Development Officer (Trusts and Foundations), DARO

Queen's University Belfast

Vacancy Number: 22/110119

Duration: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Hours: Full Time

Salary: £29,619 – £34,308 per annum

Closing date: 29/08/22

Anticipated Interview date: 12/09/2022

Development & Alumni Relations (DARO) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Development Officer (Trusts and Foundations).

You will work with colleagues across Queen’s to generate philanthropic income from a portfolio of charitable trusts and foundations to support University priorities. We are seeking an individual with the ability to write compelling fundraising applications and proposals, excellent organisational skills and team working skills.

The successful candidate must have and your application form should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • A Degree or equivalent plus 2 years’ relevant fundraising experience which includes grant or proposal writing and successfully securing philanthropic funding from trusts and foundations, or other organisations or funding bodies;


  • 4 years’ relevant fundraising experience to include grant or proposal writing and successfully securing funding from trusts and foundations, or other organisations and funding bodies.
  • Demonstrable experience of writing compelling funding proposals and cases for support, for example to trusts and foundations, lottery funders, corporates or statutory bodies.
  • Demonstrable track record in achieving fundraising targets.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of trusts and foundations fundraising

Further Information

Further information about the Directorate can be found at

Informal enquiries may be directed to Naoimh: [email protected]

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

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