The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that exists to increase the number of pupils from underrepresented backgrounds progressing to highly-selective universities. We do this by mobilising the PhD community to share its expertise with state schools. We recruit, train and place PhD researchers to work with state schools: either part-time as tutors through The Scholars Programme or our new Brilliant Tutoring Programme; or full-time as classroom teachers through Researchers in Schools (RIS).
With a charity fundraising target of over £800,000 per year, The Brilliant Club is looking for a Fundraising and Events Coordinator to support the fundraising team with prospect research and writing fundraising reports and applications. They will support the Head of Philanthropy to deliver high-quality supporter engagement, including communications and events aimed at building relationships with supporters.
The Fundraising and Events Coordinator will work closely with the Marketing and Communications Manager to deliver a series of events to launch The Brilliant Club’s new five-year strategy. These will be in line with government guidance, and may be delivered online, in person or a blend. They will also support other events delivered by the External Affairs team, including networking events and conferences.
The successful role holder will also provide diary management support to the External Affairs Director, including scheduling meetings, booking travel and administrative support as needed.
This role requires a positive, proactive, and well-organised person, with a strong attention to detail and good communication skills. Excellent writing, events management, team working skills and the ability to manage multiple projects will be essential to this role.
The Brilliant Club has three core values, which we expect all employees to embody: 1) We get to a solution, 2) We seek and act on the best data available, and 3) We understand that little things go a long way. The successful candidate will have examples of where they have demonstrated these values in the past.
The Brilliant Club exists to increase the number of pupils from underrepresented backgrounds progressing to highly-selective universities. We think it is important that our charity reflects the lived experience of our beneficiaries, and we want to be an organisation where employees from any background can thrive. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans including non-binary (LGBTQ+) candidates, and candidates from low-income families. These groups are currently underrepresented at The Brilliant Club and we are committed to increasing representation and diversity at the charity.