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Fundraising Writer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Are you a skilled writer with the ability to engage a variety of audiences? 

 

As Fundraising Writer, you will engage with senior stakeholders across the School and directly support some of our highest-profile Advancement fundraising activity. As well as playing a central role in the development of the Case for Support and leading the creation of all other written fundraising materials, specifically the production of philanthropic proposals, you will build community through communications to deliver fundraising results.

Main Responsibilities

  • Support the Campaign Director in the development of the Case for Support for the School’s second comprehensive fundraising campaign 

  • Write, interview, research and engage with stakeholders at all levels 

  • Work with Principal and Major Gift fundraisers on a one-to-one basis to develop high-profile high-level bespoke proposals for prospects 

  • Develop a bank of proposals and pitch document templates covering all pillars of the Case for Support ensuring consistency, accuracy and relevance across all fundraising portfolios 

  • Support with key communications on behalf of school leadership, for example gift announcements, state of the School letters or key Campaign messaging. 

Who we are looking for

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.  

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral), with the ability to engage a variety of external audiences and internal stakeholders at all levels. 

  • Experience writing within a fundraising context for donor audiences highly desirable.  

  • Good at working under pressure and meeting the needs of multiple clients including senior stakeholders.  

  • Positive self-starter attitude with high-level of initiative. 

  • Exceptional organisational and task management skills, good at meeting deadlines.  

  • Excellent attention to detail. 

Why London Business School

London Business School; a global and vibrant business community based in two of the world’s most dynamic cities, London and Dubai. It’s where extraordinary minds and diverse perspectives connect, to have a profound impact on the way the world does business and the way business impacts the world. We offer best in class hybrid learning to our students and participants, whilst creating a flexible, supportive and dynamic working environment for our people to excel in, whatever their location.  

 

In financial year 22/23 London Business School will embark upon the School’s next strategic fundraising campaign. With a goal of £200m to square LBS’s impact on the world, investments in the next Campaign will run across our four key areas – Scholarships, Research, Learning Environment and Innovation. The next Campaign for LBS will unleash the School’s potential allowing the ambition to have profound impact on the world, to translate into reality. 

What you can expect from us

Benefits You Can Enjoy 

You will enjoy generous annual leave, automatic enrolment to one of the largest pension schemes in our sector and a free on-site gym and swimming pool. There is also an amazing range of professional development opportunities to support your career path. 

We’re implementing Smart (hybrid) Working so we’re looking forward to discussing how, where and when you might work best to deliver in this role. 

 
Please note we start screening CVs and interviewing candidates from the start of a campaign. A successful candidate could progress to offer before the advertised closing date. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible if you are interested in any roles. 

 

Our commitment to driving inclusion and belonging

We are a globally reaching institution, committed to creating tangible and sustainable change in driving inclusion & belonging within our School, education and society at large.  We are dedicated to creating an environment where everyone in our community feels they belong and thrive. This is a key pillar of our School priorities, and we want everyone who joins LBS to feel respected, welcomed, and heard.

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