Applications are invited for the position of Deputy Development Director (Philanthropy).  This is an enhanced, senior role at St John’s and represents an exceptional opportunity for an ambitious fundraiser to join a college with tremendous potential and to take on a leadership role in a friendly team at a significant point in the College’s evolution.  St John’s has recently undertaken a comprehensive ‘Size and Shape’ review, examining what kind of college it wishes to be in not only five years’ time but in fifty.  Projects and aspirations which are emerging from that review include new Tutorial Fellowships; transforming the student support we offer at both the undergraduate and graduate level to ensure they remain exceptional; building on our innovative and pioneering Inspire access and outreach programmes (already amongst the very best in Oxford); and unique capital projects which make up a Masterplan for an unusually large college in central Oxford.  

We are looking for a well-motivated and confident colleague who will be excited by the opportunity to play a part in making St John’s excel in its fundraising.  The successful candidate will be offered considerable opportunities to advance their career and will work closely with the President, Principal Bursar and other Fellows. 

The role would be ideally suited to an experienced fundraising professional but, most of all, we are looking for a colleague who will enjoy working with us so we will consider candidates with aptitude and potential for development, for which the salary offered will be commensurate with their adjusted responsibilities and experience. 

This is a full-time post on the University’s Grade 8 or 7 scale for academic-related staff.  Further particulars can be downloaded from the College website

To apply, please send a full CV as well as a supporting statement and the names and contact details of two referees, preferably by email, to, or by post to Mrs Amanda Armstrong, St John’s College, St Giles, Oxford OX1 3JP.

Closing date for applications is Friday 10th June at 12:00pm.  It is anticipated that first-round interviews will take place on Friday 17th June and the final round of interviews on Friday 24th June.

St John’s College, Oxford, is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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