Development Manager (Trusts & Foundations)



    The opportunity

    University of the Arts London (UAL) is looking for a talented fundraiser with experience in the education, arts, environment or wider charitable sectors, to play a crucial role in achieving UAL’s ambitious fundraising goals.

    We are preparing to undertake our first comprehensive fundraising campaign, which seeks to raise unprecedented funds and to cultivate a culture of philanthropy across the University, placing social purpose at our heart. As a Manager within our Development Department, you will be key to ensuring that we secure new and existing funders to help us achieve our key objectives.

    You will lead Trusts & Foundations (T&F) fundraising for student support (scholarships, bursaries, awards) and existing social impact projects. You will work to secure grants from philanthropic trusts, foundations and other relevant funders (e.g. Arts Council England and Lottery funders), fostering strong relationships as well as managing your own portfolio of existing supporters to secure renewed grants.

    You will also undertake a range of additional duties that will help support your fundraising including producing timely funder reports and updates, attending events, maintaining T&F records and supporting proposal developments.

    About you

    We are seeking a motivated, intellectually curious, and passionate individual who possess the skills and expertise needed to thrive within a large and complex institution.

    You will possess experience of fundraising in the education, arts, social justice, environment or wider charitable sectors, along with proven experience in securing and stewarding five and six-figure grants.

    You will possess strong IT skills and will be confident in the use of CRM databases (e.g. Raiser’s Edge NXT). You will also demonstrate strong communication, teamwork and organisational skills that will be essential for success in this role.

    We are UAL

    UAL offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. We are a collegiate University spread across London with six Colleges, four Institutes and five Research Centres. UAL also has two subsidiary companies, delivering specialist activities – UAL Short Courses Ltd, and UAL Arts Temps Ltd.

    We’re made up of all types of people, coming together in London, the world’s creative capital. We’re designers, artists, performers, thinkers, researchers and makers. Our students, staff and graduates form a global network of creatives, entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, our ideas change the world. Because the world needs creativity.

    We’re ranked highly across the board. We’re ranked first for specialist art and design, second in the world for Art and Design in the 2023 QS World University Rankings (for the fifth year in a row), ranked fifth in sustainability and two of our colleges were rated in the top three fashion schools in the world.

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    Closing date: 23:55, 10 th July 2024.

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    Our culture

    UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.