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This is a rare and career defining opportunity to join a sector-leading team and drive the philanthropic activity for some of the most exciting advancements in medicine and health.

Head of Development – Medical Sciences
Head of Development – Medical Sciences
Oxford UK with some hybrid working options
Grade 10 salary range of £61,198 - £70,918 per annum with possible extension to £77,476
Closing 29 November 2023

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The University of Oxford is one of the world’s leading biomedical universities recognised for our outstanding quality and depth across the medical research spectrum – from genes to molecules, to big data and populations.

With the honour of 12 Nobel Laureates over its long and distinguished history, our Medical Sciences Division is consistently at the forefront of innovative and life enhancing, and saving, science.

Philanthropy has played a key role in enabling the ambitions of our Division and wider University, and as Head of Development – Medical Sciences, you will lead our team and efforts to secure philanthropy that furthers this cutting-edge work, from developing treatments for brain and mental health and cancer, to preventing pandemics.

About you
You will be an experienced and collaborative fundraiser, leader, manager, relationship builder and communicator.  Your confidence and ability to establish credibility quickly will help you to develop relationships at the highest level, both inside and outside the university. As a divisional unit leader and member of the major gifts leadership team, you will inspire a motivated and committed MSD development team, already delivering significant results – c. £30M per year in major gifts.  It will therefore be important that you:

  • Are a self-starter, motivated to achieve against strategic goals within a complex environment;
  • Have highly developed emotional intelligence and sophisticated interpersonal and diplomacy skills;
  • Bring an entrepreneurial spirit and can-do attitude; and
  • Are a collaborative and personable colleague and manager, with a track record of bringing people along to achieve and celebrate outcomes together.

Higher education or medicine-related experience is desirable, while a passion for Oxford’s mission and a desire to drive positive change through philanthropic partnerships are absolutely essential.

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

  • Opportunity for hybrid working (c. 40-60% on-site requirement)
  • Exceptional contributory pension scheme and salary sacrifice options
  • 38 days annual leave
  • Comprehensive childcare services and family-friendly leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
  • Subsidised University Sports Centre membership
  • Engaging social groups and sports clubs beyond the workplace
  • Use of the student discount card Totum
  • Membership to CASE for advancement professionals
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities.

You could be helping to deliver philanthropic support that helps to fund breakthroughs in medical science that will improve lives around the world. If this sounds like the kind of challenge you’ve been looking for, we’d love to hear from you.

The University of Oxford Development Office is committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills and experiences, and reflects the community that they serve.  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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Sonja Dunphy
Managing Director
+44 (0)20 3617 9240

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