Head of Development - Sport

University of Oxford - Development Office

University Offices

Wellington Square

Grade 9: £46,336 - £53,691 with a discretionary range to £58,655 p.a.

This is an exciting opportunity to take up a senior fundraising position at the University of Oxford and drive forward an established and maturing major gift programme for sport.

Oxford can lay claim to some of the oldest sports clubs and most famous sporting fixtures in the world, including the Boat Races, the Varsity Rugby Matches at Twickenham, and the Varsity Cricket Matches at Lord’s. Since 1896, it has produced no fewer than 283 Olympians, 15 of whom competed in the Rio 2016 Olympics, winning nine medals. It is also the only University ever to have won the FA Cup.

You will have a chance to contribute towards this enviable tradition of sporting excellence by raising funds both for new facilities at Iffley Road – home to the ‘Dark Blues’, and the historic site where Sir Roger Bannister became the first person to break the four minute mile – as well as for the University’s 83 sports clubs. In so doing, you will have a direct impact on Oxford students, helping them to achieve their sporting goals and aspirations.

You will be a driven and focused team-player with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and a strong track record of securing major gifts. Above all, you will have a passion for sport and student wellbeing.

You will be joining at an exciting time. Last year, the University received its largest ever gift to sport of £12million. In addition, the first phase of the Iffley Road redevelopment, a £9.3million sports centre building, is nearing completion and will be opening in March 2018.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Monday 8 January 2018 can be considered. You will be required to upload a letter of application as part of your online application. Interviews are currently scheduled to take place on Wednesday 31 January 2018.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.


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