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Senior Development Officer

The Sutton Trust
London (Greater)
£29,000 to £31,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Closing date
20 Oct 2021

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Fundraising, Corporate Fundraising, Major Donor/ Gifts, Legacies Fundraising, Supporter Development, Trusts & Foundations
Children & Youth, Education
Full Time
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Job Details

The Sutton Trust is the UK’s leading foundation dedicated to improving social mobility. Founded by Sir Peter Lampl in 1997, the Trust delivers programmes to 7,000 young people each year across the country, rigorous research into the issues of low social mobility and educational disadvantage, and policy advocacy to affect systemic change. The Trust gives opportunities to young people from low and moderate-income backgrounds to improve their chances of accessing top universities and the professions. It seeks to ensure young people reach their potential, regardless of their background, school or where they live.  

The Senior Development Officer, reporting to the Head of Donor Relations, will contribute to a fast-paced, focused team, which is committed to excellent stewardship and to growing external support over the coming years. This role leads on account management of our trust and foundation supporters, and works closely with the Director of Development to support stewardship of our individual donors, including the Sutton Trust Board and Fellows.

Safeguarding statement

The Sutton Trust believes that a child, young person or vulnerable adult should never experience abuse of any kind. We all have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe. Therefore all posts undergo a safer recruitment process, including but not limited to, disclosure of criminal records where necessary and eligibility to work in the UK. We have procedures in place to promote safeguarding and a safe culture at the Trust.

To apply

Please download the candidate application pack from our website, complete the application form, and submit it to us.

The applicant pack includes:

  • Job description and person specification
  • Application form
  • Equal Opportunities Monitoring form

Applications should reach us by 5pm on Wednesday 20th October, with first round interviews held on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd November, and second round interviews on the afternoon of Tuesday 9th November.

Please note that first round interviews will be held on Zoom, and second round interviews will be held in person at our London offices.

Please state your name and the role you are applying for in the subject line of the email, and it would also be greatly appreciated if you could note where you saw this job advertised.

If you require any materials in an alternative format, or have any questions, please get in contact with us.

Any information you provide as part of your application will be treated as confidential and managed in accordance with relevant data protection legislation and guidance. Our privacy statement can be found on our website.

We are also currently recruiting a Senior Alumni Officer and a Digital Programmes Officer. Please see our website for more details.


The Sutton Trust was founded by Sir Peter Lampl in 1997. We are a foundation which improves social mobility in the UK through evidence-based programmes, research and policy advocacy. From early years’ through school, college and university to the workplace, we work to combat educational inequality and prevent the subsequent waste of talent. We are concerned with breaking the link between educational opportunities and family background, so that young people are given the chance to fulfil their potential, regardless of their family background, school or where they live.

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0207 802 1660
9th Floor Millbank Tower
21-24 Millbank
United Kingdom
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