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Senior Development Executive - Medical Sciences

University of Oxford
OX1 2JD & OX3 7JX, Oxford - hybrid working is an option
Grade 8: £45,585 - £54,395 per annum with possible extension to £59,421
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

Job Details

Grade 8: £45,585 - £54,395 per annum with possible extension to £59,421.
Full time, permanent.

We are looking for an experienced fundraiser, to lead on Neuroscience related fundraising for the Departments of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences as part of the friendly team working across the Medical Sciences Division at the University of Oxford.

The Medical Sciences Division at Oxford has been ranked number one in the world for the last twelve years in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for clinical, pre-clinical and health sciences. Recent accomplishments of the Medical Sciences Division include its research into the COVID-19 pandemic, most notably through the delivery of the Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccine, which is estimated to have saved over 6 million lives.

About the role:

This fundraiser will work closely with the Heads of Departments and academics in the Departments of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. The post will focus primarily on funding for research, academic posts, scholarships and infrastructure related to Neuroscience which includes Mental Health and neurological disease (e.g. Motor Neurone Disease, Dementia, Parkinson’s, Stroke and Epilepsy). The fundraiser will work on special projects including the possible major capital redevelopment of the Warneford site. While an interest in medical research and neuroscience is essential, you do not need to be a sciences graduate, just an enthusiast for knowledge.

About you:

You are an experienced development professional with a strong track record of securing major gifts, a confident approach and the ability to think creatively. You will lead on major gift fundraising (£100k-£1m+) working with a range of donors (corporates, trusts and individuals). 

What We Offer:

As an employer, we value the wellbeing and development of all our employees. We offer a comprehensive range of benefits, including:

  • 38 days annual leave (including public holidays)
  • Hybrid working arrangements for a healthy work-life balance
  • Extensive personal and professional development opportunities
  • Membership to CASE to support your professional development as an educational advancement professional
  • Supportive childcare services and other family-friendly leave schemes for working parents, guardians and those with caring responsibilities
  • Generous family leave for maternity, adoption, paternity, and shared parental leav
  • Excellent contributory pension scheme for your financial future
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for additional savings
  • Subsidised sports centre membership to promote well-being
  • Cycle loan scheme to encourage sustainable commuting
  • Discounted bus and transit travel

In addition, you will have access to a vibrant community with social groups and sports clubs fostering an inclusive atmosphere.

Application process:

  • Click the link to ‘Apply’ and follow the on-screen instructions. You will be taken to our online Applicant portal.
  • Applications should consist of a full CV and a letter of application (maximum of 2 pages), in PDF format, 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 30 April 2024 can be considered.

Interviews are currently scheduled to take place on Friday 10 May 2024, in person in Oxford.

Development and Alumni Engagement 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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