Director of Development


30th October 2015

Bath Spa University has a 160 year history of education, creativity and artistic endeavour and, since being awarded university title in 2005 and has built on strong foundations of quality and distinctiveness to become a leading centre of creativity, culture and enterprise.

With circa 6500 students, its vision is to be an international arts & education based and student-centred University firmly rooted in the culture and history of its origins and location. The University prides itself on superb National Student Satisfaction, teaching quality and graduate employment scores. It is based in beautiful and award winning sustainable campuses in and near to the city of Bath.

The Director of Development will develop the institutional strategy for the advancement, working closely with senior colleagues to embed this work into academic schools and to develop relationships with alumni and external supporters. The new Director will head a small, effective team and work across the university and relevant external networks to develop the service and achieve the university’s strategic aims.

Ideal candidates will bring several years’ experience at a senior level in an arts, cultural or Higher Education environments, and will have a solid track-record of developing networks. They will have a demonstrable history of fundraising and achieving major gifts. Candidates must be accomplished communicators and possess strong relationship-building and influencing skills. They must be self-motivated and entrepreneurial and importantly, passionate about the cultural and creative industries.

For more information, visit the recruitment site here.