Home-based
£31,866 - £40,322 per year
Contract, Temporary, 12 months Contract, Full-time
Job description

Development and Data Manager

The role

Do you have the data expertise and communication skills to lead and manage a data team to play a crucial role in facilitating higher levels of philanthropic income and alumni engagement at the University of Sheffield? If the answer is yes then please read on.

This is an exciting time to consider joining. The department of Campaigns and Alumni Relations (CAR) is leading support for a multi-million pound institution-wide fundraising and supporter engagement campaign that will deliver transformational projects supporting research, teaching and the student experience and enable the University to deliver its new strategy. At a time of significant uncertainty, in this role you will be able to positively contribute to the success of the institutional Campaign!

What will you be doing?

As Development and Data Manager you will:

  • Lead a team of five specialists, ensuring the team delivers effective data management customer services for colleagues within the department and the broader University.
  • Directly line manage two members of staff, ensuring they are challenged and supported.
  • Manage projects.

Projects include:

  • Restructuring data and building user-friendly reports that facilitate strategic, data-driven decision making on fundraising and alumni engagement by colleagues and senior members of staff.
  • Ensuring the integration of the database with an important new institution-wide project – an online community that will scale up the volume of interactions between alumni and students.

You should apply if

People and project management is key to this role. Naturally, given the nature of this role, we would expect the successful candidate to bring experience in managing data, projects and using a customer relationship management database, as well as the ability to lead and manage people. As a team manager we will include you in the department’s Team Managers and Operations groups, to work closely with senior management and influence departmental decision-making. We are looking for a person who will bring energy, who believes in the importance and power of good data and can communicate clearly in ways that non-data specialists understand. Collaboration will be key, as will a high level of professional integrity.

Within CAR we ensure that members of staff receive proper inductions, ongoing support and development and ensure that all staff can work effectively and collaboratively as we continue to work remotely. We offer a total reward package that includes a competitive salary, a generous pension scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of personal and professional development opportunities. We want to attract the best people with the right transferable skills and welcome applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds. 

Refreshed on: 01 February 2021
Closed date: 11 February 2021
Job ref: UOS027339
Tags: Admin, Fundraising