Founded almost 700 years
ago in 1326 by King Edward II, today Oriel College continues to sit at the
heart of a world-leading, 21st century University of Oxford. At its core, Oriel is a hub of intellectual
activity; seeking to educate exceptional undergraduate and graduate students
through the dissemination of ideas, and the pioneering research and teaching of
its academics. Oriel students benefit from many sporting, musical and social
opportunities that enable them to develop talent beyond their studies. The rich
College experience they receive prepares them for successful lives, wherever
their ambitions take them.
As it approaches its
eighth century, Oriel is committed to maintaining and building on the global
excellence in education and research that it has achieved so far. To achieve
this ambition, the College is significantly investing in their development and
alumni engagement activity and team, and have created three new and exceptional
The Head of Development
will take strategic and operational responsibility for fundraising within the
UK across all giving levels and programmes up to major gifts arena, and manage
a team of high-performing fundraisers. Key to your success in this role will be your
track record of securing philanthropic gifts at the 6-figure level or more, as
well as your ability to influence to motivate and lead others. Your credibility, pragmatism and resilience,
and ability to show good judgement when working with key stakeholders, will
inspire those around you.
Oriel is a welcoming academic community in the heart of Oxford, a place of study and learning for nearly 700 years. Located in Oriel Square, the college has the distinction of being the oldest royal foundation in Oxford.