The Woolf Institute is an independent, academic institution with close links to the University of Cambridge. An Associate Member of the Cambridge Theological Federation, Woolf Institute staff teach on Cambridge University courses. The Woolf Institute also offers e-learning courses, conducts policy and academic research projects, and delivers public educational programmes to a variety of audiences.

The Woolf Institute has an opening for a part-time role in its Development Office supporting funding applications towards its outreach projects, for e.g. Diversity in End of Life Care. Full training will be given, and therefore the role would suit someone interested in developing skills in preparing grant applications.


  • Preparation of grant applications to support ongoing projects
  • Assisting in the preparation of reapplications to existing supporters
  • Researching grant-makers – private and institutional, and researching individuals to identify potential new supporters
  • Other activities including logistical and administrative help for events organisation

Skills / person spec:

  • Based in Cambridge
  • Bright, enthusiastic, articulate, with good written skills
  • Motivated, and able to work on own initiative


Would suit a graduate or post-grad student from a relevant academic discipline. Experience of interfaith work preferred, and/or a basic grasp of the intricacies of interfaith dynamics.

Hours and remuneration:

1-2 days per week initially (flexible), with possibility for additional hours. £10-15 per hour depending upon experience.

Application procedure:

Please apply by Friday 30th January 2015 with a covering letter, an up-to-date CV, and the name of a referee to:

Matthew Teather
Associate Director of Development

The Woolf Institute
12 – 14 Grange Road
Cambridge CB3 9DU
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 741048
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