Participation Giving Coordinator

Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne (GB)
£28,553 - £34,702
18 Jun 2021
End of advertisement period
11 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

The Advancement Office is responsible for building relationships that inspire alumni and other stakeholders to support Northumbria University through philanthropic giving. The team works with partners and supporters who have a shared ambition of making a positive and sustainable difference to the education, experience and future aspirations of our students.

We are looking for a new team member to help the securing of income from individual donors by developing our participation giving activity. This includes writing Cases for Support for the Alumni Fund and other fundraising activities.

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic and creative. They will bring their own ideas to the role, have a desire to continually improve and work with innovation and pride. They will be able to demonstrate professional experience of working independently in a fundraising role and will have a thorough understanding of relationship fundraising and the challenges and opportunities that this presents. They will also be skilled at creating engaging and compelling copy, editing and proofing, writing for a variety of audiences and communication channels including email, the web, social media and print. 

To succeed in this role, applicants will need significant experience of organising individual giving or regular giving campaigns including email, telethons, direct mail and social media campaigns as well as excellent time management and project management skills. They will also have a strong team working ethic, with a willingness to support colleagues across the department and the ability to build long-term relationships with internal and external stakeholders

In addition to the highly rewarding working environment, this position offers, applicants will be able to take advantage of the range of excellent rewards and benefits that Northumbria University offers including a generous salary, annual leave allowance and flexible working patterns.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Jem Bush, Senior Advancement Manager at

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now’ and submit a Covering Letter and your CV and where relevant any documents specifically request in the Role Description and Person Specification.

If you are successful in your application for this role, you will be employed by Northumbria University Services Limited.  Further details can be found at

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.

We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about the Information and Support for International Colleagues.

Our team is currently working remotely and in future we anticipate a blended approach incorporating remote working with some campus-based engagements.

Please note this vacancy will close on 11/07/2021 

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