Development Officer - MPLS

University of Oxford
February 17, 2023
Offerd Salary:£30,502 - £36,386
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Contract Type:Permanent
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Development Officer - MPLS

Development Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, and 9 Parks Road, Oxford, but you may be able to agree a pattern of regular remote working with your line manager. Grade 6: £30,502 - £36,386 per annum with a discretionary range to £39,745 pa

Are you a creative, curious relationship builder with an interest in science, technology and its ability to change the world?

Charity People is collaborating with the University of Oxford's world-leading Mathematics Physical and Life Sciences Development team to offer an aspiring fundraising professional the chance to learn, grow and hone their philanthropy skills in the role of Development Officer.

Offering an exceptional salary and benefits package along with unrivalled opportunities for professional development, this is a unique early-career opportunity for a driven individual with fundraising, marketing or transferable relationship skills looking for a stimulating and nurturing learning environment.

Permanent contract

Hybrid working, a mix of vibrant Oxford office and home

Flexible, life and family-friendly employer

About the role:

From climate science and robotics, to drug discovery and surveying and conserving tropical rainforests, Oxford scientists are at the forefront of international research and their work has global impact. You'll join the country's most successful higher education Development team working closely with academics and researchers with an international reputation for excellence.

The role of the University's Development Office is to help secure philanthropic support for the University. You will help raise funds for cutting-edge, innovative and life-changing research, scholarships, access and outreach, and a number of key capital projects.

You'll also develop your skills and experience across a range of income streams, including regular giving, stewardship, legacies and major gifts.

To give you an idea of how this role will look and feel:

• You'll facilitate donations from £1,000 to £250,000, including negotiating and drafting gift letters and deeds; managing donors' financial and due diligence administration

• Assist in producing materials for prospects and projects, for example, stewardship reports, cases for support and proposals Develop creative and compelling regular giving campaigns to engage and excite donors

• Help to create and implement donor journeys, ensuring memorable experiences

About you:

First and foremost, you'll have an interest in higher education and, in particular, the potential for scientific developments to impact world issues.

You'll ideally already have some fundraising, business development, alumni relations, or marketing experience. We're looking for you to be able to positively and confidently engage and build rapport, both in conversation and writing.

We'd also love to see you demonstrate the following skills and qualities:

• Think strategically and tactically about the relations between potential donors and fundraising goals

• Be creative in producing materials, with an understanding of how to articulate projects for donors

• Able to manage, prioritise and adapt to a diverse workload, meet deadlines, and work calmly under pressure

• Be curious; eager to learn, develop skills and try new things

In return for your passion and commitment, you'll receive a generous salary and benefits package, joining a supportive team that will encourage and nurture you to thrive.


  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days annual leave
  • A comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Family leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
  • Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs
  • To learn more and apply for this exciting philanthropy opportunity, please get in touch with a copy of your profile or latest CV and covering letter to Amelia Lee at Charity People[email protected]

    Only applications received before 9am on Friday 17 February can be considered.

    It is anticipated that interviews will take place week commencing 27 February.

    Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with the skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.

    We're looking forward to hearing from you!

    Contact Person : HR Administrator Vacancy ID : 163122 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 17-Feb-2023 09:00 Contact Email : [email protected]

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