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For more than a century, the University of Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds, through outstanding teaching and world-leading research.

Senior Philanthropy Manager X2
Senior Philanthropy Manager X2
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Grade 8 salary of £43,414 to £51,805 pa, with potential progression once in post to £58,284
Closing 20 February 2023

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This is a career defining opportunity to join one of the most exciting and ambitious UK Higher Education fundraising and volunteering campaigns.

With deep roots in their local community as well as the University of Birmingham’s global reach, their students, alumni, academics and staff have continually pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge, broken new ground, and made a positive impact on people’s lives.

Do you want to work with a group of passionate, creative and dynamic individuals who are committed to supporting each other and the communities they serve?

In 2019 the University of Birmingham launched the ambitious Birmingham In Action campaign, which commits to raising over £400million of charitable funding and achieving one million volunteer hours, positioning the University as one of the world leaders in university development.  They are now at the midpoint of this sector-leading campaign, and have secured significant support and investment into the team.  In this first phase of their recruitment plans, they are looking for 5 talented fundraisers and an experienced prospect research specialist to join their dynamic and ambitious team.


As a Senior Philanthropy Manager (2 positions available) (Grade 8) you will develop opportunities to engage individual major donors in the work of the Medical and Dental School or College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, and secure significant gifts to further our ambitions in these areas.  You will be a self-motivated and experienced fundraiser, who brings experience of growing portfolios, securing 6-figure level gifts from individual major donors, and delivering against ambitious targets.  As a strong relationship builder, you understand the need to work collaboratively across an organisation, and in bringing stakeholders together to be able to achieve even greater impact.

In return, you’ll get to work with a group of passionate, creative and dynamic individuals who are committed to supporting each other and the communities they serve.  If you are attracted by the scale of the University of Birmingham’s ambition, the excellence of their campaign and the opportunity to play a big part in making their plans a reality, we’d like to hear from you.

In order for us to process your application we require a CV and cover letter.  Please refer to the Information Pack which is available to download at the top of this page.

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Sonja Dunphy
Managing Director
+44 (0)20 3617 9240
Julie Baker
Research Consultant – UK
+44 (0)20 3617 9240

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