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Development Officer

This post is open to current employees at the University of Leeds only.

Do you enjoy connecting individuals to projects which change lives? Do you have a passion for the power and potential of higher education? Do you want to join a professional fundraising team on target to complete our £100m ‘Making a World of Difference’ fundraising campaign?

You will manage a portfolio of alumni and friends of the University capable of making gifts of between £1,000 and £25,000 per year, and promote legacies and potential major gifts. Working collaboratively with colleagues in the Alumni & Development Team, and the wider University, you will identify, qualify, engage and solicit prospective donors and determine the best approach for each of them. 

You will raise funds for the Making a World of Difference Campaign which supports a wide range of projects from research into how microbubbles can help cure cancer to scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

You will need recent fundraising or related experience (ideally either in telephone or face-to-face fundraising or in a sales or business development environment) and experience of producing bespoke communication materials for different audiences and individuals.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Vicky Treherne, Senior Development Manager

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4834, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Alumni & Development Team
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (12 month maternity cover, internal secondments considered)
Release Date:  Friday 16 August 2019
Closing Date:  Friday 23 August 2019
Reference:  CSADT1055
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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