Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury, Kent
£18,278 - £19,623 per annum
Contract, 2 Year, Fixed Term, Full-time
Job description

The Graduate Trainee (Fundraising) will work closely with and support a new Head of Fundraising to establish and deliver a new Fundraising function and strategy for the University.  The post will require flexibility and the ability to work with staff across the University at all levels and in all areas, as well as to support and carry out effective communication with external stakeholders, businesses and our Alumni as potential philanthropic givers and sponsors for University activity.  The post will offer the opportunity to gain wide-ranging experience of the University, the higher education sector, and of professional fundraising.  A training and support package will be discussed with the successful candidate to mutually align with and support the post holder’s and the University’s ambitions.

You will be educated to degree level and have experience of designing resources for a range of media including reports, presentations and social media.  You will understand how to conduct effective research, including through direct engagement with stakeholders and using and analysing various sources of secondary data.  You will have previous experience in a customer service-oriented or stakeholder-related environment, as well as previous experience of working in a team, and across teams.

Previous experience of project management would also be advantageous


Additional Information

Canterbury Christ Church University is committed to equality of opportunity, supporting and encouraging underrepresented groups as well as valuing diversity. We promote wider inclusion through our polices such as the Race Equality Charter, StoneWall for LGBT+ groups and the Disability Covenant, guaranteeing an interview to all disabled candidates which meet the essential criteria for our roles.

We aim to create an inclusive working culture in which all employees feel valued. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, which are currently underrepresented throughout Canterbury Christchurch. We are committed to improving employment opportunities for ethnic minorities. We also welcome applications from LGB, Trans and Non-binary candidates. All applications decisions and progression opportunities through the University will be determined by personal merit only.



How to apply





Please ensure you include contact details of two employment referees in your application, one of which must be your current/ most recent line manager.


Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.


No agencies, thank you.


To apply, please visit:our website and apply online.

Closing date for applications:            Sunday 24th October
Interviews are to be held:                  Friday 5th November

Posted on: 27 September 2021
Closed date: 27 October 2021
Job ref: REQ02469
Tags: Fundraising