Deputy Director, Development Services

Manchester, Greater Manchester (GB)
£50,618 to £65,997 per annum according to experience
16 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Deputy Director, Development Services

Job Reference : PSS-12316
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 06/08/2018
Salary : £50,618 to £65,997 per annum according to experience
Employment Type : Permanent
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Professional Support Services
Division : Development and Alumni 
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : Permanent from 30 September 2018

The University of Manchester is part of the prestigious Russell Group of British research universities and is the product of the civic university movement of the late-19th century. With 25 Nobel Prize winners among its current and former staff and students, it has a history of world firsts and brilliant discoveries, from splitting the atom, to the first stored-program computers, to giving the world the brand new wonder material, ‘graphene’. The University’s vision is to be one of the leading universities in the world by 2020 through its commitment to world-class research, outstanding learning and student experience, and social responsibility. 

The University seeks an exceptional individual for this key leadership position within the University’s Division of Development and Alumni Relations. The Deputy Director, Development Services will lead and inspire the Development Services team to devise, build and deliver systems and services that are essential to enable the University’s ambitious fundraising and alumni engagement programmes to flourish, in support of the University’s core goals. 

Development and Alumni Engagement is an integral part of the University of Manchester today. The President and Vice Chancellor recognise the enormous value alumni and donors can bring to the University, not only through their generous financial support and investment but with their expertise, time and influence. With over 400,000 alumni around the world, there is an unprecedented opportunity to help the University of Manchester have an even greater impact in the world and change lives for the better. 

Over the past ten years, the University has significantly grown its fundraising income with almost £100M received in the past five years alone and donor numbers increasing from 3000 to over 6000 every year. The results in the number of alumni volunteers has seen similar impressive growth from a near non-existent base to 3300 in 2017. 

Development Services is absolutely critical to the University’s success. This is evident through the investment made in this team over the past five years and the commitment for continued support in future years. Building on solid foundations, this is an opportunity for someone to drive forward Development Services to enable the ambitious fundraising and alumni engagement strategies to succeed. In addition, as the Division looks to the University’s strategy beyond 2020, the post holder will lead all strategic planning, delivery and reporting, playing a vital role in ensuring that plans are well-thought through, well-resourced and on track to achieve the impact wanted for the University.

Candidates will be solutions-focused with strong analytical and problem-solving skills. You should have experience of leadership within a complex operations role and experience of formulating and successfully implementing strategy at organisation or divisional level. A creative thinker with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, applicants must have a passion for Higher Education and the multitude of global causes that DDAR will ultimately support.

This post will provide an excellent opportunity for a proven strategist to play an integral role in one of the most successful Development Departments in the UK, whilst taking the next step in their career. 

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