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Call Team Student Fundraiser

  • Location:
    North West
  • Position:
  • Salary:
    £9.20 per hour (£8.21 + £0.99 holiday pay)
  • Date Posted:
    13 Aug 2019
  • Advertising End Date:
    04 Oct 2019
  • Vacancy Type:
    Part Time
  • Reference:
Job Description

Are you looking for part-time work during the academic year? The Friends Programme are looking for Student Fundraisers to join their team to help Lancaster University to connect with alumni and raise money for philanthropic causes. 

Start date: Monday 21st October 2019
Length of role: 1 year rolling contract
Working pattern: Two nights each calling week (depending on the term), 18:00-21:00 Monday to Thursday
Pay rate: £8.21 + £0.99 holiday pay = £9.20 per hour
Job Specification
  • Talking to alumni, updating them on Lancaster's current news and activities
  • Asking alumni to support the University by making a regular contribution to the University's College 1000 campaign
Person Specification
  • Highly refined communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Committed and punctual
  • Interest in raising philanthropic income
  • Diplomacy and negotiating skills
  • Approachable and friendly telephone manner
  • Positive and enthusiastic member of a team
  • A positive attitude and passion for helping Lancaster to develop its potential
  • Experience of similar work e.g. fundraising, telephone sales, communications, etc.
  • Awareness of recent activities at Lancaster University
  • Involvement in University extra-curricular activities 
  • Awareness of/interest in college activities
Frequency Asked Questions
Will the work involve cold calling?
  • Every person who is called is a Lancaster alum. We will match callers to the graduates being telephoned, so there are points of common interest; for example, you might be in the same college as the graduate you are calling, or be studying the same subject.
Do I need previous experience?
  • There will be full training for the job.Whilst previous experience can be useful, we find that what is more important is a person’s enthusiasm, communication skills, involvement in University life and belief in fundraising for their University.
What will the work be like?
  • The work will be rewarding, challenging, and good fun.The team will need to meet ambitious targets but in a lively call-room atmosphere with an enjoyable team spirit.You will have strong support via helpful supervision and will be able to gain useful skills from the experience. Aside from allowing you to gain useful skills and experience for your future career, working as a Friends Programme Student Fundraiser will also contribute towards your Lancaster Award. There will also be social events for the team so it’s not a case of all work and no play!
Will there be opportunity for further work?
  • Yes, the telephone campaigns normally run every year, if you are not in your final year, there will be the opportunity to be invited back to work on similar campaigns in the next academic year.

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Under the terms of this work, we endeavour to provide the advertised number of hours however, hours are not guaranteed and that work may cease if there is a fall in demand. 

Adverts that display a closing date should be treated as a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

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