Database Officer

About us

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is a unique and dynamic membership organisation which comprises 15 of the UK’s leading humanitarian charities: ActionAid UK, Action Against Hunger, Age International, British Red Cross, CAFOD, CARE International UK, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide (UK), International Rescue Committee (IRC), Islamic Relief Worldwide, Oxfam GB, Plan International UK, Save the Children UK, Tearfund and World Vision UK.

Pooling our resources to work as one, we are pivotal in co-ordinating the UK public's response to overseas disasters. In collaboration with our Rapid Response Network of national media and corporate partners, we raise the alarm to the UK public and set up easy ways to donate, with the majority of our funds raised over an intensive two-week period following a disaster.

Since our launch in 1963, we have run over 70 fundraising appeals and raised more than £2bn, saving countless lives and rebuilding communities. We are currently managing three appeals; Coronavirus Appeal, Afghanistan Crisis Appeal and Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal and are responsible for providing timely and accurate financial [donor] information.

We have a rewarding opportunity for a confident and collaborative database officer to join the fundraising operations team to oversee and manage our donor data from a number of different data sources. You will be responsible for ensuring donations, including Gift Aid data, is imported and correctly coded to our Salesforce database. You will also assist the Fundraising Operations Manager with other data management tasks, such as data cleansing and financial reporting.

As someone with an excellent track record in data processing, this interim position will easily complement your existing skills and experience, and give you access to various insights that make the DEC such a phenomenal secretariat. In addition, you will work alongside professionally passionate individuals, who are dedicated, fun and engaging.

We have a relaxed working culture and our values of dynamism, openness, collaboration, empowerment, and innovation, flow in all our work, whatever we do, however we are.

Benefits at the DEC

Support humanitarian efforts across the globe

  • New, open space office, close to Regent’s canal
  • Competitive salary
  • Great benefits package
  • Flexible working pattern

About you

To be considered for this role, you will need to demonstrate:

  • Excellent numeracy, Excel, interpersonal and written skills.
  • A methodical approach, with excellent organisational and planning skills.
  • Superb focus and attention to detail.
  • Proven experience of using databases in a charity setting.
  • Cope in a fast-paced, pressured environment.
  • Prioritise deadlines, with a solution focused approach to challenges.

Our normal working hours are 9.30am to 5.30pm, however this post requires some flexibility, and you may on occasion be required to work additional hours in response to an emergency, events held outside office hours or to extra workload. Where possible, notice of this will be given and TOIL (time off in lieu) is available. Occasional UK travel and overseas visits may be required.

How to apply

If this role is of interest and meets your skills, experience, and knowledge, then please apply with your CV and a cover letter (no more than 2 pages) to

You can download the job description here.

We will review applications as they are submitted and conduct interviews accordingly.

The DEC is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from anyone who can meet the criteria, regardless of gender, race, age, disability, sexuality, or religion.

The DEC is committed to the safeguarding and protection of children and vulnerable adults and participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from successful applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

By applying, the job applicant confirms their understanding of, and consent to, these recruitment procedures.