Database Assistant

University of Bath - Development & Alumni Relations

Do you have a flair for administration, taking pride in accuracy and attention to detail? Do you set your own high standards rather than working on the encouragement of others?

The Raiser’s Edge Database, which holds over 138,000 records of former students, honorary graduates, donors and other supporters of the University is fundamental to the success of the University’s alumni relations and fundraising operations.

The University of Bath was ranked number five in the UK in the Guardian University Guide and regularly takes its place in the top 10 of other major UK league tables. The Department of Development & Alumni Relations plays a leading role in our landmark 50th Anniversary fundraising campaign and our 50th anniversary celebrations.

Responsibilities will include updating the Raiser’s Edge and maintaining accurate records; undertaking regular audits to ensure the consistency, completeness and integrity of data; processing donations; and responding to a wide range of information requests from graduates and members of University staff.

The successful applicant will be resourceful, proactive and reliable. You will possess exceptional aptitude for accuracy and attention to detail, and will assist the Database Manager in spotting and correcting errors and inconsistencies in data entry. Experience working in a busy office environment is essential, as are very strong IT skills including familiarity with advanced functions of MS Excel and MS Word.

Occasionally, you will be expected to attend alumni events that may take place during the evening or at weekends and for which time of in lieu will be given.

What we offer

  • The University of Bath is an exciting and engaging place to work. We are committed to personal and professional development.
  • Excellent pension: 6% employer contributions
  • 36 days holiday (annual leave, discretionary days and bank holidays)
  • A flexible working environment
  • Ofsted outstanding rated onsite nursery and childcare vouchers schemes
  • Salary exchange scheme (cycle to work, fitness plus with our world-class sports training village)
  • Interest free loans for public transport seasons tickets and motorcycle purchases for commuting
  • Onsite private and NHS dentist, onsite medical centre
  • Discounted physiotherapy services
  • Onsite parking

Please note that we have two full-time posts available; one 12 month fixed-term contract and one open-ended contract (permanent). Please indicate in your application which position you would prefer.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Philippa Neaverson, Research & Resources Manager, on 01225 386539.

Further details:

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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