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Donations Finance Officer

London School of Economics
Contract Type
£30,029 - £34,487
Expiry Date
LSE is entering an exciting period in its near 125-year history. Strategy 2030 will deliver a new strategic direction that will build on LSE’s status as a world leading social science University

Job Description

In conjunction with this launch, LSE is in the planning phase of a major fundraising campaign. LSE Advancement are looking for people who are ambitious, creative, and dedicated to securing a step-change in philanthropic income and increasing alumni and friends’ engagement with the institution. We are interested in hearing from candidates who have enjoyed success in the not-for-profit and charity sectors.


The new Operations and Compliance function has been created to support all aspects of donation compliance, processing and collection and ensure the effective management of donations, and other LSE Advancement income, for the School.


The Donations Finance Officer  will be responsible for the registration and collection of donations within LSE Advancement, and for all related processes, confirming compliance and working across Advancement and the with the central Finance Division to maintain and develop a donations finance operation.


The successful candidate will have experience of donations administration and an aptitude for simultaneous process management, requiring excellent numeracy skills and an eye for detail as well as the ability to examine, convey and report complex numerical or financial information clearly.  


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave 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.


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The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 24th February (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.