Looking for your next career opportunity?
The UCL Office of the Vice-President (Advancement) (OVPA) offers you an outstanding place to work. Based in historic Bloomsbury, you'll be collaborating with some of the greatest intellects in the world, helping to support and contribute to research, discovery and innovation on a global scale.
UCL is ranked in the Top 10 universities in the world. In our latest staff satisfaction survey 98% of our team said they were proud to work for UCL.
OVPA's award-winning onboarding programme will get you off to the best start, with the knowledge you’ll need to immerse yourself into your role and life at UCL. You’ll also benefit from personalised learning and development opportunities to enrich your skills and enable you to fulfil your potential and professional growth.
We know how important a work-life balance that enables our colleagues to meet their responsibilities outside work is; wherever possible we support flexibility of working arrangements and are happy to receive part-time applications for all our opportunities.
Our success is driven by a talented and dedicated team working together. Hear from some of our team below
- 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 -
Head of Events
I have worked at UCL since February 2014 in UCL’s Communications and Marketing Office as an Events Manager and have been part of OVPA since April 2016, when I was seconded to coordinate the IAA Campaign launch events. The secondment was excellent and I was given a wonderful opportunity to develop, progress and sharpen my event management skills. This included managing large scale events in London as well as international events. The one year secondment was extended and I then applied for a permanent position in OVPA as Senior Events Manager (Live Events). During this time I worked on a number of flagship events and developed the IAA Festival into an annual event which now attracts over 3,000 attendees. I was then promoted to Head of Events within OVPA and I am currently enjoying my role. Pivoting from an operational to a strategic role has been made easier by having an amazing team to collaborate with. To help with the transition I have had great support and attended some really good internal and external training. I’m looking forward to continuing my career at UCL and delivering more sector leading, engaging advancement events.
- Martin Wedlake -
Deputy Director of Strategy and Operations
One of the biggest factors in making the move to work at UCL was the scale of ambition demonstrated by the Advancement 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.