Reports to: Information Systems Manager

Supervises: Computer/Data Entry Operators

Main objectives: Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance, security and quality checking of the database.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Design and build databases, which store an organisation’s records for later use.
  • Maintenance and quality management of data and the generation of reports.
  • Liaise with management, computer services and central administration staff to ensure the system is available and data is current at all times and database information is always available to users in a form that suits their needs.
  • Monitor the performance and security of the database, and minimise the risk of the database failing.
  • Write database documentation, including data standards, procedures, and definitions.
  • Ensure that storage, archiving, backup and recovery procedures are functioning correctly.
  • Ensure staff remains conversant with the organisation’s statistical and management information requirements.
  • Train users in the correct use of the system.
  • Maintain an appropriate level of service in the absence of the IS Manager.

Typical qualifications and experience: Proven abilities and understanding in the use of computer administration systems.