Data Selection Officer
Type of role
Location Various Countries
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract length 3 years
Full Time 21 hours per week
Interview date 30/10/20
Start date ASAP
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is the world’s leading international development organisation that
works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries
around the world, our unique role in international development is to
place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where
their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers
live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their
unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing
things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of
poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on
long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come.
Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.
You will implement data selections for direct
communications to the VSO supporter base. You will be expected to manage
the data aspects of fundraising and communication activities with
responsibility for the effective and accurate selection and segmentation
of data, including export routines using Raiser’s Edge and Excel. You
will work under the guidance of experienced team members who know VSO
processes and data well.
You will work with colleagues in other
teams to plan and implement data selection projects, gathering
requirements, providing and taking feedback on counts, agreeing
deadlines and resolving issues in a timely manner. You must ensure that
all data selected and transmitted is in compliance with data protection
laws and VSO data policies and meets the communication preferences
expressed by the supporters being selected.
Skills, qualifications and experience
Competencies and Behaviour
This is a technical role and it is essential that you have the right
work experience. You will need substantial experience producing complex
and segmented data extracts using Raiser’s Edge, and you will be expert
in handling and manipulating large data sets using Microsoft Excel. You
will have experience working with direct marketing or fundraising teams
and be able to coordinate data selection projects and activities
involving multiple teams with differing timelines. You should also have a
working knowledge of UK data protection laws and experience of running
data selections that are compliant with those laws and organisational
At VSO we believe progress is only possible by
working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a
volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection
process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:
• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge
VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please
ensure you have the right to work in one of the VSO locations.
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VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.
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has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We
expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young
people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).
Application Closing Date 26th October, 2020.