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Data Insight Analyst

Development & Alumni Relations

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £31,406 to £38,587 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 30 August 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1909322CD

At the University of Southampton, our aim is to change the world for the better, bringing together realms of academic research, creativity and knowledge to have a truly collaborative and ground-breaking impact. We care about the challenges that humanity faces, and work to support others on a global scale. 

In the Office of Development & Alumni Relations (ODAR), our job is to galvanise our community to solve these challenges and to make a difference. Would you like this to be your job too? 

About the role 

The role will deliver insight and analysis to guide critical business decisions that underpin daily work and strategic decision making that will guide how the University prepares for and delivers the next £100 million fundraising campaign.

As well as providing accurate and timely data to ensure business decisions are made on strong and robust data-based evidence, the postholder will thrive in analysing the effectiveness of the activities within the fundraising and engagement programme. 

About you 

You will have:

  • demonstrable experience of working with large and complex relational databases or CRM systems in a management information or analytical role within a sales, fundraising, or marketing focused team.
  • experience of analysing data to develop insight to inform decision making, process changes, strategies or activities.  
  • experience of working with business intelligence software to produce management information (e.g. Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, Qlikview)
  • an ability to solve problems and think laterally to address data reporting, analysis or management information challenges; and
  • a proactive and collegial approach to work to deliver best practice and provide expert guidance to colleagues. 

About us

We are planning our first University-wide fundraising and engagement campaign, involving more alumni and supporters with Southampton so that we can change the world. With the full support and investment of University leadership, we are excited to be growing our team considerably.

We need people with intellectual curiosity and different ideas. We need people with direct experience or transferable skills and the interest and drive to take on a new challenge. We are actively determined to welcome a diverse group of colleagues into our inclusive team. Every day will be different, you will meet incredible people and the rewards will be huge. 

Imagine fundraising for medical technologies that could cure cancer or dementia. Or engaging a volunteer who can help a student improve their graduate prospects. Or connecting alumni around the world and reawakening important friendships. That could be you.

This could be a career-defining opportunity and we want to hear from you. See Join ODAR to learn about our team and current opportunities. If you’d like to have an informal chat about this role, please contact Dan Keyworth, Head of Data & Analytics on 02380 597258 or by email at Please do contact us if you feel you don’t meet all of the selection criteria and want to discuss the role further.

Interviews to be held on Monday 12th September 2022.

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Lauren Ward (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Please quote reference 1909322CD on all correspondence. 


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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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