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Stewardship & Donor Relations Manager

Philanthropy, Alumni & Supporter Engagement
Salary:   £36,386 to £42,155
Closing Date:   Monday 05 December 2022
Interview Date:   Wednesday 11 January 2023
Reference:  1267-22

Are you a highly motivated and successful individual with excellent operational and relationship management skills, seeking an exciting opportunity to deploy your talents to help grow philanthropic income for a leading UK university? 

Reporting to the Deputy Head of Philanthropy and working closely with our fundraisers, senior colleagues and supporters, you will have responsibility for leading the development and implementation of creative stewardship plans for our most impactful donors.

At Lancaster we are dedicated to ensuring our donors receive regular, high-quality, and informative communications about their gift and the impact it is having, and that their donations are managed absolutely in accordance with their wishes. We are looking for someone with strong project management and communications experience to join our team to provide an exceptional experience for our supporters.

To stand out from the crowd, you will possess the skills, knowledge and personal attributes – including a persuasive and inspiring work style – commensurate with a track record of success in relationship focussed roles. As an ambassador for the University, you will have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the proven ability to work successfully with influential individuals and organisations.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups. Lancaster University is a Disability Confident Committed employer, and we support both flexible and hybrid working styles. 

We are located in a beautiful part of North West England with great facilities and a warm, welcoming community. We offer an occupational pension scheme, a generous annual leave allowance, excellent training and development opportunities, flexible benefits and an employee assistance programme.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Caroline Costello – 

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Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.

The University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.


We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.


We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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