Senior Research Executive - Fundraising Philanthropy

Posted by Cancer Research UK

Senior Research Executive - Fundraising Philanthropy

Islington, London

£25000 - £28750 per annum + excellent benefits



About the organisation

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Job Description

Senior Research Executive - Fundraising Philanthropy

Salary: £28,750 p.a. inclusive of London Weighting + excellent benefits

Contract length: Permanent

Positions available: 1

Location: Angel, London

We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive researcher to join the Fundraising Intelligence team at Cancer Research UK. This exciting new role is available due to team expansion, with a specific focus on supporting Leadership Giving and Mid-Value in the Philanthropy & Partnerships Directorate.

About us

At CRUK, we have big ambitions. We want to double the pace of progress so that 3 in 4 people will survive cancer by 2034. But to help us to achieve this, we will need to significantly grow our high-value fundraising income. We are now in the preparation phase for our most ambitious fundraising campaign ever and at the heart of its success will be engaging support from some of the world's most generous philanthropists and partners.

You will be joining our high-performing Fundraising Intelligence team - providing intelligence that enables CRUK to maximise the potential of high value donors through our prospect expertise, research, collaborative approach and data-driven insights.

About the role

The Leadership Giving and Mid Value teams at CRUK focus on bringing in gifts of £1,000 - £100,000 from philanthropists and trusts and foundations across the UK and internationally. The team is an integral part of the ambitious fundraising campaign that will set the direction for the Philanthropy and Partnerships Directorate in the coming years.

As Senior Research Executive - Fundraising Philanthropy, you will work closely with the Leadership Giving and Mid Value Research Manager to maximise income for these areas by...

  • Identifying new donors

  • Delivering proactive and reactive research for events, donor meetings and projects

  • Tracking prospect journeys

  • Using data analysis and sector insight to make recommendations.

You will become a specialist in this area and as you develop in the role you will lead and develop research and donor identification projects and work directly with fundraisers to help track and manage new and existing donors.

About you

If you're a self-starter, with excellent writing abilities and problem-solving skills, who has a natural curiosity for information then this could be the role for you. You'll need to be highly organised and agile to meet key priorities. Your confident communication and analytical skills will allow you to draw out key conclusions and explain these effectively to others.

To take on this exciting challenge, you'll have...

  • Well established research skills and experience of using a range of sources quickly and accurately

  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to plan your own activities to meet the requests made of you and take responsibility for managing your own workload

  • Exceptional writing skills and efficient listening and oral communication skills

  • Creative problem solving and analytical skills

  • Familiarity with databases.

You will also be able to see the full job description by following the link:

Closing date: Ongoing, so please don't hesitate to submit your application

At CRUK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner.

Please note, from 2019, our head office will be relocating from Islington to a new office space in Stratford, close to the Olympic Park.

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