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Senior Data Analyst

  • Full time
  • Circa £40,000
  • Central Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 27th May 2024

  • Advertised from 10th May 2024
  • Permanent. 35 hours a week over core working hours of 10am - 3pm, Monday to Friday, with a one-hour lunch break. The office is open 8am – 6pm daily and our hybrid working policy requires all full-time employees to work at least two days a week in the Edinburgh office. To support the Team’s work-life balance, we work a nine-day fortnight where the charity is closed every second Friday.


We’re looking for a Senior Data Analyst to join our team.

Who are we?

At Worldwide Cancer Research, we start new cures. Cancer is still one of the leading causes of death worldwide, but cutting-edge science can give us hope. Discovery research seeks to uncover new knowledge that could change the way we think about cancer. It reveals new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer that can save lives.

We actively seek unconventional and imaginative ideas from scientists at all stages of their career, across the globe. In some cases, we are the only organisation that will fund a scientist’s idea. We take an unbiased approach to research funding by focusing on supporting only the best ideas for new cures. By having a diverse research portfolio, we increase our chances of finding breakthroughs.

Our vision is of a day when no life is cut short by cancer, and we believe we can achieve this by starting the life-saving advances of the future by sowing the seeds of discoveries. Anyone that helps bring forward breakthroughs – including our staff, our supporters, and the researchers we fund – is a Curestarter.

As a charity, we are committed to opportunity without barriers, and we are striving to seek, value and learn from different perspectives and experiences. We want Worldwide Cancer Research to be an inclusive organisation – where everyone can be themselves and feel valued – as diverse as the scientific community we fund and the families whose lives we impact.

We are committed to ensuring that we provide equal opportunities to every applicant regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We aim to ensure that our recruitment process is unbiased and that everyone is treated equitably. In support of this, we have pledged to ‘Show the Salary’ for our roles and we are registered as a Disability Confident Committed Employer - because our team members are at the heart of everything we do to start new cancer cures around the world.

To help start new cancer cures and save lives, we are looking for a Senior Data Analyst to join the busy CRM and Analytics team at Worldwide Cancer Research, to help the charity run its multi-million-pound funding programme for discovery cancer research.

About the Senior Data Analyst role and why we need you

Here at Worldwide Cancer Research, we recognize the pivotal role of data in driving impactful decisions. Join our team as a Senior Data Analyst and contribute to our mission of leveraging data-driven insights to optimise our fundraising and marketing strategies.

Reporting to the CRM and Analytics Manager and collaborating with the CRM Reporting Executive, you will play a key role in enhancing our data analytics capabilities. Your primary responsibility will be to provide comprehensive reporting and analysis to guide strategic decision-making within our Fundraising and Marketing teams.

This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of our data transformation journey. You will have the chance to influence operational changes that directly impact our fundraising efforts and ultimately contribute to our mission of funding groundbreaking cancer research worldwide.

The charity’s values include curious, united and spirited, all of which you can readily demonstrate across your work. If you would like to make an impact every day and are committed to leveraging data to make a difference, we would love to hear from you.

Benefits: 10% employer pension contribution; employee assistance programme and counselling service; enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption pay; enhanced sick pay; 31 days’ paid holiday/year plus four paid winter public holidays; 2-weeks fully remote working/year; three paid carer days/year; death in service benefit; cycle to work and travel season ticket schemes.

Application notes

  • Please email your CV with your cover letter to:
  • You will find the full job profile and our benefits on Worldwide Cancer Research careers
  • Closing date is noon on the 27 May 2024.
  • Interviews will be held w/c 3 June 2024 - we will contact all applicants as soon as possible after shortlisting for interview.
  • We are a disability confident committed employer - please contact Paula Cahill, our HR Manager, if you have any questions about our recruitment process, accessibility and adjustments to support you:
  • Please note your cover letter will be key to the success of your application and applications without cover letters may not be considered.
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