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Development Officer

Birkbeck, University of London - Development & Alumni

Location: London
Salary: £34,343 to £39,173 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th September 2021
Closes: 13th October 2021
Job Ref: 457492

Are you a fundraiser seeking your next challenge and looking for a varied role as part of an exciting new global campaign?

As Development Officer you will be joining Birkbeck at a pivotal moment in our history as we launch the College’s first-ever global fundraising and engagement campaign. You will identify, build and develop relationships with individuals, corporates and select trusts and foundations to raise Birkbeck’s profile, build long-term partnerships and secure transformational gifts for the College. You will manage a varied portfolio of approximately 80-100 relationships, at all stages of engagement, generating five and six-figure gifts across the campaign priorities of widening access to education, providing vital support to students, advancing transformational research, and creating world-class facilities.

You will have a proven track record of securing philanthropic gifts and of creatively and effectively nurturing relationships with supporters. You will be able to inspire, engage and motivate others, with highly developed skills in both written and verbal communications. You will take a proactive approach to work and be energised by targets, as well as being motivated by working collaboratively and supportively as part of an ambitious team.

Grade 6 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £34,343 rising to £39,173 per annum.

The salary quoted is on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the London area.

If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact Nic Katona, Director of Development and Alumni, via

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

We welcome 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, operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

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