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Make the remarkable happen at UCL

At UCL, we are proud to be home to a diverse community with the freedom to challenge and think differently. From cancer research to climate change, dementia to social inequality, the world is facing huge challenges and we’re determined to play our part in solving them.

Our vision in Advancement is to work in partnership with our faculties, alumni, advocates, and donors to transform our understanding of the world, facilitate the creation of knowledge, and confront problems across health, the environment and society.

There has never been a more exciting time to join our team, where your skills and talents will contribute to a rapid growth in philanthropy and alumni engagement at UCL. We are a team of passionate individuals who work together to achieve remarkable things with a global impact, and we would love for you to be part of our journey and our success.

Our people are our greatest asset and we provide an empowering environment where your career development is invested in so that you can fulfil your potential. This begins with our award-winning onboarding programme, which will give you the knowledge you need to immerse yourself in your role and life at UCL, and continues throughout your career with us.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are hugely important to us. We are committed to creating an environment in which everyone feels able to give their best and where their unique experiences, perspectives and skills are valued.

We also prioritise the work-life balance of our team members and offer agile working and flexibility around working hours. We are happy to receive part-time applications for all our job opportunities.

If you’re interested but you’ve not worked in advancement before, don’t worry. We’re always on the lookout for talented people to join us and we appreciate transferable skills and experiences from sectors outside of Higher Education and advancement. We’ll also support you to thrive in your new environment.

Learn more about working at UCL, including our benefits, our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, UCL equality networks, and supporting career development.

Why UCL?

UCL is one of the world's top ten universities: a place for problem solvers, doers and thinkers to drive the next generation of progress, as our society faces increasingly complex challenges requiring even braver solutions.

Today more than ever the world needs UCL, and UCL needs you.

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Meet the team

Our success is driven by a talented and dedicated team working together. Hear from some of our team below and view the OVPA organisational structure 

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."

Our career opportunities

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Can’t find a current opportunity that matches your needs but are interested in working with us? We regularly update this page with new career opportunities at UCL Advancement, so please revisit us soon. 

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