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Senior Philanthropy Officer, Health

The University of Edinburgh - Development & Alumni

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 UOE7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 4th December 2023
Closes: 25th January 2024
Job Ref: 9140

Full-time -  35 hours per week

Contract type - Open ended

Are you excited to change the world and help find new treatments for patients living with ill health? Would you like to help train our doctors of tomorrow? Do you want to help advance knowledge and understanding of disease? Are you keen to ensure that medical research is communicated to patients and family members?  

We are seeking to employ a Senior Philanthropy Officer to help develop philanthropy and advancement projects for medical research, student support and teaching and research facilities at the University of Edinburgh.

The Opportunity

This is a great role for a candidate looking to grow their verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills within an established team. The department offer support and training and this is an excellent opportunity to learn or further develop fundraising skills.

You will work to create and build a portfolio of funders and maintain contact with academic and support staff across health-related projects. Key areas of focus include generating support for priority research, teaching, social responsibility, student scholarship and other programmes for college advancement, and engaging donors, alumni and other stakeholders.  

The University of Edinburgh uses an “advancement” model for its stakeholder engagement, and you will work with alumni engagement colleagues to enrich the experiences for students, alumni and staff in the School.  

Your skills and attributes for success

  • Experience of fundraising OR an equivalent level of securing income in a front-facing role in sales, communications or marketing  
  • A sympathy for and understanding of the importance of philanthropic support for medical and scientific research to advance our knowledge of disease and better treat patients 
  • An understanding of universities or other large complex organisations in the public and/or private sectors 
  • Stakeholder management experience including negotiation, listening and influencing skills  
  • The ability to communicate well in writing and in person.
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