Kew, Greater London
£25,000 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Kew Foundation’s goal is to provide exceptional membership and donor services and deliver record fundraising to allow Kew to achieve its vision as the global standard bearer of plant and fungal research.

The stewardship team at Kew are responsible for all forms of donor acknowledgement and recognition for philanthropic supporters of Kew Foundation. We aim to provide an outstanding donor experience which ensures development teams achieve their fundraising goals and maintain their relationships with our loyal supporters.

We are recruiting a Stewardship Officer to manage the stewardship of a portfolio of major donors including preparing project updates and finding creative opportunities to engage them with our work. The role will also support stewardship activity across the team including drafting letters of thanks, coordinating formal donor recognition and mailouts of key communications, logging expected payments, ordering, and invoicing.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) is a leading plant science institute, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and major visitor attraction. Our mission is to understand and protect plants and fungi for the well-being of people and the future of all life on Earth.

We are working to end the unprecedented extinction crisis and to help create a world where nature is protected, valued by all and managed sustainably. We will achieve these goals by drawing on our leading scientific research, unrivalled collections of plants and fungi, global network of partners, inspirational gardens at Kew and Wakehurst, and our 260 years of history.

Join us on our journey as protectors of the world’s plants and fungi.  

Our ideal candidate will be able to create engaging and inspiring copy relating to our projects and the donations that support them. You must also have solid experience of providing outstanding administrative or operational support and some experience of using a CRM database or similar. You must be self-motivated with excellent planning skills and a can-do attitude with the ability to remain calm under pressure. You will have an interest in, or passion for, Kew’s mission to understand and protect plants and fungi for the wellbeing of people and the future of all life on Earth.

You are collaborative and able to support at all levels; an essential team player willing to find creative solutions to complex challenges. You have excellent time management and project management skills and the ability to manage data and databases accurately and efficiently. You are creative, proactive and have an eye for detail. You can deliver outstanding relationship management and are a skilled communicator. Previous experience and/or knowledge in stewardship or fundraising is desirable. 

Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.

If you are interested in this position, please visit our website for more information and to apply.

Closing Date: 24/10/2021

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

No agencies please.

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Refreshed on: 12 October 2021
Closed date: 24 October 2021
Tags: Fundraising, Project Management