Business Analyst (six month FTC)

Thursday 4 January 2018
Closing date:
Monday 29 January 2018

Role Context

Over the last eighteen months, under new leadership, Creative Skillset has reshaped the organisation and refocused our strategy on the screen industries, clarifying our purpose and value. 

Our mission is to lead on building inclusive skills and talent to achieve a world beating UK creative industries sector.

We have a new industry Chair and our Board and Advisory Councils comprise committed senior industry leaders from across the screen sector – film, television, visual effects, animation and games – representing large and small organisations across the UK.

This is an exciting opportunity for the post holder through detailed analysis and management of relationships and contacts to enable the delivery of the Skills Forecasting Service and the Future Skills programme. 

Role Purpose

Providing an analytical support service the Business Analyst role will focus on two key areas; Apprenticeships and TV Levy. The role will research data on the output and spend from non-scripted productions across all broadcasters helping to define who is making productions and how much they are spending. Furthermore this role will undertake a review on ATA’s (Apprenticeship Training Agencies) to give better understanding on how they work and how income can be distributed most efficiently. This role will focus heavily on reading and synthesizing a range of evidence, assisting with data collection and analysis, and the writing of reports and briefings to ensure the successful delivery of the programme. 

Key responsibilities 

  • Project research, data gathering and analysis to deliver complete understanding of a given business environment
  • Production of reports and data to facilitate commercial decision making
  • Business/data modelling/forecasting to evaluate optimal approaches of potential business options, providing different scenario analysis
  • Monitor, audit and review completeness and quality of data compiled
  • Liaise with Creative Skillset staff and industry to fully understand data content and its purpose
  • Set parameters for the essential data required to meet the desired outcomes, and to agree best methodology for consistent information capture and reporting
  • Working with Creative Skillset colleagues to ensure that industry is able to feed in information with ease, speed and regular frequency
  • Ownership of data from multiple information-gathering activities
  • Providing analysis suitable for a range of audiences (e.g. colleagues, industry, partners, policy-makers, educators, training providers)

This job description is not intended to be either prescriptive or exhaustive. It is issued as a framework to outline the main areas of responsibility at the time of writing.

Essential skills and experience

  • Manipulate, analyse and interpret complex data sets relating to industry
  • Strong research/data gathering abilities and report analysis
  • Business modelling expertise (Excel skills)
  • Experience in writing of reports, critiques, briefings;
  • Good organisational and project management skills, with the ability to work effectively in order to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Proven commitment to delivering high quality analysis and written outputs that ensure customer satisfaction, with experience in data validation and implementing methods to ensure quality and accuracy;
  • Strong analytical skills, including experience in data collection, management and manipulation (ONS data, industry intelligence and management information)
  • Ability to synthesise a wide range of quantitative and qualitative evidence, identifying clear findings and drawing insight that can inform decisions and is accessible to a broad audience, increasing consensus and challenging assumptions;
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive and professional relationships with stakeholders, managing business / sponsor / partner relationships
  • An interest/understanding of Screen Media Industry

Application Instructions

To discuss this opportunity further, or to apply please submit a CV and provide a cover letter of no more than 2 pages explaining why you are interested in the role and how your experience is relevant. Please email:  

The application deadline is Monday 29 January 2018.



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