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Telethon 2024

Find out more about becoming a student fundraiser.

Recruitment has now closed for the Summer Telethon 2024, but we’ll be advertising again later in the year for our Autumn Telethon.

If you like a good chat, are a team player and want to gain some valuable experience raising money for a great cause, a student telephone fundraiser could be the perfect job for you.

Working from home over roughly a three-week period, you’ll be calling Bath graduates (alumni) to talk about the valuable and innovative work their donations could support.

What is the Telethon?

The Telethon is the Advancement Office’s biggest fundraising event of the year. Our Student Fundraisers speak to thousands of alumni, often raising over £180,000 each campaign. And the Telethon isn’t just about raising much needed funds, you’ll be reconnecting many alumni with the University, finding out more about them and their interests and gaining some valuable insight into life after graduation.

Who can apply?

  • Current Bath students that are UK based
  • Eligible to work in the UK and able to provide UK/Irish passport in person or complete a Home Office Right to Work Check via Teams.

What will I have to do?

As a caller, you’ll earn money while getting excellent work experience and having great conversations with fellow members of the University community.

Read the full job description.


Pay is currently £12 per hour plus holiday pay (£13.45 in total), paid monthly in arrears. (Breaks on the training days and weekend calling shifts are unpaid.)

Working hours

Weekly shift times
- Four weekday calling shifts taking place in the evenings 6:15pm - 9:30pm
- Saturday calling takes place between 9:45am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 5pm
- Sunday calling takes place between 1:45pm - 5pm and 6:00 pm - 8pm


Successful applicants (including previous callers) will need to complete both days of training. This will all be online, but expect plenty of activity, games and breaks!

Equipment needed

You'll need a suitable PC or laptop and a smart phone. You will also need to be able to work your shifts in a quiet room at home where you can make calls uninterrupted.


All successful applicants will need to read and sign an online University of Bath contract before starting work. To be issued with a contract you must have provided ID and proof of eligibility to work.

The team

As a caller, you’ll be a very important part of the team. Day-to-day you’ll be managed by our specialist fundraising agency, Buffalo. You’ll speak to Buffalo about recruitment, training and they will support you with all your calling needs.

The University staff on the team are John Richardson and Gemma Hill, who have overall responsibility for the campaign.


If you have any questions, please contact us.

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