Data Manager

Closing Date: 30 September 2023

Value: £32,332- £38,205

About the Opportunity

The Department of Social Policy & Intervention is looking to appoint an experienced Data Manager to work on our flagship Global Parenting Initiative (GPI). The GPI is a multi-million-pound five-year project with a vision that is bold, ambitious, and immediate: to provide access to free, evidence-based, playful parenting support to every parent, everywhere, so that they are equipped with the knowledge and tools to help their children realise their learning potential. 

The Data Manager role holds a core supportive position within the GPI initiative and provides an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic, international team, dedicated to improving the lives of children across the globe. 
The Data Manager will focus on the management of multiple databases, creating and transforming datasets and coordinating user access in close collaboration with senior academic and operational colleagues at Oxford and partner institutions. The role will involve maintaining data collection systems, creation of data collection tools (Open Data Kit) and managing ethical and data security compliance. The role may also require the development of data management plans. Funds supporting this project are provided by the LEGO Foundation. 

The Department is committed to fostering an environment of equality, diversity, and inclusion. Our family-friendly ethos allows for hours to be worked flexibly to complement caring responsibilities.

Applications are particularly welcome from ethnic minority candidates.


The position is full time, 37.5 hrs per week, for a fixed term until 31 December 2025 and will be based in Oxford with opportunities for remote working within the UK. 


About you

Essential Relevant Experience, Skills and Knowledge:

  • A relevant degree (computing, social science, public health) or equivalent experience with previous work in research or international projects of developing data management plans
  •  track record of writing and implementing Data Management Plans for applications
  •  Advanced IT skills, especially Excel and preferably STATA and R
  • Excellent intercultural communication and time management skills


You'll have the opportunity to grow your skills in:

  • data management; 
  • building data collection systems with collection tools and protocols; 
  • ensuring data protection compliance; support ethics applications 


How to apply

Applications close 1200 noon 30 September 2023 BST.

Read the job advert here, and the job description here.

Further information, including how to apply, is available in the attached job description. Any further enquiries may be directed to the

Only online applications received by 1200 noon 30 September 2023 will be considered.