The UAL Development Strategy 2016-22 is UAL’s first-ever
comprehensive fundraising campaign and is aimed at fundraising a multimillion
pound fundraising target to support UAL’s strategic priorities which are
expected to include UAL’s ambitious capital plans (including two entirely new
campuses for the London College of Communication and the London College of
Fashion) amongst other projects. This role is key in the planning, development
and implementation of the campaign.
The Head of Campaign will be a figurehead for the campaign across
the university, leading on the development of its content and branding,
ensuring university-wide buy-in for the campaign in both central departments
and across UAL’s six colleges, working with the Director of Development and the
rest of the Development department to plan fundraising approaches, develop
plans for low-level giving campaigns, and supporting team members in delivering
significant income from their portfolios in support of campaign priorities.
The 2019 QS Rankings for Art and
Design rank us as second in the world, as well as the world’s leading art and
design university with undergraduate provision. We have a clear strategic
vision set out until 2022 which is focussed on providing transformative education,
developing world-leading research and enterprise, becoming the centre of public
debate for the future of arts, design, fashion and communication, and building
an inspirational, physical environment that supports its students, staff and
of the role:
Undergraduate degree, equivalent qualification
or suitable professional experience.
Knowledge of fundraising in the education,
arts cultural or wider charitable sectors as well as knowledge of campaign
Experience of senior-level fundraising with a
track record of securing major gifts in the education, arts, cultural or wider
Experience of a multi-million pound
A demonstrable understanding of the creative
arts and creative industries.
Experience of devising effective cultivation
and solicitation strategies and to work with and track a portfolio of major
Experience of managing successful fundraisers.
Strong organisational and management
Experienced user of Raiser’s Edge or similar
Excellent written and verbal communication
skills – ability to absorb and synthesise complex information and create a
compelling case for support.
Excellent presentation skills and ability to
adapt style and message to diverse audiences.
Ability to build strong relationships with a
wide range of people, including at the most senior level.
Motivates and leads staff members effectively,
setting clear objectives to manage performance.
Meets all professional standards for
fundraising and other associated responsibilities (such as data protection, due
diligence, ethical gift acceptance, appropriate naming conventions etc.).
Effectively plans and manages operational
activities or large projects to achieve long-term objectives.
Builds effective teams, networks or
communities of practice and fosters constructive cross-team collaboration.
Identifies innovative solutions to problems to
bring a wider benefit to the organisation.