Head of Global Philanthropy

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7145778 (Ref.No. PSADV1045)
Posted: May 18, 2023

Job Description

Salary: Grade 9 (£54,421 - £63,059 p.a. discretionary £64,946 - £68,891 depending on experience) 

This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. The post is full time with scope for part-time from 80% FTE. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangement. 

The University of Leeds is one of the top 135 universities in the world.  We have a truly global community, with more than 39,000 students from 170 different countries and over 9,000 staff of 100 different nationalities.  Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe. 

The Head of Global Philanthropy is a new senior role responsible for leading the development of major philanthropic partnerships with funding organisations. The post-holder will have responsibility for leading the University’s Trusts & Foundations (T&Fs) fundraising strategy, embedding and developing the programme to significantly increase the levels of funding from this critical income stream.  A confident and entrepreneurial fundraiser, the Head of Global Philanthropy will lead on relationships with a portfolio of major T&F prospects capable of giving seven- and eight-figure gifts, as well as collaborating with colleagues to ensure shared targets for T&Fs income are achieved.

The post holder will be a senior member of the Philanthropy leadership team and will work closely with other functional leads and colleagues across the Advancement team and wider University to optimise conditions for ambitious philanthropy. A key aspect of the role will be to develop propositions for fundraising which align with the University’s strategic priorities and map onto international funder interest, helping to embed fundraising as a key enabler of strategic delivery.

Alongside developing University of Leeds’ relationships with – and income from – T&Fs based in the UK, the post holder will also have significant responsibility and accountability for developing new international funding markets. T&Fs income growth is critical in support of plans to double the University’s philanthropic income from a current average of £10M per annum to £20M per annum, and then towards a target of £30M per annum by 2030.

The role reports to the Deputy Director of Advancement and will also work closely with the Head of Transformational and Major Giving, who leads on individual philanthropy as well as managing the team of fundraisers. All fundraisers have mixed portfolios of individual and organisational prospects, and the Head of Global Philanthropy will provide support and leadership to build capacity and drive momentum in T&Fs income growth.

This is a key role at the heart of a passionate team which is committed to delivering ambitious fundraising targets in order to advance educational and research projects that help address global challenges and reduce inequalities.

What we offer in return

    26 days holiday plus 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – that’s 42 days a year!

    Generous pension scheme – the University contributes 21.6% of salary

    Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.

    Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.

    Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!  

To apply for this role, please contact Valued Recruitment (www.youarevalued.co.uk) via:

Name: Anna Ludeman

Phone: +44 7828 288704

Email: [email protected] 

Please note: 1st stage interviews will take place on Thursday 8th & 9th June 2023 / 2nd stage interviews will take place on Monday 12th & 13th June 2023.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Advancement Team
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Salary:  £54,421 to £63,059 p.a.
(discretionary £64,946 - £68,891 depending on experience)
Post Type:  Full Time
Release Date:  Wednesday 17 May 2023
Closing Date:  Wednesday 31 May 2023
Reference:  PSADV1045

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.