Fundraising Officers

Surrey, United Kingdom
£35,308 to £43,155 per annum
24 Apr 2023
End of advertisement period
29 May 2023
Full Time


Location: Guildford
Salary: £35,308 to £43,155 per annum
1 Permanent and 1 Fixed Term Maternity Cover (12 mths)
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 29 May 2023
Reference: 003023-R

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. We are ambitious and have a bold vision - shaping ourselves into one of the best universities in the world - which we are achieving through the talents and endeavour of every employee. Our culture empowers people to achieve this aim and to collectively, and individually, make a real difference.

The role

Working within our highly successful Advancement team, we have two opportunities to join us as Fundraising (Advancement) Officers. In these roles you’ll engage alumni, friends, corporates, trusts, and foundations by building and cultivating long-term relationships, continuing the success of our £60M philanthropic campaign The Future Says Surrey. You’ll be responsible for soliciting gifts, stewarding existing donors, and engaging alumni through volunteering opportunities and events.

University fundraising is a truly inspirational, varied, and fascinating environment to work in. As a team we work together to raise funds for cutting-edge research and innovations that will make a positive impact on communities around the globe. For example, research that tackles the diagnosis and treatment of those suffering from long-term conditions such as cancer and dementia, as well as research that reduces the impact of climate change to help society live more sustainably. We also ensure that students, regardless of their personal circumstances, have the opportunity to study at Surrey.

About you

We’re looking for someone with successful previous fundraising or relevant marketing/sales experience. You’ll need excellent writing skills to produce donor reports, fundraising proposals, and/or fundraising copy that will engage and inspire our donors. Weekend and evening work is occasionally required as well as some overnight travel in the UK and potentially internationally.

What we can offer

In addition to a competitive salary, you will receive an annual incremental pay rise, generous annual leave entitlement of 25 days holiday plus 7 university closure days and 8 bank holidays, a market leading pension, access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes, and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

With the buzz of student life and superb working facilities, we offer a blended working approach geared around helping people get the best of both home and collaborative onsite working.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please upload a CV and cover letter, outlining why you interested in the role and using suitable, specific examples to demonstrate how you meet the criteria outlined in the job purpose.

Interviews will be held on an ongoing basis throughout the advertising period, and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is identified.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

Further details: Job Description

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