Head of Data and Analytics

Comic Relief

  • Team: Technology
  • Grade: Head Of
  • Salary: £72,000 - £ 84,000
  • Location: London and Currently Remote
  • Closing: 12:00pm, 17th Jan 2022 GMT

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Life Insurance
Wellness programs
Employee Assistance Programme
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Paid emergency leave
Sabbatical Opportunities
Professional development
Paid volunteer days
Payroll giving
Salary sacrifice
Team social events
Extracurricular clubs
Cycle to work scheme
Free fruit

Candidate happiness

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Job Description

The Head of Data & Analytics is a new role which is responsible all aspects of the strategy for, provision and analysis of data and analytics at Comic Relief, particularly leading the work to transform the organisation into a data- and insight-driven charity. 

The Head of Data & Analytics will lead a team of data engineers and data analysts to create a robust, complete and consistent data ecosystem and an insights-driven culture.  They will also take over ownership of the existing project to deliver improved data and analytics maturity for Comic Relief. 

In short, the successful candidate will lead the work to transform Comic Relief into the most audience-driven, insight-driven, data-driven charity – where all of our activities are guided by our audience and our social impact.


  • Ensure availability of data and analytics systems & platforms as well as the accuracy, quality & completeness of data and analytics information.

  • Deliver the project to improve data and analytics maturity at Comic Relief.

  • Develop a data-driven culture across the organisation, putting in-place the people, mindset and behaviours whiach are vital to a successful data function.

  • Build and lead a motivated, highly effective data team

  • Deliver the hardware, software, data structures and integrations to meet the needs of the Data Analysts and other data stakeholders.

  • Provision of data and analytics to meet existing operational needs, resolving issues and  implementing / improving the relevant systems and processes where necessary.

  • Identify, define, and implement the processes, standards and governance required to fulfil data and analytics needs across all areas of the charity in an efficient and consistent way.

  • Build strong relationships with all data stakeholders, collaborating with them to define and implement the data strategy and initiatives to support organisational objectives.

  • Define the data, analytics and insight strategy for Comic Relief together with a roadmap shoing how the strategy will be realised.

  • Day-to-day responsibility for Information Security issues and compliance for the Technology Team, Data Analysts and Comic Relief as a whole.


  • Proven ability to deliver a data transformation programme and to lead a data team in effective delivery of data systems, structures, governance, and analytics in a challenging business environment, and ideally in the not for profit sector

  • Strong technical understanding, skilled in the use of databases / data structures, reporting, analytics and marketing tools; able to communicate effectively with Engineers, Analysts and business stakeholders..

  • Ability to build effective working relationships at all levels of the organisation.

  • Detailed knowledge of the contemporary data and analytics landscape and how to apply new / emerging approaches to raise awareness, engagement and income, build successful relationships and maximise the impact of our investments

  • Ability to identify opportunity / innovation spaces and develop prototypes and proof-of-concepts to validate and progress new products using rapid delivery, test-and-learn approaches.

  • Outstanding management and delivery skills – the ability to engage and motivate a team to deliver a best-in-class data function, using rapid delivery, test-and-learn approaches

  • Curious and creative thinker – to create a learning organisation committed to continuous improvement and always striving to do things better.

  • Good knowledge of SQL and Analytics (ideally Google Analytics); strong data visualisation skills using Business Intelligence platforms  such as Tableau and PowerBI

We recognise diversity and inclusion are a source of strength in achieving our mission. We therefore welcome everyone, trusting what makes us different brings creativity, styles and experiences to help us collectively do our best work. That’s regardless of your gender, age, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and cultural identity. We especially welcome those from under-represented groups in modern grant-making and fundraising. We are on a journey, but if you join our team you will be part of a community that is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where we want you to:

  • Be valued for being yourself

  • Do your best work, and be supported to break down barriers so you can succeed

  • Be heard, respected, and treated as an equal, whatever your level, experience or background

  • Be part of a team that is committed to making this happen – with our colleagues, partners, and contributors.

Comic Relief is committed to preventing and protecting all people from harm in their interactions with us. We expect all those that act in our name to uphold our approach to doing no harm.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 17th Jan 2022


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 17th Jan 2022