Senior Development Officer (Major Gifts)

The Alumni & Development Office at Queens’ College is looking for a committed and experienced fundraiser, who can work with prospects and donors to bring in major gifts.

The role holder will work with the Development Director, Deputy Development Director and the Development Officer (Regular Giving & Other Gifts) in the planning and delivery of Queens’ College’s fundraising activities, with the aim of improving donor participation and philanthropic revenue. The role holder will manage a portfolio of donors and prospects, and will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward them as appropriate.

This is an exciting role within a dynamic office and requires understanding of the College’s fundraising priorities, along with outstanding verbal and written communication skills, and a proven track record of successful face-to-face fundraising.  Knowledge of the UK Higher Education Sector, the Collegiate University, and a strong belief in the importance of educational opportunities, with an understanding of current issues are beneficial. Teamwork, tact, research, preparation, excellent IT skills, having a positive attitude and attention to detail are also vital.

The role holder will report to the Deputy Development Director and Development Director.

Remuneration and Benefits:

  • Salary: £39,210 to £48,183 per annum, depending on skills and experience.
  • Hours of work: 36.5 per week, Monday to Friday. There will be a requirement to work additional hours for attendance at events, evenings and weekends (this may include travel within the UK), for which time off in lieu will be granted.
  • Final Salary Pension Scheme after qualifying period.
  • 26 days’ holiday, in addition to public holidays (34 in total).

Other benefits currently offered:

  • One free meal during working hours (prepared daily by our chefs)
  • Sporting facilities
  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • Subsidised nursery
  • Subsidised sports and social events
  • Discounted membership of dental or medical insurance
  • Access to University Card; which also offers subsidised travel on U bus between Madingley Road Park and Ride and the College
  • Subject to qualifying periods: Annual Service Awards, additional holiday entitlement and a day off every year for your Birthday

Further details are available from the HR Office, or visit the College website: 

The closing date for applications is 2pm on Monday, 5th June 2023

Interviews to be held Tuesday 13th June 2023 and Wednesday 14th June 2023

 Please submit both the HR Details Form and Application Form.


Please note:

  1. Applications will only be considered from those who already have a right to live and work in the UK. 
  2. CV’s are not accepted as part of the recruitment process so please do not send them