Donor Relations Officer

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

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 6. The salary range will be £28,014 - £32,830 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Philanthropy at UCL is about more than raising funds to support projects – it is about breaking down barriers, providing opportunities, and supporting the University to challenge convention, think differently and solve global challenges. In September 2016, UCL launched ‘It’s All Academic’, a bold new global philanthropic Campaign ( ) with the goal of raising £600million. At the end of March 2018 we are delighted to have reached a £378 million milestone. At its heart is the radical, disruptive thinking that has been at the core of UCL since our founding in 1826.

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 and supporting the growth of UCL’s Donor Relations Team. Focused on providing an innovative, sector-leading donor experience in delivering the Campaign for UCL, as the Donor Relations Officer you will collaborate with all teams across the Development Office, including; fundraising, communications and events to deliver outstanding donor experiences, and across wider UCL stakeholder groups, such as; students, academics and faculty, to support our work to raise philanthropic income for UCL’s Campaign priority projects.

An outstanding communicator, you are confident working across a broad range of teams and individuals to ensure UCL delivers a sector-leading donor experience for its supporters. A highly motivated individual with excellent attention to detail and a solutions-focused approach to problem solving, you are passionate about innovation in donor relations. With experience of building and developing effective relationships with donors and/or stakeholders through compelling bespoke communications and exceptional stewardship.

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. 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.

To find out more about the role, please contact Kathryn Hageman, Senior Donor Relations Manager. For queries about the application process, please contact Cameron McNeil, People Coordinator. Both can be reached by phone: +44 (0)20 3108 3804 or email: To find out more about our philanthropic activities please visit:

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

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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