Database Development Manager

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Reference number: 43315

Title: Database Development Manager

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time

Location: King's Cross, London

Contract type: Fixed Term

Closing date: Sunday 23 June 2019

Salary: Circa £38,000 per annum (Inc. London Allowance)

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

Sense has an exciting opportunity for someone to join our team in London as a Database Development Manager. This is a this is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week, on a fixed term contract for 12 months.

The Database Development Manager is an exciting opportunity to redevelop some of the data structures we use in our supporter database (Raisers’ Edge), with a view to providing a more systematic and versatile data platform. You will also be involved in optimising the efficiency of import and export processes as well as contributing to the long term data strategy for the organisation.

To excel in this role, you will need to have an understanding of relational databases and preferably experience working directly with Raisers’ Edge. You will be able to analyse and manipulate large volumes of data accurately and with confidence, translating existing information into new structures you have designed in partnership with the Head of Engagement Operations and relevant supporter facing stakeholders.

You will be required to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and be able to meet tight deadlines. The ability to translate technical information for a non-technical audience is a prerequisite in order to build a successful working relationship with other teams and database users across the organisation.

About you 

This job is perfect for someone with significant experience working with marketing databases, who has confidence they could improve the schema used; this is your opportunity to show how well you would do it!

You will be a strong communicator, able to listen to the requirements of our internal customers, identify the common themes and produce schema that deliver on all their core requirements. You will understand that the documentation of and training on new processes and schema is as important as the build itself and enjoy this aspect of the work too. Whilst you will be given support, you will also be expected to be organised, work on your own steam and deliver to deadlines.

About us

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: James Dungate via

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format please contact the HR department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment.


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