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Philanthropy Manager

Department: Development & Alumni Relations

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

Closing date: Sunday 23 April 2023

Development & Alumni Relations at the University of Bath is looking to appoint a Philanthropy Manager.

About the role

You will identify and manage a portfolio of approximately 100 of the University’s prospective 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 individual donor cultivation and stewardship plans, working closely with the DDAR team to achieve the targeted levels of income with set timescales.

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.

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) permanent basis.

About you

You will:

- Have experience of producing reports, proposals or publicity materials to a high standard of presentation.
- A proven track record of working in a results-oriented environment e.g. fundraising, sales.
- A good knowledge and understanding of the different methods of tax-efficient charitable giving, including legacies and gifts of shares.

About the Department

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.

For informal discussions about the role please contact Emma Sambrook, Associate Director (Philanthropy).

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.

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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.

So, if you’d like to join us as a Philanthropy Manager, please apply via the button shown.

Other organisations might call this role Fundraising Manager, Corporate Partnerships Manager, Trusts and Foundations Manager, Fundraising Relationship Manager, or Fundraising and Partnership Manager.

Philanthropy Manager


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


Full time (36.5 hours per week)

Contract Type:



The University of Bath

Close Date:

Sunday, 23 April 2023

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