Associate Director (Philanthropy for Research) (KW11668)

University of Bath
June 11, 2024
Offerd Salary:£56,021
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Job title Associate Director (Philanthropy for Research)

Department Advancement Office

Salary Starting from £56,021, rising to £64,914

Grade Grade 9

Contract Type Part Time, Fixed Term

Placed on Tuesday 14 May 2024

Closing date Tuesday 11 June 2024

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference KW11668

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About the role

A member of the Advancement Office leadership team, your primary focus will be to directly manage a high-performing Philanthropy Team. The team works to attract major and transformational gifts from individuals, companies, charitable trusts and other philanthropic sources. You will work closely with the Director of Advancement and Director of Philanthropy in supporting and developing the Philanthropy Team to achieve agreed fundraising strategy priorities and targets.

Both externally and internally, you will lead by example, with an organised and efficient approach to the philanthropic process, ensuring the Philanthropy Team are entirely focussed on delivering results. On occasion, you may manage a portfolio of strategically important relationships, which will focus on historical support, or be of great non-philanthropic importance to the University.

This is a part time (29.2 hours), fixed term position with an end date of 2nd June 2025 or the early return of the post holder.

For an informal discussion please contact Laura Palmer, Director of Philanthropy, at [email protected]. Please ensure you submit your application via our website.

About you

The ideal candidate will have significant experience of managing and motivating team members to raise major and transformational gifts in a higher education or charity setting.

We seek someone with:

 Experience in a successful fundraising environment, with a deep understanding of what excellence looks like within fundraising teams
 Experience in managing and motivating high-achieving fundraising teams to realise ambitious income targets
 Excellent organisational and time management skills, with brilliant attention to detail and the ability to work at pace
 Experience in relationship management with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to operate at a senior level with ease
About us

The Advancement Office is responsible for building long-term, impactful relationships with the University's alumni, friends and supporters. We support a network of over 150,000 University of Bath alumni across 170 countries, as well as our wider community of supporters who generously give their time, expertise and philanthropy to the University.

The Department has a strong culture of collaboration and works closely with colleagues across the University, including Professional Services and the academic community to support the strategic priorities of the University. It aligns its work with core values and encourages all team members to embed these values in their day-to-day work.

What we can offer you:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • Find out more about our benefits.

    We consider ourselves to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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