Database Assistant

University of Sheffield - Development, Alumni Relations and Events (DARE)

Contract Type: Open Ended

Faculty: Professional Services

Location: 40 Victoria Street

Salary: Grade 4

£18,412- £20,624 per annum. Potential to progress to £22,494 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.


The University of Sheffield’s Development, Alumni Relations and Events Office (DARE) was set up in 2002. It reconnects alumni (former students) with their University and encourages them (and others) to give support in whatever way they can, both non-financial (through volunteering) and financial. More than 20,000 individual gifts have been donated to the University since 2002, totaling more than £45 million in gifts and confirmed pledges.

An opportunity has arisen for a Database Assistant within the Development Services team. The Database Assistant adds new and updated information to the alumni database, cleans information already on the database, assists with sending bulk emails and supervises student data entry staff, ensuring they maintain high levels of accuracy. Using a variety of tools to manipulate and change data, the Database Assistant ensures the University is using the most up to date information about its alumni, donors and friends.

You will have 5 GCSEs at Grade A-C (including English and Maths) or equivalent. You will have previous experience of data entry and be able to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. You will also Excellent communication skills, including a professional and confident manner when interacting with people in person and by phone/email. You will need experience of supervising people in a work or volunteering environment.

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