The University of the Highlands and Islands is the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, our distinctive partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach, as part of a regional university structure.

To support our work we are recruiting to the following role:

Fundraising Research Officer

Reference no.1857809
Salary range £24,574 - £26,074 per annum (UHI Grade Five)
Working hoursFull time (35 hours per week)
LocationExecutive Office, Ness Walk, Inverness
Closing DateWednesday 22 January 2020

The university’s development office is responsible for fundraising activity - raising and managing funds that make a difference to the university, our students and researchers. The team develops long-term relationships with the university’s supporters, donors and their beneficiaries, as well as with our growing alumni community. Scholarships, prizes and awards including engagement with students and academic staff, also fall within the remit of the team.

Our Fundraising Research Officer will support the delivery of fundraising priorities for both the university and the Highlands and Islands Student’s Association (HISA) by researching potential sources of funding and will preparing briefings and proposals for submission to fundraising prospects – individuals, businesses, trusts and foundations.

The successful candidate will have experience in a research or bid writing role, and ideally will be able to demonstrate having made successful funding applications to trusts and foundations. The successful candidate will be supportive and helpful, have a flexible and proactive approach, can prioritise their work effectively to meet tight deadlines and are capable of building strong relationships with both internal and external contacts.

Further information and details are available in the attached documents below.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 5 February 2020.

If you have any queries about the application process please contact the Personnel Office at or on 01463 279239.