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Senior Development Officer

University of Kent - Development Office

Location: Kent
Salary: £34,189 to £39,609 per annum, Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th August 2019
Closes: 27th August 2019
Job Ref: CSF-035-19

Location: Canterbury

Contract Type: Fixed Term - 24 Months

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Tuesday 27 August 2019  (unless otherwise stated)

Are you a talented fundraiser with a track record of securing philanthropic gifts from potential donors?

Do you have excellent relationship management skills, a strong sense of integrity and a values-driven approach to philanthropic fundraising?

The University of Kent in collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University, is establishing the new Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS), which will be the county’s first ever medical school and an essential part of the solution for recruiting and retaining medical professionals for the region.

As a Senior Development Officer, you will actively seek major donations (£10,000+) for all University fundraising campaigns with a particular emphasis on the £30million campaign for the new Kent and Medway Medical School. 

As Senior Development Officer you will:

  • Plan, implement and secure major gifts in support of the strategic priorities of KMMS and other projects as agreed
  • Manage a portfolio of around 100-150 high level prospects (HNWIs, trusts and foundations and corporates) and be responsible for their cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
  • Work to agreed fundraising and engagement targets, personally closing major gifts predominantly within the five to six figure region or above
  • Play a key role in setting the standards in order to develop a culture of philanthropy at the University, whilst adhering to legislation, regulation and best practice.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Significant fundraising experience and proven track record of securing philanthropic income at the five figure level and above
  • A Degree or equivalent experience     
  • Demonstrated success in managing High Net Worth Individuals and a complex donor portfolio.
  • Knowledge of fundraising through trusts and foundations and corporates would also be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of prospect research, prospect management and solicitation planning.

You must have a willingness to work non-traditional hours, including some evenings and weekends and there may be opportunities to work throughout the UK and internationally.

The Development Office is a dynamic, innovative and friendly professional service department. The four main areas of our work cover fundraising, alumni relations, corporate events and congregations- our graduation ceremonies, in both Canterbury and Rochester Cathedrals. We host over 50 events a year, with over 20,000 guests, communicate and engage with the University's 150,000 strong alumni community and raise funds for scholarships, hardship bursaries and capital builds. 

The department encourages creativity, agility and risk taking using a project management framework which emphasises transparent reporting, empowerment and accountability.

Interviews are expected to be held on 25th or 26th September 2019.

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: CSF-035-19.

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Please note - Applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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