St Paul's Cathedral - Development Assistant

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£28,000 per annum plus benefits

We are looking to hire a Development Assistant, to join our Development Team supporting the work of one of the most iconic buildings in the world, St Paul’s Cathedral.

Reporting to the Development Operations Manager, you will play a crucial part in supporting the team to generate income for the Cathedral by providing administrative and event support, in addition to overseeing low-level giving, including Tap to Donate and digital fundraising.

To support the Development Team in delivering the Cathedral’s fundraising operations, by
providing administrative and event support, as well as overseeing low-level giving, including Tap
to Donate and digital fundraising
  • Support the Development Team with gift administration, relationship management and donor client care.
  • Provide general administrative and event support to the Development Team and for all development related events.
  • Maintain records and data entry in Raiser’s Edge (the Cathedral’s CRM system) of donations, pledges and communications, and encourage uniform usage across the Development Team.
  • Oversee low-level giving at St Paul’s, including Tap to Donate.
  • Work with the Visitor Engagement Team to grow Cathedral-floor giving and raise awareness of the Cathedral’s need for support.
  • Responsible for digital giving, including online donations, and working with marketing and communications colleagues to deliver a Development voice to the Cathedral's social media presence.
  • Analyse online donations and giving trends to inform future activity.
  • Conduct research and profile new fundraising prospects.
  • Be the first point of contact for fundraising enquiries into the Development office.
  • Develop and maintain a rolling fundraising calendar, incorporating cultivation and stewardship events, application and reporting deadlines and key department milestones.
• Experience of working in a fundraising office, or demonstrable evidence of transferable
• Proven administrative skills.
• Experience of using CRM systems or databases.
• Strong and confident interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact at all levels.
• Confident, clear and effective communication skills both written and verbal to deliver
training to the Visitor Engagement Team to grow Cathedral-floor giving and to respond
to fund-raising queries.
• Ability to think analytically.
• Experience of conducting research.
• Excellent IT skills, including Microsoft 365.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Ability to plan and prioritise a demanding workload and meet deadlines.
• Self-motivated and pro-active, able to work independently.
• Flexible approach to work, with a preparedness to work outside of core working hours
from time to time.
• Experience of Raiser’s Edge
• Knowledge & experience of Tap to Donate, Crowdfunder, social media and digital
St Paul’s is an equal opportunities employer and holds together a very diverse set of
activities and aspirations. It is the Cathedral of the Diocese of London and the seat of its
Bishop, a national church and an international spiritual focus, a space for worship and
holiness, a place of learning, debate and challenge, an icon of resilience in the face of
adversity, an architectural heritage centre, a partner in the City of London, and a
commercial enterprise. In addition to offering acts of worship throughout the day, St Paul’s
is open for prayer and sight-seeing seven days a week.