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NPC is a unique charity and a rewarding place to work. If you share our passion for making the money, efforts and energy of charities go further, then this might be the right place for you.

We hire people from a variety of backgrounds for a variety of roles. Whichever role interests you, you can expect stimulating work and a friendly, flexible working environment. We offer good benefits and competitive salaries.

There are around 40 of us in our office, a stone’s throw from the Tate Modern on London’s South Bank. Check out our staff profiles to find out about our team and why we love working here. Follow us on Twitter for updates and read more about us here. Check out our recruitment FAQs.


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Current opportunities

Data Lead

We are recruiting a Data Lead, and are flexible about exactly how the role is shaped. If you are passionate about data and the way it can support social change, this role may be for you. We’re looking for a self-sufficient, creative and ambitious person, who likes taking the initiative and driving things forward.

About the role

The role is to lead NPC’s work on data – encompassing thought leadership and innovation as well as consultancy and business development. The role’s scope includes all data used by charities in their service delivery, research, evaluation and policy advocacy, including administrative data and data on needs.

NPC’s Data Lead will be based in the Research and Consulting (R&C) team, but also work across the organisation, with 2 days a week working in NPC’s Innovation and Development team.

NPC’s Research and Consulting (R&C) team works to improve the effectiveness of charities and funders through producing research and delivering consulting work for clients. It also works across the organisation to win, deliver, disseminate and promote research and client work. NPC’s Research and Consulting team works to improve the effectiveness of charities and funders through

The Innovation and Development (I&D) team at NPC leads on new strategies, partnerships and projects and also lead on fundraising activity to support NPC’s independent research. The Data Lead will develop new thinking, new approaches and deliver data analysis to drive innovation across the charity sector.

Based in London. £35,000–£45,000 per annum plus benefits, depending on experience.

Main duties

  • You will lead NPC’s data strategy on both consultancy and innovation, and provide thought leadership on data and innovative ways in which data can improve the sector’s effectiveness.
  • You will lead on developing new data consultancy opportunities and innovation projects, working with the Head of Measurement and Evaluation, and the Director of Innovation and Development.
  • You will champion the ongoing development and take up of NPC’s impact data labs, and seek funding to develop this programme of work.
  • You will conduct data analysis within projects, act as an expert adviser to others and support the development of data skills across NPC, as well as actively promote the use of data through external writing and speaking.

Key skills and competencies

  • You will have excellent data science skills, experience of working with large and complex datasets, and be able to work flexibly and independently.
  • You will be a good communicator, with experience in managing and influencing key stakeholders.
  • The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree 2:1 (or equivalent) and will have gained relevant experience in public policy, the third sector or the private sector.
  • Experience in acquiring new business or generating research funding, and proven ability to plan and execute projects will be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of relevant markets will be an advantage, as well as a personal network in this space, and some understanding of the voluntary sector.

How to apply

We are an equal opportunities employer. As part of the application process we ask that you complete an equal opportunities form. Information supplied will be treated in confidence. If you do not wish to complete the equal opportunities form, it will not influence your application in any way.

To apply, please send:

  • a two-sided cover letter providing your evidence of meeting the key skills and competencies noted above, and outlining what you would bring to NPC
  • your CV
  • a completed equal opportunities form

to recruitment@thinknpc.org before the deadline of 12 midday on Monday 9th July 2018. Please include the job reference in the subject of your email along with where you saw the job advertisement. Your cover letter will be used in the initial screening of your application.

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