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Since 1845, Queen’s University Belfast staff, students and alumni have made a difference to societies, locally, nationally and internationally.

Head of Operations & Planning (Philanthropy & Engagement)
Head of Operations & Planning (Philanthropy & Engagement)
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
£56,048 - £64,946 per annum
Closing 16 June 2023

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This is a pivotal time to join Queen’s, a time when a new Executive Leadership team structure has recently brought together Development and Alumni Relations (DARO), Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility and Strategic Communications.

Queen’s are one of the UK and Ireland’s leading Universities as they continue to shape and serve the world around us through their research and teaching.

Alumni Engagement and Philanthropy are hugely important at Queen’s and they have ambitious plans for the future.  Philanthropy has played a significant role in shaping the University, with its impact visible across all corners of their estate and student body.  Queen’s alumni play a key role in the life of the University and are key global advocates and supporters. As part of an ambitious plan to harness this potential, DARO at Queen’s is undergoing an exciting period of transformation which has included investment in new roles to underpin Alumni Engagement, Philanthropy and Operations and Planning in order to drive forward the strategy.


Shaping a better world since 1845

As a key member of the DARO leadership team, this new strategic leadership role is responsible for ensuring there is an effective infrastructure of systems, data, practices, policies, and processes, and for providing business management services including planning, HR, finance, and office management as well as the core enabling activity; gift management and administration, research and insight, and donor relations/stewardship. This role includes the management of significant resources, leadership and development of a growing team as well as provision of strategic and operational advice and interpretation on University policies and requirements and is key to ensuring the effective and efficient functioning of the department and delivery of its objectives in line with Strategy 2030.

If you are attracted by the potential within this exciting opportunity, we’d like to hear from you.

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Julie Baker
Research Consultant – UK
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Sonja Dunphy
Managing Director
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