Fundraising Researcher - Part time 0.6

Closed: 24 June 2022

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  • Salary £35000 - £38000 per annum
  • Location City of London, London (On-site)
  • Job Type Permanent, Part-time
  • Sectors Youth/Children
  • Job Reference : 133385
Fundraising Researcher - Part time 0.6

Are you interested in pursuing a rewarding career within fundraising research?

We are looking for a Fundraising Researcher to join the Fundraising Research team, to support the growth of high value giving at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Charity.

The permanent part-time position will be up to 22.5 hours per week and we are open to a variety of working patterns to cover these hours.

The dynamic role will encompass all aspects of fundraising research and prospect management, and whilst situated within the Philanthropy team, will also provide vital support to Corporate Partnerships and Special Events to help drive wider high-value income generation.

The candidate will play a key role in the identification of high-value prospects and the production of biographies and network maps to support engagement and solicitation, corporate pitches and event management. They will also deliver essential due diligence practises – assessing and escalating reputational risk or moral and ethical concerns.

As the hospital and GOSH Charity embark upon an exciting 10-year strategy that will include one of the biggest capital appeals in our history, this position represents a fantastic career opportunity for someone to use their creative skills to discover connections and unlock transformative donations to support seriously ill children. If you’re an experienced researcher with an enquiring mind who wants to join a leading national charity, we would love to hear from you.

About the team

The four-strong Fundraising Research team, led by a Senior Fundraising Research Manager, is a much valued and high-performing outfit based within the Philanthropy team – who raise funds for GOSH Charity from high net-worth individuals and charitable foundations, including a significant number of £1 million + donations. The Fundraising Research team also provides due diligence and bespoke research for the charity, particularly for Corporate Partnerships and Special Events.

About You

- We are appealing to experienced researchers with a fundraising background, or with relevant demonstratable skills developed at other organisations.
- You will be a creative and tenacious individual, who won’t be fazed by tight deadlines or by being asked to produce high quality research and analysis for influential volunteer and appeal boards.
- You will have strong research skills and an awareness of trends in wealth and philanthropy as well as hot topics affecting wider society.

In return, you’ll get to work in a busy and highly motivated team and if required receive training in fundraising research, due diligence and GDPR, as well as access to a range of business and information tools, including Factiva, RepRisk, Eikon and Fame.

Specifically, you will have:

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a high attention to detail
- Experience with researching philanthropic donors and trusts and foundations
- Proven analytical and research skills and an ability to assess information rapidly from a variety of sources

The ideal candidate will also have:

- An enterprising attitude, bringing new ideas and showing drive to develop and innovate research processes
- An understanding of how companies are structured and their approach to corporate social responsibility.
- An awareness of the principles of due diligence
- Knowledge of ESG trends and their influence on fundraising.

About the Charity

Every day brings new challenges at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Every day, around 600 seriously ill children from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments. Every day, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses. And every day, the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that change the lives of thousands of children – and change the world. This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. Without donations, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity can’t help fund ground-breaking research, advanced equipment, child and family support services, and the rebuilding and refurbishment of wards and medical facilities. Our staff help to raise these vital funds for the hospital. A better future for seriously ill
children starts with you.

Recently awarded with a ‘Best Companies 2-star accreditation' and placed number 17 on the 2019 Sunday Times Best 100 Not-for-Profit Companies list - we offer a range of attractive benefits including; a flexible approach to working, 30 days holiday, life assurance, enhanced employer pension contributions, and a discounted season ticket loan.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We recognise that people from some backgrounds are under-represented in our workforce and across the wider Charity sector. In April 2021 we launched our ambitious three-year EDI strategy committing to becoming a more inclusive workforce, reflecting the diverse communities that we work with and for and demonstrating this through all our areas of work.

A more diverse workforce will enable us to deliver even more impact and we particularly encourage applications from communities which are under-represented in the charity. This includes people from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds, people with a disability, people who are LGBT+ or who are from less advantaged socioeconomic groups.

Further information on our EDI strategy can be found on our website.

Our approach to hybrid working

This role is based in our Central London office (WC1N, opposite Russell Square underground) with the option to work remotely up to three days a week.

Please refer to the full job description below for more information.

How to apply

Please click on the apply button in the top right-hand corner where you will be taken to a short application form to complete.

Closing date: 23rd June 2022

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