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Database Manager
University of Birmingham
  • Salary £31,406 - £40,927 per year
  • Location B15, Birmingham
  • Job Type Contract, Temporary, Full-time
  • Category IT , Management
  • Sectors Education
  • Job Reference : 16489Z

Job Description

Are you passionate about working with data to help deliver charitable projects?


Our University has a proud history of philanthropy stretching back to its foundation in 1900.With a clear vision to change the lives of the people of Birmingham, Joseph Chamberlain raised the funds required to build the University from citizens and corporations based locally and around the globe. Since then philanthropy has continued to play an important role in shaping the University. There have been a number of fundraising campaigns, which have raised money for buildings, students, and research.In 2015 we closed the Circles of Influence Campaign, which raised £193 million, making it the largest HE fundraising campaign outside Oxbridge and London. We have now launched our new campaign. Birmingham In Action, which aims to change lives locally and globally. It is unique and ambitious and will place Birmingham as one of the leading fundraising and volunteering universities in the world.  

We are now looking to recruit a Database Manager maternity cover in order to help us deliver this ambitious campaign. DARO has invested in a new CRM system (Blackbaud CRM) and this role is critical to the successful planning and execution of the Midlands’ largest ever campaign. The post holder is responsible for the leadership of the data team and the effective management and care of DARO’s extensive data resources. Reporting into the Head of Campaign Data & Insight, the Database Manger directly manages a team of three data professionals. The Database Manager will be an enthusiastic and energetic individual, a data expert, and an excellent project manager. They will have a strong working knowledge of databases and the effective management of data, deftly navigating large data sets and manipulating multiple streams to ensure seamless and accurate information is delivered to the wider department. This post holder will be a keen problem solver who can find innovative and creative IT solutions to match business processes and troubleshoot complicated, often critical, database issues. They will also have strong interpersonal, customer service, and communication skills and enjoy engaging with both internal stakeholders and colleagues across the wider sector. 

We are an ambitious and successful research-intensive University (one of the top 100 research-led universities globally) and have produced 10 Nobel Prize winners, including three who received their awards in 2016.Academics here are tackling some of the world’s most pressing global challenges such as antibody testing and Covid-19, the impact of climate change on our woodlands and forests, issues caused by migration and displacement, the rise in youth mental health issues, and the prevention of needless maternal deaths in the developing world. Our students come from nearly 150 countries and our flagship outreach programmes mean that almost 25% of our student population come from disadvantaged backgrounds, one of the highest proportions in the UK. Philanthropy has always played an important role in shaping the University, and through ‘Birmingham In Action’, philanthropy will continue to play a vital role in delivering projects to change lives locally, nationally, and internationally. 

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