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Advancement Officer (Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences)

Advancement Office

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £33,309 to £34,304
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Wednesday 08 September 2021
Closing Date:  Tuesday 05 October 2021
Interview Date:  Friday 15 October 2021
Reference:  054921

The University of Surrey is one of the UK’s leading public research universities. Join 2,500 staff and 17,000 students in a diverse environment to make a positive impact through free-thinking and hard work.

Within External Engagement, the Advancement team works with the academic community to engage alumni, friends, companies and trusts in support of the University. They are responsible for sustaining a lifelong relationship with our worldwide alumni community of over 127,000 graduates, raising funds and encouraging volunteering support the University’s corporate strategy. You will be joining a very successful team and will have the opportunity to work with varied academic and research areas.

As Advancement Officer, you will support academic colleagues in advancing the mission of our Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences by building and cultivating long-lasting relationships with alumni and donors (individuals, trusts and foundations and corporates). In addition, you will be responsible for soliciting gifts to support Faculty priorities, stewarding existing Faculty donors, and developing and maintaining alumni relationships through engagement activities, such as volunteering opportunities and events. Weekend and evening work will be required at times as well as some overnight travel in the UK and potentially internationally.

Your application will demonstrate successful previous fundraising experience, or relevant marketing/sales experience along with demonstrable experience in managing and soliciting gifts up to £100,000 and experience of writing donor reports, fundraising proposals, and/or fundraising copy that has led to successful funding.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

Applicants wishing to work 4 days a week will be considered. Please apply with a full CV and covering letter.

Please note we have 3 Advancement Officer vacancies, each application will be considered for all vacancies, so you will only need to apply once.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

 

 

 


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