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Advancement Manager for FEPS - Maternity Cover


Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £45,585 to £54,395 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 04 August 2024
Interview Date:  Wednesday 14 August 2024
Reference:  027824-R

Surrey is made up of many talented individuals who make us a great institution. And working together, and connecting with external institutions, businesses and government, makes us even stronger.

With ambitious fundraising goals, we are already making a significant impact on the future of our university. It’s been two years since we launched our £60m global comprehensive fundraising and engagement Campaign The Future Says Surrey, and we’ve built momentum very quickly and have already made excellent progress.

Our culture empowers people to achieve this aim and to collectively, and individually, make a real difference.  

The role

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Fundraiser for a maternity cover position. In this role, you will be crucial in meeting our annual KPIs and campaign targets. You will maintain and build momentum with our current funders and donors, ensuring ongoing engagement and support. Your responsibilities will include developing and managing the donor pipeline, fostering new relationships, and supporting our strategic pillars, including sustainability and AI initiatives. This is a fixed-term contract designed to continue our organization's growth and success during this period.

About you

You are an accomplished fundraiser with a proven track record in achieving ambitious targets. You possess excellent communication and relationship-building skills, with the ability to engage and inspire donors. You are adept at strategic thinking and can manage multiple projects simultaneously. Experience in sustainability and AI initiatives is a plus. You are proactive, resourceful, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Your dedication and enthusiasm will ensure the continued success of our fundraising efforts during the maternity cover period.

How to apply

Please apply online. If you have any queries please contact Amintha Buckland, Head of Philanthropy ( or Jessie Billing, Director of Advancement (


First round interviews will take place on Wednesday 14 August and second round interviews on Thursday 22 August. All interviews will be in person in Guildford. Early applicants may be invited to interview earlier than the given timescale.

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For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.
In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.






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