Senior Development Executive – MPLS

Development Office

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 10th Jan 2022
  • Salary: Grade 8: £42,149 - £50,296 per annum with possible extension to £54,943
  • REF: 155550
  • Closes: 02nd February 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

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Senior Development Executive – MPLS

Development Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, but you may be able to agree a pattern of regular remote working with your line manager.

Grade 8: £42,149 – £50,296 per annum with possible extension to £54,943

This is a fixed-term post up to 28 February 2023

We are recruiting a major gifts fundraiser to join the successful and collaborative MPLS Development Team. This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with senior academics to manage and forge relationships with high level donors to the MPLS Division.

Oxford has an international reputation for research and teaching across the breadth of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS), from astrophysics to zoology, robotics to climate science. Philanthropy underpins much of this activity. Working as part of an effective, motivated and focussed team you will contribute directly to the Division’s fundraising priorities, which include student support, the endowment of key research and teaching positions, and the development of new facilities for teaching and research.

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual, with a strong interest in science and technology. The successful candidate will be an experienced development professional, with a track record of securing major gifts, a confident approach to achieving ambitious income targets, and the ability to think creatively. You will manage a major gift portfolio (£100k to £1m+), and work with a range of donors (individual, corporate and trust). This is both a proactive and reactive role, requiring tact and sensitivity, initiative and determination.

Whilst the role is a Grade 8 position, we would be willing to consider candidates with potential but less experience who are seeking a development opportunity, for which an initial appointment would be at Grade 7 with the responsibilities adjusted accordingly.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Wednesday 2 February 2022 can be considered. You will be required to upload a letter of application as part of your online application. Interviews are currently scheduled to take place on Wednesday 23 February 2022.

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