Development Office Administrator

Closed: 01 August 2021
Admin Fundraising Individual Giving Major Donor

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  • Salary £8,000 per year
  • Location Wells, Somerset
  • Job Type Permanent, Part-time
  • Sectors Faith-based
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Would you like the opportunity to work in fundraising for England’s most poetic Cathedral?

Wells Cathedral wishes to appoint a Development Office Administrator to join its new, friendly Development Department. The Development Department was established in 2019 and is responsible for securing funds from corporate sponsors, trusts and foundations, public bodies and individuals to support the upkeep, renewal and development of the Cathedral’s magnificent architecture and to provide resources to help the world-class choral music and outstanding education and outreach programmes thrive and grow.

This is a key role in ensuring the smooth running of the Development Office involving the effective management of the Cathedral’s new donor database, donor communications and supporting the Grants and Projects Manager and Development Director with the preparation of grant applications and the running of fundraising events.

Key purpose of post:

To deliver administrative support to the Development Office including managing the Cathedral’s new donor database and donor communications.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist with daily administrative duties and completes a broad variety of administrative tasks that include managing the Development Office database; composing and preparing correspondence; arranging travel plans, and compiling documents for meetings.
  • Takes minutes for meetings as needed.
  • Manage the design, preparation and distribution of the Development Office marketing material (leaflets, posters and signage for the Cathedral entrance) in line with the department marketing and communications strategy
  • Manage the design and preparation of Development Office e-updates for donors, staff and volunteers
  • Assists with the preparation of documentation for grant applications and compilation of evaluation reports for existing grants
  • Issue invitations, manages response and organises the practical elements of Development Office events, as needed.
  • Any other duties as may reasonably be required.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience of providing an administrative service 
  • An understanding of the aims of a Development Office 
  • Familiarity and adept usage of IT databases and Microsoft Office applications 
  • A working knowledge of the Church of England would be desirable

Skills and Abilities

  • Good time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral 
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with all levels within the organisation 
  • Ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines and work under pressure 

Work-related Personal Qualities

  • Positive, optimistic, ‘can do’ attitude
  • Flexible attitude to work (due to the nature of the work some extended hours working may be required but this should be minimal and have advance notice)

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.