Database and Prospect Research Manager

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
£35,550 - £42,418
11 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Database and Prospect Research Manager 
Req No: 000489

Grade 6:  £35,550 - £42,418
Full-time: 35 Hours per week 

The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is one of the UK’s most innovative modern universities but with a heritage dating back 120 years. UWS has 17,500 students on 4 campuses in Scotland and a campus in London. Ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018), UWS has embarked on a transformation process to increase its support for its students and its impact regionally, nationally, and globally. 

This is a unique opportunity to join an entrepreneurial team which is developing an advancement structure and function at UWS from the ground-up. It’s an exciting time to join UWS as we are expanding our capabilities in development and alumni/stakeholder relations to create a more diversified funding stream and carry out innovative best practices to communicate with and support our alumni while meeting data protection regulations. 

The Database and Prospect Research Manager will partner with fundraising and alumni relations staff to develop, implement and manage the advancement database; help to develop and advise on fundraising and engagement strategies based on data analytics and best practices; and research and provide critical information on prospects throughout the engagement process. This position is central to our ability to be successful, as we have identified over 100,000 alumni with whom we have not had previous contact. Therefore, this position provides an opportunity for an innovative, insightful, technologically oriented data and research specialist to develop a relatively new strategic function within a team-oriented, hardworking advancement office. 

The advancement team is headed by VP and Pro-Vice Chancellor Kathryn Wittneben who joined UWS at the end of last year from the University of Iowa in the U.S. If you have any questions about the role, please contact:

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Closing Date:    Monday, 23 October 2017
Interview Date:     Thursday, 2 November 2017

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. 

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.