Senior Development Officer, Health

£40,792 to £54,765, depending on experience
15 Jul 2019
12 Aug 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Senior Development Officer, Health
The University of Manchester
£40,792 to £54,765, depending on experience

The University of Manchester is part of the prestigious Russell Group of British research universities and is the product of the civic university movement of the late-19th century. With 25 Nobel Prize winners among its current and former staff and students, it has a history of world firsts and brilliant discoveries, from splitting the atom, to the first stored-program computers, to giving the world the brand-new wonder material, ‘graphene’. The University’s vision is to be one of the leading universities in the world by 2020 through its commitment to world-class research, outstanding learning and student experience, and social responsibility.

Development and Alumni Engagement is an integral part of the University of Manchester today, with a President and Vice Chancellor who is personally engaged and over 400,000 alumni around the world. Over the past ten years, the University has significantly grown its fundraising income, with almost £100M received in the past five years alone. Philanthropic gifts to the University transform lives for the better through funding critical research into causes such as cancer, energy, and global poverty, and through the provision of scholarships.

The University of Manchester is now seeking to appoint a new Senior Development Officer, Health, a key position which provides an exciting opportunity for an outstanding individual to help shape and transform philanthropy at the University.

This is a front-line, major gift fundraising role with responsibility for a portfolio of donors and prospective donors from which you will personally solicit gifts at the five- to seven-figure level, with a focus on supporting the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health.

The successful candidate will be a creative thinker with a strong sense of integrity and a values-driven approach to philanthropic fundraising. You will have a proven record in securing philanthropic gifts from potential major benefactors, expertise in relationship management (particularly with high net worth individuals), outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, a passion for Higher Education and Health, and a high level of motivation in meeting alumni, parents, friends and patients to engage their support.

This post is based in Manchester with a requirement for regular travel across the UK, and where required, internationally. A reduced working week, flexible hours and a portion of home working are all possibilities for outstanding candidates.

This is the perfect time to join the team at the University of Manchester and an opportunity for a proven fundraiser to play an integral role in one of the most successful fundraising teams in the UK, whilst taking the next step in your fundraising career and gaining exposure to sector ‘best practice’. This post will suit an ambitious, talented and dynamic fundraiser looking to gain outstanding experience within Higher Education to further their career.

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