Philanthropic Finance Officer

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Birmingham, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 24 Nov 2021

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £27,924 to £30,497, with potential progression once in post to £34,304

Grade 6

Full time


Closing date: 24th November 2021


Are you looking to be an integral part of a dynamic team? Do you want to play a key role in a global fundraising and volunteering campaign by ensuring the use of our philanthropic income meets the expectations of our alumni and donors? 

Join us in the ambitious ‘Birmingham In Action’ campaign, which commits to raising over £400 million of charitable funding and one million volunteer hours, positioning the University as one of the world leaders in University development.
We are now recruiting a Philanthropic Finance Officer to support our Gift Accounting team.  The Philanthropic Finance Officer will be responsible for the processing and monitoring of DARO’s philanthropic income and will help to ensure gift income processes and regulations are followed.
Working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders across the University- Finance Business Partners, and Management Accountants and Research Support Teams- you will be responsible for ensuring gift accounting accuracy and integrity at a transactional level. You will also build strong relationships with our Fundraising, Principal Giving, Corporate and Charitable Funding teams within the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO). There will be opportunities for the successful candidate to help shape and develop the role in conjunction with the Gift Accounting/Philanthropic Finance Manager, and work on a range of projects such as PCI-DSS compliance, Gift Aid processing and cash monitoring systems, as well as helping to improve gift accounting processes and procedures across DARO.

We are an ambitious and successful research-intensive University (one of the top 100 research-led universities globally) and have produced 10 Nobel Prize winners.  Academics here are tackling some of the world’s most pressing global challenges such as antibody testing and COVID-19, the impact of climate change on our woodlands and forests, issues caused by migration and displacement, the rise in youth mental health issues, and the prevention of needless maternal deaths in the developing world. Our students come from nearly 150 countries and our flagship outreach programmes mean that almost 25% of our student population come from disadvantaged backgrounds, one of the highest proportions in the UK. Philanthropy has always played an important role in shaping the University, most recently in 2015 when we closed the Circles of Influence Campaign, which raised £193 million, making it the largest HE fundraising campaign outside Oxbridge and London. Through ‘Birmingham In Action’, philanthropy will continue to play a vital role in delivering projects to change lives locally, nationally, and internationally. 

Informal enquiries should be directed to Fiona Newell at

Closing date:   24th November 2021                  Reference : 98380

Interviews will be held on Monday 6th December 2021

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