Head of Trusts and Foundations

Birkbeck, University of London - Development and Alumni

Purpose and Main Duties

Since Dr George Birkbeck created the London Mechanics’ Institution in 1823 the organisation that is now Birkbeck, University of London, has been the gateway for ambitious people to study in the evening. In so doing they change their own lives – and make an immediate impact on business, the economy and our entire society.

As we approach our 200th anniversary in 2023, we plan to invest £150 million in widening our intake yet further and raising our standards yet higher. We will find two-thirds of this through revenue income, College reserves and borrowing. The rest must come from philanthropists such as alumni, friends, corporate partners, charitable foundations and believers in Birkbeck, as part of an ambitious fundraising campaign.

The Head of Trusts and Foundations will formally establish the area of charitable trusts and foundations as a philanthropic income stream to sit alongside the already successful individual and corporate areas.

You should have a thorough understanding of fundraising in the higher education sector, together with knowledge of current affairs and government policy relevant to education. You should also have substantial trusts and foundations experience and experience of leading a trusts and foundations programme.

Further Information

Salary: Grade 8 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £42,913 rising to £50,514 per annum.

This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) and open-ended. The salary quoted above is on the College's London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 6 months. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Monday 11 September 2017.

Interviews will be held on Monday 18 September 2017.

For further information on this opportunity contact Chris Murphy, Director of Development and Alumni via c.murphy@bbk.ac.uk.

Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and membership of WISE, operating the Disability Confident and Mindful Employer schemes, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.

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