Head of Development - Museums and Gardens

Closed: Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Fundraising Major Donor

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  • Salary Grade 9: £52,815 - £61,198 per annum with a possible extension to £66,857.
  • Location Oxford, Oxfordshire,Oxford, Oxfordshire (Hybrid)
  • Job Type Contract, Full-time
  • Sectors Education
  • Job Reference : 172958

University of Oxford - Development and Alumni Engagement

Head of Development – Museums and Gardens

  • Location: Oxford – hybrid working may be an option
  • Salary: Grade 9: £52,815 - £61,198 per annum with a possible extension to £66,857.
  • Contract type: Fixed-term to 30 September 2025 

We are looking for a talented fundraiser, with a background in the cultural sector to join the Gardens, Libraries & Museums (GLAM) Team within the Development and Alumni Engagement team of the University of Oxford.

You will be working with such iconic institutions as the Pitt Rivers Museum, the Oxford Botanic Gardens, the History of Science Museum and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.  In this role in any given week you might see a dodo, extraordinary thousand-year old Chinese ceramics, insects collected by Darwin, the first scientifically described dinosaur and drawings by John Ruskin, as well as work on projects involving saving the largest flower in the world or supporting world-leading restitution work.

The collections are important and renowned on their own accounts, but also play a key role in the University’s research.  In addition, they are the open doors to the University of Oxford, encouraging a diverse range of communities to engage our academics and curators.

Your role will include fundraising for major gifts to support the museums and gardens, and leading a team of fundraisers who will work to support a wide range of activities across the institutions.  You will also work closely with the Directors and other curators to raise funds from a range of donors and supporters. You will work with the Associate Director of Development – GLAM to develop strategies and manage relationships with the Directors and be part of the wider fundraising team for GLAM.

This is an opportunity to raise funds to support some of the most beautiful and significant objects and collections in the country, and to work as part of the highly successful fundraising team at the University of Oxford.

What We Offer:

Your happiness and wellbeing at work matters to us, so we offer a range of family friendly and financial benefits including:

  • Flexible hybrid working
  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days annual leave
  • Membership to CASE
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • A comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Family leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs
  • Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

 Application process:

  • Click the link to ‘Apply’ and follow the on-screen instructions on our Application portal.
  • Applications must include of a CV and a letter of application, in your own words (in PDF format), outlining your motivations to apply for this role, your relevant experience and how you meet the criteria of the person specification.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 4 June 2024 can be considered.

Interviews are currently scheduled to take place on 14 June 2024, in person in Oxford.

Development and Alumni Engagement is committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills and experiences. We  encourage applicants from all sectors of the community and are especially keen to encourage candidates from under-represented groups to apply.

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