St Paul’s Cathedral - Development Assistant

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£28,000 per annum plus benefits (flexible working available)

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 an essential role in providing administrative, logistical and event support for the Development Team in delivering the Cathedral’s fundraising operations.

To provide an essential role in administrative, logistical and event support for the Development Team in delivering the Cathedral’s fundraising operations.

To support and assist the Team in maximising income and support through the development and management of key supporter relationships.

To provide general day to day administrative support to the Development Team which will involve:

  • Processing and administering gifts, ensuring excellent relationship management and first class donor client care.
  • Maintaining accurate records and data entry in Raiser’s Edge (the Cathedral’s CRM system) of all relevant information including donations, pledges and communications, and ensuring uniform and compliant usage across the Development Team.
  • Supporting relationship management for low-level giving including drafting letters, donor reports and funding applications.
  • Providing support for planning, delivery, management and logistics of all Development related events from small-scale drinks receptions of 5-10 guests, to large-scale donor events hosting 100-200 guests.
  • Support with developing and delivering a planned programme of communications for existing supporters, including updates on existing work, event invitations and planned financial asks.
  • Being the first point of contact for fundraising enquiries into the Development office.
  • Managing the team diary, planning, diarising and managing logistics for meetings.

  • Proven administrative skills.
  • Thorough understanding of GDPR and data protection rules particularly the storing of individuals’ personal information.
  • Experience of supporting the logistics and delivery of fundraising events.
  • Confident, clear and effective communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong and confident interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact at all levels.
  • Ability to work proactively and as part of an integrated fundraising team and using own initiative.
  • Excellent IT skills, including Microsoft 365, and desirable experience of relationship management databases, preferably Raiser's Edge.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise a demanding workload and meet deadlines.
  • Flexible approach to work, with a preparedness to work outside of core working hours from time to time.

St Paul’s Cathedral is a vibrant place of worship and mission, a national treasure and a London icon. It draws together in its ministry and daily life a very diverse range of activities and aspirations.

It is the Cathedral of the Diocese of London and the seat of its Bishop, a vibrant church and a national and international spiritual focus, a space for worship and holiness, a place of learning, debate and challenge, a national treasure, an icon of resilience in the face of adversity, an architectural heritage centre, a partner in the City of London, a visitor attraction and a commercial enterprise. In addition to offering acts of worship throughout the day, St Paul’s is open for prayer seven days a week and for sight-seeing six days a week.

As a Christian church, St Paul’s seeks to preach and share the Gospel, yet is also ‘owned’ by many who would profess no Christian faith.