The Head of Fundraising will be responsible for leading and managing a portfolio of work to fundraise from a wide-range of sources, but likely primarily focused on Alumni and local and regional business and stakeholder sponsors, initially leveraging the University’s Diamond Jubilee to do so. It is expected that fundraising and sponsorship will principally, but not exclusively, support funds for student welfare, access, success and progression. However, a key initial task for the Role will be to establish both the likely range of fundraising and sponsorship sources, and the likely range of activities for which fundraising and sponsorship will be attractive and successful, as part of the development of a fundraising strategy. You will initially report to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise), although direct line management will be re-allocated within the Directorate in early 2022.
You will be educated to degree level and have significant previous experience in a leadership role, and of working in the higher education sector. You will have a detailed understanding of the higher education context for fundraising, philanthropic giving and/or business and stakeholder sponsorship, and will have a proven track record of securing philanthropic gifts and business and stakeholder sponsorship as part of a significant institutional fundraising campaign.
Membership of the Institute of Fundraising would also be advantageous
Canterbury Christ Church University is committed to equality of opportunity, supporting and encouraging underrepresented groups as well as valuing diversity. We promote wider inclusion through our polices such as the Race Equality Charter, StoneWall for LGBT+ groups and the Disability Covenant, guaranteeing an interview to all disabled candidates which meet the essential criteria for our roles.
We aim to create an inclusive working culture in which all employees feel valued. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, which are currently underrepresented throughout Canterbury Christchurch. We are committed to improving employment opportunities for ethnic minorities. We also welcome applications from LGB, Trans and Non-binary candidates. All applications decisions and progression opportunities through the University will be determined by personal merit only.
How to apply
Start date for applications: Friday 24th September 2021
Closing date for applications: Sunday 24th October 2021
Interviews are to be held: Friday 5th November 2021