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Job id: 085145. Salary: Competitive.

Posted: 26 March 2024. Closing date: 22 April 2024.

Business unit: Fundraising & Supporter Development. Department: Fundraising & Supporter Dev Office.

Contact details: King's Search Team.

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

Executive Director of Philanthropy & Alumni Relations

King’s College London

Are you an experienced fundraiser interested in being part of our vision to make the world a better place?

We are searching for our next Executive Director to lead Philanthropy and Alumni Relations at King’s College London, an internationally renowned university delivering exceptional education and world-leading research to over 40,000 students (including more than 19,000 postgraduates) from some 150 countries.

As one of England’s oldest universities, based in the heart of London, philanthropy has been a critical element in King’s success to date, raising £68 million in philanthropic income for King’s and its Health partners last year, and will continue to play a fundamental role in delivering our strategic ambitions.

The King’s Fundraising and Supporter Development Team (F&SD), as it has been traditionally called, brings together fundraising activity across the following areas: major and principal gifts; trusts & foundations; legacies; corporate engagement and annual giving. We also focus on engaging with King’s College London’s worldwide alumni community. Our work is underpinned and enhanced by a range of dedicated professionals in areas such as donor relations, project development, events, communications, prospect research, finance, data, supporter services, governance, and general administration.

This is an exceptional opportunity to build on our many successes to date as we look towards our 200th Anniversary in 2029. We are searching for someone with a demonstrable track record in fundraising, with the drive and passion to lead a values-driven team with a commitment to building a supportive culture. The candidate will be proactive, and results oriented with experience of developing purposeful and effective relationships with prospective benefactors and connectors. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor & President, and as a senior leader in the University, you will be expected to build relationships with academics across our nine academic faculties to support colleagues in identifying and developing projects for philanthropic support. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong commitment to King’s values, including promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion.

For further information please visit the  job description and to apply please go to the King’s College London Careers pages and submit the specified documentation. For an informal conversation please contact Jamie Surgenor at

The closing date for applications is 11.00 (GMT) on Monday 22nd April 2024. The selection process will include a formal two stage process with final interviews scheduled for Wednesday 5th June 2024.

King’s is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and through this appointment it is our aim to develop candidate pools that include applicants from all backgrounds and communities.