B15, Birmingham (Hybrid)
£42,149 - £50,296 per year, with potential progression once in post to £56,587
Contract, Fixed term contract for up to 15 months, Full-time
Job description

Are you passionate about securing transformational-level gifts from charitable funders to help change lives? Join us in the ambitious Birmingham In Action campaign, which commits to raising over £400 million of charitable funding and one million volunteer hours, positioning the University as one of the world leaders in University development.

We are seeking to recruit a Charitable Funding Partner (CFP) to maximise philanthropic funding. A key member of the Development and Alumni Relations Office’s (DARO) Charitable Funding Team, you will work closely with a range of leading academics and senior leadership to: identify and create new charitable funding opportunities from UK and overseas Trusts, Foundations and Charities; set up and manage the development of long-term charitable funder relationships; and, develop compelling charitable funding bids to secure support for our life-changing research, education, and capital programmes. You will be an enthusiastic team player, inquisitive about the combined worlds of research and philanthropy with the skill to spot new funding opportunities, and confident in your ability to initiate and grow complex inter-organisational relationships. There will be opportunities for the successful candidate to shape and develop the focus of their portfolio in collaboration with DARO leadership.

We are an ambitious and successful research-intensive University (one of the top 100 research-led universities globally) and have produced 10 Nobel Prize winners, including three who received their awards in 2016.  Academics here are tackling some of the world’s most pressing global challenges such as antibody testing and Covid-19, the impact of climate change on our woodlands and forests, issues caused by migration and displacement, the rise in youth mental health issues, and the prevention of needless maternal deaths in the developing world. Our students come from nearly 150 countries and our flagship outreach programmes mean that almost 25% of our student population come from disadvantaged backgrounds, one of the highest proportions in the UK. Philanthropy has always played an important role in shaping the University, most recently in 2015 when we closed the Circles of Influence Campaign, which raised £193 million, making it the largest HE fundraising campaign outside Oxbridge and London. Through ‘Birmingham In Action’, philanthropy is continuing to play a vital role in delivering projects to change lives locally, nationally, and internationally.

We are committed to supporting hybrid working and look forward to receiving your application.

Interviews are currently scheduled to take place week commencing 28th February 2022.

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Refreshed on: 07 February 2022
Closed date: 20 February 2022 at 23:59
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Tags: Fundraising

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