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Great new role this week for a Data Manager…

Data Manager

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Contract: Permanent

Salary: £30,000 – £35,000

Location: Sutton, Surrey

Closing Date: 18th February 2018

Aid to the Church in Need UK (ACN) is a Catholic charity and Pontifical Foundation of Catholic Church, providing pastoral and material support to Christians around the world who are oppressed and persecuted for their faithfulness to Christ.

Aware of the essential role of data in ensuring the best supporter experience, we are looking for an experienced data specialist to establish a new Database function. Reporting to the Head of Finance and working closely with the Head of Fundraising & Marketing, this important role will support fundraising and marketing, manage the database, project manage technical innovations, and deliver GDPR compliance.

This role offers a rare opportunity to join the UK office of an international organisation and to shape the growth of a new role, which will support a highly motivated Fundraising and Marketing team in delivering an ambitious five-year growth strategy.

Main areas of responsibility will include but not be limited to the following:

  1. Management of the Fundraising Database
  2. Support to the Fundraising and Marketing Team
  3. Project Manager on Technical Innovation schemes
  4. GDPR Compliance and Management of Fundraising Database

Technical Competencies

  • Considerable CRM experience in a fundraising environment, ideally using Raiser’s Edge
  • Very comfortable working with data, managing data imports and selections, with good SQL
  • Experience in producing insight reports and business intelligence, with strong Excel skills, and ideally with Qlikview
  • Fluency in accounts, ideally working with SAGE Commercials or similar
  • General PC literacy including Microsoft Office

Personal / Interpersonal Competencies

  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • A passion for problem solving and ideas person
  • A self-starter, able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Attention to detail and eye for efficiency
  • Target-led
  • Sensitivity and empathy with the ethos and mission of this Catholic charity
  • Willing to ‘own’ distinct areas of work
  • Ability to inspire colleagues and set high standards

Charity sector experience desirable but not essential.

For more information and how to apply, CLICK HERE

First Interview Thursday 22 February

Second Interview – Wednesday 28 February

Great new role for Supporter Communications Data Specialist at ActionAid UK

Supporter Communications Data Specialist

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Contract: Permanent

Salary: £34,222 – £35,257

Location: London

Closing Date: 23:59 on 21st January 2018

Could you use your technical and analytical data skills to help enhance our supporter communications?

At ActionAid UK we are focused on making a real difference by helping people use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. The Data & Analysis Team provides data, analysis and insight to help the organisation better understand its supporters.  This role’s focus is to understand the strategic and operational aims of supporter communications and to create and extract accurate selections of data from the database to deliver those communications.

Working with the fundraising and campaigning teams you will help guide them in the strategic deployment of supporter communications, delivering data selections to fulfil these.  You will manage the supporter communication schedule and planning processes to provide an overview of supporter journeys, and ensure individual supporters’ needs are fully considered in each and every communication.

Experienced in creating database queries to extract data from a large relational database, you will also be skilled in data manipulation.  As part of the role is about advising other teams you will have a strong understanding of how to use segmentation, targeting and testing in communications, and an ability to use your relationship and customer service skills to influence and negotiate with peers. 

Does this sound like you? For more information and how to apply CLICK HERE

Senior Data Analyst needed at ActionAid UK

Senior Data Analyst

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Contract: Permanent

Salary: £39,353 – £40,544

Location: London

Closing Date: 23:59 on 21st January 2018

Could you maintain and develop a suite of supporter data reports, analysis and models to build our understanding of ActionAid’s supporters and fundraising performance?   Could you use this insight to influence, improve and challenge fundraising and supporter engagement strategies to help us deliver on our new strategy ‘Together with Women and Girls’?

The Data & Analysis team provides data, reporting and analysis across the organisation and this role is pivotal in delivering insight and recommendations that influence supporter strategy. Experienced in working with large and complex data sets and relational databases, you are looking for a new opportunity to develop your technical skills and passion for data.

Your knowledge of SQL will help you maintain a suite of reports and develop analysis that provides vital information about ActionAid’s supporters. With excellent attention to detail you will be an analyst all-rounder used to juggling requests for data and changes to reports while delivering complex analysis and modelling. In a role with high expectations you are calm under pressure and manage priorities with clear communication.

Though you will work closely with the team and your stakeholders, as the reporting and analysis expert you should enjoy developing your own solutions and supporting others to develop their technical skills.

In return we offer a sector leading salary, competitive benefits package and an opportunity to use and develop your skills in an organisation dedicated to ending poverty.

For more information and how to apply CLICK HERE

New year, new job… Exciting new role for Data Systems Lead at Wateraid

Data Systems Lead


Contract: Permanent

Salary: £47,000 – £50,000 

Location: Vauxhall, London

Closing Date: 14th January 2018

Want to use your exceptional data and leadership skills to help make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

WaterAid is looking for an enthusiastic, highly data-literate Data Systems lead, to join its Performance and Insight Department.  We are looking for candidates offering proven technical expertise, demonstrable situational awareness and a motivational approach to leadership.  If you believe you fit this description, please get in touch!

At the heart of WaterAid’s data ecosystem is your team of nine incredibly talented individuals; your experience of embedding new technologies, combined with your leadership credentials, will ensure that a wide range of stakeholders from across the organisation continue to feel supported by this team and motivated by your vision.  Drawing on your team’s knowledge and expertise you will lead efforts to extend usage of our Microsoft Dynamics CRM system and explore new, exciting applications for our automated ETL engine (Integration Hub) and Data Warehouse.

In return, you can expect to get inspiration from the change you help make happen, a sense of belonging and the feeling of being part of a global community. You will also have the chance to grow, and space to be yourself at your best. Our wide range of benefits include agile/flexible working, generous annual leave and additional leave purchase, exceptional pension, employee assistance programme and fitness and social initiatives.

To find out more, InMail Kim Morgan/> or to view the full job description and apply online CLICK HERE />

Great new opportunity for a Business Development Researcher…

Business Development Researcher

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Contract: Permanent

Salary: (c)£43,000

Location:  Vauxhall, London

Closing Date: 21st January 2018

One in six people in the UK will have a disability in their lifetime and we want to make sure they have the opportunity to live their lives to their full potential.

Leonard Cheshire Disability is the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of services for disabled people.  Our services include high-quality care and community support together with innovative projects in the UK and internationally supporting disabled people into education, employment and entrepreneurship. In 2017 we launched our new strategy to radically improve the life choices of people with disabilities, articulating our aim to support journeys towards independence.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop and lead a best practice and innovative research function to support the creation and expansion of our business partnerships. Identifying potential and developing current partners, you will produce detailed plans to engage effectively with a range of partners and potential partners across the private, voluntary and public sectors both in the UK and internationally. 

You will bring significant experience of developing and embedding a highly effective research function along with extensive experience and knowledge of industry research techniques and tools. You will be highly customer focused, have commercial acumen and possess the ability to operate at a strategic level. You will have excellent solutions focused project skills and be an analytical thinker with an organised and rigorous approach. 

If you share a commitment to the values and ethos of our charity, we look forward to hearing from you.

A satisfactory disclosure check is required for this post.

For more information and how to apply, CLICK HERE

New opportunity for Database Services Officer – take a look!

Database Services Officer


Contract: Permanent

Salary: £22,000 – £25,000

Location: Highbury & Islington, London

Closing Date: 28th January 2018

We are looking for a Database professional to join our fast growing Database Marketing & Insight team. Your main duties will involve supporting accurate and efficient dataflow onto the fundraising database through regular imports, monitoring data accuracy and supporting the development of user guidance and training. You will also help to provide reports and insight to develop learnings on supporter behaviour and the effectiveness of fundraising activity. You will work with colleagues from across the organisation providing them with a range of services, including database support, guidance and training so that they have the tools they need to fundraise for the charity. You will also support with delivery of key projects to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the systems and processes we use.

This role offers a great opportunity for a data professional to develop their technical and problem solving skills to work in a dynamic, but supportive, environment and at the same time make a real difference to the lives of people who are deaf, with hearing loss, and with tinnitus.

For more detailed information and how to apply, please see the website.

Great new role for a Database Marketing Executive

Database Marketing Executive


Contract: Permanent

Salary: £24,000 – £27,000

Location: Highbury & Islington, London

Closing Date: 28th January 2018

We are looking for a Database Marketing professional to join our fast growing Database Marketing & Insight team. You will work with colleagues from across the organisation and provide them with a range of services, including database selections and segmentation for use in our fundraising campaigns. You will also provide reports and insight to develop learnings on supporter behaviour and the effectiveness of fundraising activity.

This role offers a great opportunity for a data professional to develop their technical and analytical skills to work in a dynamic, but supportive, environment and at the same time make a real difference to the lives of people who are deaf, with hearing loss, and with tinnitus.

For more detailed information please view this vacancy on our website


Fantastic new role for Data & Analytics Officer at the University of Bath

Data & Analytics Officer


Contract: Permanent

Salary: £25,298 – £31,076

Location: Bath 

Closing Date: 13th November 2016

Are you working in data analytics?  Do you want to make a difference – and help us be the best that we can be? Insight is critical to the success of our vibrant Development & Alumni Relations Department and we are seeking an experienced Data Analytics professional to help us deliver excellence across all areas of activity. 

The University of Bath was ranked in the Top 5 in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2016 and regularly appears in the top ten major UK league tables.  The Department of Development & Alumni Relations plays a leading role in the University’s landmark 50th Anniversary fundraising campaign as well as in the wider 50th anniversary celebrations.

Our database, with records of over 130,000 graduates, donors and other stakeholders, underpins the University’s alumni relations and fundraising activities.  It is also a resource for the wider institution, providing information for both academic and professional service departments such as the International Relations Office.

The Data & Analytics Officer will help us maximise the effectiveness of our fundraising, communications, events and volunteer programmes and will provide diverse reports and information to senior colleagues across the University. The role will involve analysing data (eg through predictive modelling and data mining) and gathering and interpreting information from sources such as the alumni survey.  You will also provide DDAR’s Senior Management Team with reports and metrics to help optimise return on investment across the Department.

The successful candidate will be a lateral thinker, highly experienced in analysing and manipulating data and able to understand the significance of information and data trends in different contexts. A creative flair for data visualisation would be an advantage.

What we offer

  • The University of Bath is an exciting and engaging place to work, committed to personal and professional development.
  • Excellent pension: 18% employer 8% employee contributions
  • 39 days holiday (annual leave, discretionary days and bank holidays)
  • Flexible working environment
  • Ofsted outstanding rated onsite nursery and childcare vouchers
  • Interest free loans for public transport seasons tickets and motorcycle purchases for commuting
  • Onsite parking

For an informal discussion about the position, please contact Philippa Neaverson, Research & Resources Manager  (Mon-Fri 8:30-3:00)  on  01225 386539 or email

For more information and how to apply CLICK HERE

Excellent Opportunity for Data Officer at VSO

Data Officer

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Contract: Permanent

Salary: £24,400 – £28,000

Location: Kingston, London

Closing Date: 27th October 2016

About VSO

VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role overview

The post holder will drive the continual improvement in data quality, conduct data imports and synchronisations with data held in other databases, and support the production of segmented data selections for marketing activity. They will also contribute to the development of database solutions that make us more efficient and able to provide an excellent supporter experience.

Skills, qualifications and experience

The ideal candidate will have substantial experience of handling and querying large/ complex data sets and significant experience of supporter or customer databases. They will be organised, able to problem solve, have an excellent attention to detail, and have a restless enthusiasm for the continual improvement in data, processes and their own understanding.

How to apply            

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

Last chance to buy 3for2 tickets to the Insight in Fundraising Annual Conference

Today is the last day to get your hands on our Special 3for2 Offer tickets for the Insight in Fundraising Annual Conference.

The offer ends on Monday 17th October at 6pm so to take advantage of the 3for2 offer,  click here to book your tickets now!