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Business Intelligence Manager

ISP Central
London, United Kingdom
Date Added: May 30, 2024

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ISP Business Intelligence Manager – Learning

Role Profile


Purpose of Role

This role is responsible for bringing group-wide Learning performance/progress data to life, ensuring it is fit for purpose against a backdrop of an increasing number of schools and evolving business intelligence requirements.

Specific areas within Learning covered by this role include Academic Achievement, Student Pathways, International Learning Opportunities, Multilingualism and Life Competencies.


ISP Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding and Health & Safety issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.


Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.


Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.


Are financially responsible. We make financial choices carefully based on the needs of the children, students, and our schools.


Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.


ISP BI Manager Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Learning and Innovation team to ensure data requirements are clear and consistently defined and understood and the process for doing so is consistent with other data requirements.
  • Identify the relevant business processes and associated data sources relevant for meeting data requirements and work with the BI team and Lead Data Engineer to ensure organisational discipline around data capture.
  • Perform testing (QA) on reports to validate that Centralised Insights matches Databricks and source systems.
  • Create wireframes and lead the design of business intelligence reports and dashboards relevant for end users.
  • Take responsibility for developing insights from analysis of the underlying data and developing the organisational capability to use intelligence and insights in decision making.
  • Responsible for ensuring relevant stakeholders derive sufficient use/value out of the available intelligence (end user training).
  • Ensure that KPIs (Data Points) and reports are well documented and understood by the wider business.


Skills, Qualifications and Experience


  • Excellent interpersonal skills, self-motivated and confident to build relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Experience in leading the use of data to create business intelligence that leads to insight, decision making and action.
  • Ability to manage the evolving data requirements,
  • Passionate about data and confident in influencing stakeholders on the benefits of data insights
  • Collaborating with senior business leaders and functional / regional heads to put sufficient definition to those requirements for them to be actionable.
  • Experience of using Power BI as the tool of choice for data analytics and insight,
  • An understanding of SQL/database management and
  • The ability to lead adoption of a Power BI reporting solution across a portfolio organisation.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.
  • Exposure to DevOps and Databricks would be beneficial.
  • Previous experience of working in the education sector would be advantageous.


ISP Leadership Competencies

You consistently demonstrate and role-model the ISP Leadership Competencies in all that you do.


  1. Collaboration. Takes an active part in leading their school or region; is cooperative and a genuine team player, developing positive, supportive relationships with colleagues to solve problems and maximise opportunities.
  2. Learning & Getting Better. Continually demonstrates personal commitment and passion for learning and getting better using evidence and feedback, supporting others in their continual learning, development, and growth.
  3. Innovation Leadership. Is good at creating an environment where ideas for learning initiatives and services are generated and can motivate and inspire others through the process of creation through to completion.
  4. Outcome driven. Can be counted on to find solutions. Is consistently looking to exceed goals and is focused on KPIs.
  5. Resilience. Can deal with setbacks and challenges calmly and effectively
  6. Community Focus. Is committed to meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of our students and their families.
  7. Integrity & Ethical Management. Has the ability to work ethically and with integrity; helps others feel valued; upholds and models the ISP Vision, Purpose, and Principles.


ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures, including an online due diligence search, references and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history. 



ISP Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

ISP is committed to strengthening our inclusive culture by identifying, hiring, developing, and retaining high-performing teammates regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender expression, age, disability status, neurodivergence, socio-economic background or other demographic characteristics. Candidates who share our vision and principles and are interested in contributing to the success of ISP through this role are strongly encouraged to apply.


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