Junior Fundraising Researcher

  • Location

    Central London

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    Charity & Not For Profit

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 month

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  • Startdate:

    2020-02-14 00:00:00

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Junior Fundraising Researcher

Are you interested in pursuing a rewarding career within fundraising research?

We are looking for someone to join the Fundraising Research team as a Junior Researcher, in a new role in which they will support the growth of high value giving at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Charity.

The dynamic role will include responsibility for identifying significant fundraising opportunities for the Philanthropy team. It will also provide key support to the Corporate Partnerships and Special Events teams to help drive wider high value income generation.

The role will encompass all aspects of fundraising research and prospect management, from the identification and proposal of new high-value prospects, to the production of biographies and profiles to support solicitation asks, corporate pitches and event management. You will also learn how to assess risk and deliver essential due diligence practises.

This position represents a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who is looking to build a career in fundraising research and looking for that first step in working for a leading charity, or for someone with transferable skills who is looking for a career change.

You will be joining a much-valued Fundraising Research team at an exciting time for the charity, as it embarks on a new and ambitious fundraising appeal to rebuild key areas of the hospital campus.

Junior Fundraising Researcher Requirements:

You will be a bright, creative and driven individual, who won’t be phased by having to work to tight deadlines or take on some administrative tasks. You will be passionate about developing your knowledge of fundraising research and awareness of philanthropic trends and the high net-worth landscape.

In return, you’ll get to work in a busy and highly motivated team and receive training in fundraising research, due diligence and GDPR, as well as access to a range of business and information tools, including Factiva, Eikon and MINT.

Specifically, you will have:

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a high attention to detail.
- An interest in Philanthropic donors and trusts and foundations.
- Proven analytical and research skills and an ability to assess information rapidly from a variety of sources.

The ideal candidate will also have:

- Previous experience of working or volunteering for a charity.
- An enterprising attitude, bringing new ideas and showing drive to develop and innovate research processes.
- An understanding of corporate social responsibility and the principles of due diligence.

This role is open to people at different stages of their career, whether you are a recent graduate, looking for that first step in the charity sector, or someone with more experience looking for a career change, we would be happy to hear from you.

About Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity:

Every day brings new challenges at GOSH. Every day, over 600 seriously ill children from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments. Every day, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses. And every day, the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that change the lives of thousands of children – and change the world. This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. Without donations, GOSH Charity can’t help fund ground-breaking research, advanced equipment, child and family support services, and the rebuilding and refurbishment of wards and medical facilities. Our staff help to raise these vital funds for the hospital. A better future for seriously ill children starts with you.

Recently awarded with a ‘Best Companies 2-star accreditation' and placed number 17 on the 2019 Sunday Times Best 100 Not-for-Profit Companies list - we offer a range of attractive benefits including; a flexible approach to working, 30 days holiday, life assurance, enhanced employer pension contributions, and a discounted season ticket loan.

Location: WC1N, Central London

Job type: Full Time, 12 month Fixed Term Contract, 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £Competitive

Benefits: 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, generous pension scheme, flexible working, discounted season ticket loan and many more!

Closing date: 5pm 13 March 2020

You may have experience of the following: Junior Fundraising Researcher, Researcher, Prospect Researcher, Charity, Charities, NFP, Not For Profit, Third Sector, Major Gift Fundraising, Database Analyst, CRM etc.

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