SSAFA – SQL Developer/DBA


Up to £35,000 per annum

37.5 hours per week

London, EC3R

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full time SQL Developer/DBA to join the IT department at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, supports the person behind the uniform; any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us. Every year, SSAFA helps more than 73,000 people from the Forces family to get back on their feet; those currently serving, reserves, veterans and their families. Support is there for people at any stage in their military career; from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran – no one’s service is ever forgotten. We give hope, help and personal support for as long as it takes to get that person’s life back to where they want it to be.

About the role

90% of the time will be spent on SQL development such as data transformation, data manipulation and query writing. Part of this will also include proactively identifying opportunities to simplify and standardise existing systems and data flows for improved stability and performance.

10% of the time will be spent on DBA activities which will include:

  • Monitoring and supporting all SQL environments
  • Implementing solid administration techniques within SQL Server
  • Processing requests and advising on changes to all databases

About the team

We are a compact team that provide support for several databases both on-premise and cloud based. We are committed to providing the information that supports the people in the business and allows them to be pro-active where possible.

About you

To carry out this role successfully you will have a track record of:
• Solid experience of working with MS-SQL Server 2008R2 (and upwards)
• Strong TSQL coding skills
• SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and ETL implementation and design
• Working with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
• Experience as an operational DBA

SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.

For further information

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Paul Smith on
0207 463 9363 for an informal discussion

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website

Closing date: Midnight on 30 April 2019

Interviews: w/c 6 and 13 April 2019. If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to undertake an aptitude test.

SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.

If you wish to apply for any of our vacancies, you will be asked to answer some screening questions before completing an application form and uploading your CV. Personal data to progress your application for employment is covered under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Article 6 Section 1b and Article 9 2b and c. Your details will not be used for any other purpose or shared with a third party without your permission. Data on unsuccessful candidates will be retained for one year from the vacancy being filled. If you take up employment with us, your information will be held for the duration of your employment plus six full calendar years. Further details are contained in SSAFA’s Privacy Statement at

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