SW1Y, London
£29,376 - £36,720 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

The Royal Society Development team is looking for an excellent writer and project manager to play an essential part in how we work with some the UK’s biggest philanthropic donors.

Candidates do not need to have direct experience of working in fundraising or in a scientific organisation, as this is a role based on skills. The role would suit a self-starter used to working across teams and to multiple deadlines. Delivering materials on time and on brief with a focus on intended audience will be a key part of success.

The role’s primary focus will be to help develop significant approaches by the Society’s senior leaders to major philanthropists and organisations. This will include identifying suitable projects, creating proposals and briefing documents, and working with other teams to a pressured timetable. The person will also have significant responsibility for developing the Society’s approaches for bespoke programmes (such as donor-supported Visiting Professorships and legacy marketing) to key audiences including Fellows and senior grant-holders.

In these ways, the role-holder will become an integral part of the Society’s fundraising team, working closely with senior staff and with the Development Director, Senior Major Giving Manager and Major Giving Manager, and contributing to the team’s collective annual target of approximately £5 million.


Reports to:                Senior Major Giving Manager

Line management:     None

Location:                   Carlton House Terrace, London (temporarily home working)

Hours:                       35 hours per week (full-time post)

Contract type:            9 month FTC

Pay band:                  C

Salary:                       £29,376 - £36,720


Closing date for applications: 25 January 2021

Interview dates: Thursday 4 and Friday 5 February 2021 (done virtually)


Posted on: 07 January 2021
Closed date: 25 January 2021
Tags: Admin, Fundraising