Telephone Fundraiser

Birkbeck, University of London
February 05, 2023
Offerd Salary:£14.40
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Part time
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Telephone Fundraiser

Salary range

£14.40 per hour

Contract type

Fixed term


Part time



Business Unit (dept)

Development & Alumni

Closing date for applicants


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This role is only open to current Birkbeck Students.

Become a fundraising ambassador for Birkbeck to making a difference!

You will be part of an energetic and friendly team, calling Birkbeck alumni from around the world, to build and maintain a strong relationship with the College. You will update them about our 200th anniversary activities, talk about our exciting Campaign, The World Needs More Birkbeck, and inspire them to support us by making a philanthropic gift.

Every conversation is different, and you will be able to gain valuable career advice from graduates across the years. Birkbeck alumni want to hear from you. If you are deciding whether to apply or wondering if this role is right for you, here what our previous telephone fundraisers have said about the role.

The benefits to you:

  • A great opportunity to boost your CV
  • The professional skills you will develop are highly valued by employers, such as communication, leadership, negotiation, lateral thinking, marketing and teamwork.
  • A great networking opportunity, not only with other current students but with alumni as well.
  • A fun and supportive working environment.
  • Flexible working conditions, you get to pick the shifts you work.
  • An opportunity to give back to Birkbeck and support fellow students.
  • Full training provided.
  • Above all, you need to enjoy speaking to people and have an outgoing, pleasant and friendly manner: the calling should be enjoyable for both you and our alumni.

    We are looking to recruit up to fifteen students with the following qualities:

  • Passionate about Birkbeck and have understanding for the need of fundraising in higher education sector
  • Highly articulate and able to convey the College's priorities.
  • Friendly and tactful over the telephone with the ability to build quick rapport
  • Happy to work both weekday afternoons, evenings and weekend shifts (3 hours per shift)
  • Desirable but not essential:

  • Previous telephone experience such as working in a call centre, in an office or reception function or in fundraising.
  • Remuneration:

    Payment is based on an hourly rate depending on length of continuous service with the College, inclusive of pro-rata London Allowance, for contact hours worked.


    If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact Felicity Fearon, Regular Giving Officer via [email protected]

    If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal please contact [email protected], providing your name and the job reference number of the position.

    While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

    Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

    We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award, membership of WISE, operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

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