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Job id: 089546. Salary: £62,969 - £68,029 including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 15 May 2024. Closing date: 28 May 2024.

Business unit: Fundraising & Supporter Development. Department: Major Gifts (KHP).

Contact details: David Meredith.

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

About us:

King’s College London (KCL) is an internationally renowned university that is committed to driving positive and sustainable change in society. Through their exceptional education, impactful research, and genuine service to society, they are creating a better world.

The Fundraising and Supporter Development (F&SD) is a highly successful team that is responsible for philanthropic fundraising, alumni relations and supporter engagement. They work closely with the university and its health partners to ensure that they can deliver world-leading education, research, and healthcare.

This role will be based in the health fundraising team which is part of the Philanthropy Directorate within F&SD.  The main office is at the Strand campus. The main health campuses are at London Bridge, Waterloo and Denmark Hill.

For more information on King's College London and the F&SD team, please visit

We welcome applications from those seeking part-time and flexible working - minimum of 0.8FTE. Full-time hours are 35 hours per week. This is a permanent position.

About the role:

We are looking for an experienced Strategic Philanthropy Manager (Principal Gifts) - Health for a senior position in the Fundraising & Supporter Development (F&SD) team at King’s College London (KCL).

The successful candidate will report to the Associate Director, Development - Health and focus on securing principal gifts (£3 million +) for KCL health and medical research priorities.

The post holder will manage and develop relationships with ultra-high-net-worth individuals who can give gifts of seven figures or more. They will work with the Vice Chancellor, Council, and senior leadership of the University to establish long-term philanthropic relationships and secure gifts that align with the donor's giving ambitions and the University's priorities.

This role line manages the Principal Gifts Programme Manager.

About you:

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  1. Proven track record in securing transformational philanthropic gifts
  2. Knowledge of the principles of Principal Gift fundraising
  3. Knowledge of the health and medical research fundraising landscape
  4. Experience working across a complex stakeholder environment
  5. Demonstrate collaboration and partnership to achieve a goal/project
  6. Experience working in a target-orientated environment
  7. Demonstrated excellent senior stakeholder management – internally and externally
  8. Excellent communication skills – written and verbal – and presentation skills

Desirable criteria

  1. Experience working at a Higher Education institution or large medical/health-related organisation
  2. Previous line management experience

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.