Development Writer & Researcher

Institute of Physics - Development

We are seeking an experienced bid writer to play a key role in accelerating the growth of our fundraising income.

The Role

This is an exciting role that is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to make a demonstrable impact in a well-respected organisation that works throughout the UK and Ireland and maintains a strong international programme.

The post holder will work towards achieving the overall objectives of the development team to develop strong relationships between the Institute and its donors and in securing financial support from members and other friends.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading on the preparation and submission of high quality funding proposals and budgets to trusts, foundations, grant giving bodies and other funders
  • Proactively building a detailed understanding of programmes to identify those of interest to funders
  • Researching prospect lists and producing donor profiles and fundraising briefs
  • Maintaining and strengthening relationships with existing and potential funders through regular correspondence

Further responsibilities are listed in the job description.

The Person

We are looking for a driven and focused person who has a strong track record of writing successful bids to different types of trusts, foundations, grant makers and other funders. You will have evidence of success in securing funding.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will have a high regard for grammar and accuracy and your proof reading abilities and technique will be of an extremely high standard. You will be self-motivated and you will thrive on working to short deadlines on multiple bids.

Why work with us?

We are a charitable membership organisation with a worldwide membership from enthusiastic amateurs to those at the top of their sector in academia, business, education and government.

Our purpose is to gather, inspire, guide, represent and celebrate all who share a passion for physics. And, in our role as a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.

This is an exciting time to join the team in our central London office.  As we move into the next phase of our five-year strategy, which will include our move to the heart of the redevelopment in King’s Cross, close to partners such as Wellcome and Google, we are seeking new talent to help us create a contemporary organisation that is fit for the future.

In addition to a competitive salary and professional development opportunities, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, private medical insurance and generous annual leave. We also offer a range of other benefits including childcare vouchers, gym membership and interest free season ticket loans.

For further information on this role and to apply please visit the IOP Jobs website.

Hours: 35 hours per week
£33,625 - £35, 307

Closing date for applications:
13 December 2017
Interview date:
20 December 2017

The Institute of Physics is an equal opportunities employer. We request no contact from agencies or media sales.

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