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Senior Executive Officer to the Chief Philanthropy and Global Engagement Officer (fixed term contract for 15 months)

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Salary from £50,606 to £58,505 per annum inclusive with potential to progress to £65,157 pa inclusive of London allowance

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a world-renowned institution for the study of the social sciences in their broadest sense, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, information systems, accounting and finance. Founded in 1895, LSE counts 18 Nobel prize winners among its alumni and staff.

In November 2021, we launched the public phase of Shaping the World, our major £350 million philanthropy and engagement Campaign to underpin LSE 2030 goals and to help shape the world for good in the process. More than 60% of our Campaign goal has been raised so far and there is huge momentum building as we advance the public phase.

The Chief Philanthropy and Global Engagement Officer is a member of the School Management Committee (SMC) and heads the Philanthropy and Global Engagement (PAGE) Division. He directs the Campaign and oversees philanthropy, alumni engagement, corporate engagement, international strategy and global academic partnerships, leading on the School’s most significant philanthropic opportunities. Externally he is Chair of the Ross Group and a member of the CASE Europe Council.

The post of Senior Executive Officer to the Chief Philanthropy and Global Engagement Officer plays a critical role in managing the Chief Officer’s workload, enabling him to conduct his SMC, PAGE and wider business effectively. It offers the opportunity for involvement at the heart of philanthropy and global engagement at LSE, and in the internationally-leading best practice of external engagement. As Senior Executive Officer, you will provide strategic support to the Chief Officer in all of his areas of work, exercising first-class judgement and impeccable personal organisation, flexibility and an ability to work to demanding deadlines across multiple priorities, fully utilising the Chief Officer’s Executive Assistant, who you will line manage.

What you will bring to the role

  • Excellent communications skills
  • Experience of philanthropic proposition and proposal development for 7-9 figure gifts, and drafting papers and reports for internal audiences
  • Confidence in working with senior staff and high-level supporters, and co-ordinating activities and people outside of formal line management
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to resolve problems when an immediate solution is not apparent
  • A keen awareness of “big picture” issues in higher education, particularly those related to fundraising and external relations 

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave, hybrid working, and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please click the ‘Apply’ button, above.

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Should you have any queries about the role, please email Aimee Hudson, Senior Executive Officer (PAGE), at [email protected].

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 12 November 2023 (23.59 UK time).

Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 21 November 2023.

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