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Job id: 067689. Salary: £31,396 - £32,131 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 23 May 2023. Closing date: 07 June 2023.

Business unit: Fundraising & Supporter Development. Department: Alumni Relations.

Contact details: Katie Raymond.

Location: Strand Campus. Category: Professional & Support Services.

Job Description

The Alumni Events and Volunteer Coordinator is an exciting role, supporting the strategic priorities of the university by engaging alumni through a portfolio of events and meaningful volunteer opportunities.  

For almost 200 years King’s College London has been working to make the world a better place. The Fundraising & Supporter Development Office has been integral to achieving the university’s ambitious goals and mission.  

Reporting to the Senior Alumni Manager (London), and working closely with colleagues across fundraising, communications, and the wider university, you will build meaningful relationships with King’s alumni, ensuring positive interactions as life-long members of the King’s global alumni community. Overseeing a portfolio of events, webinars and volunteer opportunities, the Alumni Events and Volunteer Coordinator leads on initiatives such as delivery of the King’s Expert Series webinars, arranging the King’s Connect Mentor-Meetup events, and organising the King’s Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony.  

You are a driven and detail-oriented individual with experience managing projects to achieve business objectives. You are organised, enjoy working as part of a high performing team, and are motivated by building strong relationships with supporters and stakeholders. 

In Fundraising & Supporter Development we are committed to building a truly diverse workforce that reflects the communities served by our partners, recognising the range of benefits that we derive when colleagues bring experiences and perspectives from a range of backgrounds. As part of this work we have developed a race equality plan and we particularly welcome applications from candidates from Black, Minority Ethnic and Asian backgrounds. 

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract. 

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent**.**

Key responsibilities

Delivery of Alumni Events

  • Plan, deliver and evaluate events and programming for mass alumni engagement, analysing alumni data and feedback to guide activity, ensuring progress towards engagement KPIs.
  • Identify and work closely with stakeholders including senior academic staff, suppliers, student workers and teams across Fundraising & Supporter Development to deliver events.
  • Manage allocated budget, rigorously monitoring return on investment, ensuring all activity is delivered within budget.
  • Working with the Senior Alumni Manager (London) to support the London Leadership engagement programme, particularly through event delivery.

Support the Alumni Volunteer Programme

  • Working with the Alumni Volunteer Manager to support the Alumni Mentoring Programme activity; identifying and cultivating alumni volunteers through events to achieve high retention rates and future engagement.

Strategy and Planning

  • Contribute to the development of the Alumni Team strategy and annual plans as the Alumni Team Alumni Donor Audience lead.
  • Create a proposal and de-brief for each project including objectives, analysis of insights, data and recommendations for the future.
  • Identify and utilise insights from the sector and other industries and sectors when developing engagement programmes.

Culture and Networking

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with alumni, academics, and other key departments across the university to build awareness of alumni programming.
  • Develop strong internal relationships with key members of the Fundraising and Supporter Development department, working closely with Fundraising, Communications, Research and Data to ensure activities are delivered in line with long-term strategic priorities.

Teamwork and Learning Support

  • Attend training courses and workshops as part of personal and professional development.
  • Share insights with the team and effectively record information to be used in all relevant projects across the department.
  • Be a supportive team member, contributing to different project portfolios as needed.
  • Undertake any other duties as directed by the Senior Alumni Manager (London) and Head of Alumni Relations.
  • Ability and willingness to attend events outside normal working hours.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  1. Good standard of education
  2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  3. Computer literate (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  4. Ability to think critically and analyse data and audience feedback to modify activity
  5. Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  6. An interest in events, volunteering and fundraising in a higher education context
  7. Event, volunteer or project management experience
  8. Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels
  9. Ability and willingness to adapt to changing workloads and priorities
  10. Team player attitude with a willingness to step in to support others where needed

Desirable criteria

  1. Educated to degree level or equivalent
  2. Experience of working in higher education and/or alumni relations, membership organisation or charities
  3. Knowledge of digital events tools such as webinars and/or online community platforms
  4. Proven track record of building and maintaining relationships with a variety of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
  5. Ability to track expenditures within budgets

Further information

All F&SD appointments involve a standard skills-based interview, followed (for up to two appointable candidates) by a Core Values interview.

About Fundraising & Supporter Development

Fundraising and Supporter Development (F&SD) is an integrated department that provides a single fundraising and supporter engagement function in support of King’s College London, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and for King’s Health Partners. In doing so, we work closely with and on behalf of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation, as well as the Maudsley Charity. Based at King’s College London, we work with colleagues across our partners to help them serve society through world-leading education, research and healthcare.

We operate a unique and powerful model, which brings together fundraising for all our partners across major and principal gifts; trusts & foundations; legacies; corporate engagement and public fundraising. We also promote King’s College London’s engagement with its worldwide alumni community, as well as engaging more broadly with supporters of all our partners. Our work is underpinned and enhanced by a range of dedicated professionals in areas such as donor relations, communications and marketing, prospect research, finance, data, supporter services, governance and general administration.

By pooling our passion and expertise, our potential and impact is maximised – to the benefit of our partners and their beneficiaries, supporters and donors. Our model also drives benefits for our staff, who get to work in a unique environment, engaging with several world-leading organisations and having opportunities to learn about and work across the many different component parts of our activity.

We have an impressive, well-established track record of success in securing support that allows our partners to deliver on their missions. This includes our global, award-winning World Questions: King’s Answers campaign for King’s College London, which set the standard in the sector and enabled us to raise substantial funds to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. Ambitious and innovative, the team has won awards across the higher education and charity sectors, including a CASE Platinum Award for Fundraising and a CASE Gold Award for Donor Relations and Stewardship.

We continue to set ourselves high standards and expectations in terms of supporting our partners, mapping out ambitious fundraising campaigns and appeals where we want to achieve ground-breaking milestones in areas such as children and young people’s mental health; sickle cell disease; cardiology; cancer; global women’s leadership; engineering; international relations and support for students who will go out and make a difference in the world. We are a strongly values-driven team, maximising the benefits of working across internationally-leading organisations and united in our ambition to support our partners in making a real and positive difference to their beneficiaries and the world we live in.

Our Partners

King’s Health Partners

King’s Health Partners (KHP) is an Academic Health Sciences Centre and a partnership between King’s College London and three NHS Foundation Trusts – Guys and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley. We bring together 40,000 NHS Staff with 30,000 students and researchers to join up world class research, education and pioneering clinical practice. Our partnership sees 4.8 million patient contacts each year. Academic Health Sciences Centres are engine rooms of high impact and innovation discovering new insights into disease, transforming diagnostics and unlocking new therapies. We speed up the time it takes to translate research and high impact innovations in physical and mental health into outstanding patient care. We do this by working in dedicated clinical academic groups and institutes and by involving more and more people in clinical trials and research. For more information, visit:

King’s College London

King’s College London is an internationally renowned university delivering exceptional education and world-leading research. The university is dedicated to driving positive and sustainable change in society and realising our vision of making the world a better place.  Through its commitment to exceptional education, impactful research and genuine service to society, King’s College London is creating positive change in its communities, both in London and on the world stage. The Strategic Vision 2029 looks forward to King’s College London’s 200th anniversary in 2029 and sets out ambitious plans in five key areas:

  • Educating the next generation of change-makers;
  • Challenging ideas and driving change through research;
  • Giving back to society through meaningful service;
  • Working with our local communities in London;
  • Fostering global citizens with an international perspective.

Guy’s and St Thomas’  Foundation and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

We work closely with and on behalf of Guy’s and St Thomas’s Foundation to secure income and engage stakeholders in support of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust is among the UK's busiest and most successful foundation trusts, with a long history of clinical excellence and high-quality care.  The Trust is made up of two of London's best known teaching hospitals – St Thomas' Hospital and Guy's Hospital. It also includes Evelina London Children’s Hospital and both adult and children’s community services in Lambeth and Southwark.

Dedication to the communities it serves is at the heart of everything the Trust undertakes, providing high quality and personal care. The Trust is guided by its values: putting patients first, taking pride in what we do, respecting others, striving to be the best and acting with integrity. Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals became part of Guy's and St Thomas' in February 2021, bringing together world-leading expertise and research in heart and lung disease.

Further Information

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.