Stewardship Officer

Job title Stewardship Officer

Department Development & Alumni Relations

Salary Starting from £26,715, rising to £32,817

Grade Grade 6

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 4114

Placed on Monday 07 June 2021

Closing date Sunday 27 June 2021

Interview date Tuesday 06 July 2021

Reference CC8335

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Do you want to make a difference, and help students and researchers fulfil their ambitions by cultivating excellent relationships with the donors who make this possible? 

Stewardship is critical to the success of our vibrant Department of Development and Alumni Relations. We are seeking an exceptional individual to help us celebrate the difference that philanthropic support makes to our University community and inspire our donors to keep giving as we look to what comes next. 

The successful candidate will be committed to delivering excellent service and be a team player who is able to build and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, donors and funding beneficiaries. This is a busy and varied role, and you will have strong administrative and events organisation skills, be highly organised with an eye for detail, excellent time management skills and confident working on your own.  

An understanding of the importance of stewardship is essential, as is the ability to engage with the bigger picture and deliver stewardship activities that meet the shared goals of the University and our supporters. You will have excellent communication skills, with the capability to find innovative ways to thank our supporters and engage with the beneficiaries across a variety of channels. 

Previous experience working in a charitable giving or relationship management environment is essential. The post holder will be expected to attend events that take place in evenings or on weekends, for which time off in lieu will be given.

For an informal chat about this position please contact Natasha Hopkins, Stewardship Manager ( or 01225 383681).

The University of Bath is a nationally and internationally leading University placed in the top 10 rankings of three major national league tables. The Department of Development & Alumni Relations (DDAR) plays a leading role in the University’s excellence through philanthropic support and partnerships.

What we can offer you:

The University of Bath is an exciting and engaging place to work. Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

During the current period, you will be expected to work from home for which equipment will be provided to support you in your role.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our applicant information webpage  before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce. We are open to flexible working arrangements and we’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.