Senior Development Manager

University of Leeds
April 24, 2024
Offerd Salary:£45,585 - £54,395
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Contract Type:Fixed term for 18 mo
Working Time:Full time
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Senior Development Manager

Fixed term for 18 months to cover a period of staff absence

Salary: Grade 8 £45,585 - £54,395 (Discretionary £56,021 - £59,421 for exceptional performance)

This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Would you like to join a collaborative and passionate team which is raising funds to meet ambitious targets in a university committed to reducing inequality and shaping a better future for humanity?

The University of Leeds is one of the top 135 universities in the world. We have a truly global community, with more than 40,000 students from 197 different countries and over 10,000 staff of 100 different nationalities. Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe.

The Senior Development Manager is responsible for managing a portfolio of alumni, trusts, foundations and friends of the University capable of making gifts at the six and seven figure plus level. Working collaboratively with colleagues in the Advancement Team and the wider university, you will engage prospective donors using your stakeholder development skills to build relationships and secure significant and transformational gift donations in support of philanthropic priorities which are aligned with the University's Universal Values, Global Change 2020-2030 strategy.

You will also lead a small team of major gift fundraisers, motivating them to maximise the giving value from their own fundraising portfolios. The role sits within a growing Transformational & Major Giving team and is crucial to success at a time of investment and expansion in the Advancement Team.

In order to be successful in this role, you will have a sustained track record of raising donations at 6 figures and above, capability to work with senior stakeholders across a complex organisation to craft bespoke fundraising propositions and the ability to lead and motivate a small team of major gift fundraisers.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – that's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme – the University contributes 21.6% of salary.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!

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    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Professional Services School/Institute: Advancement Team Category: Professional & Managerial Salary: £45,585 to £54,395 p.a. Post Type: Full Time Release Date: Friday 12 April 2024 Closing Date: Wednesday 24 April 2024 Reference: PSADV1068

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