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VACANCY: VHI Development Executive

last modified Nov 02, 2016 01:23 PM
The VHI is seeking a tenacious, enterprising, and innovative fundraiser to lead a major campaign for a unique research institute in the University of Cambridge

VHI Development Executive (0.5 FTE)

The Von Hügel Institute for Critical Catholic Inquiry (VHI), based at St Edmund’s College in the University of Cambridge invites applications for the new position of Development Executive. In its 30th anniversary year the VHI is embarking on a major fundraising campaign and seeks a dynamic, and innovative fundraiser to lead this operation along with the VHI Director and the College’s Development Office to ensure a long and sustainable future for this unique research institute. You will be bright, energetic, enterprising, driven, and an excellent communicator. Duties will include benefactor research, grant application writing, campaign management, and some external communications and PR. This is a fantastic opportunity in a unique institution. This is a half-time position for one year in the first instance. Salary will be commensurate with experience up to a level of £60,000 pro rata, along with an attractive benefits package.

Further particulars are available by emailing

Applications, in the form of a covering letter and CV, a completed College application form, along with 2 references, should be sent to by 5 pm on Monday 28 November 2016.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 5 December 2016 and will include some practical fundraising exercise tasks. It is hoped that the successful candidate will be in post early in 2017. 



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