Giving Data Analyst

Posted 13 days agoExpires in 15 days
Hybrid – mixture of remote working and London or Diocesan office or home working
£36,685 p.a. rising to £42,246 p.a. after probation

Our aim is for everyone in the National Church Institutions (NCIs) to feel that they belong, and are valued for who they are and what they contribute. Together, our people contribute in different ways towards our common purpose, whichever NCI they work in and whatever their background.

Voluntary Income in The Church of England is over £800M a year, and funds 75% of the cost of parish ministry. The Church of England National Giving Strategy 2020-2024 is investing over £7.5M in enabling giving and encouraging generosity within its churches.

This is a significant opportunity for a data analyst to develop and oversee a range of data analysis projects in the National Giving Team to support, monitor and evaluate the delivery of the National Giving Strategy.

As Giving Data Lead, you will provide evidence that will inform key decisions and support giving initiatives at diocesan and national level. This will include statistical analysis to help us understand the performance of projects and marketing campaigns as well as using data science techniques to help the team set and test targets within a monitoring and evaluation framework.

You will also be responsible for developing data tools and calculators that can be used by churches across the country to help grow giving.

In addition to technical skills you will need excellent communications skills to adapt to different communication challenges, such as explaining complex data findings to non-technical stakeholders, discussing high level strategy impact indicators with directors and working in detail with the team for in-depth analysis of project progress.

For an informal conversation about the role, please email the National Giving Advisor

At the NCIs many of our staff work flexibly in a number of different ways including where they are based. We are happy to talk at interview about options that might be possible with this role.

In return we offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.

The main responsibilities for this role are:

  • Establishing a monitoring, evaluation and learning reporting process to assess the impact of the National Giving Strategy based on recommendations from the mid-strategy review carried out in 2021. The report will include a range of metrics and indicators derived from parish, diocesan and national data to reflect a wide range of strategy priorities and will require input from a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Preparing reports based on existing giving and parish finance data sets that analyse different giving activity, with clear, evidence-based recommendations to changes in practice based on the results of the analysis.
  • With the National Digital Giving Manager, improving the management of data related to digital giving in churches (including from the national rollout of contactless equipment). This will involve processing data provided in different formats from a range of sources and suppliers.
  • Analysing the impact of the adoption of good giving practice across The Church of England and the adoption of a generous culture in churches. This will include reporting on marketing campaigns and giving initiatives and their business implications.
  • Developing giving data resources for use by churches and individuals including giving level calculators, financial performance indicators and budgeting tools that will enable churches to interpret findings from a range of data sources to track their financial performance and existing giving levels and help them plan for growth in the future.
  • Supporting with other National Giving Team initiatives as required, including the rollout of contactless devices to all dioceses.

The ideal candidate should have:

Key competencies for the post-holder:

To be successful in this role you will be able to turn the results of statistical analysis and data science techniques into actionable recommendations, reports and products. To achieve this, you will need a good knowledge of analytical and interactive reporting tools or languages, such as Python, R, or Power BI, as well as Excel.

You will be a clear communicator and able to translate your innovative findings into informative charts and graphs and discuss them with stakeholders around the organisation with a range of data literacy abilities.

Due to the specialist nature of the roles within the Giving team, training will be provided to successful candidates to enable them to carry out their role confidently.

The Requirements

Qualification and Experience


  • Experience of data analysis in a not-for-profit organisation
  • Relevant data qualifications in relevant programmes
  • Experience of influencing through communications


  • Experience of working within the church or charity sector, either in a paid or voluntary capacity, ideally in relation to giving or church finances
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Professional Qualification in a relevant area. Membership of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising will be required for the successful candidate
  • Previous experience working with volunteers

Skills and Abilities


  • An ethical approach, with practice that is entirely consistent with the Christian faith and abides by all relevant legislation (including the Code of Fundraising Practice)
  • Effective written communication
  • Good interpersonal and teamworking skills
  • A flexible and collaborative approach to working with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to manage time effectively, prioritising tasks and ensuring deadlines are met
  • Very strong self-motivator and initiator as the job requires an ability to work unsupervised
  • Excellent administrative skills


  • Good at working within a diverse and dispersed team
  • An ability to think strategically as this role will assist in delivering the National Giving Strategy, and the post holder will need to engage with dioceses by sharing evidence to evidence why giving should be a strategic priority for them

Knowledge and Understanding


Success in the role demands good understanding of devolved nature of the Church of England, and the ability to work effectively across it. The post-holder will be expected to develop material and presentations which is consistent with Christian principles and theology, and as such, should be in sympathy with the mission and ethos of the Church.


The role may require some travel throughout England and Wales and may also require occasional work on weekends.

We in the National Church Institutions support the mission and ministries of the Church all over England. We work with parishes, dioceses (regional offices), schools, other ministries and our partners at a national and international level.

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