Circa £80,000, depending on experience

Christ’s College is a forward-looking Cambridge College with a focus on academic excellence. The College balances tradition with innovation; we are simultaneously outward-looking and community-minded. Our students are academically excellent, socially aware, globally conscious, and eager to make a difference in the world.

You will find a wonderful community, warm relationships with our alumni and a real energy here.

We are looking to appoint a talented fundraiser as our new Development Director, a key position within the College. This is an opportunity to lead the Development Office at an exciting time. We are now looking towards our next campaign which will focus on access and sustainability, working to ensure that Christ’s is equipped for the 21st century and beyond. As our new Development Director, you will be helping to shape our future.

You will shape the strategy for this new campaign, creating a comprehensive engagement and fundraising plan, involving the whole community. This will be done alongside the new Master, Simon McDonald, who took office in September 2022. His arrival creates the opportunity to open up new conversations and possibilities.

Reporting to the Master and supported by a highly engaged Fellowship, you will lead a dedicated and talented team of development professionals. Holding a portfolio of key donors and prospects, you will identify, cultivate and personally solicit potential benefactors for major gifts.

The post will appeal to a talented major gifts fundraiser who is motivated by the opportunity to have a formative impact on the College’s fundraising, recognising that success in this role will be transformational not only for the College but also for their own career.

Please apply by submitting a copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Covering Letter highlighting your suitability for the position, by midnight on 8 April by email to: 

If you would like to have a confidential discussion about the position or discuss the role in any way, please email 

First round interviews will be held the week commencing 1 May. It is anticipated that final interviews will be held at Christ’s College on 11 May 2023.

Christ’s College is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes diversity amongst its students, staff and visitors, recognising 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.

Development Director Candidate Pack