Head of Development - Medical Sciences

University of Oxford
November 29, 2023
Offerd Salary:£61,198 - £70,918
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Head of Development - Medical Sciences

Medical Sciences Divisional Office

Grade 10: £61,198 - £70,918 per annum with possible extension to £77,476

This is a rare and career defining opportunity to join a sector-leading team and drive the philanthropic activity for some of the most exciting advancements in medicine and health.

The University of Oxford is one of the world's leading biomedical universities recognised for our outstanding quality and depth across the medical research spectrum - from genes to molecules, to big data and populations. With the honour of 12 Nobel Laureates over its long and distinguished history, our Medical Sciences Division is consistently at the forefront of innovative and life enhancing, and saving, science.

Ranked #1 in the world for medicine, our researchers work across the full range of biomedical and clinical sciences, and the excellence of this work is recognised by our top placing in international league tables. Philanthropy has played a key role in enabling the ambitions of our Division and wider University, and as Head of Development – Medical Sciences, you will lead our team and efforts to secure philanthropy that furthers this cutting-edge work, from developing treatments for brain and mental health and cancer, to preventing pandemics.

About you

You will be an experienced and collaborative fundraiser, leader, manager, relationship builder and communicator. Your confidence and ability to establish credibility quickly will help you to develop relationships at the highest level, both inside and outside the university. As a divisional unit leader and member of the major gifts leadership team, you will inspire a motivated and committed MSD development team, already delivering significant results – c. £30M per year in major gifts. It will therefore be important that you:

  • Are a self-starter, motivated to achieve against strategic goals within a complex environment;
  • Have highly developed emotional intelligence and sophisticated interpersonal and diplomacy skills;
  • Bring an entrepreneurial spirit and can-do attitude; and
  • Are a collaborative and personable colleague and manager, with a track record of bringing people along to achieve and celebrate outcomes together.
  • Higher education or medicine-related experience is desirable, while a passion for Oxford's mission and a desire to drive positive change through philanthropic partnerships are absolutely essential.
  • In return

    Your happiness and wellbeing at work matter to us, so we offer a range of family friendly, financial and professional benefits, including:

  • Opportunity for hybrid working
  • Exceptional contributory pension scheme and salary sacrifice options
  • 38 days annual leave
  • Comprehensive childcare services and family-friendly leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
  • Subsidised University Sports Centre membership
  • Engaging social groups and sports clubs beyond the workplace
  • Membership to CASE for advancement professionals
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities.
  • You could be helping to deliver philanthropic support that helps to fund breakthroughs in medical science that will improve lives around the world. If this sounds like the kind of challenge you've been looking for, we'd love to hear from you.

    We are partnering with Richmond Associates for this search. To request a copy of the candidate information pack or to apply, please visit https: // richmond- associates.com/job/uox-hd-ms/ or contact them on [email protected] or +44 (0)20 3617 9240.

    Closing date for applications is 12noon on Wednesday, 29 November 2023.

    Interviews are currently scheduled to take place in mid-December, in person in Oxford.

    The University of Oxford Development Office is committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills and experiences, and reflects the community that we serve. We encourage applicants from all sectors of the community and are especially keen to encourage candidates from under-represented groups to apply.

    Contact Person : Max Evans Vacancy ID : 169359 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 29-Nov-2023 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 10 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 61198 - 70918

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