Senior Data Analyst

  • 13 May 2021

Job details

Job title: Senior Data Analyst
Job type: Full-time, Permanent
Team: Research & Information
Reports to: TBC
Location: Bath, UK

Please note, this position is only open to applicants who have the right to work in the UK.

Would you like the opportunity to use your analytical skills to build tools and develop processes to thoroughly interrogate complex datasets? Are you keen to help us explore how we could use new analytics techniques and tools to improve our data services offering? Would you like to work in a team with ambitions to drive excellence in risk data? If so, then we’d love to hear from you. 

The role

ORX is hiring a Senior Analyst to work in our Research and Information Department. The successful applicant will be actively involved in analysing and improving the quality and relevance of our risk data (currently > 850K data points shared by over 80 financial services institutions): building effective data quality processes, creating incisive data analytics and helping develop our portfolio of data products. This is a varied, interesting and rewarding role that would suit someone with experience working with data and undertaking data analysis and quality assurance to help ensure we meet the increasingly demanding operational risk data needs of our members.

You will have proven experience of Excel and SQL and ideally experience with R or another programming language. Experience working on complex data projects, demonstrating how you have identified data quality issues, improved data quality and made recommendations for improvements to stakeholders would be beneficial.

The company

ORX helps the global financial services industry measure and manage operational risk more effectively. We research, improve understanding and share knowledge and data to benefit our members and the wider sector.

We're a dynamic, fast-growing, global association with over 100 leading banks and insurers from more than 20 countries. We are continuing to grow our membership and range of services in 2021.

Find out more about what we do

Main duties and responsibilities

The Senior Analyst will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring the quality and integrity of ORX data products within agreed operational timelines. Improving our overall approach to data quality across all data services by building tools and developing processes that are effective and efficient.
  • Undertaking thorough data interrogation to help understand gaps, emerging issues or trends in the data. Providing useful and relevant insight to member-facing colleagues.
  • Supporting the delivery of ORX data products to our members by developing a deep understanding of the data reports currently offered and helping to shape future products.
  • Communicating recommendations for improvements to service delivery and working practices to internal stakeholders.

Skills and knowledge


  • First degree or equivalent in a numerate discipline or relevant work experience
  • Demonstrable experience of data manipulation and interrogation tools, e.g., SQL or R. Excellent working knowledge of Excel
  • Demonstrable experience in a data role or working with large data sets, delivering a range of outputs for example evidence of data quality, tool development, process documentation and insightful analysis
  • Experience of working on complex data projects
  • Experience of operational delivery: achieving agreed deadlines and KPIs


  • Experience of leading the development of engaging data analysis and reporting and working with a broad range of business stakeholders.
  • Working knowledge of data security and data protection legislation and how it applies across a global membership base
  • Experience in a financial services role

Skills and abilities


  • Self-motivated and highly organised and pro-active; able to cope under pressure and prioritise tasks
  • Excellent attention to detail and critical thinking skills, making connections across complex business processes to ensure the on-going integrity of ORX data
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills from working with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Able to understand and summarise complex data/ analytics concepts and translate them into insights and actions
  • Reliable and trustworthy; able to handle highly confidential material with the highest discretion
  • Natural curiosity about how data could be developed to meet members’ needs; experience of working in a change environment and driving innovation
  • Effective team player

What we offer in return 

  • Competitive salary
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Flexible working to support a healthy work/life balance
  • Eight per cent company contribution to pension
  • Employee recognition scheme
  • Support for training and development
  • Twenty-five days holiday a year, increasing by one day for each year of service to a maximum of 28 days and ability to buy/sell additional holiday
  • Life assurance
  • Health cash plan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Perks at work scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Summer and Xmas social events
  • Inclusive and supportive working environment

What else do you need to know?

We are an equal opportunity employer. We create an environment where everyone has an equal chance to succeed, during our recruitment phase and through their career at ORX.

At ORX, we work hard while recognising the importance of the well-being and work/life balance of our staff. This is reflected in our culture and in our approach to flexible working.

As we manage and have control of highly confidential data, the successful candidate will have to make specific commitments in this regard and will be subject to background checks.

Please note, this position is only open to applicants who have the right to work in the UK.

To apply, send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]. In the body of the email, please confirm what your salary expectations are.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) considerations: All employees are currently working from home in line with the government guidelines.

Apply now

By applying for this position you are confirming that you have the right to work in the UK.

Send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]