Fundraising Researcher

at Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity
Location London
Date Posted November 6, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Contractor


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

We are looking for two people to join the Fundraising Research team as either a Fundraising Researcher or a Fundraising Research Executive depending on experience, to support the growth of high value giving at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Charity.

We are recruiting for two vacancies: one part-time permanent position, equivalent to three days a week, and one full-time position on a one year fixed term contract. For either vacancy we may recruit at either Fundraising Researcher or Fundraising Research Executive.

Submit your application in this vacancy for the position of Fundraising Researcher. The salary range for this role is £32-35,000pro rata. In your application please indicate if you are interested in the permanent part time post or the fixed term full time post.

The dynamic roles will include responsibility for identifying significant fundraising opportunities for the Philanthropy team. It will also provide key support to the Corporate Partnerships and Special Events teams to help drive wider high value income generation.

The roles will encompass all aspects of fundraising research and prospect management, from the identification of new high-value prospects, to the production of biographies and network maps to support engagement and solicitation, corporate pitches and event management. You will also support and deliver essential due diligence practises – assessing and escalating reputational risk or moral and ethical concerns.

As the hospital and GOSH Charity are embarking on an exciting and ambitious 10-year strategy that will include one of the biggest capital appeals in our history, these positions represent a fantastic career opportunity. Whether you are an experienced fundraising researcher; an enthusiastic individual looking to build a career in this specialised area and join a leading national charity; or someone with appropriate transferable skills and an enquiring mind who is keen on making a career change, 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

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
  • An interest in 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

For the Fundraising Researcher, we are appealing to experienced researchers with a fundraising background, or with relevant demonstratable skills developed at other organisations; whilst the Fundraising Research Executive is an exciting new role for those looking for that first step in their research career within a leading charity. If either of these sound like you, we would be very happy to hear from you!

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

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Closing date: 28th November 2021

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