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Philanthropic Bid Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £48,350 – £56,021
  • Glasgow (Hybrid)
  • Closing 8th April 2024

  • Advertised from 25th March 2024
  • Salary: UofG Grade 8
  • Vacancy Reference: 141108


Do you have a background in Fundraising or Philanthropy and a passion for the role of research in achieving social good? Are you seeking a new, exciting challenge?

The University of Glasgow has been changing the world for six centuries, and today we are one of the world's top 100 universities. Our social scientists are at the heart of our world-changing mission, striving to understand how socially just outcomes can be brought about in our rapidly changing global context, and partnering with policy makers, businesses and civil society to bring about progressive change.

We are now looking for a Philanthropic Bid Development Manager to join the College of Social Science, in a new partnership with the University’s Development and Alumni team, to raise funds to support social science research.

In the next decade, the University of Glasgow aims to be synonymous with discoveries, innovations and leadership of global importance; a university characterised by the closeness of our community, the strength of our connections and the incredible potential unleashed by our collaborative spirit. Our world-class social scientists are thought-leaders in their fields, creating shared, holistic understandings of global issues and advocating for positive social change.

The role of Philanthropic Bid Development Manager will be vital to fulfilling the potential of our social science to change the world.

We are seeking someone with shared purpose, shared values and the desire to make a difference, who will harness the power of the University’s worldwide community to develop an ambitious and sustainable fundraising programme for social science research.

You will possess exceptional relationship management skills, experience of working with Trusts and Foundations, and have a demonstrable track record in achieving financial targets. We also welcome applications from people with relevant transferable skills who can demonstrate knowledge of philanthropy and a belief in the power of research to change the world.

This post is full time (35 hours per week) and fixed term for up to 3 years in the first instance. Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

College of Social Sciences

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Closing Date: 8 April 2024

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-