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Senior Philanthropy Officer

Wales, United Kingdom (Hybrid)
£31,396 - £37,099 per year
Job description

Prospectus is delighted to be working exclusively with Aberystwyth University to help them recruit for a Senior Philanthropy Officer to join their Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO). Founded in 1872, Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth) is a public research university in Aberystwyth, Wales. Aberystwyth was a founding member institution of the former federal University of Wales. The university has over 8,000 students studying across three academic faculties and 17 departments.

This role is offered on a permanent basis paying a salary of £31,396- £37,099 per annum. This is a flexible hybrid role where you can work between home and Aberystwyth University.

Reporting to the Philanthropy Manager, the post holder will deliver integrated plans to increase the number of major donors giving to the university and embed a programme of proactive legacy giving activity and stewardship, to increase the number of gifts received in wills. They will manage a mid-level portfolio of individuals (including legacy prospects), maintaining relationships, producing prospect management plans for each individual and developing clear strategies to cultivate relationships and secure philanthropic support. The post holder will develop and present compelling and creative proposals through face-to-face meetings within the UK and internationally, presentations and fundraising events and written publications.

They are looking for someone with demonstrable experience of delivering major donor activity targeted at those capable of giving £25,000+. They are looking for a candidate with demonstrable experience of systematically approaching, cultivating, soliciting, and securing five figure gifts from major donor prospects. The ideal candidate will have experience of fundraising in a Higher Education context and demonstrate an on-going commitment to learn Welsh to C1 level.

This position will require both English and Welsh written and spoken communication (B2 Level).

At Prospectus we invest in your journey as a candidate and are committed to supporting you with your application. We welcome all candidates to apply, regardless of age, sex/gender, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, or pregnancy/maternity. If you have any disability and require reasonable adjustment/s to any part of the process, then please contact Firas El Dib at.
If you feel you meet some of the criteria but not all, we really hope you'll enquire and learn more. Prospectus can advise and support on each part of the role and hopefully your application, so we look forward to hearing from you. 

In order to apply please submit your CV in the first instance. Should your experience be suitable, we will arrange for a meeting to brief you on the role. You'll then have all the information you need to formally apply. We are looking forward to connecting with you soon. 

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Prospectus View profile Company size Size: 101 - 500
Posted on: 28 May 2024
Closed date: 19 June 2024 at 14:20
Job ref: 188593
Tags: Fundraising