University of Leeds
April 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:£25,742 - £29,605
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Salary: Grade 5 (£25,742 - £29,605 p.a.) Depending on experience

This role will be based on the University campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

This role is based within the Advancement Team and is a great opportunity for an early stage philanthropy researcher, fundraising executive or someone wishing to work in charitable fundraising who has some experience of, and an aptitude for, researching and analysing data on individuals and/or organisations. With an enquiring mind, outstanding initiative and excellent problem-solving skills, you will support fundraising and relationship management across our Philanthropy programmes, working primarily with fundraising colleagues to maximise philanthropic support for the University and its strategic aims. Aligning flagship fundraising projects with donor interests, and using a range of internal and external data sources, you will identify and research potential major philanthropic donors worldwide, providing assessments of giving capacity and affinity to the University.

As a member of the Research Team in Advancement Operations, you will work in partnership with fundraisers on the management of their portfolios of major and potential donors, proactively providing advice on strategies to engage and help develop long-term, meaningful and productive relationships.

You will also support other members of the Team to deliver our established gift acceptance programme, in order to help mitigate any strategic, financial, legal, ethical or reputational risk associated with the University accepting significant philanthropic donations.

Major Gifts are those with a value of £25,000 to £999,999. Existing and potential major donors are high net worth individuals, charitable trusts & foundations, corporations and other grant making organisations.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme options plus life assurance.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!

    To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

    Benjamin Jarman, Research Manager

    email: [email protected]

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Professional Services School/Institute: Advancement Team Category: Administrative and Clerical Support Grade: Grade 5 Salary: £25,742 to £29,605 per annum Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Ongoing Release Date: Thursday 21 March 2024 Closing Date: Sunday 21 April 2024 Reference: PSADV1066

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