Prospect Development Assistant

Southampton, United Kingdom
£25,285 to £28,131
21 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
17 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Development & Alumni Relations

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £25,285 to £28,131
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 17 April 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2212923CD

At the University of Southampton, our aim is to change the world for the better, bringing together realms of academic research, creativity and knowledge to have a truly collaborative, immersive and ground-breaking impact. We care about the challenges that humanity is facing, and work to support others on a local and global scale.

In the Office of Development & Alumni Relations (ODAR), our job is to galvanise our community to solve these challenges and to make a difference.

Would you like this to be your job too? 

About the role 

The Prospect Development Assistant will provide a varied range of administrative and research support to the Prospect Development team. This will include being an active part of all aspects of the team’s activity, from management of information through to customer service support for our internal users.

The wider Prospect Development team’s function within ODAR is to create a diverse pipeline of fundraising prospects for our fundraisers.   In support of this, the role will also collaborate closely with the fundraising team, to ensure relevant researched constituents enjoy positive engagement through affective and crucial administration. 

About you 

We are looking for a proactive individual, with a range of administrative skills.  You will be a great communicator who is confident whilst being well-organised.  You will have a good eye for detail and be solution driven. You will have a willingness to learn new skills whilst managing a busy and varied workload.  We want you to feel you offer fresh ideas to help enhance all aspects of our work. 

About Us

We are planning our first University-wide fundraising and engagement campaign. Together, we want to raise more money and to engage more alumni and friends with Southampton so that we can change the world. And with the full support and investment of our University leadership, we are growing our team over the next few years. We are so excited.  

We need people with intellectual curiosity different ideas. We need people with direct experience or transferable skills and the interest and drive to take on a new challenge.  We are actively determined to welcome a diverse group of colleagues into our inclusive team. Every day will be different, you will meet incredible people and the rewards will be huge.  

Imagine fundraising for medical technologies that could cure cancer or dementia. Or engaging a volunteer who can help a student improve their graduate prospects. Or connecting alumni around the world and reawakening important friendships and partnerships. Or seeing the look on a student’s face when they learn they will be the first person in their family to attend University—because of a scholarship that you secured. That could be you.

The only thing holding us back is more talented people. This could be a career-defining and remarkable opportunity.  Help us change the world. Join us.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team.

To learn more about ODAR, visit Join ODAR website. If you feel you don’t meet all the selection criteria and/or want to discuss the role further, contact Lou Payne, Head of Prospect Development on

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