Deputy Director of Development, Fitzwilliam College Cambridge



Deputy Director of Development, Fitzwilliam College Cambridge

Starting salary in Fitzwilliam Band 6 (£48,000 – £53,000+ with a discretionary range based on experience)

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Fitzwilliam is a College whose community is its foundation, where each new member enriches the whole community, not through assimilation, but through individuality. We have a long history of being different – from our founding as an association for students not affiliated to a College – through to our transition as a College rooted in the 1960s modernist site designed by Denys Lasdun. The College combines a drive for academic excellence and enquiry, with a proven commitment to widening access to a Cambridge education.

We are looking to appoint an exceptional individual to join Fitzwilliam as the College’s new Deputy Director of Development. This is an exciting time to be joining the Development Office at Fitzwilliam and this is a newly created role. The College has recently created and started to implement a new College Plan, focused on making Fitzwilliam ‘ready for the future’. The delivery of these ambitious proposals will require a step-change in philanthropic activity. As a result, we are in the early stages of initiating a bold new fundraising campaign and the new Deputy Director will play a key role in the delivery of this.

The Deputy Director will be instrumental to the day-to-day running of the Development Office, taking responsibility for the management of the Development team and overseeing the College’s reporting, stewardship, fundraising research and analysis. The postholder will additionally carry a small portfolio of major donors with the capacity to give at the £50,000+ figure level.

The College sees this appointment as an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual who will work collaboratively with colleagues to continue to build our development efforts. This is an ideal opportunity for a growing professional with a fundraising, development services or transferable background looking to a join an ambitious and growing Development team at the beginning of a new fundraising campaign. The successful candidate will have outstanding communication, organisational and management skills together with a passion for the mission of Fitzwilliam College.

This is a unique chance to join one of the world’s leading academic institutions and to help deliver a step-change in philanthropic fundraising. If you are looking for an exciting and dynamic role and share a passion for the transformative power of philanthropy, this role at Fitz is the role for you.

Fitzwilliam College values diversity and is committed to equal opportunities.  The Development Office is committed to helping people grow and develop; to that end we actively welcome diversity in personal and professional backgrounds and aim to ensure the postholder will have access to excellent opportunities to continue to grow and progress in their professional tenure at the College.




We warmly invite informal conversations from interested candidates. Please email to arrange a call.

To apply, please send a CV and Cover Letter to

Candidate Pack

Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

Interviews will be held at the College on Wednesday 11th October.