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Job id: 089545. Salary: £51,974 - £56,283 including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 14 May 2024. Closing date: 28 May 2024.

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

Contact details: Michelle Moore.

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

About Us: 

Fundraising and Supporter Development (F&SD) provides a fundraising and alumni engagement function in support of King’s College London. We are proud to work with colleagues across the university and its health partners to help them serve society through world-leading education, research and healthcare. 

Our work also includes a partnership with the Maudsley Charity in support of children’s mental health initiatives between the university’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and the South London & Maudsley NHS Trust. 

​We are a committed team that brings together fundraisers working across different channels, alongside colleagues who promote King’s College London’s engagement with its worldwide alumni community. Our work is underpinned and enhanced by a range of dedicated professionals in supporting areas covering proposition development, supporter engagement, supporter operations and business operations.  

​We have an impressive, well-established track record of success in securing support that allows the university and partners to deliver on their missions. This includes our global, award-winning World Questions: King’s Answers campaign, 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 such as a CASE Platinum Award for Fundraising and a CASE Gold Award for Donor Relations and Stewardship. We are strongly values-driven with a focus on sustaining an excellent and supportive culture, which we see as key to creating a successful team that can support the university and its partners in making a real and positive difference to the world we live in.  

​**More on 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.   


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About the role:

We are looking for two exceptional Senior Philanthropy Managers – Health to join our Fundraising & Supporter Development (F&SD) team to significantly increase philanthropic income for health fundraising priorities across King’s College London (KCL). The roles will focus on major gifts (£100k - £3m gift level) to raise funds in support of the Faculty of Life and Medical Sciences (FoLSM) and the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care (NMPC).

There are two posts available (full time - 35 Hours per week) on Fixed Term Contracts until August/September 2025. We welcome applications from those seeking part-time and flexible working - minimum of 0.8FTE.

F&SD has a hybrid working approach, with a minimum of 40% of time in the office. Typically, this equates to two days per week, but we’re very happy for colleagues to be in more frequently if they so wish.

About you:

Essential criteria

  1. A proven track-record of cultivating and securing six-/seven-figure gifts from major donors (or equivalent income sources).
  2. An understanding of the philanthropic landscape and what would motivate a prospect to give to King’s.
  3. Confidence operating with senior leaders and world leading subject matter experts.
  4. The ability to negotiate throughout a large, complex environment with multi-dimensional points of view.
  5. Proven track record in establishing, monitoring, and achieving demanding targets.
  6. Ability to manage multiple projects, identifying conflicting demands and establishing clear priorities in order to meet agreed objectives and income.
  7. Ability to plan strategically and implement those plans.
  8. Excellent communication skills – written and verbal.

Desirable criteria

  1. Experience of working at a university or a medical research/health-related organisation.
  2. Knowledge of a Fundraising Database (e.g. Raiser’s Edge). 

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

Further information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community. In F&SD we want to build a diverse team, which represents the communities served by the organisations we support. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's. We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements, including part-time, compressed hours and/or job shares, as appropriate. 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.

To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

We offer the opportunity of an “Ask Us Anything” Teams call on Wednesday 22 May at 9am BST. During this call, you will be able to ask any questions you might have about the role, the selection process, our department, our core values and work culture, our current hybrid work policy, or simply listen to others’ questions. To join please email Michelle Moore on

This role will have two interview stages, a standard skills-based interview followed (for up to two appointable candidates) by a Core Values interview. There will also be a written task as part of the interview process.

First stage interviews are due to be held during w/c 10 June. Core Values interviews are due to be held during w/c 17 June.

We are not able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.