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Director of Development and Alumni Relations, University of Bath

The University of Bath is a globally recognised institution with over 17,000 students from 130 countries. It is one of the most innovative and high performing universities in the UK. Consistently ranked in the Top 10 in the country and with a strong international profile, it has an ambitious agenda for the future. With a strong local presence, respected national profile and a broad international outlook, this is a university with ambition. The University now seeks to appoint a new Director of Development and Alumni Relations. The Director shall report directly into the Vice-Chancellor and will play a critical role in enabling the University to continue its pioneering international research and further strengthen its support for exceptional students.


The Director shall have strategic responsibility for all development and alumni relations activities at the University of Bath. They shall contribute to broader University strategy as a member of the Vice-Chancellor’s wider leadership team.


This Department has performed exceptionally well in recent years, building up close and lasting relationships with our extensive alumni community, and enabling their generous affection for the University to be channelled for the benefit of both students and research.  Further transformational gifts have also been received from a number of corporate partners. The team is of a high-calibre and well-placed to continue to develop. Priorities will include: deepening and extending relationships with Bath’s strong alumni community; setting a clear and ambitious fundraising strategy in collaboration with others; and working across the University to further embed a culture of modern philanthropy. 


Candidate Pack




To apply, please send a full curriculum vitae and a covering letter outlining how you meet the job description and person specification to by Friday 23 July 2021. 


For additional information please click on the links below:


Impact Report 2021


Department website:


Impact pages (information for cultivation and stewardship):


2018/19 Impact Report:


The University of Bath values diversity and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity. The University welcomes expressions of interest and applications from candidates from all communities and diversity of backgrounds.