Development Administrator

London (GB)
£24,330 to £27,584 pro rata
17 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
13 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Development Administrator

Development & Alumni Relations
Salary:   £24,330 to £27,584 pro rata inclusive
Closing Date:   Sunday 13 August 2017
Interview Date:   Tuesday 22 August 2017 
Reference:  PSS-DAR-06

We are seeking to appoint a Development Administrator to work within the Development & Alumni Relations Office (DARO). Reporting to the Head of Philanthropic Giving, the successful candidate will also provide a high level of personal administrative support to the Director of Development and Alumni Relations. 

The postholder will act as first point of contact for the Director and the philanthropic giving team, managing diaries and appointments, taking telephone calls, receiving visitors and providing customer service to internal staff members and external clients such as donors and/or alumni. The postholder will also be expected to request meetings with prospective and current donors for members of the philanthropic giving team, particularly in advance of fundraising trips, and coordinate travel arrangements and meeting logistics for the Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Head of Philanthropic Giving and philanthropic giving team, as requested.  Responsibility for drafting letters, emails and follow-up materials for key staff, volunteers and donors is also vital to the post. 

Under the direction of the Head of Philanthropic Giving, the postholder will be expected to manage the reporting metrics for the team, update records in the Raiser’s Edge database (particularly contact and gift information, contact reports and donor meetings) and pull basic Raiser’s Edge reports from the database as requested by the team. Using the School’s Agresso financial software, the postholder will also be expected to process purchase orders, invoices and prepare and reconcile expense claims for the philanthropic giving team. 

The successful person will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, proven ability to produce accurate work and demonstration good attention to detail. The post holder will need to juggle competing priorities effectively and meet tight deadlines. 

The post is full-time and permanent. The salary will be on the Professional Support Pathway Grade 3 scale in the range £24,330 to £27,584 pro rata (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London, Keppel street. 

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference PSS-DAR-06.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable.  

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

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