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Philanthropy Executive - Medical Sciences

University of Oxford
Oxford – (Hybrid working may be an option)
Grade 7: £36,024 - £44,263 per annum with possible extension to £48,350
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Fundraising, Major Donor/ Gifts
Health & Medical, Education
Full Time
Contract Type

Job Details

The University of Oxford is a stimulating work environment, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence. Our research plays a key role in tackling many global challenges, from reducing our carbon emissions to developing vaccines during a pandemic.

Seeking a Philanthropy Executive (known at Oxford as a Development Executive) for Medical Sciences. This role is a crucial member of the Medical Sciences fundraising team, which raises significant philanthropic support for priority areas of research in the Medical Sciences Division of the university.

About the Role

This role will manage a portfolio of more than 100 major gift prospects, and be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of potential donors able to support Medical Sciences at Oxford, typically in the range of £100,000-£500,000.

About You

If you have experience in major gift fundraising, have excellent inter-personal skills, and are passionate about playing a role in enabling life-changing research then we would love to hear from you.

What We Offer

Your happiness and wellbeing at work matter to use, so we offer a range of family friendly, financial and professional benefits, including:

  • Opportunity for hybrid working
  • Exceptional contributory pension scheme and salary sacrifice options
  • 38 days annual leave
  • Comprehensive childcare services and family-friendly leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
  • Subsidised University Sports Centre membership
  • Engaging social groups and sports clubs beyond the workplace
  • Membership to CASE for advancement professionals
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities

How to apply:

Please click on the link to apply. Applications should consist of a full CV and a letter of application (maximum of 2-3 pages) outlining your motivations to apply for this role, your relevant experience and how you meet the criteria of the person specification.

  • Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 6 December 2023 can be considered.
  • Interviews are currently scheduled to take place on 18 December 2023, in person in Oxford.

The Development Office is committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills and experiences. We encourage applicants from all sectors of the community and are especially keen to encourage candidates from under-represented groups to apply.


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"...World-class research and education to benefit society on a local, regional, national and global scale"

Welcome to the University Of Oxford

About Us

Oxford is a unique and historic institution. As the oldest university in the English-speaking world, it can lay claim to nine centuries of continuous existence.

  • Oxford was ranked first in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 - a record eight consecutive years.
  • There are more than 26,000 students at Oxford, including 12,683 undergraduates and 13,324 postgraduates.
  • Entry to undergraduate courses at Oxford continues to be very competitive: there are usually only around 3,300 places, and over 23,000 people applied to start in 2022.
  • The majority of Oxford’s UK undergraduates come from state schools. Over 68% of UK students admitted in 2022 were from the state sector.
  • 450 postgraduate courses received applications for year of entry 2022/23 (including part-time variants).
  • For 2022/23 entry, over 37,500 applications were received for some 6,056 postgraduate places.
  • International students make up 46% of our total student body - around 12,075 students. Students come to Oxford from more than 160 countries and territories (as of 1 December 2022). 
  • According to the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, which assesses the quality of research in UK Higher Education Institutions, Oxford’s submission had the highest volume of world-leading research¹. 
  • The University of Oxford contributes around £15.7 billion to the UK economy, and supports more than 28,000 full time jobs (2018/19)

What we do - Philanthropy

"£222+ million raised so far"

Philanthropy is vital in helping the University to realise its ambitious goals. By pushing the boundaries of knowledge, nurturing the most talented students, and identifying innovative ways to share the treasures of our unique collections, Oxford’s work touches lives across the world. Thank you to all our supporters for your generosity.

Download the full Philanthorpy report here

What we do - Research 

"...Ground breaking research and innovation"

Oxford is world-famous for research excellence and home to some of the most talented people from across the globe. Our work helps the lives of millions, solving real-world problems through a huge network of partnerships and collaborations. The breadth and interdisciplinary nature of our research sparks imaginative and inventive insights and solutions.

Career Opportunities

The University is continuing to grow and has some up and coming roles to be a part of a fantastic educational establishment.

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Linkedin - @UniversityOfOxford

Twitter (X) - @OxfordGiving

Facebook - @OxfordGiving

Instagram - @Oxford_Uni

Youtube - @OxfordGiving

Company info
University Offices
Wellington Square
United Kingdom

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