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Data Specialist

At The Benevolent Society, we believe in a society where everyone can live their best life. We are committed to supporting the most vulnerable to achieve meaningful change.

About this role

The purpose of the Data Specialist role is to ensure the ongoing integrity, design, maintenance and management of The Benevolent Society database platforms and data warehouse, ensuring the performance and security of all data encompassed within the core business applications.           

Some of your tasks are outlined below,

  • Oversee the design and development of the data warehouse pipelines, ETL to pull together information from different source systems for organisational reporting and other requirements
  • Design and create new application databases and environments in collaboration with the Application team, while ensuring change management processes are followed at all times.
  • Build and maintain appropriate tools (data and metadata load scripts) as required to manage DBA processes and ensures sufficient licenses are issued and managed which adhere to vendor licensing requirements.
  • Work with subject matter experts to identify and resolve problems and/or deficiencies with enterprise performance. Streamline existing processes for efficiency improvements.
  • Collaborate with IT managers and team members on IT strategic goals.
  • Keep abreast of new technology and future directions and review new database products
  • Design and undertake feasibility studies, analysis and database design for new software and upgrades.
  • Data Preparation -- access, convert, format, clean, merge, and normalize data in advance of scientific and quantitative analysis
  • Develop and transform logical data models to physical models once the design is approved, with assistance provided for the identification, documentation and resolution of application data requirements.
  • Collaborate with business analysts to develop conceptual data models
  • Serve as adviser regarding data management technologies, software engineering tools, and facilitate the innovation of systems and tools.

Some of our benefits

  • Salary packaging options available.
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave. 
  • Flexible work options.
  • Be apart of Australia's oldest charity. 

What you need to succeed

You will be degree qualified with 5+ years of experience as either a Data Analyst or Data Specialist

  • Ability to write and troubleshoot SQL Code and design (Stored procedures, functions, tables, views, triggers, indexes and constraints)
  • Experience working in Microsoft SQL Server
  • Experience working with ETL tools (SSIS)
  • Experience in Operational Data Stores and Data Mart design
  • Familiarity with BI tooling and Big Data architecture

Interest? Apply online today!

For any questions about the role please contact Lloyd on 0418 291 279.


We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members.

We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability please get in contact.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check or similar (where relevant to the role).