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Educational Fundraising Graduate Trainee Scheme

22 July 2011

The University of Bristol is looking for a highly motivated graduate with a keen interest in fundraising, campaigning or events management and higher education to participate in the last year of a highly successful national scheme to develop the educational fundraisers of the future. 

Do you want an opportunity to effect change and make a difference in the world?

This scheme could launch your career in fundraising. The successful candidate will be working in a university environment in which clinicians are researching the latest treatments for major diseases; scientists are developing new technologies; and outstanding lecturers are educating the doctors, engineers and teachers of the future.

Salary: circa 18K

Location:  University of Bristol

Closing date: 5pm 2 August 2011

Interviews: 4 August 2011, Bristol


The University of Bristol is looking for a highly motivated graduate with a keen interest in fundraising, campaigning or events management and higher education to participate in the last year of a highly successful national scheme to develop the educational fundraisers of the future.  Candidates will be fully immersed in the world of fundraising, project management and donor support at the University of Bristol. You will be a graduate (with a minimum 2:1) who is confident, creative, has highly effective communication and listening abilities and possess excellent organisational skills.  You are able to adapt to a variety of situations, have the perseverance to pursue goals and solid team working skills. You must also be flexible to respond to the needs of a dynamic work environment and have excellent IT skills in Word, PowerPoint and Excel in order to effectively progress through this scheme.  Previous experience of fundraising activities is desirable but not essential.

This is a focused placement which will give you the opportunity to experience the full range of functions involved in higher education fundraising and development. You will learn the skills and knowledge to research potential prospects, cultivate and manage philanthropic relationships as well as implement solicitation strategies to secure support.  You will also work with external organisations, potential donors and contribute to the host University’s strategy and direction. Candidates must be available to attend a week long training programme at the CASE Annual Conference in Manchester starting 28 August 2011 prior to their 50 week placement at Bristol University.  There will also be a four week secondment to another university within commutable distance from Bristol. This is a fixed term contract.

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Working at Bristol University, you will have support from both the university and CASE Europe who are managing the scheme and provide formal training throughout the scheme. Details of benefits will be provided upon successful application.