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’We build relationships to make remarkable things happen at UCL’

Looking for your next career opportunity? Then working within the Office of the Vice-Provost (Development) here at UCL could be exactly what you are looking for. UCL is an outstanding place to work. In addition to working with some of the greatest intellects in the world, as a member of the UCL community you are entitled to a generous pension scheme and holiday entitlement, as well as opportunities for personal and professional growth.

We are committed to developing the skills and potential of all our people. You will have the best start with our award-winning ‘Destination Development’ orientation programme and continue to develop through our comprehensive programme of learning and development opportunities.

We understand that our employees are most productive when they achieve a work-life balance that enables them to meet their responsibilities outside work. Wherever possible we support flexibility of working arrangements, and are happy to receive part-time applications for all our opportunities.

Judy Bertfield, Senior Philanthropy Manager (Trusts)

Judy Bertfield, Senior Philanthropy Manager (Trusts)

I was struck by applications being encouraged from those seeking part-time working. My role provides me with career progression in a team that embodies a welcoming, open-minded and ambitious approach. I feel thoroughly supported as a working parent, which helps me achieve a work-life balance, and motivates me to get the job done and do it well. Having always worked within charities I am delighted with having transitioned to Higher Education. UCL’s impact on communities and individuals is extraordinary, everyone can be touched by UCL’s life-changing work.

Sonia Abrams, Senior Events Manager (Campaign)

Sonia Abrams, Senior Events Manager (Campaign)

I am on secondment from UCL’s Communications and Marketing Office, as Senior Events Manager for our Campaign. This opportunity exceeds my expectations, it enables me to develop my skills and work on a variety of events, where I am encouraged to be creative and take the events to the next level. I will also fulfil a career goal of managing international events. I love knowing that events we deliver can lead to crucial gifts, supporting our projects to achieve UCL’s 2034 strategy. The Development Office is highly supportive and focused, with a willingness to succeed and collaborate to go the extra mile.

Martin Wedlake, Executive Head of Strategic Planning

Martin Wedlake, Executive Head of Strategic Planning

One of the biggest factors in making the move to work at UCL was the scale of ambition demonstrated by the Development Office, as was the opportunity to work in a team that values expertise in strategy and operations. The move from charities to UCL has been very rewarding, and I’ve been impressed by the scale and the immediacy of the impact of UCL’s work.
It’s very motivating to work in an environment where the potential of fundraising and supporter engagement is recognised and invested in by the organisation’s stakeholders.

In September 2016, UCL introduced a bold new global philanthropic Campaign, 'It’s All Academic', which aims to raise £600m. At its heart is radical, disruptive thinking that has been at the core of UCL since it was founded in 1826. These are exciting times to become a part of the Office of the Vice-Provost (Development) at UCL. We are always on the lookout for talented people to join us. Apply to work with us today!

If you would like to know more about the team then please view our video (filmed before we recently changed our name).

Senior Philanthropy Manager (Corporate & Individual Giving)

As Senior Philanthropy Manager, University Fundraising, you will manage a portfolio of prospects, develop bespoke solicitation plans and be focused on securing philanthropic gifts at the six-figure level for UCL’s priority Campaign projects.

Salary: £42,304 - £49,904 per annum
Closing date: Sunday 4th December 2016


Candidate Information Pack  -  Apply

Can’t find a current opportunity that matches your needs but are interested in working with us? We’d love to hear from you, please send your CV and a note regarding your career interests through to daro.recruitment@ucl.ac.uk and if a role comes up that suits your skills and background we’ll contact you.

Check the Office of the Vice-Provost (Development) Organisational Structure to see how the role fits into our team.

Our core values

Our success is driven not only by having a shared clarity of purpose but also by a strong sense of who we are and how we want to work together. All our activities are underpinned by six core values which help us make the right decisions and do the right things. They are:

business-minded
collaboration
innovation
mutual-respect
empowered
excellent-service

These values are woven into the fabric of life here and are vital to our continued success. If you share our values and are keen to succeed with us we’d love for you to be part of the team.