Individual Giving and Data Manager

The closing date for applications is 12:00pm, Tuesday 25 June 2024.

£33,545 (full-time/12-month FTC) + excellent benefits

The British Academy – the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences - is seeking an Individual Giving and Data Manager to join our Development Directorate on a fixed-term basis, providing key support in the delivery of the Academy’s fundraising efforts, including supporting the implementation of a new CRM system.

The role

The Individual Giving and Data Manager will work closely with the Head of Development to manage data and deliver communications to individual donors at the British Academy. This will include a regular giving programme, with a target audience of the Academy’s Fellow, and fundraising from public events attendees. This role is unique in that it sits within the small, friendly Development Directorate, and will also work closely with colleagues in the Academy’s Digital Team.

The Academy is currently transitioning its CRM system to Salesforce and the Individual Giving and Data Manager will work closely with the Project Team to achieve this. A core duty of the role involves the migration of data and helping to coordinate and build new fundraising processes within the new system. To do this, the post-holder will work collaboratively across the organisation to ensure that communications to Fellows and other individual donors are co-ordinated. You will be an effective communicator, able to collaborate with both external and internal stakeholders. A keen attention to detail and a proactive approach to problem solving, in terms of planning, prioritisation and demonstrating resilience when faced with adversity is essential.

You will also coordinate fundraising-related communications across a variety of platforms, working closely with colleagues in the Digital Team. This includes thanking donors in a timely and sincere manner, delivering stewardship events for donors, and reporting on activities in the annual report.

About the Academy

The British Academy is the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences, established by Royal Charter in 1902. We mobilise these disciplines to understand the world and shape a brighter future. Today’s complex challenges can only be resolved by deepening our insight into people, culture, and societies. With a Fellowship of around 1,400 leading national and international academics, the Academy invests in researchers and projects across the UK and overseas; engages the public with fresh thinking and debates; and brings together scholars, government, business, and civil society to influence policy.

The Academy currently has five directorates: Communications & Marketing; Development; Policy; Research; and Resources, plus a small Governance & Fellowship Team. We have increased staffing in the last 12 months and expect to continue to grow this year.

Working at the Academy

Our senior management team have worked with staff to foster a culture of collaboration, respect, and empathy, in which all contributions are recognised as we work towards our common goals. Our people strategy and working practices focus on building strengths and sharing insights, with learning & development, wellbeing, and equality, diversity & inclusion at the centre of how we operate as an organisation. Investing in our staff and encouraging a healthy work/life balance is central to our success, as we move forward and continue to grow. Find out more about the British Academy, including our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement.

Terms and conditions

The British Academy is based at 10-11, Carlton House Terrace, St James Park, London, SW1 – a Grade 1 listed building. We offer a competitive benefits package including a 35-hour working week, with hours and location worked flexibly under our hybrid-working policy; 34 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays; a subsidised restaurant and an excellent occupational pension.

How to apply

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, in line with our commitment to create a diverse and inclusive working environment, promote equal opportunity, and address under-representation. We will make reasonable adjustments to support disabled job applicants and offer an interview to those meeting the minimum selection criteria.

To apply, and to see the full job description and our workplace values, please follow the link to access the Applied recruitment platform.

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Applications must be received no later than 12:00 noon on 25 June 2024.

Please contact the HR team at [email protected] if you have any questions.

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