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Stewardship Apprentice Northumbria University

We are looking for a new team member to assist with the administration of student prizes and to take a supporting role in liaising with donors, academics and student recipients. The successful applicant will be enthusiastic and self-driven with good communication skills.

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Closing date: 05 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    21 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    15 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties involve:

  • Support the administrative processes associated with external prizegiving, liaising with donors, academics and student recipients
  • Develop a bank of templates and letters to be used in correspondence with recipients and donors
  • Use Raiser’s Edge to monitor and track donor scholarships, donor reports, donor attendance at events, donor communications and donor relations
  • Support the processing of Advancement data requirements following major fundraising activities including Telethons
  • Support the collection and distribution of correspondence from scholarship beneficiaries to major gift scholarship donors
  • Support the Stewardship Coordinator in the planning and delivery of benefactor events, including donor receptions, donor visits and other events to which donors are invited
  • Support the Stewardship Coordinator in the production and publication of the annual Impact Report
  • Support the Stewardship Coordinator in the collation and development of fundraising collateral e.g. case studies and testimonials
  • Support the Stewardship Coordinator in developing a branded identity for all Northumbria stewardship and donor relations materials including donor reports, cards, branded stewardship gifts
  • Assist with wider Advancement activity as required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Administration experience 
  • Microsoft Office Packages such as Word/Excel

Personal qualities

  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships within own team and across the organisation
  • Reliable
  • Enthusiastic
  • Willing to learn

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE B/8 Grade in maths and English (certificates required) or equivalent

Future prospects

  • Full time role

Things to consider

  • This is a blended role of home working and office days - to be arranged at a later date
  • Smart Training will give you access to lots of discounts with a Student Beans account, 6 months free of Amazon and a Student card

About the employer

Our newly developed apprenticeship schemes are the perfect route to launch your career, supporting your personal and professional development. We have an opportunity in HR Business Services for you to complete your Business Administrator qualification, while gaining vital work experience and earning money at the same time.


Northumbria University


Camden Court Flat 104

Camden Street

Newcastle Upon Tyne


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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Smart Training & Recruitment


Smart Training

  • Level 3 - Business Administrator - (Business) Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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