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Donor Relations Officer

Development & Alumni

Salary:   £33,826 to £38,803 per annum
Release Date:   Wednesday 24 November 2021
Closing Date:   Thursday 09 December 2021
Interview Date:   Tuesday 14 December 2021
Reference:   ALUM029

The University of West London (UWL) has climbed an impressive 23 places to become one of the top 40 universities in the UK according to the influential Guardian University Guide 2021.

UWL is now ranked 34th in the UK – our highest position of any league table ever! We were also the top university in England for teaching satisfaction and the ranking reaffirms our position as the top modern university in London. 

UWL has been named University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. The editor of the Guide has described UWL as “regularly among the top-performing universities’ and that we have ‘proved it is possible for a London-based institution to achieve outstanding levels of student satisfaction beyond other universities”. 

The Department 

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations is recruiting a Donor Relations Officer to join a successful team working to advance the University’s mission by raising philanthropic income.  

The Role

The Donor Relations Officer plays a vital role in thanking our supporters, making them feel valued and communicating the impact of philanthropy in creative and engaging ways. Working with donors to strengthen relationships and supporting our fundraisers to identify and engage with potential donors is key to this position. 

This is a varied and dynamic role with a focus on the data management, administration and research that underpins the donor stewardship programme in combination with the creative and personalised engagement activities that make our donors feel special. 

In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for the management and coordination of the gift management process in order to ensure prompt and relevant gift fulfilment and the maintenance of that will further enhance the relationship between the University and its donors.

The Person 

The post holder will need to be self-motivated, highly organised and experienced at managing data. 

You may already work within a fundraising team in the higher education or charitable sector or you may work in a role outside of fundraising but with transferable skills.

You will be highly-skilled at delivering administration and understand the importance of donor stewardship. 

Your excellent writing skills will enable you to produce engaging and bespoke donor communications. 

You will be a strong team player with demonstrable experience of building relationships.

How to Apply 

To apply click on ‘Apply Online’ and submit a CV and covering letter. Further information about the application process can be found here: 

Please email  if you need any assistance with the application process. 

Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 13th December 2021. 

For informal enquiries please contact Nicola Conway, Head, Alumni and Development,  

Additional Information 

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Our department is under-represented in terms of staff from BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds, of LGBT+ identities, and with disabilities. UWL is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter, and is a Disability Confident Employer as well as a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those mentioned above to increase diversity in our workforce.

Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point.

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