Position title
Database Manager

We have a new role for a Database Manager to lead our data team who are in Blackpool. This is the perfect role for a Database Manager to take the next step in their career, join a growing team and lead on some cutting-edge projects.

The Database Manager will manage our extensive healthcare and social care database (a bespoke MYSQL database with web-based PHP front-end) and will lead on reporting, analysis, database administration and database strategies. You will also collaborate with our Chief Technology Officer and our Executive Chairman on the development of new products based on our database.

We offer flexible, hybrid working, including a 35-hour working week and the option to work from home for up to two days per week. On other days, you will work alongside our team of data officers in our Blackpool office.

The right candidate for this role

The successful candidate will understand data and its linkages and will not only be able to manage the database but also see the bigger picture and how the business can extract greater commercial value from the database.

You must have a proven ability to drive data-based insights and be comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders and teams, both internal and external to the business.

You will have advanced capabilities in both SQL and Excel, including being able to understand the pitfalls of both and sense-check your own work.

  • Working with our CTO and Executive Chairman, to design and implement databases that adequately address business needs.
  • To analyse data for possible inconsistencies that may skew analytical results, including checking the accuracy of data coming into our databases from APIs.
  • To manage and provide guidance and training for data team members.
  • To manage output and manipulation of data for use in publications.
  • To evaluate and document database changes or refinements.
  • To apply best practices when storing, organising, cleaning and mining data.
  • To develop and implement policies and procedures for effective data handling and management.
  • Working with the Chief Operating Officer, to ensure that the company’s data management protocols are in line with regulatory standards.
  • To streamline data collection and analysis procedures to ensure fast access to metrics.
  • To undertake other tasks commensurate to a role of this grade and nature.
  • Computer languages: you will have good SQL experience and be able to get the right results first time from the code you write and sense-check your own work.
  • Excel: you will be able to use Excel to an advanced level, up to and including macros and VBA.
  • Line management: you will have some experience of managing and developing a team.
  • Communication skills: you will have good communication skills and the ability to manage a range of stakeholders both inside and outside the business.
  • Self-starter: you will have the drive to learn and master new technologies and data methodologies.
Job Benefits

This role has a starting salary of £50,000.

Benefits package to include:

  • Pension
  • Life cover
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work and tech scheme

Click here to download the Candidate Information Pack, including full job description, the benefits of working at LaingBuisson and information how to apply.

Employment Type
Business intelligence, Data
Job Location
Klassiker House, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 2DP, United Kingdom
Working Hours
35 hours per week
Base Salary
£50,000 Per year
Date posted
3rd November 2021
Valid through
2nd December 2021
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