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Development Administrator

RIBA 1834 Ltd
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Full Time

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Be part of the vision; be part of RIBA.

RIBA is a global professional membership body, and a cultural organisation, driving excellence in architecture.

Salary: c£25,500 per annum, based upon experience and location

Location: London/Hybrid working with minimum 2 days in the office

Hours: 35 hours per week, full-time, permanent

We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven Development Administrator to join our growing Development Team as we begin an ambitious fundraising campaign to support the future of RIBA and architecture.

Why Join us?

This is an exciting time to be part of the RIBA Development Team.

We are embarking on RIBA’s biggest investment in nearly 100 years: the House of Architecture Programme. Our vision is bold: to make architecture accessible, relevant and meaningful for everyone, and in doing so to support architects in their role to make the future a better place. We cannot do this alone: we seek philanthropy and partnerships to make it possible.

The Development Administrator role is a critical support to the Development Team, helping to deliver the House of Architecture Programme fundraising campaign and wider development programmes.

What’s in it for you?

  • The opportunity to play a pivotal administrative role in a growing team delivering fundraising for an ambitious cultural organisation.
  • Induction, training and support to improve your skills in fundraising, such as CRM donor management, prospect research and stewardship.
  • A rare chance to be part of a major fundraising campaign from the beginning.
  • An amazing employee benefits package which includes (a) a generous pension scheme with employer contributions (up to 12%), (b) life assurance, (c) annual leave of 27 days plus bank holidays and paid closure of 3 discretionary days between Christmas and New Year. For more details on our benefits click here

About the Role

The Development Administrator is a permanent hybrid role with a salary c£25,550. You will play a vital administrative role, supporting the team in a wide range of activities including assisting with detailed prospect research, excellent donor stewardship, and providing essential logistical and administrative support. You will also take a lead coordinating our CRM database (Raiser’s Edge), ensuring accurate fundraising recording and reporting, and supporting the wider team in its use.

What are we looking for?

  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities and attention to detail.
  • Great interpersonal skills to work with a wide range of internal and external contacts.
  • Capable and confident IT skills, including with databases.
  • Strong administrative, time management and organisational skills.
  • The ability to be flexible and adapt in a dynamic fundraising environment.
  • Experience of working in a team.
  • Previous experience within a fundraising role or with CRM databases an advantage but not essential.

If you would like to apply for the position, please view the full job description below (found at 'supporting documents') and submit your CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the ‘Skills, Knowledge and Experience’ in the attached Job Description (maximum one page A4), using the form below.

Additionally, please ensure that you complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which will be submitted separate from your application.

Closing date: 11 July 2024
Interview date: 23/24 July 2024

Due to high volumes of applications we are unable to respond to everyone, however, should you be shortlisted for interview we will be in touch. 

Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that you have the Right to Work in the UK.  We are unable to proceed with any candidates who cannot show the relevant documentation so please only apply if you meet these criteria. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer visa sponsorship.

RIBA aims to be an inclusive employer, committed to building an authentic and diverse environment where all are encouraged to be themselves. We champion work/life balance and welcome requests for flexible working across our organisation. We value applications from all sections of society and appreciate divergent experience, therefore if you are excited about the role and working with us, yet your experience may not align perfectly with every single skill or competency, we encourage you to apply anyway.  

Registered Charity No. 210566






The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body driving excellence in architecture. Our purpose is to serve members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment.

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