Key Relationship Executive (Oxford, UK)

Salary: £27,000 – £32,000 plus pension

Location: Oxford, UK 

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week) 

Contract Type: Permanent 

Start Date: Available for immediate start 

Closing Date: Applications will be considered, and interviews held on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

We are a movement of students sharing and living out the good
news of Jesus Christ. Locally. Nationally. Globally.

IFES ministry is supported behind the scenes by International
Services based in Malaysia, the UK and the USA.

If you are passionate about connecting and inspiring people to support
student ministry, this could be the role for you. We are looking for a
passionate Key Relationship Executive to join our successful and growing Advancement team. This is an exciting opportunity to help build the fundraising program at IFES. You will be joining us at an exciting time as we prepare to launch our new strategic plan under the leadership of our new General Secretary.

Previous experience in fundraising is not essential, as a full induction and onthe-job training will be provided by an experienced major donor fundraiser, so if you are looking for a change or a new challenge this could be the perfect opportunity.

Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, you will build and manage
relationships with mid-level donors to raise funds for IFES through telephone, emails, and the creation of direct mail pieces. You will proactively approach donors, apply your analytical skills to create personalized giving plans, and organise special events to thank donors. You will be friendly and approachable, adept at fostering relationships with donors, colleagues, and management, and will be sensitive to working with people from different contexts within an interdenominational Christian organisation.

If you recognise the importance of evangelical student ministry, are confident in your ability to work internationally, and are looking for a challenging role in a forward-thinking team we would love to hear from you.

What we offer 

As part of our UK International Services team, you will be based in our modern offices in the heart of Oxford, overlooking Christchurch college. We offer: 

  • a full induction and ongoing training 
  • flexitime around core working hours 
  • 25 days of annual leave plus bank holidays 


If you have any questions or would like further information enquiries can be made to  

To apply please send a completed application form to

IFES is committed to providing equal opportunities and recruiting and developing a diverse workforce. We would be grateful if you could complete and return the Equal Opportunities form in a separate email to Please note this is voluntary and the information will be used for monitoring purposes only. 

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IFES is an organisation with a distinctive Christian ethos. This post is subject to an Occupational Requirement under provisions made in the Equality Act 2010. Applicants should therefore demonstrate a firm Christian commitment and agree with the IFES doctrinal basis and ethos statement. 

This job will not qualify for a Certificate of Sponsorship, so you will have to prove you have other means to work legally in the UK before we would consider your application.