Educational Fundraising Graduate Trainee Scheme


February 20th, 2015

Are you seeking a stimulating and varied career which will enable you to make a difference to the world?

The Educational Fundraising Graduate Trainee Scheme will launch your career in fundraising. You will work in a world-class university where philanthropic support helps clinicians to research cures for major diseases; scientists develop solutions to world food shortages; and provides access to a university education to change lives. As a fundraiser, you will be working with academics and donors to achieve these things, and more.

Salary: circa £18K (London 20K)

Location: Midlands, London, South, North West England, Scotland, Ireland

CASE Europe is looking for up to 17 highly motivated graduates with a keen interest in developing a professional career in fundraising, to participate in this 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 within one of our partner universities. This year’s participating universities are University of Aberdeen, University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, Imperial College London, King’s College London, University of Nottingham, University of Oxford, University of Reading, University of Sheffield, SOAS University of London, University of Surrey, University College London and Trinity College Dublin.

You will be about to graduate or a recent graduate (with a minimum 2:1) who is confident, creative, has highly effective communication and listening abilities and possesses excellent organisational skills. You can demonstrate a keen interest in developing a professional career in fundraising. 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 hands-on training programme which will give you the opportunity to experience the full range of functions involved in higher education fundraising. You will learn the skills and knowledge to cultivate and manage philanthropic relationships as well as implement strategies to secure support. You will also work with external organisations, potential donors and develop an understanding of your host university’s strategic goals and priorities. Candidates must be willing to work in all locations and be available to attend a week-long training programme at the CASE Annual Conference in Manchester from 31 August – 4 September 2015 prior to their 50 week placement. There will also be a four-week secondment to another university within commutable distance from your host university. This is a fixed term contract.

Working on site at one of our university partner campuses, 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.

For more detail and to apply for this opportunity please to apply for this scheme, visit the CASE website and submit an application.

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