Are you a curious and intuitive professional looking for a role where you can use your skills to help to raise funds for projects that change the world? How would you like to join one of the UK’s most successful and dynamic university fundraising teams?
At the University of Manchester, we’re looking for a new Development Research Officer to join our team. If you’ve a passion for creative, open-source research and a real interest in people, we’d love to hear from you.
In the role you will provide accurate and appropriate information about potential donors to the University, individuals, corporations and charitable foundations worldwide. Working with colleagues, you will contribute to the identification and analysis of potential new donors to support the University’s development strategy.
Working closely with front-facing fundraising colleagues, you will help develop relationships with potential new donors and suggest ways to reach and engage them. In doing so, you’ll play your part in raising funds to enable a broad range of initiatives – like student scholarships, world class research and our Cultural Institutions. You will also play an important role in providing due diligence research to ensure ethical acceptance of gifts, and you will work on initiatives to streamline and futureproof our procedures.
Highly focused, with a keen attention to detail, organisational skills, you will have excellent written and oral communication skills. Your well-honed ability to link data will be key, and you should have the determination to acquire, manage and pass on knowledge to support our fundraising and alumni relations professionals.
You’ll join a friendly and high-performing Division, full of people who care deeply about what they do and ready to train you for success. Your work will have a direct, high-impact contribution to the University’s goals to provide life-changing student support and to fund ground-breaking research.
Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here.
Blended working arrangements may be considered,
To apply, please click on the apply button to visit our website.
Closing date: 5 January 2022.
As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area.