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Philanthropy Officer

Development & Alumni Relations

Salary:  £36,438 to £41,829 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Tuesday 21 February 2023
Reference:  PSS-DAR-2022-04-R

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

We have ambitious plans to increase the role of philanthropy to support capital development, scholarships and other key priorities that have far-reaching global impact. We are seeking a Philanthropy Officer to help secure donations at five-and six-figure levels to help achieve those ambitions. A key member of the Philanthropic Giving Team, the role holder will build relationships with individuals, charitable trusts and companies, raise the profile of LSHTM and generate philanthropic funds from a growing community of supporters, engaging them in our mission through a blend of face-to-face interactions, events, written proposals and presentations.

The successful candidate will hold a second-class honours’ degree and will have experience managing relationships with stakeholders to lead negotiation towards agreed projects and programmes.

You will be an outstanding verbal communicator, with a keen eye for detail, an understanding of fundraising in the higher education sector and a passion for research and education in public and global health. With the ability to manage multiple concurrent projects with tact and diplomacy frequently to tight deadlines, you will become a subject matter expert and ambassador for LSHTM’s research and fundraising priorities. 

The post is full-time 35 hours per week, 1.0 FTE, permanent and available immediately. 

The salary will be on the Professional Services scale Grade 5 in the range £36,438-£41,829 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro-rata for part-time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London.

LSHTM have a newly implemented Hybrid Working Framework, which alongside agreed service requirements, enables teams to work more flexibly (if the role allows), promoting a greater wellbeing and work/life balance.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk

If you would like to informally discuss the role, please contact Mary-Alice McDevitt at mary-alice.mcdevitt@lshtm.ac.uk.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. 

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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential.


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