Gates Cambridge Trust seeks Global Engagement Officer

  • August 31, 2023
Gates Cambridge Trust seeks Global Engagement Officer

About us 

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are prestigious, highly competitive, full-cost scholarships awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Gates Cambridge Scholars become part of a lifelong global community defined by its core value of commitment to improving the lives of others through leadership. Alongside the 250 or so Scholars who are studying in Cambridge at any point in time, there are almost 2000 Scholars in the alumni section of the community, and this number grows every year.

The Gates Cambridge Trust, which manages the scholarship programme, is seeking to appoint a Global Engagement Officer to play a key role in fostering strong relationships with alumni Scholars around the world. The successful candidate will be responsible, with input from key stakeholders, for developing and delivering all aspects of the Trust’s global engagement work and for organising a range of events throughout the year that connect all members of our community.

About you 

We are looking for someone who has experience of developing and leading initiatives and events for diverse audiences within the Higher Education sector, ideally with a background in alumni relations. The successful candidate will be comfortable operating in a complex environment, an excellent communicator and someone who can build and maintain effective external and internal networks. They will also have excellent time management and task prioritisation skills and be able to work independently with minimum supervision to meet deadlines.

The Trust is at a seminal moment in its history with the opening of its new combined offices and Scholar Centre, the Bill Gates Sr. House, in early 2024 and the celebration of the 25th anniversary of its establishment in 2025. The Trust plans to use these significant landmarks to invest further in its community enrichment programme and in advancing the global impact of our Scholars. The successful candidate will relish the opportunity to contribute to this strategic change.

About the role

The Global Engagement Officer is a full-time, permanent role (subject to a 6 month probationary period) and the salary will be between £32,332 – £38,205, depending on skills and experience. The Trust offers generous package of benefits. We practise a hybrid working model and the successful candidate will be expected to be in the office for a minimum of three days a week (the Trust reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employees). We are a small, friendly and diverse group of colleagues, who are working hard to deliver the strategic aims of the Trust while creating a welcoming and enjoyable working environment.


To apply for this role, you must submit a cover letter, CV, names of two references and complete a basic information form. The deadline for applications is midday on Thursday 28 September 2023. For full details about the role, including how to apply, please see the candidate pack.


Interviews are scheduled for the afternoon of Monday 9 October 2023 and will take place at the Trust’s office on Bridge St, Cambridge.


If, after reading the candidate pack, you have any questions, please email

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