The Role

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. 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.

Details of other benefits available to staff can be found here

The Application Process

Please find the further particulars and application form below. 

All applicants must complete the application and equal opportunities form and email these to Sally Hewings (  The contents of the Equal Opportunities Form will not be disclosed to the selection or interview panels.

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