Philanthropy Administrator

Closed: 15 August 2021
Admin Fundraising Major Donor

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  • Salary Circa £23,000 per year
  • Location CB21, Cambridge
  • Job Type Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
  • Sectors Health, Medical
  • Job Reference : MGE21

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we are challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make life-changing breakthroughs possible.

You will be part of an organisation that has been recognised nationally as an outstanding place to work. In 2021, we were listed 69th in the prestigious 100 Large Best Companies to Work For.  We were also awarded a 2-star accreditation by Best Companies, recognising outstanding levels of workplace engagement and were listed in the 75 Best Companies to Work for in the East of England and the Charity’s 30 Best Companies to Work For. 

The Philanthropy team at ARUK is responsible for securing donations of £10,000 and above from individuals, and charitable trusts and foundations. We work with some of the world’s leading philanthropists, helping them invest in world-class dementia research.

The Philanthropy Administrator will play a key role in the future of this high-performing, ambitious fundraising team. You will use your excellent communication and organisational skills to provide a high standard of administrative support, and to ensure that the team’s finances are managed effectively.

This is a very exciting time to be part the Philanthropy team, as we build on recent successes including securing several seven-figure gifts. We have huge ambitions and are seeking a proactive, professional administrator to join us and help to realise them.

Main duties and responsibilities of the role:

Administrative & financial support

  • Process Philanthropy income and undertake related financial duties.
  • Provide administrative support to the Director of Philanthropy and Philanthropy Manager.
  • Schedule regular meetings involving the whole Philanthropy team.
  • Provide database and other IT support and guidance to the Philanthropy team.
  • Undertake ad hoc administrative and data-related projects.
  • Support colleagues with, and attend, Philanthropy and other ARUK events as required.
  • Support the Philanthropy team with administrative support.

Fundraising from Charitable Trusts & Foundations

  • Project manage the Small Trust Mailing, an appeal targeted to approx.1,000 charitable trusts. This may include, but is not exclusive to, writing applications and reporting on impact.
  • Provide an excellent level of stewardship to trusts and foundations as required, ensuring they are thanked, updated, and stewarded at an appropriate level.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience in supporting individuals or teams in an administrative capacity.
  • Experience of financial administration, such as processing income, dealing with expenditure, and managing expenses.
  • Experience of dealing regularly with a range of internal and external contacts.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise a varied workload.
  • Experience producing high-quality written material.
  • Excellent IT skills, including good working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Sound grasp of basic financial processes.

Location: Granta Park, near Cambridge, with some homeworking.

Salary: Circa £23,000 per annum, plus benefits

Please download the Vacancy Pack for more details.

Please note that the official job title for the successful candidate will be Major Giving Executive. 

The closing date for applications is the 15 August 2021, with interviews to be held on the 2 & 3 September 2021. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are unable to attend on this date.

To view further details about this role and the benefits of working for us please review the vacancy information pack or visit the Alzheimer’s Research UK website.

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