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Job id: 090546. Salary: £32,979- £33,759 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 04 June 2024. Closing date: 23 June 2024.

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

Contact details: Felicity Trew. Felicity.trew@kcl.ac.uk

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.

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.

 Find out more here - https://www.kcl.ac.uk/about 

About the role

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.

This is a full time, and you will be offered an indefinite contract. 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

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

Essential criteria

  1. Relevant work experience and/or education
  2. Experience managing a wide variety of events and/or volunteering projects
  3. Experience in project management including planning, executing and successful delivery
  4. Ability to think critically and analyse data and audience feedback to modify activity
  5. Strong organisational skills and attention to detail, confidently computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
  6. Ability to produce engaging communications, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  7. Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to engage stakeholders at all levels
  8. Ability and willingness to adapt to changing workloads and priorities with a team player attitude
  9. Commitment to equality and diversity, wellbeing and sustainability in the workplace

Desirable criteria

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

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 compressed hours. 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 12.00pm on Thursday 13th June. 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  felicity.trew@kcl.ac.uk

This roles with have two interview stages, a standard skills-based interview followed (for up to two appointable candidates) by a Core Values interview.

First stage interviews are due to be held on 3rd/4th/5th July. Core Values interviews are due to be held on w/c 15th July.

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