Senior Database Manager Ref 7490

School/department: Development & Alumni Relations Office (DARO).
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to 1FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 7490
Salary: starting at £34,304 rising to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 05 January 2022
Closing date:  07 February 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: To be confirmed

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced database professional to join the team in the University of Sussex’s high-performing Development & Alumni Relations Office (DARO). This role is integral to the smooth functioning of all alumni, donor and prospect engagement and fundraising activities in the department.

With a track record of managing a complex CRM database, transferring large datasets between systems and analysing and segmenting data to support fundraising, you will be a results-driven, excellent database manager, with the ability to lead and motivate a team and work collaboratively with colleagues in other teams within the department and across the University.

As Senior Database Manager, you will develop a data-driven culture in DARO; leading the gathering, management and interpretation of data and insight to improve results and inform future strategy.

You will be responsible for the University’s Raiser’s Edge NXT database and associated integrations, all fundraising and alumni engagement webpages, third party platforms and email communications. The database holds the details of around 200,000 alumni worldwide and is the main tool for alumni relations and fundraising for the University. This role is responsible for all aspects of database management and planning in order to help the department maximise income and reach its strategic goals.

Please contact Rachel Dyson, Deputy Director of Development, at for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 7490) (PDF XKB)

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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