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Gift Processing Officer

University of Kent - Strategy & Operations

Location: Kent
Salary: £22,659 to £25,482 per annum pro rata, Grade 5
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th August 2019
Closes: 29th August 2019
Job Ref: CSF-037-19

Location: Canterbury

Hours Per Week: 21

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Thursday 29 August 2019  (unless otherwise stated)

Interview Date: Tuesday 17 September 2019

The Development Office are currently seeking a Gift Processing Officer to manage the processing of all donations, including major gifts and to keep an oversight of these funds by liaising with Finance and other departments.

A significant part of the role involves using databases for financial recording and acknowledgement of donations and other transactions. By providing an excellent supporter experience, this role has a high impact on the ability of the University to retain and develop its donors.

This position would suit a well-organised team administrator, who is highly numerate with meticulous attention to detail. You will play a pivotal role in the team, with the ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively in a target driven environment.

As Gift Processing Officer you will:

  • Process philanthropic income to ensure prompt acknowledgement, donor receipts and reporting
  • Provide financial information and reports for stewardship purposes
  • Prepare Gift Aid claims for the University to maximise the leverage of philanthropic income
  • Ensure donations are put into the right fund for ease of disbursement by Faculty/Departments

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Some experience in finance, preferably in accounting
  • GCSE English and Maths or equivalent
  • Experience of working in a fundraising organisation
  • Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

The Development Office is a dynamic, innovative and friendly professional service department. The four main areas of our work cover fundraising, alumni relations, corporate events and congregations- our graduation ceremonies, in both Canterbury and Rochester Cathedrals. We host over 50 events a year, with over 20,000 guests, communicate and engage with the University's 150,000 strong alumni community and raise funds for scholarships, hardship bursaries and capital builds. 

The department encourages creativity, agility and risk taking using a project management framework which emphasises transparent reporting, empowerment and accountability.

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact the Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: CSF-037-19

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Please note - Applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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