Database Assistant

Reference number: 46217

Title: Database Assistant

Location: London

Salary: £22,700 (Including London Allowance)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Thursday 28 October 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

About the role

Sense has an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Engagement team as a Database Assistant. This full time position will be based at our head office in King's Cross, London.

This role sits within the Engagement Team; who are fast paced with a varied and large work load, the succesful candidate will be expected to manage their own task list and prioritise where necessary. Working with the Database Manager and Officer, you will be responsible for maintaining accurate data on Sense’s supporter database so that our Engagement teams can liaise with their supporters in a timely and effective manner. This will include creating, maintaining and running import profiles for data from third parties and websites, data selections for marketing and fundraising activity.

Key skills and experience required:

  • Strong IT skills with experience of working with Raiser’s Edge or a similar database in a fundraising environment.
  • Good understanding of Relational Databases, technically and real world application
  • Understanding of MS Excel, Importomatic and of MS Access 
  • A clear understanding of data protection regulations and other regulatory frameworks.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels of the organisation.
  • An eye for detail and be adept at spotting errors whilst working in a methodical manner.
  • A team player who can also demonstrate excellent independent working, taking ownership and responsibility when applicable

For the full job description and person specification please see links below. 

About Sense

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

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.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your supporting application and CV to shortlist candidates for interview; in relation to the Person Specification. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note: to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to a DBS check; level dependant on the nature of the role.

Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. We value everyone’s contribution and ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential. We will promote equality and diversity in all that we do and the work we do in partnership with others. For more information please visit: 


Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Related links

Who Sense supports

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Sense's People Strategy

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