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Welcome from Matt Ferguson, Director of Development and Alumni Engagement

Thank you for your interest in working for the Development and Alumni Engagement Team. On this web page, you can find details of six fantastic opportunities, meet some of our amazing staff and learn more about the benefits of being a Warwick employee.

At only 55 years old, Warwick is one of the UK’s youngest and most highly ranked universities. We have momentum, and there is still a long way to go for us to realise our ambitions. Building relationships and networks in the alumni community is one of the most effective ways of building a new level of support for our researchers and students.

The arrival of the global pandemic has only reinforced the importance of relying on the strength of our community. In order to reach out and connect with alumni, we’re making a special commitment to recruit these six new posts to support our relationship-building activities.  

As a Development Team, we believe we have a major role to play in securing philanthropy to enable the extraordinary research that our faculty lead to transform the lives of students, our regional neighbours, and communities around the world.

Over the past two-and-a-half years we’ve re-energised the University Council’s participation in our team’s activities at the highest levels and they’re keen to help us to deliver our agenda. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart Croft, has made Development and Alumni Engagement a key pillar for delivering his 2030 Strategy. We’ve upgraded our fundraising structure, and now we need to an Alumni and Engagement Team to match our ambitions.

This is one of the most important moments to consider joining us: as a country, and a university, we’re living through a period of enormous financial uncertainty – that’s why Warwick has made a bold commitment to triple our philanthropic income. We can’t do this alone, we need your help to build a new community of support that includes our Governing Council, university and academic leadership, philanthropic partners, professional colleagues, and as many of our 247,000 alumni as we can connect with.

We want the best people, and we need different experiences and backgrounds to share new ideas and approaches to help us achieve our ambitious goals. Our team has a track record of recruiting people from outside of the university sector with transferrable skills, so we’re open to finding top people from a wide range of backgrounds. I hope you'll read on to find out more.

For an informal chat about any of these roles, please contact Andrea Crowley ( or Natalie Lloyd ( Applications for all roles open on our HR website on Tuesday 5 January, 2021.

With best wishes,


Matt Ferguson
Director of Development and Alumni Engagement

About us

The University of Warwick is globally recognised for our research, teaching and innovation. As one of the UK's top ten universities and one of the top 100 in the world, Warwick is a place of possibility.

Our 2030 mission develops on our founding values: excellence with purpose in all that we do. We believe that through education and research, we can change our world. Philanthropy and the support of alumni who share our passion enables us to advance and to thrive.

We have active alumni in all parts of the world, a community of 247,000 graduates, and many are keen for us to find innovative ways to shape their involvement. Our aim is to build relationships with alumni and supporters to enable a number of strategic priorities including student recruitment, student opportunities, partnerships and philanthropy. We need the participation of new team members to achieve this.

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen the current team working on several innovative projects including our Covid-19 Emergency Student Support Appeal, and the Institute for Global Pandemic Planning, which combines world-leading excellence in mathematical epidemiology, public health and behavioural science.

As 2021 begins, we’re focusing on supporting an exciting range of new projects including the Centre for Early Life, a hub of multidisciplinary expertise pioneering research that will lead to more successful pregnancies and better health for parents and children, and our world-class Astronomy and Astrophysics Group’s plans to create a new observatory and planetarium with dedicated spaces for learning, research and public engagement.

Join us as Warwick launches a Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Grand Challenge, established to deliver large-scale investment to grow and transform the way we think about and deliver science at Warwick.


Current opportunities

Senior Alumni Engagement Executive (three posts) Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences or Science, Engineering and Medicine

In these exciting roles, you'll work closely with colleagues in Development and Alumni Engagement and across the selected faculty to build mutually beneficial relationships with alumni in support of the University's strategy.

Read the full job description here

Development Executive, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine

Can you help to transform the way in which we deliver our discovery-led and translational science research and inspire future generations of scientists and engineers? We’re looking for a Development Executive to raise major philanthropic gifts.

Read the full job description here

Information Systems Manager

Are you interested in a new challenge? Do you care about data? Can you bring people with you? As our Information and Systems Manager, you’ll have the opportunity to transform how Warwick manages alumni, donor and stakeholder data.  

Read the full job description here

Alumni Engagement Officer (Digital Communications) 

Are you a confident marketer and communicator who can develop digital communications that drive engagement with alumni? In this role, you'll work with stakeholders across Development and Alumni Engagement to develop campaigns that support institutional priorities.

Read the full job description here


As a member of staff at Warwick, you can enjoy a wide range of competitive benefits along with excellent learning and development opportunities. We respect and reward achievement and recognise the importance of a flexible total reward package.

Core benefits for the advertised roles include generous annual leave, incremental salary progression, flexible working, exclusive discounts and the USS pension scheme. We’re committed to supporting arrangements to work from home post Covid-19, so don’t let your location put you off applying if you are happy to travel to campus regularly.  

The chance to experience our 720-acre Warwick campus, with its Sports and Wellness Hub, lakes and woodland, and our ‘cultural quarter’ with our redeveloped Warwick Arts Centre and new Faculty of Arts Building is another benefit of joining our team. Check out the #WarwickOpen 360° Virtual Tour.


"I really enjoy working with brilliant people across academic and professional departments, being exposed to a wide variety of projects, and helping to create a culture of philanthropy."

Andrea Crowley
Deputy Director of Development
(Alumni and Supporter Engagement)