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Data Lead

£40,000 - £47,000 per annum
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Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is a leading independent funder. They support exceptional organisations that are building a more inclusive, creative and sustainable society in the UK. In 2017 they provided over £40m in grants and social investments to charities and social enterprises working in arts, children and young people, sustainable food & environment, and social change. They operate a social investment fund for organisations that can deliver a social benefit along with a financial return. We are currently working together to recruit a Data Lead to join their team to manage, analyse and utilise their data to its full potential.

This newly created role will be integral to ensuring that data is at the heart of Esmée Fairbairn's strategy to become a more effective funder and to ensure that everything the organisation does maximises the impact that it wants to have. Key to this is to make sure that it manages, tracks and uses data and information in an accurate and consistent manner. They want to play a part in developing an effective data driven ecosystem in the sector as a whole whilst building data management expertise within the organisation.

This position will be varied and holistic, allowing the successful candidate to be influential to how the organisation operates effectively and demonstrates and measures impact within the sector. This person will lead on the development of the foundation's data strategy, understanding what data is needed and how it will be modelled in addition to identifying interesting data development opportunities. Analysing data sets to extract meaning as well as working across the organisation to embed a culture of learning and collaboration around data based activity.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic and ambitious person with a strategic and analytical mind-set. You will have demonstrable advanced knowledge of data management, modern databases, IT Systems and analytics. Knowledge of some of the following is highly desirable: database design, social analytics platforms, social analytics, predictive analytics, GDPR and data platforms. This role will be the bridging the gap between data and strategy implementation.

The organisation is open and creative so someone who is intellectually curious with a passion for and understanding of the important role that data can play and is happy to bring ideas, share views and lead initiatives will be welcomed.

Interviews will take place on Monday 4th February at the offices in Kings Cross.

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