Educational Fundraising Graduate Training Scheme
graduate scheme

Educational Fundraising Graduate Training Scheme

CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education)
Competitive salary
London · South East Englandand 2 others

Job description

Are you seeking a stimulating and varied career where you can make a difference to the world?

Working within a world class university or not for profit organisation this training programme will launch your career in educational fundraising. Philanthropy helps researchers find cures for major diseases; scientists develop solutions to poverty, inequality and environmental issues; and provides access to a university education to transform lives. As a fundraiser you will be working with academics, university staff and donors to achieve these things, and more.

Are you a recent graduate or about to graduate?

  • Do you have a demonstrable interest in fundraising, campaigning or event management?
  • Are you passionate about education?
  • Are you looking for a meaningful career where you can make a difference?
  • Do you believe in the power of education to change lives for the better?
  • Are you good at working with people and building relationships?

CASE Europe is looking for highly motivated graduates to participate in this 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. Participating organisations include: University College London, University of Cardiff, Imperial College London, King’s College London, Cancer Research UK, London Business School, University of Bristol and University of Surrey

Graduate trainees will work within each area of a development office of an educational institution - gaining experience and developing skills in alumni relations, prospect management, annual and regular giving, stewardship, fundraising campaigns, major gifts, events and partnerships.

The breadth of the experience provides graduates with a fully rounded view of fundraising within education and the role it plays in supporting the institutions. For those looking for a career in fundraising, the Graduate Trainee Scheme is a great opportunity.

This is a fixed term contract. You will be employed by a host institution and partake in 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. We strongly recommend that applicants are willing to be flexible about the location of the host institution, however you will have the opportunity to state a preference. You will also need to be available to attend a week long training programme at the CASE Annual Conference in Edinburgh from 26–31 August prior to the 50 week placement.

Working on site at one of our partner university/organisations campuses, you will have support from both the host institution and CASE Europe who are managing the scheme and provide formal training throughout the scheme. Details of benefits will be provided upon successful application.

Person requirements

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 work collaboratively in a team. 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.

Accepted degree subjects



Competitive salary


London · South East England · South West England · Wales

How to apply

For more details and to apply for this opportunity please visit the website via the apply button.

Applications close at 18:00 on the closing date.

Successful applicants will be invited to attend an assessment day in London on 22/23 February 2018.

Closing date: 08/01/2018

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 08/01/2018

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