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Development Manager
Ref. 50060207

£42,340 per annum (Incl. LWA)

Marketing, Communications and Development

Central London

This post is full time, 35 hours per week and is a fixed-term maternity cover post through to 31st October 2023

This opportunity comes at an exciting time in the University of Westminster’s story, with the Development Team being placed at the epicentre of the institution’s redevelopment of 29 Marylebone Road: The UK’s most inclusive centre for collaborative enterprise and innovation. See project video here- 29 Marylebone Road: The UK's most inclusive enterprise centre - YouTube

The centre will have a particular focus on inclusive enterprise, attracting and developing budding entrepreneurs, and supporting the digital upskilling agenda, for those who come from some of London’s most diverse communities. 

The 10-storey building is being developed into a reimagined collaborative workspace, fit for a post-COVID world and the work is anticipated to commence as soon as this September for a planned opening in Spring 2024. It will be an attractive space which brings together diverse entrepreneurial talent, encouraging and developing raw start-ups and social enterprises through dynamic interaction with London-based business expertise. 

As the first London University to be granted a Social Enterprise Gold Mark, we want this building to act as a physical embodiment of business for social good, upskilling community organisations to maximize their impact and catalysing the regeneration of the capital as it recovers from COVID-19's devastating impact. 

29 Marylebone Road is intended to provide opportunities in abundance: for current students needing access to employability programmes in a challenging job market; for graduates seeking to develop their skillsets as they take their entrepreneurial concepts into the UK market and beyond; and for developed businesses who want to access services, training and the wide array of student talent available at Westminster. The continued engagement with business and industry will be essential to developing our approach to reskilling London’s young people.

We are in a position to welcome an individual to work with the Head of Development and Fundraising for 12 months. The postholder will help to secure funds for the multiple activities and programmes that will be offered within the space through building new relationships with significant individual and corporate prospects and by cultivating and stewarding a portfolio of existing donor relationships.

The range of inclusive programme of activities associated with the building will include inclusive scholarships; a central enterprise grant fund; an incubator programme; sponsored hackathons; our award-winning Westminster Working Cultures programme, and funding for activities supporting the upskilling and entrepreneurial ambitions of our local community

Reporting into the Head of Development and Fundraising, the successful candidate will also support other Development-related tasks, being able to fit in with a small, but agile, team that prides itself on teamwork.

To apply for this vacancy please click above. Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, which can be accessed through link below. 

At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders. 

We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.

The University has adopted Smart Working principles to support and further our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion aims of being an inclusive, collaborative and flexible employer. Further details of Smart Working can be discussed at interview stage.

Closing date: midnight on 04 September 2022

Interviews are likely to be held on: w/c 12 September 2022

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