Trusts and Foundations Manager

University of Exeter - Global Engagement and Development

The starting salary will be £33,943 - £38,183 per annum, depending on skills and experience.

The University of Exeter combines world class research with excellent student satisfaction at its campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. It is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities. Ranked among the top 100 universities in the world, the University of Exeter is investing in a new directorate of Global Engagement and Development (c. 50 staff) to enhance and sustain its international partnership and fundraising ambitions. With the implementation of a new International Strategy (2015-2020), the University is in the quiet phase of its most ambitious ever fundraising campaign, ‘The University of Exeter: making the exceptional happen’, which aims to raise £60 million of new philanthropic funds and leverage a further £100 million from this by 2020. 

Raising funds from charitable trusts and foundations is crucial to the University of Exeter’s delivering its £60 million campaign. The Trusts and Foundations Manager will be responsible for securing significant gifts under her/his own initiative, developing a wide range of relationships with trusts and foundations both in the UK and abroad. The roleholder will also support GED colleagues in managing relationships and preparing proposals, and develop collaborative working relationships with University colleagues and lay leaders. This full-time post is available immediately, to cover Maternity Leave for 6 months with the possibility to extend to 12 Months.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience of drafting successful applications and proposals in order to secure financial support, gained in a HE or voluntary sector environment. Alongside this, you will have significant experience of managing projects and working collegiately in order to deliver funding opportunities, collaborating with colleagues to develop new projects and maximise funding opportunities. You will be able to demonstrate highly effective communication, networking and negotiating skills and the ability to influence decision makers both within and outside of the University.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including generous holiday entitlements, options for flexible working, an onsite gym, parking and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. Take a look at our careers site ( ) for more information.

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The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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