University of Warwick
Coventry, West Midlands
£42,149 - £50,296 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Development Executive Trusts and Foundations

Dept: Development & Alumni Engagement

£42,149 - £50,296 per annum

Full time, Permanent position

Location: University of Warwick, Coventry

Ref: 104864-1221


Looking for an opportunity to deliver high quality funding propositions at a top 10 university?


Philanthropy is the most effective method through which Warwick can continue to advance its global position. The Vice Chancellor’s strategy for 2030 will consolidate Warwick as one of the world’s top universities, and philanthropy will play a crucial role in realising this ambitious agenda.


This ambition is global: we want to attract the world’s best thinkers and locate them in the most effective facilities. To support the next generation of researchers and practitioners to address complex global challenges using transdisciplinary methodologies and approaches.


The University of Warwick is one of the most successful young universities in the UK. With a dynamic and forward-thinking culture, and a reputation for combining innovation with the relentless pursuit of excellence, it is firmly established within the top 10 of all UK university rankings, and currently 62nd in the world. Its Development and Alumni Engagement office is on a similar trajectory, challenged to raise the funds needed to take the University and its students to the next level. Philanthropic Trust and Foundations are in a special position to help the University to build on its many achievements.


To help meet this challenge, the University is looking to recruit a Trusts and Foundations Development Executive to contribute towards a big gift fundraising strategy that maximises fundraising income and helps to build a culture of philanthropy at the University of Warwick. You will have responsibility for developing a personal portfolio of Trusts and Foundations, developing high quality funding propositions, strategic relationships and securing major (£100,000+) and principal (£1 million+) gifts from some of the world’s largest trusts and foundations.


Working to prepare both project-led and donor-led applications, this position will be responsible for leading groups of cross-disciplinary academics to develop novel funding proposals.


It is anticipated that this role will deliver at least £1.5 million per year, playing an important role in supporting the ambition of the Development team to deliver new levels of philanthropy at Warwick.


You will maintain consistently high levels of professionalism in how you communicate and engage with donors; playing a key role in building an extended community of philanthropists, demonstrating the capability to secure lead donor meetings.


This role will require self-awareness, and the capacity for problem-solving through creativity and lateral thinking. The role will regularly work with senior university leadership and administration.


Within the Development and Alumni Engagement team, we’re proud to work within a framework of behaviours that were collectively shaped and agreed. These describe the way in which we as a team behave towards each other and our approach to work and as such, our recruitment process will include two interviews – one based on capabilities and the other behaviour-based. More information will be shared with candidates who progress to interview stage.


Our team behaviours are:


MAKING A DIFFERENCE: We are Ambitious to Make a Difference

COLLABORATION: We Collaborate to Achieve Together

SOLUTION FOCUSSED: We are Accountable for Creating Solutions

PASSION FOR LEARNING: We Learn from our Best Performances


This role will allow you room to co-create and lead your team’s brief and represents an exciting opportunity for the post-holder to develop their career.


Although based at the University, a balance of home and office working is available.


For further information about the Development and Alumni Engagement Team at Warwick please visit the departmental website.


Closing date: 4 January 2022.

Interview date: w/c 10th January 2022.


To apply please click the Apply Button


Refreshed on: 21 December 2021
Closed date: 04 January 2022
Job ref: 104864-1221
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development