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Corporate Philanthropy Manager
Bath, Somerset

Department: Development & Alumni Relations
Salary: Starting from £36,333, rising to £43,155
Closing date: Thursday 13 July 2023

About The Role

The University is looking to appoint a Corporate Philanthropy Manager responsible for securing significant levels of philanthropic income. You will identify and manage a portfolio of the University’s prospective corporate donors in the UK and overseas, cultivating a relationship between them and the University. Working with colleagues, you will be responsible for the implementation of donor cultivation and stewardship plans, working closely with the DDAR team to achieve the targeted levels of income with set timescales.

About You

You will work closely with academic colleagues to identify projects, in line with the University's strategic aims, that require funding, then identify and secure the required philanthropic investment. You will also support the donor-centric culture of the Department to engage with donors and partners personally and effectively.

The University of Bath began its Alumni and Development programme in 1991; initially known as the Graduate Liaison Office, now known as the Department of Development & Alumni Relations (DDAR). DDAR is primarily focused on internal and external relationship management of a philanthropic and non-philanthropic nature, in support of the wider University strategy.

The Department has a strong culture of collaboration and works closely with colleagues across the University, including Professional Services and the academic community to support the strategic priorities of the University. The Philanthropy Team have raised large amounts of money (as well as receiving pledges for the future). In addition, the online alumni events during the pandemic were highly successful and created a very positive platform from which to drive forward alumni relations and reset activity in the Department.

Following considerable investment and increasing professionalism, the current department is now undergoing significant transformational change, with an evolution, shifting the focus to align with impactful research themes identified in the University Strategy and expansion of its senior team and Development and Alumni engagement expertise.

As a member of the Development & Alumni Relations department, you will help make a real difference by supporting its vital work for the benefit of current and future generations.

We are a very friendly, collaborative and creative team and we look forward to welcoming you to be part of shaping our future success.

About Us

What we can offer you:

- a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
- generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
- we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
- an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
- a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
- a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Visa information

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK, you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / Indefinite Leave to Remain − please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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Other organisations might call this role Fundraising Manager, Philanthropy Manager, Corporate Partnerships Manager, Donations Manager, Alumni Donations and Engagement Manager or Supporter Engagement Manager.

Further details:

Corporate Philanthropy Manager


Starting from £36,333, rising to £43,155


Full time

Contract Type:



Bath, Somerset

Close Date:

Thursday, 13 July 2023

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