is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of
academic excellence and London’s only specialist provider of flexible higher
education. Founded in 1823 through
philanthropy, Dr George Birkbeck created the London Mechanics’ Institute, now
Birkbeck, with a mission to make higher education accessible to all, regardless
of background, age or ethnicity. Our
14,000 students access a wide range of programmes to suit every entry level,
gaining University of London qualifications.
Without Birkbeck, many of them simply wouldn’t have access to academic
Development & Alumni team raises funds and support for the College’s key
strategic priorities of estate development, student recruitment, and student
retention and employability. With a
clearly defined case for support and comprehensive backing of the College
Leadership, we are ready to embark on the next stage of our evolution. 2023 will mark our 200th
anniversary and, ahead of this milestone, we are seeking a new Director of Development
& Alumni who will shape the positioning of Birkbeck’s inaugural fundraising
campaign and play a key role in achieving ambitious fundraising targets.
outstanding leader with a proven track record of developing and implementing
fundraising and alumni relations strategies, your confidence in your ability to operate at
this strategic level will be underpinned by your demonstrable experience of
securing philanthropic support at the six-figure level or more. You
are an inspirational, inclusive and collaborative leader with experience of
motivating high-performing teams, and have an innovative and flexible approach
to achieving outstanding results. Your
credibility, pragmatism and ability to show good judgement, will inspire those
around you and enable you to take the team and programme to the next level.
believe you have the skills, aptitude and commitment to lead Birkbeck’s
ambitious and creative team, we would like to hear from you.