Development Assistant



Job Type

Full Time


Administration, Charity / Voluntary, Customer Service, Education, Fundraising, Marketing, Other


Cambridge, CB2

The Development Assistant is a pivotal member of the Development Office team, providing administrative support to the Fellow for Development and other team members across a wide range of development activities including fundraising, stewardship, events and communications.

Development Assistant
Cambridge, CB2
Salary: £22,000 - £24,000 per annum, depending on experience
Hours: Full time, 36.25 hours per week

The Role

The Development Assistant is responsible for maintaining the Development Office database (Raiser’s Edge) and for producing reports and running queries to support development activities. The post holder is also the first point of contact for general enquiries via email and phone, and underpins the smooth running of the office as a whole. This role is ideally suited to a recent graduate and/or someone wishing to build a career in the development sector.

This is a wonderful opportunity to work for the second oldest of the 31 Colleges in the University of Cambridge. Regarded as one of the most progressive and informal, Clare is renowned as a College that achieves academically at the highest levels, whilst also being welcoming, forward-thinking, and inclusive.

Located in the heart of Cambridge city centre, the College is extraordinarily beautiful and famed for its gardens on “the Backs” (the famous backs of the Colleges that overlook the River Cam). Our gardens are widely renowned as some of the best in Cambridge and are valued by all members of the College, as well as our guests. Clare’s Old Court, a Grade I listed building, is the centre of the College and is unique among the ancient Cambridge Colleges in having maintained its architectural integrity over the course of its history.

Salary and Benefits

Salary will be in the region of £22,000 – £24,000 per annum, depending on experience. The full-time hours for this post are 36.25 hours per week. TOIL is negotiable with the Line Manager for busy periods. The post-holder will be entitled to 26 days’ annual leave per annum, excluding Bank Holidays. The post-holder will be eligible to join the College’s contributory pension scheme after three months’ service. Lunch is available. In addition the post-holder will be eligible for a bonus depending on performance and attendance.

The closing date for applications is 4th December 
Interviews to be held on 7 December 2023.

Clare College is committed to treating all job applications on their merit irrespective of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity or gender, where any of these cannot be shown to be a requirement of the job concerned. Recruitment, selection and promotion procedures will be monitored to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.

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