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Head of Fundraising

 £45,610.50 – £55,458.00 per annum

37.5 hours per week (weekend and evening flexibility will be required)

St Hugh’s College seeks a Head of Fundraising to join the Development Office on a permanent basis.  If you’re an experienced fundraiser and or development professional looking for your next career move, this could be the one for you!

Although one of the youngest and largest colleges within Oxford, St Hugh’s was founded in 1886 to provide an education to women from poorer backgrounds who were otherwise excluded from the University. Nearly 140 years later, this legacy of fairness, inclusion and equality remains at the forefront of everything we do.

The Head of Fundraising is a key senior role within the Development Office and the main purpose of the post is to increase meaningful engagement with our diverse alumni community of over 10,000 as we prepare for a major capital campaign to mark our 150th Anniversary in 2036.

The successful candidate will have a passion for fundraising and building relationships with key stakeholders. They will manage a portfolio of current and prospective donors and lead the College’s mid-level giving programme, while encouraging legacies, pledges and other forms of support.

Please see the job description for more details on the post.

As a member of the College, staff have access to the following:

  • Enrolment into the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)
  • 30 days of annual leave and 8 public holidays per year for full time equivalent staff (8 days of annual leave is reserved to cover the Christmas break when the College is closed)
  • Provision of meals free of charge while on duty when the kitchens are open and tea and coffee
  • Health & Wellbeing initiatives, including access to an EAP, free annual flu jab, and free eye tests for all staff
  • A discounted travel scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme/Bike Loan
  • Access to University Staff Benefits

To apply, please complete the application form below together with the equal opportunities monitoring form and return it to  Your application will be judged solely on the basis of how you demonstrate that you meet the selection criteria stated in the job description.

Job Description

Application Form

Recruitment Monitoring Form

St Hugh’s is a self-governing College of Oxford University and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.  Please let us know if you believe there are any reasonable adjustments, we should be making to assist you with your application.

Closing date for applications: 9.00am Friday 26 April 2024


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