Research and Stewardship Officer

London (Central), London (Greater)
23 Aug 2019
15 Sep 2019
Contract Type

This is a new role, due to internal promotion at The Royal Society, which would suit someone with experience of working within or closely within a charity fundraising or university Development team in the capacity of a Fundraising Officer or Assistant/Coordinator.

The Royal Society is the independent scientific academy of the UK and the Commonwealth. Our aim is to recognise, promote and support excellence in science, and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. The Society’s Fellows have played a part in some of the most fundamental, significant and life-changing discoveries in scientific history and Royal Society scientists continue to make outstanding contributions to science in many research ideas.

This highly prestigious institution can boast being in regular contact with nearly 100 Nobel prize winners, hosting a fascinating array of events including one on climate change, and a having great team of high performing individuals who are passionate about what they do.

The ideal candidate will be interested in fundraising and relationships as stewardship will be as important as the vital research you carry out. Needless to say your research, writing and attention to detail will be key, and among your key strengths will be sound communication and interpersonal skills. You will have a ‘can do’ attitude, be proactive and be able to work under pressure.

Your remit will be to gather insightful and accurate intelligence in order to increase the development team’s ability to generate funds. You will also provide support with the planning and implementation of high-level donor stewardship events, planning and producing briefings for external high-level meetings and overseas trips for senior staff and Officers.

The successful candidate will benefit from internal and external training and professional development, work in a stunning building, and benefit from flexible working and subsidised lunches.

If you aspire to be a Bid Writer, Policy Researcher, Campaign Manager, or head up an insights or fundraising operations team in future years then working in this fascinating organisation where no two days are the same will be a great stepping stone for you.

If the above sounds attractive to you and resonates with your future goals then do please consider applying. Today.

How to apply

The closing date is 5pm Friday 13th September with first round interviews being held week commencing 23rd September.

Application is by way of CV in the first instance.

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