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Philanthropy Officer

We are looking for an articulate, proactive and people-orientated person to join our highly successful Philanthropy team.

We are looking for an articulate, proactive and people-orientated person to join our highly successful Philanthropy team. The ideal candidate will have strong relationship management skills, a high degree of emotional intelligence, and will be an ambitious self-starter. We are seeking someone who understands the importance of investing in dementia research and can convey that with passion to our supporters. In return, we can offer an exciting, supportive working environment and the opportunity to join a small major gifts team that punches well above its weight.

This is a full-time role, however, part-time hours of 28 hours per week would be considered for the right candidate.

The main tasks of the role are:

  • To build relationships with current and prospective major donors and charitable trusts, providing them with opportunities to engage with ARUK, and encouraging them to invest in our research.
  • To think ambitiously and creatively in producing compelling and persuasive written communications for major donors and charitable trusts, such as letters, proposals, applications and progress reports.
  • To discuss the work of ARUK with major donors and trust representatives at one-to-one meetings, on the telephone and at events.
  • To provide an exceptional level of stewardship to donors, ensuring they are thanked and updated and that their relationship with ARUK grows in depth and value.
  • To work with the leadership team and senior volunteers, preparing briefings and ensuring they have everything they need to go out and ask for support.
  • To ensure supporter and event records are kept up-to-date through daily use of Raiser’s Edge.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience gained either working within major gifts fundraising, or in a client relationship management role
  • Demonstrable experience of building relationships/ influencing through face-to-face contact
  • Demonstrable experience of working effectively without close supervision
  • Ability to communicate with, and enthuse, a wide variety of people in a compelling, professional manner
  • Ability to write persuasively and with a high degree of accuracy for a range of audiences
  • High level of emotional intelligence
  • Exceptional listening skills
  • Diplomatic and discreet

Location: Flexible with regular travel to our offices at Granta Park, near Cambridge. Regular travel, mostly to London, will be necessary.

Salary: Circa £30,000 per annum, plus excellent benefits

Please note that the official job title for the successful candidate will be Major Giving Officer. 

The closing date for applications is the 14 November 2021, with interviews likely to be held on 22 November 2021. We would encourage applicants to submit their application at the earliest opportunity as the closing date may be brought forward at any time. Should we wish to contact you to arrange an earlier interview this will be arranged based on the availability of the candidate and the panel.

To view further details about this role and the benefits of working for us please visit the Alzheimer’s Research UK website.