Job: Development Manager

Would you like to join a dynamic team to help raise funds in support of the Blavatnik School’s mission of making government better? Are you an effective communicator and efficient organiser with excellent attention to detail?

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322

The School’s development team is recruiting for a Development Manager who is a skilful communicator with a passion for bringing about change through philanthropic income.

The primary responsibility of the Development Manager will be to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors who are able to make high-value gifts. The postholder will develop new donor relationships and build on existing ones, whilst playing a key part in advancing the School’s development needs and external relations.

The post is ideally suited for enthusiastic individuals with excellent relationship building skills, likely to have been gained in a complex environment and seeking to further a career in fundraising.

The successful candidate should possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, along with strong influencing and relationship-building skills, and the confidence, sensitivity and awareness to deal with high-profile individuals. With excellent attention and a flexible can-do approach, you will be a strategic thinker and have demonstrable experience of prioritising workload and working to tight deadlines. A good first degree, IT skills, and previous experience of working in a fundraising environment are also essential.

If you are excited by our mission and seeking a role where you can make a positive difference to the world, this is the post for you.

This post is fixed-term for 2 years.

Further details of the post are included in the job description.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon (UK time) on Monday 20 September 2021.

Apply via the Oxford University site.