Fundraising Assistant

University of Cambridge Development and Alumni Relations

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 13th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £23,487-£27,116
  • REF: DH29601
  • Closes: 01st February 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Have you got excellent organisational skills with ability to prioritise and flexible attitude?

Do you possess excellent attention to detail with ability to work on your own initiative?

Are you capable of handling confidential information?

If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for three individuals to join our team responsible for increasing the breadth and depth of engagement with the University’s community of over 310,000 ambassadors, advocates and supporters.

Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations is the fundraising and alumni engagement arm of the University. It has responsibility for raising major philanthropic gifts from alumni and non-alumni sources, and for encouraging lifelong relationships and building links between the University, its alumni and supporters. In autumn 2015, Cambridge launched its most ambitious fundraising campaign to date. The Dear World¿ Yours, Cambridge campaign for the University and Colleges looks to raise £2bn to attract the brightest minds, create the most inspiring environment for world-class research and enable Cambridge to continue to respond to the world’s biggest challenges.

We are looking for one permanent and two fixed-term Fundraising Assistants for Schools and Institutions team as well as International and Regional Programmes team to support our Fundraisers. Each Fundraising Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support to our Fundraisers. The primary duty is to assist the Fundraisers in managing their portfolios of fundraising relationships and the fundraising campaigns that they direct, requiring extensive use of the Amicus databases (data input, running queries and designing / producing reports) for which appropriate training will be given.

Other key duties will include: diary management, making appointments and organising meetings, taking minutes of meetings, making travel arrangements and administering expense claims, support event administration, including occasional design of collateral materials.

Applicants should have strong administration experience and must have extremely good communication and organisational skills, confident telephone manner and the ability to work effectively under pressure. Excellent computer skills especially knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook and database experience together with a proven ability to work as member of a team are also essential.

This role is based in central Cambridge, however the successful candidate may need to work remotely in the first instance. This can be discussed at interview.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role in the Upload section of the online application.

Closing date for this position is 1st February 2022.

Interviews for this position are anticipated to take place week commencing 7th February 2022.

Please quote reference DH29601 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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