Deputy Head of Principal and Major Gifts

London (Greater) (GB)
20 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university

LSE Advancement

Deputy Head of Principal and Major Gifts

Salary from £51,473 - £59,600 pa inclusive, with potential to progress to £66,044 pa inclusive

This is a fixed term appointment for 12 months.

We are willing to offer secondments to staff from other areas of the School.

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the world’s leading universities, specialising in the full range of Social Sciences. Founded in 1895, LSE has an outstanding international reputation. It welcomes many students and faculty from overseas and is a leading voice in the global policy debate. LSE has the highest proportion of world-leading research of any UK university.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join one of the UK’s leading Advancement offices. As the Deputy Head of Principal and Major Gifts you will be responsible for leading a team of five fundraisers focussed on identifying, cultivating and soliciting individuals to secure six, seven and eight figure gifts for the School. You will also hold a portfolio of principal and major gift prospects personally, and lead the team by example.

LSE is looking for a target-driven and ambitious individual with a proven track record in face-to-face, major gift fundraising, and an interest in leading and mentoring other fundraisers. The successful candidate will have experience in building and maintaining extensive networks, and the ability to engage with internal and external stakeholders at many different levels. Your initiative and drive, combined with strong presentation and personal communication skills, will be integral to your success in the role.

In addition to an excellent salary, the benefits that come with this role include; a defined benefits pension scheme, generous annual leave, excellent training and development opportunities, a location in the heart of London, and the opportunity to work closely with outstanding academic staff and influential and senior alumni and volunteers.

For further information about the post, please see the job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go to If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail:

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 March 2017 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Interviews will be held on 11th of April 2017.

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