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Development Manager

London School of Economics
Contract Type
Fixed Term
£43,907 to £50,835 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £57,161 pa inclusive
Expiry Date
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the world’s leading universities, specialising in the full range of Social Sciences

Job Description

This is an exceptional opportunity to join one of the UK’s leading Advancement offices. As a Development Manager within the Principal and Major Gifts team you will be responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting a portfolio of individuals, principally alumni, to secure six and seven figure gifts for priority projects for the School.


LSE is looking for a target-driven and ambitious individual with a proven track record in face-to-face, major gift fundraising. The successful candidate will have experience in building and maintaining extensive networks and the ability to engage with internal and external stakeholders at different levels. Your initiative and drive, combined with strong presentation and personal communication skills, will be integral to your success in the role. 


In addition to an excellent salary, the benefits that come with this role include; an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave, excellent training and development opportunities, a location in the heart of London, and the opportunity to work closely with outstanding academic staff and influential and senior alumni and volunteers.


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 go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email  


The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 22nd October 2017 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.