Data Engineer

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£22,958 to £27,878 per annum + benefits

Vacancy location


United Kingdom, National, National

Vacancy details


Business and Finance Services - Information Services

Job Title

Data Engineer

Job Level

Specialist Professional

Contract type

Fixed Term/Secondment

Contract duration

12 months

External job advert

This role is office-based but the location of this is flexible.


The Data Engineer helps those with sight loss to live the life they choose by delivering resilient, scalable, and future proof data solutions and designs set by the Lead Data Engineer. They facilitate accurate and optimised ETL processes that maintain data integrity within Guide Dogs’ core business applications, enabling the organisation to maintain long-term commitment to its service users and other key stakeholders, and generate funds, from its supporters.


This role is 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year. As a charity, we’re always keen to support flexible working as best we can. We offer a generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.


More details about this role, the Organisation and the recruitment process can be found in the attached candidate pack and job description.


We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date.




Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from people with disabilities as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invitation to interview for all applicants with disabilities who demonstrate, within their application form, sufficient evidence to meet the essential criteria for the job.



Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

Candidate profile

To be able to fulfil this role, the skills and experience we are looking for in a potential candidate include;


• Experience in a similar data engineering role.
• GDPR knowledge to ensure we adhere to and are not at risk of being prosecuted by the Information Commissioner.
• Has a demonstrable understanding of how to expose data from systems (for example, through APIs), link data from multiple systems and deliver streaming services.
• Has the required breadth and depth of SQL which underpins the ability to deliver the responsibilities and tasks of the role.
• Excellent knowledge of contact relational databases.
• Makes complex and technical information and language simple and accessible for non-technical audiences.
• Demonstrable ability to develop fit for purpose, resilient, scalable and future-proof data services to meet user needs.


• Experience of fundraising and database marketing and appreciation of the charity sector.

For the complete list of essential and desirable criteria necessary to be successful in this role please see the Person Specification within the Job Description below. The candidate pack contains more information about this role & the recruitment process at Guide Dogs.

If you are successful you will need to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. We cannot provide sponsorship for this role.


How to apply
If you have any accessibility issues, please contact our Recruitment Team on 01189838837 or


Applications need to be made using the online application form, accessed using the ‘apply’ button above.


As part of your application ensure you provide to evidence and examples of how your skills & experience meet the criteria as set out in the attached job description.


The system has a one-hour time limit. We would advise you to prepare your answers separately and then copy and paste into the online form once finalised.

If any mandatory fields are missed, a pop-up box will appear at the top of the page advising which sections require completion.


Please note that you’ll have to upload a CV as this is a mandatory requirement as part of our Safer Recruitment Policy.


Guide Dogs follow Safer Recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding the vulnerable people we work with. As part of this, we require a full work history with any gaps accounted for & a minimum of 2 professional referee details fully covering the past 5 years. If there is not enough space in your application form to provide this information, please ensure you upload additional documentation containing the additional detail.


Please contact our Recruitment Team on 01189838837 or if you require any support with your application.

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