Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £32,659 – 37,163 plus pension

Location: Oxford, UK

Closing date: Monday 4 July

Interview date: Week commencing 11th July


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 Asia, the UK and the USA. 

IFES is looking for a major donor fundraiser. This is an exciting opportunity to play a crucial role in building and developing relationships with IFES’ highest-level donors. You will be joining us at a crucial time, as we implement our new strategic plan, Thriving Together. We are searching for a candidate who loves people, is great at building relationships, and can demonstrate their passion for the IFES vision and mission. With on-the-job training provided, you do not need to have major donor fundraising experience, although we are looking for transferable experience. 

In this role, you will secure funds for IFES ministry by managing a selection of major donor prospects who might give significant annual gifts, producing high-quality written proposals and creating personalised communications with major donors and prospects. The successful candidate will have outstanding personal skills, being diplomatic, persuasive and credible at senior level, and having experience at managing relationships at senior or Board level. You will be able to demonstrate analytical ability, as well as strong influencing and negotiating skills. You will be able to demonstrate awareness of relationships in an interdenominational and international organisation, and you will enjoy working with a diverse team and range of partners in a cross-cultural context. 

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: 

  • generous pension scheme contribution  
  • 25 days of annual leave plus bank holidays   
  • on the job training and development 


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. 

To apply for this position, download the application form here, or send your CV and cover letter to 

For more information: 

Our calling is to see students thriving in communities of disciples, impacting the university, the church and world for the glory of Christ. The work of International Services is to support this frontline ministry. 

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.