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Development Officer

University of Cambridge - Gonville & Caius College

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £35,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 31st May 2024
Closes: 18th June 2024

The Role

Gonville & Caius College is seeking a Development Officer to play a key role in delivering its regular giving programme as part of the highly successful Development & Alumni Relations Office. With friendly staff, a welcoming Fellowship and a forward-thinking leadership, it is an exciting time to be joining the College.

The Development Officer will be responsible for a comprehensive regular giving programme, face-to-face fundraising and the nascent programme of careers and mentoring opportunities connecting current students, recent graduates and established alumni.

This is a perfect opportunity for a creative, impactful and results-driven individual with strong project management skills. A track-record in fundraising, marketing/communications or sales is highly desirable, as well as a proven ability to build lasting relationships.

Educated to degree level, the ideal candidate will have previous experience in running digital or telephone fundraising campaigns. They will possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. High level of accuracy and attention to detail are essential, as is an understanding of generational motivating factors in the philanthropic context.

This is a full-time role attracting a salary in the region of £35,000.

The College offers fantastic benefits which include automatic enrolment into a pension scheme and 33 days annual holiday (including Public Holidays), together with a meal on duty and a medical cashback scheme. Development team actively seeks out professional development opportunities, both through a thriving collegiate network and professional bodies (e.g. CASE).

You would work in the most central location in Cambridge, in astonishing buildings rich in history, which have impacted generations of Caians who we regularly welcome back as part of our alumni relations programme. Join what is a collaborative and helpful team to help us achieve our ambitious goals of further engaging alumni and enthusing our community to start as well as continue supporting our cause.

Further Information

  • Equality of opportunity; the College actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and we encourage applications from all sections of society.
  • Entry into a position with the College will be determined by the application of criteria related to the duties of the post. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration.
  • During the application process, candidates are requested to complete the Equality & Diversity section as part of our Equal Opportunities Policy and monitoring process. The contents of this form will not be disclosed to the selection or interview panels, and all applicant data is managed in accordance with our data protection policy.
  • The College has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
  • In applying for this role, you will provide personal data which the College will process in accordance with its data protection obligations and its Data Protection Policy.

The Application Process

To view the full job description and apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button.

  • The closing date for applications is 12 noon BST on Tuesday 18th June 2024.
  • Interviews are scheduled for Monday 24th June.
  • You are encouraged to make an early application as the vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received.
  • For your application to be considered it must be complete and include an up-to-date CV, covering letter, and details of 2 referees.
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