Development Manager 

University of Nottingham
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (GB)
£29,799 to £38,833 per annum
17 Oct 2017
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16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Development Manager 

Campaign and Alumni Relations Office
Location:     University Park
Salary:     £29,799 to £38,833 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. 
Closing Date:     Thursday 16 November 2017
Reference:     CARO313417

Applications are invited for the above post, based at our University Park Campus. In 2017, the University closed its most ambitious fundraising campaign yet, Impact: The Nottingham Campaign which surpassed its extended targets to raise over £200m and engage more than 1,000 volunteers. The University is looking to build on the successes gained through Impact towards even more ambitious philanthropic and engagement goals. This post is key to the ongoing successful delivery of the objectives of Campaign and Alumni Relations Office.

The purpose of this role is to maximise philanthropic income, primarily by securing 5 figures gifts from individuals, particularly alumni of the University, and other charitable sources in support of the University’s priorities. The roleholder will assist CARO in achieving its objective of increased levels of contribution to the University, both through financial donations and volunteering, in a professional and coordinated manner.

The primary responsibility of the role holder is to engage with prospective donors through face to face meetings toidentify a compelling link between an individual’s existing relationship with the University, their charitable interests and the opportunities available for support within the University. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to influence will be essential to build lasting positive relationships with the University’s donors. Speedy and accurate recording of all interactions will be important in maintaining data relied on by both the role-holder and others within the office.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, highly self-motivated and determined with excellent communication skills. They will be required to be flexible at times as regards to working hours and enjoy a mobile role involving UK based travel. Working in a busy, dynamic and challenging environment, the successful candidate will thrive on working towards and achieving ambitious targets.

Candidates will hold a Degree or formal training in a relevant subject, plus experience in a similar or related role OR be able to demonstrate a proven track record of extensive relevant work experience, demonstrating practical and theoretical knowledge of fundraising.

The successful candidate will have an ability to engage and influence people from all backgrounds, ages and nationalities. They will have an excellent level of written and spoken English, computing skills including Microsoft Office and databases, the ability to handle confidential or sensitive information, and an ability to work efficiently and calmly under pressure. Candidates need to demonstrate excellent personal presentation and strong organisational and time management skills.

This is a permanent position open to full or part time applications. Part time applications will be considered from candidates wishing to work a minimum of 21.75 hours a week.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.