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Only a matter of hours to go…

…to submit your entry for the Insight in Fundraising Awards 2018! Even if you hadn’t considered entering before now, we’ve made it simple and quick to complete the entry form. So what are you waiting for? Entries close at 6pm TODAY!

Don’t miss out on a chance to scoop one of our prestigious trophies – don’t delay, enter NOW!

The clock is ticking…

…and there are now only 2 days left to enter the 2018 Insight in Fundraising Awards!

Not only do we have a wide range of categories to choose from, entering couldn’t be simpler – and it’s FREE! All you have to do is CLICK HERE to go through to our entry site, where you’ll find all the categories and entry criteria. Fill in the short one page entry form with the details of your project, upload your supporting materials and voila!

Our previous winners Rachel Kelly from Parkinson’s and Stacey Wood from Clic Sargent have already vouched for what wining an award has done for them and their teams; and how the recognition has given their work greater credibility within their organisations. Now it’s your turn…

The final deadline for entries is TOMORROW at 6pm so what are you waiting for enter today!

Tickets are now on sale for the fabulous Gala Dinner on 20th June at the amazing Royal Institute of British Architects in central London. For a limited period we’re offering a 10% discount on Early Bird Tickets – simply CLICK HERE to reserve your place!

New role for a Data Manager at Cat’s Protection

Data Manager

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Contract: Permanent

Salary: £39,092

Location: Haywards Heath, Sussex (or home based)

Closing Date: 22nd April 2018

In the UK there are over seven million cats. Cats Protection is the organisation dedicated to helping, rescuing, re-homing and supporting cats. With 34 adoption centres and 250 volunteer-run branches, we help around 190,000 cats and kittens each year. The Data Direct and Digital Marketing teams will generate £18M for Cats Protection this year, through fundraising, membership and gaming products across all online and offline channels. To reach this target the team are expanding and have a number of new roles to recruit. This is one of the new roles, and other roles within the team may be found on our careers site.  

Managing a team of three and a £150,000 annual expenditure budget, you will ensure that all operational data work and requests are dealt with to agreed levels of service and customer satisfaction and CP policies, to allow fundraising teams to develop compliant, sustainable income streams for the charity.  

A full job description and person specification is available once you begin to complete your application, and your responsibilities will include:  

– managing various agencies regarding data import, export, cleansing and analysis  
– leading on reporting and insight for fundraising teams to inform future decision making  
– being the champion for data and supporting fundraising and other teams in the use of CP’s CRM system  
– leading, line managing and developing the Data team and ensuring individual motivation and job satisfaction by providing ongoing training and development opportunities  
– mitigating reputation risk for Cats Protection by adopting and ensuring adherence to the various Codes of Conduct and legislation relevant to the role  
– ensuring that Data Digital and Direct Marketing teams procedures are fully documented and adhered to  
– leading on data management best practice, data quality standards, security, data protection, data hygiene, import and export routines, data selections, use of predictive modelling, statistical analysis  
– leading on data selections, proactively developing segmentation and targeting for online supporter communication.  
– establishing and maintaining close day to day working relationships with internal departments and working closely with the Procurement, Supporter Services and Finance teams, ensuring good practice in processing and recording is coupled with sound customer care techniques. To continually review and update third party contracts, policies and procedures to ensure that outsourced campaigns are competitively priced, compliant with industry regulations and managed in accordance with Cats Protection’s policies and expectations  

You should either hold a current / relevant Marketing and Data certification, or possess 5 years’ relevant technical experience. You will have experience of managing and developing new relationships with key suppliers/agencies, and have experience of successfully managing a budget. Line management experience with a track record of developing individuals is essential.  

You will need to be highly numerate and able to interpret and analyse complex data sets, and be able to influence key stakeholders with your excellent personal impact and influencing skills. Technically, we are looking for experience of managing a support function for a CRM system, Data segmentation and analysis, ideally Advanced CareNG CRM solution and Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services. We are looking for someone who is an innovative/creative thinker and effective problem solver. You will also need to have your own transport and be prepared to travel / stay overnight occasionally.  

To reward you, we have a pay scheme which provides the opportunity to progress within your pay band, subject to satisfactory performance. We also offer a range of benefits which include a generous holiday entitlement, a competitive pension offering, a private medical scheme, and a death in service scheme.  

For more information and how to apply CLICK HERE

Cats Protection is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.  
Interviews: late April/early May  
Reference: CF202  

Data Selections & Reporting Officer at Cat’s Protection

Data Selections & Reporting Officer

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Contract: Permanent

Salary: £30,894

Location: Haywards Heath, Sussex (or home based)

Closing Date: 22nd April 2018

The successful candidate will:

  • Using Faststats make data selections  to deliver targeted and cost-effective communications
  • Using SQL Server Reporting Services, to develop, enhance & run regular KPI reports 
  • Using Transact SQL Server, perform queries for data sets, investigating, trouble shooting and offering solutions

To support the Data Manager in the development and application of analytical tools

experience required: 

  • A-levels or equivalent
  • Ability to use SQL and SSRS
  • Data Protection legislation
  • Experience with CRM 

Interviews will be held late April/early May.

For more information and how to apply CLICK HERE 

New opportunity for a Business Insight Analyst at Wateraid

Business Insight Analyst

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Contract: Permanent (full time but open to flexibility)

Salary: £33,000- £39,000

Location: Vauxhall, London

Closing Date: 29th April 2018


Question: How much more is 3% than 2%?

Answer: a) 1% b) 50%

If you’ve answered b) then this could be the job for you

As Business Insight Analyst at WaterAid you’ll use your expertise to provide insight that will inform decisions across the organisation. Your ability to query complex data using SQL server and your expertise at drawing the insight clearly to a variety of stakeholders will ensure key decisions within WaterAid are data driven.

To be successful, you’ll need

  • Experience of using SQL to build complex queries, with strong numeracy and analytical skills
  • Ability to pick out the real insight from analysis, and present data clearly to a variety of audiences
  • Proven capability of influencing higher level decision-makers with data and insight
  • Ability to manage multiple relationships and priorities with a variety of stakeholders

Experience of using a statistics tool and experience of using a BI tool such as Power BI would also be highly desirable. 

For more information and how to apply CLICK HERE

With a commitment to our vision, you’ll get inspiration from the change you help make happen. We appreciate and respect different people and ideas, allow the chance to grow and the space to be yourself at your best.

Excellent benefits include

  • 28 annual holiday days, plus bank holidays and additional leave purchase scheme
  • 3%, 4% or 5% pension contributions double-matched by WaterAid 
  • Agile/flexible working and family friendly policies

Applications will close end one minute before midnight on 29 April 2018. Interviews will take place week commencing 7 May 2018. 

Please note: We are unable to provide sponsorship for this post. In order to apply you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK

Supporter Insight Analyst role at The Children’s Society

Supporter Insight Analyst

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Contract: Permanent

Salary: £34,220

Location: London

Closing Date: 30th April 2018

The Children’s Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We’re there for children, every step of the way. 

This role sits in the new Supporter Experience team which will lead on the strategic development of all supporter experiences across the Supporter Impact & Income directorate. Your analysis and insight will help maximise the lifetime value of the entire supporter base, shape all supporter journeys, establish lifetime value goals and develop high level supporter contact strategies. The team will also lead on managing and co-ordinating business analysis, supporter innovation, insight, events and portfolio management.

Using your strong data analysis skills, you will produce robust insight that drives improved income generation, increased supporter engagement and develops actionable insights into our supporters.

We are currently looking for an experienced data or insight analyst to join our dynamic, ambitious team. 

A key part of this role will be your ability to understand the organisations Supporter Engagement strategy and provide the insights that the fundraising and marketing teams require to deliver an exceptional supporter experience, increase engagement across our key audiences, as well as getting internal audiences excited about data.

In order to be successful in this role, you must have demonstrable experience in: 

  • Power BI – Experience in managing dashboards and data visualisations using Microsoft Power BI
  • Analytics Software Packages – an excellent knowledge of at least one of SQL, SPSS / PSPP, FastStats, R
  • Modelling – knowledge of how to build and maintain data models including LTV, segmentation and propensity models
  • Project Management – the ability to understand the needs of non-data specialists and present complex information in a manner that is practical to supporter-facing teams

The Children’s Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children’s lives happier and safer. 

Every day we’re changing the lives of children in this country for the better – and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more. 

For more information and how to apply CLICK HERE

Great new opportunity for a Supporter Data Analyst at Clic Sargent

Supporter Data Analyst

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Contract: Permanent

Salary: £31,108

Location: Bristol

Closing Date: 26th April 2018

Today, 11 children and young people in the UK hear the shocking news they have cancer. CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families, and provides them with clinical, practical, emotional and financial support. You can be a part of helping them cope with cancer and get the most out of life.

About the role:

The purpose of this role is to support the successful implementation of the One Team One Target strategy through driving and delivering data-driven decision making across the Income & Engagement directorate. The Supporter Data Analyst will be responsible for designing and conducting a full cycle of analysis. Furthermore, this role will support development and implementation of data, information and insight strategies by working collaboratively with teams and supporting our analysis needs to drive income and engagement.

About you:

The ideal candidate will have proven experience of deriving actionable insights from large data sets to optimise supporter journeys, improve supporter targeting and drive engagement strategies. You should be comfortable with designing, planning and delivering insight, working with a wide variety of analytical tools and producing analytical models.  A confident approach with the ability to manage several different projects, prioritise and influence stakeholders to shape and inform strategy across the charity is essential.

What we offer:

In return for your commitment, we offer a great reward package, which includes generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme and season ticket loan.

We are always looking for talented people from all backgrounds, to join us and help improve the lives of children and young people with cancer and their families. We particularly want to encourage people from under-represented groups to step forward and apply to work or volunteer with CLIC Sargent.

For more information and how to apply CLICK HERE

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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

Don’t panic…

Here at Awards HQ we know that a few of you are still crossing the ‘t’s and dotting the ‘i’s for your super award winning entries to the Insight in Fundraising Awards 2018. Therefore in true SIG style we’re going to give you a few more days to perfect them!

This extra time will help you make sure that your entry is as brilliant as possible for the best chance of winning one of our coveted trophies – but be warned there will be no further extensions! Friday 20th April at 6pm is most definitely the final deadline!

Entering is easy – simply CLICK HERE to go through to our entry site, fill in the details of your project, upload your supporting materials and submit!

However – try not to leave it to the very last minute before the 6pm deadline, the portal is bound to be busy which may slow things down and you don’t want to miss the deadline if the system is closed!

Tickets are also now on sale for the fabulous Gala Dinner on 20th June at the amazing Royal Institute of British Architects in central London. For a limited period we’re offering a 10% discount on Early Bird Tickets – simply CLICK HERE to reserve your place!

Only a few hours left to enter the Insight in Fundraising Awards 2018


There’s still time to get your entries in for the 2018 Insight in Fundraising Awards – however hurry, entries close at 6pm today!

Click here to go straight through to the entry portal, complete the simple form, upload your supporting materials and that’s all you have to do! PLUS it’s free!

What are you waiting for – get entering right now, there’s only a matter of hours to go!

Have you considered what an award could do for you?

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“Winning has had a huge impact on both myself and the team, with a promotion for me, the introduction of two new insight roles, and investment in a new modeller for our work,”
Stacey Wood, Supporter Data Manager

CLIC Sargent won last year’s Most Powerful Insight Using Innovative Methods of Data Analysis category in the IoF Insight in Fundraising Awards.

This winning entry went on to win the IoF National Award for Best Use of Insight with its machine-learning project that tripled the ROI of its Christmas appeal. Stacey explains the difference this recognition has made:
“The award reaffirmed in people’s minds the huge impact our analysis is having, both on engaging supporters and on ROI, and we have since grown from a small team within Individual Giving into one that is now fully centralised and recognised within the organisation.” 

Be inspired, be brave and enter your best work for the IoF Insight in Fundraising Awards 2018. Check out the categories and criteria and submit your entry before 13th April 2018

Don’t delay, enter today!