Data Analyst with Kames Capital

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £9.30 per hour
Full time, 35 hours per week for 3 months
Immediate start
Closing date: 5 March 2020, 12 noon

Diversity Works

This is a Scottish Government funded project aimed at supporting the development of inclusive practice in recruitment and employment of women from black and ethnic minority communities across the country. This vacancy is an important part of the Diversity Works project.

About the Company

"From Edinburgh, London and The Hague our Investment professionals manage £37.4 billion* on behalf of UK and international clients, including pension funds, financial institutions, charities, wealth managers, family offices and individuals. We have capabilities in fixed income, equities, property, cash and multi-asset investing and invest to meet a range of client objectives, including growth, income, total return and absolute return. We are also a global leader in sustainable investing. *Source: Kames Capital AUM as at 30 June 2019.

People are fundamental to the success of Kames Capital. By promoting individual accountability and strong teamwork, we are able to give all of our people the freedom to get on with doing what they do best, whether the individual’s function is financial, technical or creative."

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The Role

Kames is looking for a Data Analyst to work within their global AAM Operations team based at their Edinburgh Park offices. In your role as Data Analyst you will be involved in a wide variety of work, including:

Security Set Up
Responsible for setting up investment instruments in relevant environments

Exception Checking
Checking and resolving data exceptions on a daily basis

Change/Project Tasks
Assisting the Data Agile team with testing activities

The Data Analyst will be required to work a shift pattern which operates between the hours of 7.30am and 5pm.


The following skills and experience are desirable:

• Educate to degree (or equivalent) level
• A basic understanding of the investment industry as a whole
• Ability to learn new systems quickly
• Markit EDM experience
• Attention to detail, well organised and analytical in approach
• Competent in the use of Microsoft Office apps such as Excel, Word
• A self-starter, able to take on a task with little direction
• A strong team player with a positive, can-do attitude
• Excellent literacy and numeracy skills
• Excellent organisational and time management skills

As part of the Scottish Government’s Workplace Equality agenda, this opportunity is aimed at empowering growing companies through the engagement of talented women from a BME background. If this sounds too good to miss, we want to hear from you.

If you have any questions about this role or the organisation please contact Please do not contact Kames Capital directly as doing so may negatively impact your employment opportunity.


Closing date for applications is 5 March 2020, 12 noon.

Please submit a CV and tailored Cover Letter through the AAI EmployAbility online application form on our website. Examples of what we expect in an application can be found HERE

All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. State A) your availability and B) relevant experience and demonstrate how your skills match the specific requirements of the job description.

We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated.

Successful candidates must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.