Senior Development Manager (IHR)
London Senate House

Job reference: 001098

Location: London Senate House

Closing date: 03/07/2018

Salary: Starting at £43,220 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: School of Advanced Study

Sub-Department: Institute of Historical Research (IHR) - academic

Hours per week: 35

The Role

The Senior Development Manager will lead the Institute of Historical Research’s Centenary Campaign. The post-holder will be responsible for the delivery of the Institute’s philanthropic fundraising strategy and the operations of the IHR’s Development Office and work in close collaboration with Institute colleagues, the IHR Trust and the University of London’s Development Office. This post will report to the IHR Director (strategy) and the UoL Head of Development (operations) and will be supported by staff in the IHR’s Development Office and the University of London’s Development Office.

To succeed in this role you will need to have strong awareness of the ‘big picture’ issues relating to the University and the HE sector generally, and how this affects the Development agenda.  Proven experience and success in major gift fundraising at the six- figure level along with experience of designing and implementing fundraising campaigns or major appeal is essential.

In addition to this you will be an excellent communicator, articulate, with can-do attitude, ability to take difficult strategic decisions and resolve complex problems. You will also be able to negotiate and influence at a senior management level using persuasive arguments, build and maintain beneficial partnerships and networks with internal and external stakeholders in order to create opportunities for the University.

For more details about this role, please download job description and person specification.

Further information

To apply for this role please click on ‘apply for job’ button below and upload your CV and cover letter by midnight on Tuesday, 3rd July 2018.


Founded in 1921, the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) is at the centre of the study of academic history in Britain with many international connections as well. It provides a stimulating research environment and is home to more than 60 research seminars meeting regularly through the academic year. The IHR’s has two research centres for Metropolitan History and the Victoria County History, an indispensable source for the local history of England and Wales. Its Publications Department hosts and edits British History Online , the Bibliography of British and Irish History and the leading academic journal, Historical Research. It is also engaged in many different programmes and series for the publication of historical research. The IHR is home to an outstanding open access research library of more than 180,000 volumes. It hosts major events and conferences for historians and all those interested in History, and it has a dedicated programme of research training.

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