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Head of Campaign

Location. London, UK

Salary. Competitive Salary and Benefits

Closing Date. Tuesday 22nd October

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 wider communities.

Requirements 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 fundraising.

  • Experience of senior-level fundraising with a track record of securing major gifts in the education, arts, cultural or wider charitable sectors.

  • Experience of a multi-million pound fundraising campaign.

  • 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 gift prospects.

  • Experience of managing successful fundraisers.

  • Strong organisational and management capabilities.

  • Experienced user of Raiser’s Edge or similar database.

  • 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.


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