Development Manager
University of Leeds
United Kingdom

Development Manager

Do you want to play a key role within a passionate fundraising team which is delivering ambitious fundraising targets in support of educational and research projects which help address global challenges and decrease inequalities?

The University of Leeds is one of the top 100 universities in the world. We have a truly global community and are in touch with more than 300,000 alumni in 192 countries. We currently have 39,000 students from 170 different countries and over 9,000 staff of 100 different nationalities. Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe.

The Development Manager is a member of the Transformational & Major Gifts team which is responsible for securing major (£25,000 –£1m) and transformational (£1m+) donations. The role involves optimising major donations from a portfolio of alumni, non-alumni individuals and trusts and foundations; developing persuasive proposals for agreed fundraising priorities aligned with the University’s Universal Values, Global Change strategy and working as a collaborative and supportive team member.

The role will be crucial to the team’s success at a time of investment and expansion in the Advancement programme.

You can learn more about the Advancement team .

What we offer in return

• 25 days holiday plus 15.5 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s over 40 days a year!

• Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.

• Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.

• Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!

If you are looking for a role where you can play a part in enabling projects that will ultimately have a major impact on the world we live in, then apply today.

To apply for this role please follow the link in the attached Candidate Information Pack (page 11).

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Victoria Treherne


Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Professional Services
School/Institute: Advancement Team
Category: Professional & Managerial
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 p.a.
Post Type: Full Time
Release Date: Thursday 16 December 2021
Closing Date: Wednesday 26 January 2022
Reference: PSADV1008EX


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