Development Officer (Fixed Term Contract)

Department: Programme Office
Location: 37 Caledonian Road, London N1 9BU - Hybrid
Salary: £29,000 per annum
Job Advert Description:

We are looking for a Development Officer for a period of 18 months to support us in our mission to transform the physics landscape for the UK and Ireland, and ensure a thriving physics ecosystem that contributes to innovation, discovery, research, growth and debate in the UK, Ireland and beyond. We are very proud of our innovative strategy and you can watch this film for more information about our work.

This a very special time to join the IOP within the Development Team, with the creation of a brand new Income Diversification strategy, designed to ensure that the IOP remains financially resilient going forward. The Development Officer will play a key role in the implementation of the Income Diversification strategy by helping to identify external funding opportunities which enable the organisation to deliver on its ambitious objectives for the physics community, the wider economy and society. 

What is it like working at the IOP?

The IOP is a friendly and ambitious organisation. Inclusion and diversity are central to our work and we have a ‘work anywhere’ policy to make working at the IOP as flexible as possible. Looking after our colleagues and supporting them in life and work is our priority, ensuring they can live their best lives, with competitive salaries and generous benefits.

What will I be doing?

  • Research major five, six and seven figure funding prospects including individuals, trusts, companies, and other sources of funds
  • Working closely with the Development Manager to deliver legacy events by taking on individual events as projects and managing the whole delivery process and acting as the main point of contact for that event
  • Administration: which includes taking accurate meeting minutes at the monthly Business Development Group meetings, filing and data entry (both Salesforce and internal files)

Projects you work on may include:

  • Legacy Programme – delivering individual legacy events
  • Contributing to funding proposals
  • Opportunities to be involved in ad-hoc projects given by the Head of Programme Office

Who will I work with?

  • Development Manager
  • Head of Programme Office
  • Business Development Group – consisting of our Executive Team and Senior Leadership Team

Ideally, we hope you’ll apply if your skills include:

Essential Criteria

  • Highly organised with the ability to work on competing priorities and meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail is absolutely crucial: with the ability to develop and proof-read written documents to a high standard and apply in-depth scrutiny to prospective funding sources to ensure that they are suitable for the IOP with accurate and detailed recording and dissemination of information
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written with high regard for creativity, grammar and accuracy to capture the interest of targeted audiences

Nice to have

  • Experienced user of Salesforce and/or CRM database (training will be offered)
  • Experience of writing communications to internal and external audiences
  • Experience of working in a fundraising environment

No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!

How will I be working?

The Institute of Physics is an inclusive employer and our people are at the heart of our approach to delivery. Following the impact of COVID-19, we have developed a new, innovative and exciting trust-based model of flexible working called How We Work. This empowers our staff to choose both individually and as a team how, when and where they work to deliver the goals of the organisation, acknowledging that there will be occasions where in-person meetings, collaborations and events will help generate greater impact. The How We Work initiative is based on the principles of collaboration, trust, flexibility and agility. You will be allocated a ‘base’ office which can also be a chosen place of work. 

Why should I want to work for the IOP?

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland - we seek to raise public awareness and understanding of physics and support the development of a diverse and inclusive physics community. As a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society. 

We have an ambitious new corporate strategy and you’ll play a part in helping us to deliver it.  There’s never been a more exciting time to join the IOP - watch our film to find out more about our work. 

As well as a competitive salary and professional development opportunities, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • An excellent pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Generous annual leave (25 days starting as a standard pro rota where required)
  • Gym Membership (Via salary sacrifice)
  • Company closure between Christmas and New Year and much more!  

To apply for this role please click the link below, best of luck with your applications!

The Institute of Physics is an open and inclusive organisation that welcomes and celebrates diversity.

Employment Type: Full time
Employment Basis: Fixed Term
Closing date for applications: Monday 12 June 2023 Interviews to be held: 16 June 2023 (Via Teams)

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