A unique chance to join one of Europe’s top-tier research universities during an exciting and significant period of development.Distinguished by the ideals of its founders, our client attracts leading academics and outstanding students from around the world, who share their belief in the value of liberalism, pluralism, and social and economic progress.With the end of a successful comprehensive campaign in sight, the University is planning the next stage of its evolution and developing a strategy for the coming 5 years. The University is committed to continuing engagement with its many communities, as well as significantly increasing its alumni engagement and fundraising activities, in order to achieve their ambitious goals. Working collaboratively with the University leadership, faculty and key senior volunteers, you will design and implement an inspiring and integrated strategy to secure significant support from the community, in line with the institution’s ambitions and priorities. You will motivate and lead a team of fundraising and alumni relations professionals, and foster a culture of philanthropy and continuous improvement across the community. Key to success in this important role will be your significant experience of cultivating and stewarding senior-level relationships with existing and prospective supporters. You will bring a strong track record of securing philanthropic gifts at the 6-figure level or more, and working with senior colleagues and volunteers to design initiatives which have advanced the mission of the organisations you have represented. To excel, you will need to swiftly demonstrate your sophisticated interpersonal skills and diplomacy of the highest order, and the ability to gain the trust and confidence of those around you. If you would like to make a transformational impact at a time of exciting growth and change for this University, we’d love to hear from you. To request further information on this role or to have a confidential discussion, please contact Sonja Dunphy, Managing Director on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)20 3617 9240.