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.
A senior leadership position within Development & Alumni Relations Office (DARO), the Executive Head of Philanthropy will lead and manage a dynamic team of 17 specialists in principal and major donor giving, regular giving, legacies, cultivation and stewardship, trusts, foundations and corporations in order to grow philanthropic income to support the mission and delivery of the University’s strategic priorities.
To be successful in this role will require previous experience of managing and leading a high-performing fundraising team. You are self motivated and enjoy achieving ambitious targets. With a specialism in raising major gifts, you have a track record of securing six figure donations and higher, and supporting others in their solicitations. You will work closely with the Director of Development & Alumni Relations to develop and implement fundraising strategies.
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.