Development Manager Ref: 1963

School/department: Development & Alumni Relations Office
Hours: Full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Salary: Starting at £33,797 and rising to £40,322 per annum
Placed on: 27 August 2019
Closing date:  19 September 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 08 October 2019
Expected start date: To be agreed.

Job description 

There has never been a better time to join the University of Sussex’s high-performing Development and Alumni Relations Office. The University is ranked among the top 25 in the country and we are raising funds for transformational projects that will make the future better for everyone.

Through its world-class research the University is tackling societal challenges ranging from pushing health frontiers in neuroscience and oncology to addressing fundamental public policy issues both on the UK and global scale. 

As Development Manager, you will play a key role in helping deliver the University of Sussex’s strategic vision and plan, by securing leadership gifts through personal solicitation for key institutional priorities. 

You will cultivate and solicit gifts primarily from individuals, the majority of whom are Sussex alumni, and assist in expanding the University’s networks by reaching out to external contacts and corporations who may be interested in the University’s work. 

If you have a passion for education and are an experienced, tenacious and self-driven fundraiser, we would be very keen to hear from you.

Download job description and person specification Ref 1963 [PDF 174.39KB]

How to apply

Download our professional services application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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