Head of Data

A leadership role that combines commercial strategy around data with hands-on data-science, leading the development of new data services and improving operations.

Want to make a better world? We're hiring a Head of Data Science / Research to help in our mission - to raise money for charity, change advertising for good, and empower internet users. Help us achieve more.

Salary: £50,000 to £80,000. You will also get share options.

All staff receive a range of valuable staff benefits including share options. Excellent career progression options.

Location: Edinburgh (flexible options available)

Hours: Full-Time (flexible working and part-time / job-share options are available)

Be involved in a start-up that makes a difference.


The Times listed Good-Loop as one of the most exciting and fastest growing tech companies in Scotland. We are looking for talented, kind and passionate developers to help us further accelerate our growth.

Good-Loop is a purpose-powered advertising platform, on a mission to connect brands, people and good causes globally. We build products that make it easy and profitable for brands to do good at scale. Our advertising technology is used by some of the biggest advertisers in the world, from Nike and Adidas to L'Oreal, Pepsi, Honda and Amex.

Good-Loop's carbon-neutral advertising has raised over $5m for charities around the world and planted over a million trees - whilst supporting high-quality journalism and diverse publications.

Good-Loop is uniquely positioned to capitalise on the increasing consumer demand for brands to step up and contribute to society. We're a small, but agile and fast-moving team with a lot of heart and even more ambition.


We're hiring a Head of Data (a role that combines commercial strategy around data with hands-on data-science) to lead the development of new data services in our ethical adtech and improve operations. This will boost our mission to change advertising for good, raise money for charity, and empower internet users.


  • Leading on setting the data related goals and strategy for the Company.
  • Providing leadership to the Data Team: delegating tasks, and managing the team towards success.
  • Recruiting to fill out the Data Team.
  • Analysing data from advertising campaigns (and designing tools and workflows for this).
  • Developing a Data Management Platform (DMP) offering which empowers users to monetise their data in ways they control to raise money for charity.
  • Driving the data part of the company's feedback-loop, where we experiment, learn, and improve.
  • Changing the internet for a better world.


  • Examples of leading on data projects.
  • Project or team management experience.
  • Comfortable working and leading in an agile environment.
  • Confident using a range of analytical tools.
  • Good communication and team-work skills
  • Quick learner
  • Reliable worker


You don't need experience in all of these -- just let us know which you do have experience in.

  • Machine Learning / AI
  • Advertising technology
  • Java
  • Javascript
  • ElasticSearch
  • Business experience, especially in start-ups
  • A demonstrable passion for People, Planet, and Purpose
  • Charity or volunteering experience
  • The advertising industry


You should have a passionate can-do attitude to your work. Responsibility and independence are important -- combined with flexible team-work. The right candidate will have the chance to shape the job, and will be at the heart of an exciting company.

If you need a visa to work in the UK - we can sponsor a Tier 2 work visa.