Database Specialist

Job details


Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AB


£15,200 per annum

Hours of work

Two days a week



Closing date

March 22, 2024

Goodenough College is an educational charity, providing accommodation to international postgraduate students and their families in a friendly and collegiate setting. The College’s charitable mission is to create a stimulating, inclusive and supportive residential community. The College is committed to widening its access to reach those from lower income backgrounds and countries to increase its socio-economic diversity. To achieve this, the College offers financial support in the form of scholarships and our hardship fund. We also fundraise to maintain our Buildings and Estate.  Therefore, the College fundraises and reaches out to alumni and supporters to add to its revenue stream.

The College is now looking for an experienced Database Specialist with expertise in Raiser’s Edge to play a key role in optimising its database for fundraising and alumni activities.

We are looking for a detail-oriented and skilled database specialist who can ensure the accuracy, efficiency, and effectiveness of our database system. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the integrity of our database, accurately capturing donation and gift information, and producing high-quality reports to support our fundraising initiatives.

The main responsibilities will be utilising Raiser’s Edge to support our fundraising and alumni activities. This will include accurate and timely data entry and auditing to cleanse the database to eliminate duplicates and discrepancies. There will also be regular specialised reports to put together, to inform the College of the effectiveness of fundraising campaigns.

Applicants must have proven experience with Raiser’s Edge and understanding of effective database management. Exceptional attention to detail with high data accuracy is required. Excellent communication skills and collaboration skills are a must.

This is a hybrid role offered on a part time (two days a week), fixed term contract of 12 months. The College is flexible as to how the two days are split/worked throughout the week. There may be some work events to attend which can be useful to understand how the database work supports and impacts fundraising activities. Salary offered is £15,200 per annum (actual salary for two days a week).

Please read the full job description and person specification for information.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter, informing us of your suitability for the role, to Zakiyah Kihl, 

Closing date is 10am on Friday 22 March 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview after the Easter holidays.

Applicants applying must be able to provide current evidence of their right to live and work in the UK.

Goodenough College is committed to equality of opportunity and diversity in employment. We welcome all applicants especially those from underrepresented groups. If invited to interview, please let us know of any access requirements.