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Fundraising Assistant

University of Cambridge - University of Cambridge Development and Alumni Relations

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £23,487 to £27,116
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th September 2021
Closes: 10th October 2021
Job Ref: DH28207

Have you got excellent organisational skills with ability to prioritise and flexible attitude? Do you possess excellent attention to detail with ability to work on your own initiative? Are you capable of handling confidential information? 

If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for an individual to join our team responsible for increasing the breadth and depth of engagement with the University's community of over 310,000 ambassadors, advocates and supporters, who are critical to the success of our £2 billion pound fundraising campaign

Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations is the fundraising and alumni engagement arm of the University. It has responsibility for raising major philanthropic gifts from alumni and non-alumni sources, and for encouraging lifelong relationships and building links between the University, its alumni and supporters. In autumn 2015, Cambridge launched its most ambitious fundraising campaign to date. The Dear World… Yours, Cambridge campaign for the University and Colleges looks to raise £2bn to attract the brightest minds, create the most inspiring environment for world-class research and enable Cambridge to continue to respond to the world's biggest challenges. 

We are looking for a Fundraising Assistant to support our Fundraisers. Each Fundraising Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support to 3-4 Fundraisers. The primary duty is to assist the Fundraisers in managing their portfolios of fundraising relationships and the fundraising campaigns that they direct, requiring extensive use of the Amicus databases (data input, running queries and designing / producing reports) for which appropriate training will be given. 

Other key duties will include: diary management, making appointments and organising meetings, taking minutes of meetings, making travel arrangements and administering expense claims, support event administration, including occasional design of collateral materials. 

Applicants should have strong administration experience and must have extremely good communication and organisational skills, confident telephone manner and the ability to work effectively under pressure. Excellent computer skills especially knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook and database experience together with a proven ability to work as member of a team are also essential. 

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

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

Interviews for this position are anticipated to take place week commencing 18 October. 

If you have any queries about the role please email

Please quote reference DH28207 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. 

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. 

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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