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Head of Advancement Operations

Newcastle Upon Tyne
£45,585 to £48,350 with progression to £54,395 per annum
Closing date
17 Mar 2024

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Newcastle University (NU) Advancement is the driving force behind fundraising and alumni and supporter engagement across the University.

Our work transforms lives, inspires ground-breaking research and creates opportunities and communities that have a profound impact across the University, the city, the region and beyond. The guiding mission for all our fundraising activity is to create a spirit of philanthropy across the University and its community of 30,000 students, 6,000 staff, and 250,000 alumni. Our ‘Campaign for Newcastle’ is an ambitious multi-year campaign to substantially increase the visibility and scale of philanthropy and engagement across all areas of the University’s activity.

As a member of Advancement’s Senior Management Team, and reporting to the Director of Advancement, you will take responsibility for providing an exceptional advancement operations service including research and data analytics, database management, systems, and operation management. All our teams are highly collaborative, and you will play a key role in contributing to the overall success of NU Advancement. As a result of this, we are looking for someone who can act as a leading ambassador for philanthropy across the University and our supporter communities. 

To view the full candidate pack please click here.

Please reach out to Aerian Rogers at to discuss this opportunity.


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

In 2019 The University launched our new Vision and Strategy. We are a people-centric organisation that values our colleagues and students. We seek to attract the most talented people from around the globe with the enthusiasm and commitment to be part of our exciting future.

Newcastle University exists for the public benefit to advance education, learning and research. Our objective is to build on this core purpose and, in doing so, provide new knowledge and creative solutions that make a positive impact. We aim to work collaboratively with our many external partners to shape brighter futures, grow the economy and champion social justice. We will maintain and build upon our longstanding values: commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, while continuing to respect and protect the principle of academic freedom.

We are a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems.

The University’s three aspirational Values are:

  1. Excellence;
  2. Creativity;
  3. Impact.

The University’s guiding principles are:

1.   Working together;

2.   Visibly leading;

3.   Freedom and opportunity to succeed;

4.    Responding to current and future challenges.

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