Chester, Cheshire West and Chester (On-site)
£31,406 - £34,304 per year
Temporary, 17 month fixed term contract, Full-time
Job description

Would you like to play a key role in enabling a new generation of Medical Doctors to be trained in Cheshire, no matter what their background? Do you have experience of writing compelling funding proposals  and applications to Grant-Making Trusts and Foundations? If so, the role of Development Manager could be for you.


We are at a key moment at the University of Chester, having gained approval from the General Medical Council to deliver the first qualifying course of study for Medicine in the county. We want to provide scholarships so that background is no barrier to joining the Medical profession, training in Chester, and this role will play a key role in achieving this.


This is a full-time, fixed-term contract (0.8fte considered) until September 2023, when our first scholars will be joining us.  The successful candidate will be responsible for cultivating and nurturing the relationships with Trusts & Foundations and associated supporters, bidding for significant financial donations and grants to the University of Chester. The position is available immediately, and joins the team at an exciting time. There is scope for the role to become permanent after this initial campaign.


The focus will be on new relationships with Trusts and Foundations leading to financial support, and we are looking for someone who can be proactive about seeking out and forging this, collaborating closely with members of academic faculty and the Senior Executive Team, who are fully onboard to support this initiative.


You will be educated to Degree standard or equivalent level qualification and you will have a proven track record of fundraising, with a wide understanding of philanthropy, and why people and organisations give. The successful candidate will be a results driven, strategic thinker with the ability to build and nurture transformative internal and external relationships. You will be an exceptional written and verbal communicator and passionate about your work, and the difference higher education can make in our communities and society.


The post is normally based in Chester, however the Directorate is currently working remotely, and homeworking either fully or partially is available.


For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Helena Astbury, Head of Development and Alumni Relations on +44 (0)1244 511005.


We encourage applications from a diverse range of applicants.


Candidates may download further details from our website.


Closing date: 15th February 2022.

Posted on: 18 January 2022
Closed date: 15 February 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: RA007065
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development

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