Development Manager Ref: 7419

School/department: Division of Communication, Marketing and Advancement
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1fte. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 7419
Salary: starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum
Placed on: 08 February 2022
Closing date: 21 March 2022.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: 31 March / 01 April 2022 
Expected start date: To be agreed.

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and talented fundraising professional to join the University of Sussex’s high-performing Development and Alumni Relations team and influence our fundraising efforts. With an excellent track record of securing gifts from individuals through personal solicitation, you’ll share our passion for Higher Education and for raising funds to support a range of diverse projects including student welfare, scholarships and research.

A hybrid contract, a beautiful campus nestled in the South Downs, and the opportunity to meet and work with inspiring and generous alumni, make this an exciting and interesting role

In its 60th anniversary year, the University of Sussex has an ambitious programme to fundraise for. As Development Manager, you will play a key role in contributing to this by securing leadership and major gifts to support 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 also be interested in the University’s work.

The University of Sussex was founded in 1961 and led the way in developing interdisciplinary research and studies. Today, we’re a leading research-intensive university with over 140,000 alumni across the world. Driven by our 2025 strategic vision and our values, our ambition is to create a better University for a better world. If you share our vision and values, and are an experienced, tenacious and self-driven fundraiser, we would be very keen to hear from you.

Please contact Robert Yates at for informal enquiries

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Re 7419 [PDF 128.03KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

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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