Statistical Disclosure Control Manager, UK Data Archive

Posted to IASSIST on: 2015-09-23

Employer: University of Essex, UK Data Archive

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This position offers an exciting opportunity to provide strategic leadership on statistical disclosure issues and to ensure that staff at the UK Data Archive and working across the UK Data Service are appropriately equipped to carry out their roles in the areas of disclosure control and review and safe environments for access to data.

We are seeking a Statistical Disclosure Control Manager who will be responsible for the coordination, development and implementation of protocols, training, user support and quality assurance processes for data owners and UK Data Service users.


  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Demonstrable expertise in statistical analysis of complex datasets, especially those containing personal information.
  • Demonstrable expertise in data handling techniques.
  • Demonstrable expertise of the application of Statistical Disclosure Control techniques.
  • Demonstrable understanding of the risks associated with statistical disclosure, and up-to-date knowledge and appreciation of data privacy issues.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing training materials.
  • Demonstrable expertise in using statistical software, e.g. R, SPSS, STATA, MATLAB, etc.
  • Experience of project management
  • Credible communication skills and proven experience at a senior level
  • Self-starter, with the ability to generate and implement ideas
  • Ability to communicate/present to a diverse set of audiences
  • Ability to liaise effectively with remote, partner organisations and other internal sections in a sensitive and persuasive way
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team and across teams
  • Can fulfil the staff vetting procedure for Government contracts (see general information for more details)
  • Can meet the requirements of UK ‘right to work’ legislation


  • Postgraduate qualification (MA, PSC, PG diploma, PhD, etc.) including a significant statistical component, or significant working research experience in a similar area.
  • Experience of programming (Python)/coding, API development, Extract, Transform and Load (ELT) type skills.
  • Understanding of the processes surrounding the linkage of datasets, in particular linking administrative data to survey data
  • Experience of setting priorities, staff planning, resources and time
  • Knowledge and experience of creating and enhancing data documentation and metadata
  • Customer Service knowledge and experience of supporting users
  • An interest in issues surrounding the re-use of data for research

Archived on: 2015-09-25