Development Manager Individual Giving Ref: 7421

School/department: Development & Alumni Relations Office. Communications, Marketing and Advancement Division
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to 1 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 7421
Salary: starting at £34,304 to £44,706 depending on experience 
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: As soon as possible

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and talented fundraising professional to join the University of Sussex’s high-performing Development & Alumni Relations team.

With a track record of creating and delivering original, engaging and impactful multi-channel appeals and campaigns, you will be a results-driven, excellent communicator with an understanding of database segmentation and analysis, and the importance of making your supporters feel valued and informed of the impact of their donations.

In its 60th anniversary year, the University is pulling out all the stops to engage and activate its global community of 200,000 alumni and friends, providing a unique opportunity for you to build on the solid foundations of alumni giving at Sussex.

You will deliver a year-round programme of fundraising activity to generate single and regular gifts for the University of Sussex and the Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Individual Giving at Sussex includes direct mail, telephone, digital, community, crowdfunding, and legacy fundraising.

You will make sure that donors and prospects at different stages of the supporter journey have an excellent donor experience which reflects and deepens their relationship with the University, with support from colleagues in the Administration and Data Services.

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.

Please contact Rachel Dyson, Deputy Director of Development, 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 7421 [PDF 130.30KB]

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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