Full Description

Abertay University is a modern, pioneering and ambitious university with around 4,000 students. They are celebrating their 25th anniversary of gaining University title this year, but their history stretches back to 1888 and their original foundation as the Dundee Technical Institute. They have a strong ethos of preparing students for the world of work and are proud of their success in widening access, supporting students from a range of backgrounds to fulfil their potential. Courses cover a range of subjects from Ethical Hacking and Computer Arts to Forensic Sciences, Criminology, Law and Sports Science. Abertay were the first University in the world to offer degrees in Computer Games and have an international reputation in this discipline.

Abertay has an ambition and determination to become a fundraising University and to launch a Capital Campaign in the next 4-5 years. Before the launch, some foundation work and a very strong fundraising strategy have to be put in place to grow income. This new role of Head of Fundraising has been created to provide the knowledge, skills and leadership required to make this a reality. You will have considerable autonomy in this role working directly with the Principal and across the University.

Working closely with your colleagues in Marketing and Communications, Recruitment and Business Engagement you will be a member of the senior management team within the External & Corporate Relations Directorate. You will need to have senior and strategic management experience to ensure you add value to this team, which is driven and ambitious.

You will be an astute and impressive Fundraiser with a breadth of experience in a variety of fundraising roles, including individual giving and major gifts fundraising. You will be a skilled manager with the ability to mentor your team and show fundraising leadership across the organisation. In return, you will enjoy the support of senior staff who are excited by the opportunities that this role will create. You will be able to implement strategic developments and create impact within this exciting role.

How To Apply

If you think this is a perfect match for your values and skills set then please contact [email protected] as soon as possible for further information prior to making your application.

Closing date: Midnight, Wednesday 6th March 2019

Interview Date: Wednesday 20th March 2019

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