University of Bristol, Development & Alumni Relations
Head of Major Gifts
Salary: £51,630 to £63,464 (potentially negotiable)
Founded over a hundred years ago, the University of Bristol has revolutionised society with its cutting-edge research and education. An international powerhouse of learning, discovery and enterprise, the University’s excellence is acknowledged locally, nationally and globally. As a Russell Group university ranked in the top 50 universities in the world (QS 2018), Bristol’s future will be as remarkable as its past.
The University is recruiting for a Head of Major Gifts to join their dynamic, highly respected and fast-growing Development and Alumni Relations (DARO) team. This is an amazing opportunity to lead a highly successful Major Gifts Team at a time of extraordinary growth and success. The Team have secured four £1million gifts and a £10million gift in the last two years, representing a significant step change in our fundraising. You will work with the Deputy Director DARO - Executive Head of Philanthropy to deliver sustained growth in our fundraising to meet the University’s bold ambitions.
You will be an excellent and inspiring leader, who can act as coach and mentor to the team at the same time as being an effective manager. A successful fundraiser in your own right, you will be able to lead by example taking responsibility for your own portfolio of key contacts. You will be motivated by being part of change and growth and playing an active role in delivering the strategy for the next five years for Philanthropy at the University of Bristol. Finally, you will have a strong belief in the importance of universities to society, and a knowledge of the financial challenges facing the higher education sector and the role of philanthropy.
DARO’s vision is to ‘unite our global community to inspire positive change and transform people’s lives’. The Philanthropy Team strive to be curious, collaborative, ambitious, tenacious and consistent.
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. They welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.
For more details about this role in this extraordinary organisation and to apply with your CV and cover letter, then click though to our recruitment pack.
PLEASE NOTE: We will be shortlisting as we received applications, so please apply early to register your interest.
CLOSING DATE: 9am (GMT) Monday 15th April