Data Analyst, Grade 8, Data Analytics Unit ref no:393

SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority of Ireland, was established on 27 October 2013 and its mission is to fund, co-ordinate and monitor a range of Further Education and Training (FET) provisions that is responsive to the needs of learners and employers. It is an agency of the recently formed Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. SOLAS works in close collaboration with Education and Training Boards (ETBs) across Ireland on provision of high-quality further education and training, equipping learners with relevant skills and knowledge, and providing a pipeline of talent into employment and to the Irish economy and society.

At SOLAS, we put the learner, employers and communities, which FET serves, at the heart of everything we do. Working with sister agencies, SOLAS leads actions in key policy and strategy documents including the most recent Further Education and Training (FET) Strategy 2020 – 2024, the evaluation of the National Youthreach Programmes (2019), the National Skills Strategy 2025 and the People Strategy 2020-2024 and others.

SOLAS is seeking to recruit a permanent Data analyst. Reporting to the manager of the Data Analytics Unit. The objectives of the Data Analytics Unit includes tracking outcomes of FET learners to measure the impact of FET in relation to the future learning progression or employment of graduates. In order to fulfil this objective SOLAS has signed a statistical collaboration and a data sharing agreement with the CSO. This post is for a data analyst who will be a part of both the SOLAS Data Analytics Unit and the CSO working on FET outcomes projects and the targets for the FET Strategic Performance Agreements.

This is a permanent position for which the salary scale ranges from €39,858 to €63,923 per annum (inclusive of two long service increments) for a 37-hour week.  Starting pay will be at the minimum point of the scale as per Government Circular E100/8/82.  Exceptional circumstances may apply for candidates with current service in the Civil/Public service.

Applications, using the SOLAS Application Form, quoting reference number 393, should be e-mailed to

The closing date is Monday 4th July 2022 by 5pm.

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SOLAS is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify.