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Development Assistant

Band 4

Main area
Band 4
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Oxford Road Site
£20,150 - £23,363 per annum
27/01/2019 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology, Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Charity Team.  Manchester Foundation Trust Charity has recently successfully delivered an ambitious investment strategy that has grown fundraised income by 100% over three years.  Now the Charity, which supports nine hospitals across Manchester, including Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, is preparing for the next three years with an even greater ambition.  Part of this ambition is to develop events fundraising and we are looking for a highly organised an enthusiastic Development Assistant to work within our Major Gifts and Trusts team. 

The Development Assistant will support the Major Gifts and Trusts team to meet ambitious income targets. Key responsibilities include strategic research and data analysis, ensuring all relevant information is accurately recorded on the Raiser's Edge database, event organising and providing administrative support to the Senior Development Manager and others as appropriate. The role will be based in the charities office in the newly refurbished Citylabs building.

For this role you must have:-

Proven administrative experience in a busy office environment, including experience of using databases (Raisers Edge) and advanced keyboard skills.

Experience working at public events.

A high level of computer literacy and advanced keyboard skills with experience of using a range of applications including Microsoft Office


Interviews are scheduled to take place on 7 February 2019.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Siobhan McKeever, Individual Giving Manager on 0161 276 4522

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