Head of Development – Sport

Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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Job description

Development Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford

Grade 9: £46,336 – £53,691 with a discretionary range to £58,655 p.a.

Oxford can lay claim to some of the oldest sports clubs and most famous sporting fixtures in the world, including the Boat Races, the Varsity Rugby Matches at Twickenham, and the Varsity Cricket Matches at Lord’s. Since 1896, it has produced 283 Olympians, 15 of whom competed in the Rio 2016 Olympics, winning nine medals. It is also the only University ever to have won the FA Cup.

We are now looking to appoint a Head of Major Gifts for Sport to drive forward a progressive major gift programme.

You will contribute towards sporting excellence and student well-being at Oxford by raising funds for an ambitious new Sports Complex at Iffley Road – the historic site where Sir Roger Bannister became the first person to break the four minute mile – as well providing support for the University’s sports clubs. You will have a direct impact on Oxford students, helping them to achieve their sporting goals and aspirations.

You will be joining at an exciting time! The first phase of the Iffley Road redevelopment, a £9.3million sports centre and Sports Hall, has been completed and will be opening in Summer 2018. The second phase centre for well-being is in development to include a gym, dojo and multi-purpose studio. You will have the opportunity to lead the fundraising strategy for this new development and widen access to sporting facilities for all students, clubs and community.

A graduate or equivalent, you will be a focused team-player with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and a strong record of securing major gifts. Above all, you will have a passion for sport and student wellbeing. Although experience of fundraising in higher education is highly desirable, individuals with transferable skills coming from the non-profit or private sectors will also be considered.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 11 June 2018.

How to apply

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