Development Officer
University of Leeds Alumni and Development Team
United Kingdom

Development Officer

Do you want to join a high profile, collaborative and passionate fundraising team raising funds for a values driven university with ambitious aims to reduce inequality and shape a better future for humanity? Do you want to work with senior alumni and supporters to support projects which have a real life impact both in the local community and beyond?

As Development Officer in the University’s Alumni and Development Office you will manage a portfolio of alumni, trusts, foundations and friends of the University capable of making gifts of between £25,000 and £1,000,000. Working collaboratively with colleagues in the Alumni & Development Team, and the wider University, you will identify, qualify, engage and solicit prospective donors using your skills in relationship development to determine the best approach for each of them.

You will raise funds to support a wide range of projects from research into how microbubbles can help cure cancer to scholarships for students from less advantaged backgrounds.

You will have the opportunity to raise major philanthropic gifts that have the potential to transform lives both at the University and beyond. These gifts will be aligned with the University’s new Universal Values, Global Change 2020 – 2030 strategy.

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

Catherine Havers, Senior Development Manager

Tel: +44 (0)7713 081470, email:

Additional information

As an international research-intensive university with a strong commitment to student education, we aim to create an inclusive environment that attracts, supports and retains the best students and staff from all backgrounds and from across the world.

In line with this vision, the Alumni and Development Team is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We select candidates on the basis of merit and ability, and aspire to further diversify our community. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from candidates belonging to, but not limited to, the following groups: Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people; people who identify as LGBT+; and people with disabilities.

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Due to the current Government Coronavirus social distancing measures, the interviews for this role are likely to be conducted remotely using Microsoft Teams or Zoom. It is also expected that relevant work within these roles may be done remotely, within the UK, while these restrictions remain in place.

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Professional Services
School/Institute: Alumni & Development Team
Category: Professional & Managerial
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Ongoing
Release Date: Thursday 22 April 2021
Closing Date: Sunday 16 May 2021
Reference: CSADT1072


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