Development Manager (Major Gifts)

Job Description

Development Manager (Major Gifts)
Location: Cambridge, UK
Salary: starting at £42,036 – £47,263 per annum + benefits

As Development Manager (Major Gifts) you will join an ambitious Alumni Relations and Development team where you will have responsibility for a portfolio of around 100 to 120 mid-level donors and for identifying and approaching new potential donors, including charitable trusts and foundations.

You will be responsible for securing predominantly 5 and some 6 figure gifts, introducing donors and potential donors to our current fundraising campaign, A Great Campaign. While primarily an endowment campaign, there is scope within the campaign to raise funds for specific areas of College life. Current and prospective donors will generally be in the Greater London area and across the UK, and travel will be required.

You will work with the Development Director to encourage new and existing donors to make their first mid-level (5 figure) gift to the College. You will be provided with a pool of prospective donors to approach face-to-face and expected to work to schedule as efficiently as possible. The Major Gifts income stream is a new one, and the Development Manager (Major Gifts) provides an important link between our Annual Giving programme and the principal gifts work being undertaken by the Development Director and the Mistress.

Please see the accompanying documents on this page for further information.

Applications should consist of a CV, ideally accompanied by a brief covering letter addressing the criteria in the Person Specification. These documents should be sent to the HR Department via email ( or posted to:
HR Department
Girton College
Huntingdon Road

The deadline for receipt of applications is 09:00 on 5 September 2019.
Interviews will take place on 23 September 2019.

An appointment will be made subject to receipt of satisfactory references and other relevant pre-employment checks. The appointed candidate will be offered a salary that is commensurate with their experience and the seniority of their new role.

The College provides a stakeholder pension scheme for all staff. It also has a gym, swimming pool and free parking. The College offers 34 days annual leave.


Girton College

Responsible to

Development Director

Application Deadline

05/09/2019 9:00 am

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