Philanthropy Writer

£35,965 - £43,470 per annum,
30 Sep 2019
21 Oct 2019
Reference Number 1826358
Business Type
Studio / Production
Senior Executive
Contract Type

UCL Office of the Vice-Provost (Advancement)
Philanthropy Writer
Full Time 
The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. 
The salary range will be £35,965 - £43,470 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

UCL is London’s Global University. We do things differently here and we take the long view. We are not afraid to take risks. We remain focused on making a major contribution to the long term benefit of humanity. In September 2016 UCL launched ‘It’s All Academic’, our bold new global Philanthropy and Engagement Campaign to raise £600m to support students, research and the transformation of our campus ( It will enable us to achieve more than ever before to secure our position as one of the world’s top higher education institutions.

At the end of July 2019 we are delighted to have raised more than £525m towards our target. From fighting dementia to ensuring generations of students reach their full potential: It's All Academic. UCL’s ideas and discoveries are shaping the future, improving lives and having a massive impact on London and the wider world. There has never been a more exciting time to join our Advancement office. We are a team of exceptionally ambitious, creative and passionate individuals who work together to achieve remarkable things with a global impact, and we would love for you to be part of this exciting journey and our success. 

This is your chance to play a pivotal role in delivering our Campaign. As Philanthropy Writer, you’ll be a core member of the Campaign and Supporter Engagement Team, building a comprehensive fundraising content hub to empower our fundraisers and alumni engagement specialists to support the strategic objectives of the institution. You will work with fundraising and communications colleagues, as well as members of UCL’s academic community, to maintain a suite of compelling fundraising materials for campaign priority projects, alongside a comprehensive supporting content and writing resource bank.

A persuasive and creative writer, you will have experience researching, writing and designing inspirational content, preferably in a fundraising context. You will have a flair for synthesising and bringing to life complex concepts in the form of compelling donor-friendly narratives for non-specialist audiences. You’ll have meticulous attention to detail, and will love working collaboratively with colleagues to build and maintain productive relationships.
We are happy to consider applications from candidates seeking part-time opportunities (minimum 0.8 FTE – equivalent of 4 days per week, stated salary to be pro-rata). 

We know that our people are our greatest asset and in return we provide an empowering, values-based environment where personal and professional growth is invested in. We offer agile working and flexibility around working hours. We also value mutual respect and collaboration, and have a strong customer-service ethic.  Expectations are high and we work hard, but the rewards are huge. 

UCL is an outstanding place to work. We welcome people from all backgrounds and strive to create an environment where everyone can give of their best. Working with some of the greatest intellects in the world, you will also be entitled to a generous pension scheme and holiday allowance. 

To find out more about the role, please contact Fran Hortop, Strategic Philanthropy Writer. For any queries about the application process, please contact Cameron McNeil, People Coordinator. Both can be reached by phone: +44 (0)20 3108 3804 or email: 

For more information about our philanthropic activities please visit:
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Reference Number 1826358

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Closing Date: 21 October 2019
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.
Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. 

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