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London N1, with flexibility to regularly work from home

Application Deadline
£32,628 - £36,237

£32,628 - £36,237 per annum pro rata (rising after 12 months)

Part-time, 21 hours per week


London N1, with flexibility to regularly work from home

NCVO is transforming the way it works. With a new strategic direction and leadership team, we are determined to work with our members so that charities and volunteering can thrive. As the country recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic and renews itself, charities and volunteering aren’t just vital support systems for communities in need – they’re at the heart of how people want to lead their lives.

The primary purpose of the role is to support NCVO’s research and insights activity, and wider organisational strategy by:

  • collecting and synthesising data from a wide range of sources
  • managing databases
  • producing statistical analyses

The post holder will lead on managing databases to support NCVO’s research and insights activity, and have the following knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Strong knowledge of SQL to query and manage databases
  • Strong knowledge of programming languages, especially Python, and quantitative research methods
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Work on own initiative, proactively identifying and solving potential difficulties
  • Communications skills, including the ability to translate technical information for non-technical audiences.
  • Working with large datasets in a variety of formats, particularly SQL databases
  • Research and data analysis using Python
  • Working as part of a team
  • Active commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

The Data Scientist will be instrumental in delivering the Civil Society Almanac, the most comprehensive data resource on the UK voluntary sector. In 2020, Almanac data was vital to securing the £750m from the UK government to support charities and volunteering through the pandemic. You will primarily be responsible for processing, cleaning, and analysing charity financial records, and maintaining the Almanac database.

NCVO is fully committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our sector. We want this to be reflected in the diversity of the people who work for us and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and identities. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented at NCVO. As part of our commitment to employing disabled people, all disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirement for all competencies on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

If you have access needs or require reasonable adjustments as part of the recruitment process, please let us know.

How to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website for more information and to apply.

Closing date: 28 November 2021

Shortlisting date: 29 November 2021

Interviews: To be confirmed

About NCVO

NCVO supports volunteering and charities.

We believe that the work of volunteers and charities makes our communities stronger and the world around us better, for everyone.

Our members are at the heart of our mission. We work collaboratively with our 16,000-strong network of national and local charities and voluntary organisations. We share practical support and new insight so that people and organisations can focus on making a difference. And we work alongside our members to ensure that the essential role of volunteers and charities is widely recognised.

NCVO is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone.

Benefits for NCVO employees

NCVO offers attractive benefits including:

  • 25 days’ annual leave (for full time staff and pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • the option to purchase up to 5 more days each year
  • the option to take 35 hours of volunteering leave per year
  • subsidised gym membership
  • season ticket loan
  • flexible working, including opportunities to work from home/off site
  • generous contributions to a stakeholder pension scheme
  • training and development opportunities.

We are located a short walk from London King’s Cross station in a modern accessible building, overlooking Regent’s canal.


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