Head of Engagement
Founded over a hundred years ago, the University of Bristol has revolutionised society with its cutting-edge research and education. An international powerhouse of learning, discovery and enterprise, the University’s excellence is acknowledged locally, nationally and globally. As a Russell Group university ranked in the top 50 universities in the world (QS 2016), Bristol’s future will be as remarkable as its past.
The Head of Engagement will manage the successful delivery of a wide range of alumni and friends engagement programmes in the UK and internationally, which cultivate mutually beneficial and sustainable relationships in order to grow significant volunteer and ambassadorial support. You will work closely with the Deputy Director of Development and Alumni Relations and colleagues in the Engagement Team, in shaping and supporting the overall Development & Alumni Relations Office (DARO) strategy.
Success in this role will require a track record of managing a high performing alumni or supporter engagement team, and proven experience of working in a large, complex and diverse organisation with senior internal and external stakeholders. A motivational and inclusive manager, you have a professional service approach, focussing on discovering and acting on the client’s needs and will lead your team in delivering a consistently high quality service.
DARO’s vision is ‘to Unite our global community to inspire positive change and transform people’s lives’. The team culture is optimistic, collaborative and highly professional, where individual and team success is recognised in equal measure. DARO finds innovative solutions to challenges, embraces opportunities and change, and the team is optimistic, inclusive and collaborative. Recently, significant investment has been secured to grow the DARO team. This investment will help to build on current strengths, extend our work with alumni, partners and supporters and harvest many new opportunities.