Data Administrator

Location : Working Full remote working (must be UK based); Occasional days at our Head Office, Public Hall, a riverside co-working space in Whitehall, London
Contract : Permanent, full-time.
Preferred start date : September 2022
Deadline for application: Monday 8th August, to


This is a great opportunity for a data literate candidate to join a thriving digital scale-up. The role offers the chance to help improve the transparency of the UK public sector. It’s a back-office role which requires attention to detail, good investigative skills, and the ability to work with large datasets. You will receive full internal ‘on-the-job’ training to develop the skills to perform this role.

The role offers annual basic salary of £25,000 - £27,000 depending on experience.



Tussell has become the trusted source of insight into UK government procurement contracts and spending - a market worth over £180Bn in 2021 (about 10% of UK GDP). In a climate of almost unprecedented government spending, our market intelligence helps companies to win more public contracts by being informed and proactive. The data transparency that we foster also allows the media to hold the government to account and helps to make the market for public contracts more open and competitive - ultimately improving the delivery of public services.

The company is founder-led and investor-backed. Spurred on by the growth in public contracts as the state expands, Tussell is doubling in size annually. Our reputation is growing all the time: so far in 2022 our data has been over 200 times in the national, regional and trade press – underlining both the political and economic resonance of public contracts as well our position as the market’s reference data source.


Tussell’s culture

Tussell’s culture is entrepreneurial and purposeful but also respectful and collegiate, offering flexible working once you’ve been trained and have proved yourself. Initiative and creativity are encouraged, and autonomy is granted to those who have earned it. Everybody is accountable for something, and each person’s positive contribution is recognised.



We are looking for a Data Administrator to join the Data Operations team. You will report into Tussell’s Data Operations Manager who will be responsible for your day-to-day management and professional development:

  • Goal: To continually improve the quality our rapidly growing databases, maintaining our reputation as the market’s trusted data source.


  • Responsibilities: You will become an integral member of our existing Data Operations team, investigating and fixing data quality issues, and working on special projects. This will take the form of:


    • Investigating, finding and fixing missing data points

    • Collecting and cleaning datasets

    • Processing and uploading data


    • Assisting in client-based data requests


    • Instigating and managing special data quality projects


    • Maintaining and improving progress to data quality targets



The role offers annual basic salary of £25,000 - £27,000 in Year 1 depending on experience, with 23 days of holiday (not including public holidays) rising by one day per year.

Our ideal candidate

You must be reliable and consistent, well organised, and have a can-do attitude. You will be data literate, have a great attention to detail and be unfazed by using tools such as Excel. Being responsive and adept at prioritising your work is essential, but so is being conscientious and a team player. You will be a good listener and open to learning through feedback.




  • Demonstrable experience working with large datasets

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Proven digital skills, with particular importance placed on using MS Office and Google Suite applications

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work to deadlines and meet targets


  • Previous experience of working with or in the UK public sector

  • Previous experience of using SQL

  • Interest in current affairs.

  • Previous experience of using other workplace applications EG Dropbox, Slack etc

How to apply

Submit your CV with a short covering letter making the case for your suitability for the role to with the job role in the subject line. Deadline for application is Monday 8th August 2022.

A brief cover letter is essential and generic ones will be ignored. We’re more interested in understanding why you’re excited about this role.


Application process

Following the deadline for applications, Tussell will identify promising candidates, who will be invited for a first interview with our Head of Product and Data Operations Manager.

Candidates may be required to complete further stages in the application process (second interview, practical assignment).

Due to large volumes of applications, we unfortunately may not be able to communicate with unsuccessful candidates.