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Legacy Fundraising Lead

University College London
London (Central), London (Greater)
£45,610 - £53,757
Closing date
15 May 2022

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Fundraising, Legacies Fundraising
Public Services
Full Time
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UCL Office of the Vice-President (Advancement)


Legacy Fundraising Lead

Full Time

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 8. The salary range will be £45,610 - £53,757 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

We are UCL: a diverse community with the freedom to challenge and think differently. From cancer research to climate change, dementia to social inequality, the world is facing huge challenges and we’re determined to solve them.

There has never been a more exciting time to join the Advancement office as we continue rapid growth in philanthropy and alumni engagement at UCL. We are a team of exceptionally ambitious, creative and passionate individuals who work together to achieve remarkable things with a global impact, and we would love for you to be part of this exciting journey and our success.

Equity, diversity and inclusion is important to us. We are committed to creating an environment where everyone is encouraged to give their best in a place where their unique experiences, perspectives and skills are seen as valuable assets. And we particularly welcome applications from people of colour.

As a Legacy Fundraising Lead you will run UCL’s legacy fundraising and marketing programme, with the aim of significantly increasing legacy engagement, understanding and participation, in order to grow the number and value of legacy gifts that benefit UCL. The role will involve the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major legacy gifts and the creation of marketing plans to reach new audiences.

We are looking for an innovative individual with a significant track record in major gift legacy fundraising, and in developing and implementing a legacy giving strategy. You will have excellent communication skills and the confidence and ability to coach and motivate colleagues in legacy fundraising techniques.

We are pleased to accept applications from individuals who possess transferable skills and experience drawn from sectors outside of Higher Education.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to  and search on Reference Number 1883684.

We are happy to consider applications from candidates seeking part-time opportunities (minimum 0.6 FTE – equivalent of 3 days per week, stated salary to be pro-rata).

We know that our people are our greatest asset and in return we provide an empowering, values-based environment where personal and professional growth is invested in. We offer agile working and flexibility around working hours. Working with some of the greatest intellects in the world, UCL also offers a generous pension scheme and holiday allowance, plus closure and bank holidays.

To find out more about the role, please contact Lara Reichle, Interim Director of Development. For any queries about the application process, please contact Therasa King, Head of Talent & People. Both can be contacted by email at: When applying for a role, please do address the essential and desirable criteria from the job description in your supporting statement.  

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Closing Date: 15th May 2022

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

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