Do you want to give your charitable supporters the best possible experience and build a positive and rewarding relationship? We are looking for a committed fundraising assistant who will focus on Individual Giving and Major Donor Fundraising.
Based within PCR’s ambitious Fundraising team, this new position requires a dynamic team player to handle a range of vital tasks, from hand-writing personal letters to donors to generating mass mailings; from researching potential philanthropic partners to simply picking up the telephone and saying ‘thank you’.
As our Individual Giving and Major Donor Fundraising Assistant, you’ll be pivotal to our ability to reach our ambitious targets. We’re going full steam ahead with our fundraising strategy to broaden urgent scientific research into prostate cancer – we’re ready for this challenge and we need a dedicated colleague to help achieve these goals.
You’ll be instrumental in helping us build strong relationships with our supporters, roll out fundraising initiatives and ensure back-office admin is completed accurately within set timeframes. You’ll be a keen, dynamic learner, proactive problem-solver to become an integral part of our Fundraising team.
This is a new role that has been created as part of our growing Fndraising Team.
You will work closely with the Deputy Fundraising Director and Supporter Care Manager, plus other members of the Fundraising team.
Working hours: 37.5 per week
Location: Hybrid between home and London (Holborn) office
About Prostate Cancer Research
We support bold science, backed by patients, to keep our research both cutting-edge and relevant. Patients give feedback directly to scientists so that they can understand, learn and modify their research so that what they do in a lab will make a difference to patients.
In May 2020 when the pandemic hit, patients were relieved that PCR didn’t skip a beat. We didn’t allow our research to stop or slow down – in fact, we actively went out in search of new innovative projects to support.
We fill the gaps. When we first wanted to expand our projects we analysed the entire prostate cancer research system. We found out that there are some areas of research that desperately need more investment, where a lack of knowledge is preventing the situation for patients from improving fast enough. We actively invest to fill those gaps.
So far, our scientists have discovered a potential way to make radiotherapy work more effectively and with fewer side effects. They invented a new technique to discover networks of on/off signals for cancer, which we hope to use to develop more treatments. They started investigating how fat fuels prostate cancer, and using AI to predict whether or not a cancer needs treatment. We ran national campaigns to empower patients to ask questions and get the right treatment for them, and to talk about and get support for the side effects of treatment.
We do all of this in honour of the men and families who have already been through things no family should have to go through, and to create a future where no one needs to fear a prostate cancer diagnosis.
Over the last few years, we have successfully diversified our income streams, improving our capability of raising restricted funds for specific projects through focusing on trusts & foundations, statutory, corporates, and major donors, while at the same time ensuring we have flexible and sustainable unrestricted funding through our events & community, legacies, and individual giving. The target now, as part of PCR’s Fundraising Strategy for 2021-26, is to grow our income year on year to £9.8 million by 2026.
We’re going full steam ahead with our fundraising strategy for 2021-26 to grow our income to £9.8 million. We’re ready for this challenge and we need a dedicated colleague to help achieve this goal.
Key Responsibilities are detailed on the attached Job Description
Skills and Competencies
- Experience using a CRM, including reports, imports, exports and analytical solutions
- Intermediate capability in Excel, including formulae
- Intermediate experience using Word, including templates, formatting
- Ability to provide exceptional and prompt supporter care
- Excellent written communication skills
- Highly numerate
- Experience working digital marketing platforms
- Experience creating administrative systems and standard operating procedures
- Experience processing financial and personal data from third-party platforms
- Knowledge of GDPR regulations and data protection
- Knowledge of Gift Aid (declarations, claims, application)
- Collaborative outlook, including managing expectations, working flexibly and reaching out to colleagues on joint goals
- Pro-active attitude that displays initiative and focus
- Strong belief in our work here at PCR
- Deadline-driven multi-tasker who can juggle competing daily, weekly, monthly priorities
- Really, really organised and systematic
- Willing to learn and self-teach
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