Database Manager

Closing date

25 March 2018




Development & Alumni Relations Office

Required hours

Full Time




£40,290 - £43,796 per annum

The Royal College of Art is the only entirely postgraduate institution of university status devoted to research and knowledge exchange, teaching and practice in art, design, architecture, communication and humanities. The College’s international reputation as the world's number one art and design university has been recognised for four successive years by the highly-regarded QS World Ranking survey in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2017/18 the College has 2,000 students registered for MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees, rising to 2,300 in 2018/19, and more than 400 full- and part-time academic, technical and administrative staff.

The RCA is currently working on its first fully comprehensive philanthropic fundraising campaign, to create a unified new campus in Battersea and to fully support its students, academic staff and long term vision. In readiness for this exciting new chapter in the RCA‘s history, the Development & Alumni Relations team are expanding in a number key strategic areas, and creating several rare opportunities to join a dynamic team at one of the most unique, inspirational and influential art and design institutions in the world.

The College is seeking to appoint a Database Manager, on a permanent basis, who will lead the database, gift administration, and financial monitoring functions of the Development & Alumni Relations department. The post-holder will be responsible for the management of the Raiser’s Edge fundraising database across the College, and the associated information and systems, and use data to identify, analyse and interpret trends and patterns.

It is essential that candidates are educated to degree level or equivalent. The successful candidate will have substantial experience in information management and data manipulation, and statistical analysis including financial and marketing reports. They will also have knowledge at System Administrator level of the Raiser’s Edge database.

Candidates must have proven organisational skills with an ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks and a variety of demands.  A high level of literacy and numeracy, and written and oral communication skills are essential for the role. The post-holder must have excellent IT skills, particularly spreadsheets, customer relationship management/donor databases, reporting tools, and financial packages. In addition, the successful candidate will have proven project management skills and a methodical and organised approach.

Closing date: 25 March 2018

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The Royal College of Art is committed to equal opportunities for all and is a Two Ticks employer & Stonewall Diversity Champion. The College particularly welcomes applications from all sections of the community and would particularly encourage members of minority groups to apply.  

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