Development Manager (Legacies) Maternity Cover

London School of Economics and Political Science - LSE Advancement

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university

Salary from £43,907 to £50,835 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £57,161 pa inclusive

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the world’s leading universities, specialising in the full range of Social Sciences. Founded in 1895, LSE has an outstanding international reputation. It welcomes many students and faculty from overseas and is a leading voice in the global policy debate. LSE has the highest proportion of world-leading research of any UK university.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join one of the UK’s leading Advancement offices. As a Development Manager (Legacies) within the Principal and Major Gifts team you will be responsible for developing and managing the School’s legacy programme to actively increase the number of legacy gifts committed to the School from the UK and overseas. The post holder will also be expected to cultivate and solicit a small portfolio of individuals, principally alumni, to secure significant gifts in support of institutional priorities.

LSE is looking for a target-driven and ambitious individual with a proven track record in fundraising. The successful candidate will have experience in building and maintaining extensive networks and the ability to engage with internal and external stakeholders at different levels. Your initiative and drive, combined with strong presentation and personal communication skills, will be integral to your success in the role. 

In addition to an excellent salary, the benefits that come with this role include; an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave, excellent training and development opportunities, a location in the heart of London, and the opportunity to work closely with outstanding academic staff and influential and senior alumni and volunteers.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification linked to in the advert on the LSE website.

To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email  

Interviews will be held on Friday 16 March 2018.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 8 March 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications

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