Head of University Fundraising

University College London - UCL - Office of the Vice-Provost (Development)

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 9. The salary range will be Competitive salary and benefits package., inclusive of London Allowance.

UCL is London’s Global University. We do things differently here and we take the long view. We are not afraid to take risks. We remain focused on making a major contribution to the long term benefit of humanity. We have now launched ‘It’s All Academic’, UCL’s bold new global Philanthropy and Engagement Campaign to raise £600m to support students, research and the transformation of our campus ( www.ucl.ac.uk/campaign ). It is the biggest Campaign ever launched by a London university and will enable us to achieve more than ever before to secure our position as one of the world’s top higher education institutions.   From fighting dementia to ensuring generations of students reach their full potential: It's All Academic. UCL’s ideas and discoveries are shaping the future, improving lives and having a massive impact on London and the wider world. There has never been a more exciting time to join our Development office. Right now, we are building an exceptional team of ambitious, creative and passionate individuals who can work together to do something remarkable.   We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of University Fundraising, a pivotal role in our team. As the Head of University Fundraising you will lead and manage a high performing team responsible for the engagement, cultivation and solicitation of trusts, foundations, individuals and businesses in order to secure strategic philanthropic income to support UCL’s university priority projects within the Campaign. 

You are a powerful influencer and enjoy using your sophisticated communication skills to operate at a strategic level.  Excellent leadership skills; excellent written and verbal skills; and the ability to communicate complex projects to a range of audiences are all essential. Your credibility, pragmatism and resilience, and ability to show good judgement when working with key internal and external stakeholders, will be essential. Your collaborative nature will inspire those around you and enable you to realise the amazing potential of the UCL team. 

In return, we provide an empowering, values-based environment where staff are encouraged to try new things. We offer agile working and flexibility around working hours – this post could be a part-time role (0.8FTE minimum). We also value mutual respect and collaboration, and have a strong customer-service ethic. 81% of the Development Office’s staff feel their work gives them a sense of personal accomplishment and 92% understand how their work contributes to the success of UCL (source: UCL Staff Engagement Survey 2015). UCL is being supported in this recruitment process by the executive search firm Richmond Associates. Richmond Associates will assist in the assessment of candidates against the requirements for the role and in identifying the widest possible field of qualified candidates. Applications should consist of a full CV and covering letter detailing relevant achievements in recent posts, latest remuneration, as well your education and professional qualifications. For further information about this opportunity and to apply, please visit http://richmond-associates.com/jobs/head-of-university-fundraising

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: 1st stage - 22 November 2016; 2nd stage - 28 November 2016.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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