job meets their expectations and that Salix can support each member of staff in their role. Successful completion of the probationary period will lead to an offer of permanent employment contract.

Candidates must demonstrate that they meet the qualifications, experience, skills and abilities listed in the Personal Specification.

In order that candidates focus on the experience, skills and abilities in the Person Specification ten specific areas have been highlighted. Candidates should focus on these ten points in their written statement which should be no more than 1,500 words. Other aspects of the Person Specification will be evidenced from your CV and the final interview.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this role, please submit all of the following via your Change Agents representative:

  1. An up to date CV

  2. A statement of no more than 1,500 words as to how you match the requirements of the Person Specification ensuring you address the 10 key criteria highlighted in the key criteria

  3. Equality monitoring form (available to download at Or please get in touch with Change Agents UK.

This can be submitted to

Appointment timetable

The position has been advertised on Monday 11 November 2019

The position will be closed on Monday 18 November 2019

Testing will be issued to candidates invited to interview by email on Thursday 21 November 2019

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 November 2019

Successful candidates will start in post by mutual agreement

Key information about application

  • Applicants must demonstrate through their CV and personal statement that they meet the qualifications, experience, skills and abilities listed in the Personal Specification

  • Please be aware that Salix will only accept applications which contain all the requested supporting documentation detailed above, and candidates that do not submit all requested documentation will not be contacted to submit a full application

  • All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and documentation is checked

  • If you have any questions, please contact Change Agents UK

Please direct all correspondence to or call 01572 723419

Project County London
Location London
Salary £25,500
Application Deadline 2019-11-18
Interview Date 2019-11-26
Hours Per Week 37.50
Places Available 1

Closed - no further applications permitted