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Senior Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £36,024 – £44,263
  • Dundee (Hybrid)
  • Closing 21st May 2024

  • Advertised from 10th May 2024
  • Permanent.


We are delighted to offer a significant opportunity for a Senior Development Officer at the University of Dundee, a renowned institution celebrated for its world-class research and innovative teaching. This role represents a chance to be at the forefront of philanthropic efforts that support ground-breaking research and transformative educational experiences.

The University of Dundee has been a beacon of innovation for over five decades, with notable achievements that include pioneering flat-screen technology and keyhole surgery, and playing a vital role in Dundee’s regeneration through initiatives like the V&A Museum of Design. With a global alumni network of over 100,000 graduates, the university has a robust foundation for fundraising and alumni relations.

The successful candidate will join the Directorate of External Relations, where they will be instrumental in securing substantial donations for priority projects such as scholarships, research, and infrastructure. The role involves engaging with a diverse range of donors, planning and executing fundraising events, and crafting strategies to maximise donor contributions.

The University of Dundee is in an exciting phase of its development, with a strategic vision focused on enhancing its social impact both locally and globally. The Senior Development Officer will be key to realising this vision, requiring a dynamic and committed individual who can harness the power of philanthropy to make a genuine impact.

This full-time role is based in Dundee and offers a competitive salary and an extensive benefits package. It is tailored for someone passionate about higher education and research, possessing the drive to engage and inspire donors towards contributing to the university’s ambitious goals.

If you are looking to lead transformative change and thrive in a vibrant academic community, the role of Senior Development Officer at the University of Dundee offers a unique and rewarding opportunity.

Application notes

Please email us at to request an information pack and job description. You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.

Closing Date: Midday, Tuesday 21st May

Interview Date: Friday 31st May

This search is being conducted exclusively for The University of Dundee by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked extensively in and with the voluntary sector and academia and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.