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Development Manager

Development Manager

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    Fundraising & Development, Major Donor, Trust / Statutory

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  • Salary:

    £36k - 40k per year

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    Fundraising Team

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  • Published:

    about 3 years ago

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This respected university based on the outskirts of London is recruiting for a Development Manager, to work within its growing and ambitious team.  Since 2007, the organisation’s development office has been delivering a highly successful annual giving programme, and this is the second role to be created within a year as part of the university’s strategy to increase income from philanthropic sources.

The Development Manager – 9-12 month contract will be responsible for managing a portfolio of donors by soliciting gifts personally or co-ordinating solicitation opportunities for others where appropriate.

The Person

  • You will be a target driven, ambitious professional with previous experience of working in a development or fundraising environment
  • You will have the ability to deal with a varied portfolio whilst also building and maintaining relationships with a wide range of internal stakeholders including academics, alumni and donors
  • You will have excellent relationship building skills and will be able to communicate confidently and persuasively with high profile individuals

The Department

The university has extensive industry links, a number of world-class schools and a strong entrepreneurial ethos, topping the league tables for the number of graduate start-ups for the last five years.  In addition to this, the university has one of the most diverse student bodies of any UK university, running a number of highly successful outreach and support programmes targeting disadvantaged young people and currently educates more local authority care leavers than any other UK university.

The University is investing in its capacity to raise major gifts in support of University priorities.

This role comes with an excellent benefits package including 35 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays) and a final salary pension scheme.

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