The Role

We have a vacancy for a Senior Development Officer reporting to the Deputy Development Director and Fellow for Development.

This is an opportunity for a dedicated, driven and ambitious development professional to join a high-performing team as Clare College refreshes its strategic vision and prepared to celebrate its 700th anniversary in 2026.

You will be working 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

Remuneration will be between £38,000 and £45,000 depending on experience.  There will be a six-month probationary period.  The benefits include membership of a defined contribution pension scheme, lunch, non contractual bonus and membership of Medicash. 

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 HR Manager 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 the 17th April with interviews taking place week on the 24th April 2023.