Development Director

  • Job Reference: 165578
  • Date Posted: 24 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Peterhouse
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: £80,000 to £90,000
  • Sector: Banking & Financial Services, Consulting & Corporate Strategy, Education, Executive Positions, Sales & Marketing, Charity
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Job Description

Peterhouse seeks to appoint a talented fundraiser as its new Development Director, a key position within the College. 

The new Development Director will have the exciting opportunity to develop and shape a new fundraising and campaign strategy for the College. Working closely with the Master, Professor Andy Parker, you will ensure Peterhouse meets its significant fundraising potential. 

In 2034, Peterhouse will reach its 750th anniversary and celebrate 50 years since the admission of women to the College. The work done so far has built strong relationships with our alumni which will form the foundation of a new campaign over the next decade, leading up to these milestones. The incoming Director will lead and shape this campaign.

You will manage a portfolio of the College's most significant donors and prospects, cultivating and personally soliciting potential benefactors for major gifts.

Amongst the 31 Colleges that make up the University of Cambridge, Peterhouse is truly unique. We are the oldest College, the smallest College and we foster an exceptionally supportive and close-knit community of Fellows, students, staff and alumni. Located in the heart of Cambridge city centre, we are known for our friendly and welcoming atmosphere.  Our students are drawn from a diverse range of educational, cultural and social backgrounds.

We are looking for an experienced and innovative fundraiser with a proven record of raising significant gifts.  You will have the desire and drive to identify, cultivate and personally solicit potential benefactors for major gifts from a global alumni and supporter population.  With strong communication skills, you will have the presence and intellect to operate at all levels.

This is an exciting and pivotal time to be joining Peterhouse.  We have significant fundraising potential and opportunity.  The new Development Director will have a formative impact on the College’s fundraising.  Success in this role will be transformational not only for the College but also for your own career. 

£80,000 - £90,000, depending on experience

The closing date for this position is midnight on 23rd June 2024.


If you would like to find out more, please click the apply button. You will be directed to our website to complete your application for this position.

Peterhouse is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender reassignment, age, marital or civil partner status, religion or belief, or disability.  It recognises the particular contributions to the achievement of the College's mission that can be made by individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

No agencies please.