Development Director

London (Greater)
10 Jan 2018
17 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

World-renowned for the study of social sciences in their broadest sense, the London School of Economics and Political Science is ranked second in the world for Social Sciences in the 2016/17 QS World University Rankings. With 18 Nobel Prize winners and around 34 past or present heads of State, the LSE is at the forefront of global policy debate and one of the most influential and international universities in the world.

Philanthropy is integral to the School’s broader strategic vision: to enhance world-class education, the student experience and research that transforms lives and makes a difference to society.

Following the appointment of Ben Plummer-Powell as the LSE’s new Director of Advancement, the School now seeks to enhance the leadership of its development teams by appointing a new Development Director. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, this position is a critical member of the executive team of the School’s Advancement Division. The incoming Development Director will be responsible for managing fundraising including, principal and major gifts, foundation and business partnerships, donor relations and research. The position’s responsibilities will also include maintaining a select portfolio of their own prospects.

Candidates will be passionate about the LSE’s mission and vision and will bring a successful track record of building effective, long-term, high-value, global philanthropic relationships; together with evident fundraising leadership and management experience.

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver who will support the School in identifying the widest possible field of qualitied candidates and assist in their assessment against the requirements for the role.

To apply, or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visit our website quoting reference 3427.

The closing date for applications is noon GMT on Monday the 5th of February 2018.

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