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Gift Associate (Francis Crick Institute)

London (Hybrid)
£30000 - £37000 per annum
Contract (BBTECH_RESERVED:Text100)
Job description

4,000 professionals, 0 days wasted, 1 incredible purpose. Together, we are beating cancer.

Gift Associate

Location: Francis Crick Institute, Kings Cross London (high flex - we would expect you to be in the office 1 to 2 days per week)

Salary: £30,000 - £37,000 pa depending on experience + benefits

Department: Philanthropy

Reports to: Head of Philanthropy - Francis Crick institute

Contract Type / Hours: Fixed Term Contract for 12 months / Full time 35 hours per week (Other flexible-working requests can also be considered if they meet business needs)

Application Deadline: Thursday 14th December 2023 at 23.55. This vacancy may close earlier if a high volume of applications is received or once a suitable candidate is found, so please do not delay submitting your application to avoid any disappointment.

Interviews are scheduled to take place from week commencing 11th December.

At Cancer Research UK, we exist to beat cancer.

We are professionals with purpose, beating cancer every day. But we need to go much further and much faster. That's why we we're looking for someone talented, someone determined, someone like you.

What will I be doing?

We have a twelve-month fixed term opportunity for you to join us as a Gift Associate in our Philanthropy directorate. This role will support the front-line fundraising work of principal gift fundraisers for the Francis Crick Institute (the Crick). We need you to coordinate the work streams for frontline activities on behalf of the principal gifts programme including assisting with donor communications; developing gift proposals and liaising across internal teams to advance principal gift activity at the direction of and on behalf of principal gifts. Additionally, you will assist with meeting coordination and the creation of meeting briefs, notes, and other supporting materials.

This is an exciting time to join the CRUK philanthropy team, as we prepare to launch an ambitious multi-million-pound fundraising campaign in 2024.This role will support activity and projects to ensure we can meet expected outcomes during this period of growth.

Key duties include:

  • Support the senior principal gift fundraiser(s) in all aspects of frontline fundraising activity, including the organising and preparation for donor meetings and events, preparation of briefings, meeting collateral, and relevant materials, preparation of file notes, contact reports, and prospect updating of the database, as required. This may involve travel and itinerary planning.

  • Work with the Prospect Research team and fundraisers across the Crick to assist in identifying engagement, cultivation and stewardship opportunities for prospects, helping to track donor cultivation and solicitation steps.

  • Work with frontline fundraisers to draft briefings for leadership and volunteers.

  • Oversee the active use of the database (Siebel) to record and track donor activity on behalf of the principal gift fundraisers. Work with appropriate CRUK colleagues to maintain a donor and prospect tracker for the fundraisers; work with colleagues from Services to produce reports and other data to inform the tracker and fundraisers; and review lists for donor recognition, event invitations, and other oversight of donor data.

  • Support the frontline fundraisers in creating regular and effective movement through the supporter journey for identified prospects. This will involve supporting the development and execution of individual moves management plans and strategies, drafting correspondence and helping execute opportunities for engagement.

What skills are we looking for?

We're looking for candidates with experience of project management from either the higher education or charity sectors. You'll have strong stakeholder management skills and be able to work well under pressure, managing multiple tasks.

  • Knowledge and experience of fundraising and working in a fundraising operation. Familiarity with basic fundraising principles and strategies.

  • Excellent customer service skills (donor-centric).

  • Excellent project management and organisation skills with strong attention to detail; excellent writing skills with strong comfort with technology (knowledge of databases, Excel, PowerPoint and other platforms).

  • Demonstrated experience of successful multi-tasking against often competing deadlines.

  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of information and make a recommendation; ability to track down information from a variety of sources; ability to evaluate problems accurately and display good, sound, and confidential judgment.

  • Excellent stakeholder management and people skills and ability to work with, and communicate effectively and professionally with, a wide range of individuals. Able to influence and persuade others.

  • Curiosity to learn and interest in major gift fundraising; motivated and excited by science and the opportunity to be part of the Crick's and/or CRUK's campaign and growing philanthropy effort.

  • Highly professional, flexible and committed to going above and beyond the remit of the role to achieve and exceed targets. Prepared to take on a wide variety of tasks. Have a "can do" attitude and a demonstrated ability to problem solve. Ability to anticipate challenges and address them quickly.

  • The ability to stay calm and resilient under pressure.

What will I gain?

Each and every one of our employees contributes to our progress and is supporting our work to beat cancer. We think that's impressive.

In return, we make sure you are supported by a generous benefits package, a wide range of career and personal development opportunities and high-quality tools, policies and processes to enable you to do your job well.

Our benefits package includes a substantial retirement plan, a generous and flexible leave allowance, discounts on anything from travel to technology, gym membership, and much more.

We review pay annually and aim to recognise individual performance and achievements.

We don't forget people have lives outside of work too and so we actively encourage a flexible working culture.

Our work - from funding cutting-edge research to developing public policy - will change the world. It's exciting to be part of our team.

How do I apply?

We operate an anonymised shortlisting process in our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. CVs are required for all applications; but we won't be able to view them until we invite you for an interview. Instead, we ask you to complete the work history section of the online application form for us to be able to assess you quickly, fairly and objectively.

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Posted on: 30 November 2023
Closed date: 15 December 2023 at 12:49
Job ref: R026944
Tags: Fundraising