Individual Giving Officer for Worldwide Cancer Research

Central Edinburgh

circa 28K

Permanent / Full Time

Hours: A working week of 35 hours where core working hours are 10am – 3pm, Monday to Friday, with a one-hour lunch break. A flexible working policy is offered. The office is open 7am – 7pm daily and we are currently testing hybrid working; all full-time, office-based staff are required to work at least two days per week in the Edinburgh office.

Reporting into: Individual Giving Manager

Pension / Annual Leave: 10% employer pension contribution; 33 days’ paid holiday annually, plus four public holidays as paid leave days over Christmas and New Year; a Cycle to Work scheme is available.

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Worldwide Cancer Research is a small charity with immense ambition – to end cancer by starting new cancer cures worldwide. We find and fund innovative ideas at the start of the cancer research journey all over the world. Starting the life-saving advances of the future by sowing the seeds of new discoveries today. Funding brand new ideas and supporting researchers who ask big, challenging, new questions about how cancer works and how we can control it.

For 40 years our scientists have explored brand new concepts and advanced our understanding of cancer – taking the first step in the research journey that provides new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. As a charity, we are committed to opportunity without barriers, and we are striving to seek, value and learn from different perspectives and experiences. We want Worldwide Cancer Research to be an inclusive organisation – where everyone can be themselves and feel valued.

We are determined that all applicants and employees receive equitable, fair treatment regardless of gender, sex, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status or race. We have pledged to ‘Show the Salary’ for the roles we advertise – because our team members are at the heart of everything we do to start new cancer cures around the world.

We welcome applications from all communities to help build an inclusive team, as diverse as the scientific community we fund and the families whose lives we impact.

To help start more cancer cures and save lives, we are looking for an Individual Giving Officer to join the Marketing and Fundraising Team at Worldwide Cancer Research.

To deliver an agreed income target from supporters ensuring their on-going support for Worldwide Cancer Research. To be responsible for executing the Individual Giving strategy at the charity. The role has a key focus on lottery and prize-led giving but also includes our work on regular and cash giving and in developing in memoriam giving at the charity.

Working closely with the Individual Giving Manager the post-holder will work to:

Generate long-term, sustainable income that allows the charity to fulfil its charitable purpose through data-driven, multi-platform campaigns that showcase our cause to the public.
Deliver supporter journeys that inspire long-term support and transform supporters into loyal ambassadors for Worldwide Cancer Research.


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