Senior Philanthropy Manager (Major Gifts)

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

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. In September 2016 UCL launched ‘It’s All Academic’, our bold new global Philanthropy and Engagement Campaign to raise £600m to support students, research, and the transformation of our campus ( It 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. We are a team of exceptionally ambitious, creative, and passionate individuals who work together to achieve remarkable things with a global impact, and we would love for you to be part of this exciting journey and our success.

This is your chance to play a pivotal role in delivering our Campaign. As Senior Philanthropy Manager you will raise philanthropic income at the six and seven figure level from a variety of income streams to support the priority projects within the Campaign.

You will have a significant track record in fundraising or client relationship management. You will have demonstrable success in managing a high value and diverse portfolio of clients/donors including complex relationships. You will be a sophisticated communicator with a highly persuasive and creative writing style and the confidence to build relationships with donors and colleagues right across our complex organization.

We know that our people are our greatest asset and in return we provide an empowering, values-based environment where personal and professional growth is invested in. We offer agile working and flexibility around working hours – this role could be part-time or a job share (minimum 0.6 FTE, or 21.9 hours per week). We also value mutual respect and collaboration, and have a strong customer-service ethic.

Expectations are high and we work hard, but the rewards are huge.

UCL is an outstanding place to work. We welcome people from all backgrounds and strive to create an environment where everyone can give of their best. Working with some of the greatest intellects in the world, you will also be entitled to a generous pension scheme and holiday allowance.

UCL vacancy reference: 1711795

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

To find out more about the role please contact Graeme Byrne, Interim Deputy Director of Development. For any queries about the application process please contact Cameron McNeil, People Coordinator. Both can be reached by phone (+44 (0)20 3108 3804) or email ( For more information about our philanthropic activities please visit:

Closing Date: 11 March 2018.

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

Interview Date: TBC.

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

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