Director of Fundraising & Alumni


25th March 2021

Closing Date

23rd April 2021





Interviews Scheduled

Final Interviews 20th & 21st May 2021

We are here for our students

At UWS, our principal truth is that we are here for our students. We have a proud record in delivering world-ready graduates and developing effective partnerships with business, industry and the public and voluntary sectors. With our cutting-edge courses, practical knowledge, and intelligent teaching, we help our students get ahead. Our purpose is to transform lives and communities through higher education. We equip our students with the skills and confidence to shape their futures, while ensuring that they have the best possible experience and outcomes.

We are driving an ambitious strategy for high-quality learning and teaching, and research and innovation, with a global engagement agenda to reflect the needs of the 21st century workplace. UWS Strategy 2025 marks an exciting new chapter for the University. We dare to dream big and, despite current challenges, are aiming for UWS, by 2050, to be recognised as a world leading university ranked inside the top 200.

Reporting to the Vice Principal for Research, Innovation & Engagement, our new Director of Fundraising & Alumni is a senior member of staff who will lead and manage the University’s strategic objectives in the context of engagement for the purposes of fundraising and alumni relations, with key responsibility for strengthening and diversifying the University’s portfolio of funding.

The post holder will develop, deliver and implement an engagement plan with the key aim of maximising the University’s income to support strategic projects including estates plans, research activity, education initiatives and global reach.


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If you have a track record of leading and overseeing fundraising activities, which will include alumni relations, fundraising and engagement then we would like to hear from you. For more information on this exciting role contact Dixon Walter at:


Alan Walter                                                     Liz Dean-Stevens             

tel 07876 766972                                             tel 07788 847196

email:                     email:


How to apply

Applications should be made via email to by Friday 23rd April 2021 and must include on separate documents:

  • a letter of application setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the criteria (no more than two pages of A4)
  • a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV)
  • details of your current remuneration and contact details for three referees, one from your current employer (referees will not be contacted without your permission)
  • a completed Personal Details form (available above)

*Interviews may need to take place virtually, given the current climate, and appropriate arrangements will be made to accommodate this.


Following receipt of your application, you will receive an acknowledgment from Dixon Walter. Within this response, you will be required to provide consent under the new General Data Protection Regulation. If you fail to provide this consent your application will not be processed further.

Please note that our client is legally obliged to confirm that the appointee is eligible to work in the UK. As of 1 January 2021, government restrictions will change. For further information visit the Home Office website at

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