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fabulous job opportunity at Kidney Research UK

Project Manager: Data, Knowledge and Insight


Contract: 18 Month Fixed Term

Salary: £30,000 – £35,000

Location: Peterborough

Closing Date: 2nd June 2017

This newly created role will lead a programme of work to maximize the use of data, insight and knowledge across Kidney Research UK. Within this programme are 3 key projects that the role will deliver: 

  • Developing our Business Information
  • Maximising the capture and use of our data
  • Knowledge management and potential creation of a knowledgebank

This is a hands on role, not only coordinating the efforts of others but providing and implementing solutions directly. The postholder will be responsible for ensuring that business intelligence is captured using the right tools and systems and is readily available to inform planning, decision making and campaigns and communications.

A core element of the role will be the translation of project deliverables into core activity including recommendation of how to maintain and resource the activity beyond the life of the projects.

We are looking for someone with excellent project management skills and experience of managing data and analytical projects specifically. You will be able to manage multiple workstreams and priorities at the same time and be passionate about the value of data and information. You will be a great communicator and relish building relationships with people to help you, and them, achieve shared goals.

In return, we offer the opportunity to be part of a fantastic team in the leading UK charity funding research that focuses on the prevention, treatment and management of kidney disease.

If you are interested in the above position, please send your CV to with a supporting statement, outlining why you are interested and how you feel you meet the requirements.

 For further information and how to apply CLICK HERE

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Excellent job opportunity for Database Analyst at UCL

Database Analyst

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Contract: Permanent

Salary: £34,056 – £41,163 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance (UCL Grade 7)

Location: London

Closing Date: 12th June 2017

UCL is London’s Global University. We do things differently here and we take the long view. We are not afraid to take risks. We remain focused on making a major contribution to the long term benefit of humanity. We have launched ‘It’s All Academic’, UCL’s bold new global Philanthropy and Engagement Campaign to raise £600m to support students, research and the transformation of our campus ( It will enable us to achieve more than ever before to secure our position as one of the world’s top higher education institutions.

From fighting dementia to ensuring generations of students reach their full potential: It’s All Academic. UCL’s ideas and discoveries are shaping the future, improving lives and having a massive impact on London and the wider world. There has never been a more exciting time to join our Development office. We are a team of exceptionally ambitious, creative and passionate individuals who work together to achieve remarkable things, and we would love for you to be part of this exciting journey and our success.

This is your chance to play a pivotal role in delivering our Campaign. Right now we are looking for an outstanding Database Analyst: to lead, to deliver, to make a difference.

We replaced our fundraising database with a new cutting edge system in 2016; internally known as MySupporters. You will play a pivotal role helping to embed and develop MySupporters especially in terms of implementing reports & new functionality. You will become an expert in the system & business processes of OVPD, supporting the users to achieve their strategic aims.

You will be an excellent communicator with a proven background of maximising the user experience of working with relational databases, taking ownership of key projects and activities. You will have experience of designing & building complex reports. Knowledge of SQL and a demonstrable aptitude to acquire and develop other technical skills is also essential. Experience of using a large complex database application, such as Blackbaud CRM, in the fundraising or membership services sector is highly desirable.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to and search on Reference Number 1643402

Great opportunity for Contract Marketing Database Analyst at Oxfam

Marketing Database Analyst

Contract: 11 Month Fixed


Salary: Up to £28,820 

Location: Oxford

Closing Date: 16th May 2017

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Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.

The Team

Working in the Supporter Insight and Analysis team we support Oxfam’s fundraising, trading and campaigns teams to provide reporting on activity, understand who our supporters are, identify trends and provide insight and understanding to support and influence strategic decisions.

The Role

As a marketing database analyst, you’ll be working with Marketing Communications Staff to deliver reporting and analysis on marketing performance. You’ll be building reports to allow users to monitor the effectiveness of their campaigns, you’ll be maintaining and producing automated reports to allow users to report on results self-sufficiently, you’ll be supporting decision making by providing answers to questions on supporter behaviour and activities, you’ll be analysing activity on the Oxfam website and you’ll be helping Marketing Communications understand who their supporters are and how we can engage with them more effectively and helping to improve performance through producing and interpreting analysis.

What are we looking for


  • Appreciation of database structures and querying
  • Experience of working with a range of data sets for marketing analysis e.g. customer data, performance data, web data
  • High level of numeracy and understanding of basic business statistics
  • Expert excel user and experience of SQL
  • A high standard of computer literacy and the ability to learn new software packages
  • Ability to work in an organised way
  • Ability to plan own time, manage multiple projects, and agree and meet deadlines
  • Takes responsibility for and completes standard tasks with minimal supervision
  • Good communication, written and verbal skills to enable understanding of complex technical information to non-technical staff
  • Ability to use initiative to solve problems
  • Self-organising/time management


  • Technical ability and experience in the use of data mining and analytic tools such as SAS, SPSS etc.
  • Experience of BI tools for reports and visualisation
  • Experience of working with website analysis tools (for example Omniture or Google Analytics)

For more information and how to apply CLICK HERE

Great new role for Data Analyst / Data Selections & Insights Analyst at Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Data Analyst / Data Selections & Insights Analyst

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Contract: 12 month fixed term

Salary: £26,537 to £28,100 per annum

Location: Burghfield Common, Reading

Closing Date: 30th April 2017


Every hour, another person in the UK goes blind. When someone loses their sight, we’re here to make sure they don’t lose their freedom as well.

Change a life. Join our team at Guide Dogs.

An exciting opportunity has presented itself for an ambitious, results-driven, Data Selections & Insights Analyst at one of the best loved charities.

As a Data Selections & Insights Analyst you will provide informed, clear and well-articulated interpretation of all data analysis and actively advise on an appropriate course of action to allow fundraisers to make informed choices and maximise opportunity on all income related activity.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Excellent organisation, analytical and creative skills, proven understanding of fundraising and/or direct marketing principles. Having experience or qualifications in statistics and project management is essential
  • Experience of working with a CRM system of at least 3million records and good understanding of relational databases
  • SQL and advanced MS Office skills particularly in Access and Excel, demonstrable knowledge of statistical packages, preferably Fast Stats and good working knowledge of the Data Protection Act is essential.

Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives.

We believe that wellbeing at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and for Guide Dogs.

As a member of staff, we offer you a wide range of benefits to suit your individual needs. These include; 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years’ service), flexible benefits package and a defined contribution group personal pension plan.


Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.

Safeguarding Statement

Guide Dogs is committed to ensuring that children, young people and vulnerable adults who come into contact with Guide Dogs staff and volunteers are treated with respect, and are free from all forms of abuse or mistreatment. We are also committed to ensuring that all staff and volunteers are aware of their responsibilities, and have the knowledge and skills necessary to promote and maintain the welfare and safety of those with whom they come into contact.

Guide Dogs provides a range of mobility services and works to break down barriers so that people who are blind or partially sighted can get out and about on their own terms. We will not rest until people who are blind or partially sighted can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.

For more information and to apply CLICK HERE 

Alzheimer’s Society are looking for a Fundraising Database Manager

Fundraising Database Manager


Contract: Permanent

Salary: £47,870 p.a.

Location: Fenchurch Street, London

Closing Date: 1st May 2017


Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

About the role

With overall responsibility for the fundraising database and a team of 9, the Fundraising Database Manager will manage the development and implementation of our new CRM solution in accordance with diverse business needs.

You will play a crucial role in overall data strategy as we deliver a step-change in voluntary income over the coming years as well as working closely with teams across the Society to continue to ensure data is collected, stored and managed with integrity.

As we move ahead with an exciting and ambitious 5-year strategy we will be moving to a new CRM solution so you will play a vital role in mapping existing business rules and processes from the existing solution, liaising with suppliers and business partners.

Supporting over 200 front end users across the Society you will take the lead on database development: assessing business needs; managing continuous improvement projects; and working with internal and external experts to create a future-proofed environment for holding and enhancing our customers’ data.

About you

You will have considerable experience working with large-scale CRM databases, delivering data solutions in accordance with organisational strategies, as well as being a good communicator who is able to liaise with colleagues at all levels.  Ideally you will have worked in a fast-paced environment at a time of change, using project management skills to overcome challenges both technical and logistical.

Your approach to problem-solving will be logical and detailed. You will be able to influence decisions with an evidence-based approach, and be able to articulate business requirements in both technical and non-technical language.

This is a key role in delivering on the Society’s strategic goals and is a terrific opportunity to lead on the development of customer relationship management for the organisation, helping to deliver a better future for people affected by dementia.

To find out more about the role, download a job description HERE. For further information you can also contact or telephone 07703 715884.

Exciting new role for a Fundraising Insight Analyst at Parkinson’s

Fundraising Insight Analyst

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Contract: Permanent

Salary: £30,835

Location: London

Closing Date: 24th April 2017


We are the Parkinson’s support and research charity. Parkinson’s UK drives better care, treatments and quality of life.

Together we can bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson’s and you could be part of helping us achieve this.

About the role

The Fundraising directorate has been working hard to grow and we’ve delivered notable successes like the doubling of our income over a five year period.

Through the rest of our current strategic period we plan to continue to grow, but to do this we need to work a lot smarter. A Fundraising Insight Analyst is required to play a key part in helping us achieve our goals.

You’ll be joining our newly established Fundraising Insight team to work with colleagues across fundraising and the wider organisation to deliver insight into our current activities by highlighting opportunities that exist and helping unlock the potential of our data.

We have a range of questions to ask of our data. You will help find the answers and communicate them to our fundraisers to affect real change in our fundraising activities.

Skills, knowledge and experience

To be successful, you will be both a thinker and a doer.  You will require a proven background in analysis briefing, data cleansing and manipulation, statistical analysis, and presenting insights as recommendations for real change. We’re looking for someone with technical expertise and curiosity who is also a confident communicator and collaborator.

If you think you could help us, we would love to hear from you. For more information about the role and how to apply CLICK HERE

Great new opportunity for Fundraising Selections Analyst at Alzheimer’s Society

Fundraising Selections Analyst


Contract: Permanent

Salary: £28,763 p.a.

Location: Tower Hill, London

Closing Date: 23rd April 2017

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025.

By using the Faststats software, the Fundraising Selections Analyst will be expected to support our ambitious 5 year fundraising strategy by maximising the potential of our supporter database by providing clear, well-articulated targeted data selections and reporting and analysis to teams across the fundraising directorate. As a result of delivering selections and reporting, teams will be able to attain their fundraising targets and understand some of the key factors that led to the final campaign results and improve the value of the supporters whom they recruit.

We are looking for an exceptional individual with experience of working on large excel spreadsheets or targeted data selections. A strategic outlook together with the ability to plan and execute tasks according to strict routines and deadlines is also desirable.

As dementia becomes top of the health agenda now is the time to join a talented team that is passionate about delivering insight to benefit our customers and passionate about defeating dementia.

 For further information about the role CLICK HERE  or contact / telephone 020 7423 3526.

Last chance to enter the 2017 Insight in Fundraising Awards

Last ChanceThere are only a few hours left to enter the 2017 Insight in Fundraising Awards!

The deadline is 6pm TODAY, so don’t miss out on the chance to win –  get entering NOW!

Don’t forget, you can also now get your hands on tickets for the fabulous Gala Dinner on 7th June at the Cafe de Paris! The limited time 10% discount offer on Early Bird Tickets is only available until 14th April so simply CLICK HERE to reserve your place!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Hurry only a few days to go…

time is running out
There are now only 3 days left to enter the 2017 Insight in Fundraising Awards!

The deadline is 6pm on Friday 7th April, so don’t miss out on the chance to win –  get entering NOW!

Don’t forget, you can also now get your hands on tickets for the fabulous Gala Dinner on 7th June at the Cafe de Paris! The limited time 10% discount offer on Early Bird Tickets is only available until 14th April so simply CLICK HERE to reserve your place!

We look forward to seeing you there!