|Salary:||£42,405 to £45,932 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance|
|Placed On:||3rd October 2023|
|Closes:||15th October 2023|
King’s is currently in the planning stages of a major new philanthropic campaign, which will significantly scale the university’s current fundraising activity. We are looking for an excellent Senior Fundraising Writer, an individual who is genuinely excited to tell engaging and powerful stories.
From writing fundraising papers and cases for support, to developing key messages, proposals and concept notes for high-net-worth individuals, including Major and Principal Gifts, the post holder will use their excellent writing and communication skills to create a wide range of supporting collateral for student support, research, clinical and capital projects. They will be comfortable writing across a range of subjects including mental and physical health, climate and sustainability, peace, justice and sanctuary, leadership, and the digital world. Working closely with the Project Development team, the Events team, Donor Relations, fundraisers and our clinical and academic colleagues, they will create materials and communications that will support us as we move towards our public facing campaign.
The Senior Fundraising Writer will be able to easily adapt their writing style based on the audience and on the brand identity of the partner they are writing for. They will have experience of writing persuasively and will be able to embed an element of design within each proposal.
The Senior Fundraising Writer will work closely with fundraisers to understand the requirements for the delivery of written materials. They will attend meetings with academics and senior members of staff to gather content for proposals, and play a leading role in these meetings where required. These meetings will often require an ability to think quickly and respond to what emerges in the discussion; the Senior Fundraising Writer will have the confidence to ask the questions of these subject matter experts, to challenge them where appropriate to support the creation of a powerful and donor-facing narrative. They will turn around proposals efficiently with excellent attention to detail and will be expected to work on a number of different proposals simultaneously, whilst thinking innovatively and creatively about the way in which content is displayed and delivered.
In Fundraising & Supporter Development, we are committed to building a truly diverse workforce that reflects the communities served by our partners, recognising the range of benefits that we derive when colleagues bring experiences and perspectives from a range of backgrounds. As part of this work we have developed a race equality plan and we particularly welcome applications from candidates from Black, Minority Ethnic and Asian backgrounds.
Full-time permanent post.
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