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Settlement Associate

Employer
CHM
Location
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salary
£30,942 - £40,322
Closing date
1 Aug 2021

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Function
Fundraising, Operations & Service Delivery, Business Development & Commercial, Finance & Legal, Alumni, Major Donor/ Gifts, Supporter Development, Trusts & Foundations
Sector
Professional & Commercial, Health & Medical, Education
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

Are you interested in becoming part of the most advanced gift settlement team in the UK?

Title: Settlement Associate
Based: Cambridge
Salary: £30,942 - £40,322
Job reference: DH27334

Summary 
The Settlement Associate role at this prestigious University is both challenging and rewarding. You will have the opportunity to work with talented members of the University's fundraising team and world-renowned researchers and academics in negotiating and finalising donation documentation that allows a wide variety of new and exciting initiatives at Cambridge.

About the Employer 
The Development and Alumni Relations office has an outstanding track record of engaging Cambridge's global alumni community and securing philanthropic income for the Collegiate University and is on the verge of completing a £2 billion campaign. It has overall responsibility for coordinating University-wide development campaigns, raising funds to support Schools, Faculties, Departments and other central University institutions. They work closely with Cambridge's 31 Colleges their sister office, Cambridge in America, to maximise alumni engagement and fundraising with their constituencies across the globe.

About the role 
As a member of the Settlement Team, you will be responsible for drafting documentation for donors or their representatives and ensuring the necessary processes for accepting donations have been undertaken. This is a great role for someone looking to enter the Fundraising/Charity sector at an intermediate level. Settlement at Cambridge is a unique process, which involves negotiating terms, drafting appropriate legal documentation (in consultation with the University's legal team or external legal counsel when necessary), and ensuring compliance with University procedures in order that donors' funding can be deployed according to their wishes and used for transformative projects across the collegiate University.

The Team is responsible for leading the settlement of all major (£100k+) and principal (£10m+) gifts to the University and was instrumental in securing the first £100m gift to a UK University from a British philanthropist. It handles the documentation of over 120 major and principal gifts each year - a figure that is set to increase along with the expansion of the fundraising team.

This role is based in central Cambridge, however the successful candidate may need to work remotely in the first instance and flexible working arrangements will be considered. This can be discussed at interview.

About you 
The ideal candidate will have experience drafting legal documentation and confirming compliance with policies and procedures, confidence in communicating with a variety of people, including at the highest levels of seniority, and an interest in being a part of a team that enables a wide range of exciting projects that help make the University the unique place it is. They are also interested in candidates who can demonstrate transferable skills from the policy, compliance, or contracts administration sectors, as well as those with legal/paralegal qualifications and law graduates. Finally, candidates will want to be part of a warm, collaborative team that loves working with other people and problem-solving in order to reach a common goal.

Closing date for this position is Sunday 1 August.
First round interviews for this position are anticipated to take place on Monday 9 August.
Second round interviews for this position are anticipated to take place Friday 13 August.

To Apply and for More Information:

Please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form and then redirected to complete your application.

This employer actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

Thy have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

No agencies please.

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