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Database Manager

TITLE OF POST:  Database Manager

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Director of Quality and Standards

SALARY:  £30,000 - £35,000 subject to experience

STATUS:  Full-time 

The role will work closely with Senior Managers, the ICT team and external contractors including software providers to ensure that our databases (including our XAMS and Learning Management systems) meet our growing business needs and enable a good user experience for staff and providers.

The role is responsible for securely and correctly monitoring, maintaining and initiating developments to Open Awards databases. A significant amount of time will be spent collaborating with users to identify the data they need to use, the frequency, what categories they require, and how you can make the process smoother for them. The role will be responsible for testing extensively to ensure accuracy and working to support the integration and relationships between the various platforms and systems so they aren’t seen in isolation. Data troubleshooting, security, backup and integrity are critical parts of the job.

This role will take the lead in reviewing and developing Open Awards Data Protection policies and procedures.


  • To review and develop database processes and procedures to meet Open Awards business.
  • To manage the development of systems and procedures, taking account of database and website processes to identify and recommend improvements.
  • To work with Senior Managers, Open Awards teams and external contractors to develop an ongoing development plan.
  • To line manage a small staff team.
  • To produce and deliver training for staff and providers as appropriate, including on Data Protection.

A full job description and person specification can be found in the Application Pack.  

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please complete the application form together with a supporting statement outlining how you meet the criteria for the post (max two sides A4).

Completed forms should be returned to:

Richard Spencer

Open Awards

17 De Havilland Drive

Estuary Commerce Park, Speke


L24 8RN

Email application to:

The closing date for applications is Friday 20th May 2022.