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Major Gifts Manager

7 November 2019

UWC Atlantic College

Major Gifts Manager
Salary £40,000 - £45,000 (including London Weighting Allowance)
UWC Atlantic is at the heart of a powerful global movement and at the vanguard of
progressive education worldwide. We are proud to be a part of the UWC family of 18
schools and colleges worldwide – and for our courage to champion the values, ideas and
aspirations in which we all believe. We are driven by the UWC mission to make education a
force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. It drives
everything we do.
We continue to embrace the spirit of those pioneers who not only created the College in
Wales in 1962 and launched the UWC movement in 1967 but who also co-created the
International Baccalaureate Diploma programme, in collaboration with the International
School of Geneva (Ecolint) and UN International School in New York (UNIS).
Our multicultural student body, from over 90 countries every year, comprises young people
from vastly differing political, religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. They are
selected to attend UWC Atlantic based on their demonstrated promise and potential, to
make a difference in the fields of sustainability, social justice and peace. These inspirational
young people are the next generation of change makers, empowered to go on to careers
and lives that create impact locally, nationally and globally.
The Philanthropy, Partnerships and Engagement team, based in London and in Wales is the
essential link with these graduates, our alumni community, across cultures and continents,
professional spheres and life experiences, to ensure that we stay connected to each other
and the UWC values. The PPE team aims to develop a more inspired, enthused and
engaged alumni community and to develop and celebrate a “culture of philanthropy” – a
commitment to give time, treasure and talent to support our future ambitions.
This role, based in London, will be instrumental in identifying, delivering new donors and
funding for UWC Atlantic College, with a strong emphasis on helping to achieve ambitious
fundraising goals in support of the College’s strategic goals, most notably its scholarship
programme and capital campaign.
You will be responsible for developing and managing a portfolio across alumni, parents,
individuals, trusts and foundations, managing the day to day running of the Patrons
programme, contributing to the development of a programme of Patrons events and
cultivating and managing relationships with potential major donors to engage them in
supporting UWC Atlantic College.
You will be a dynamic and visionary professional with experience of fundraising and face to
face interaction with donors and supporters, coupled with excellent organisational and
planning skills with an ability to work to tight deadlines and follow through on decisions.
Your excellent communication and interpersonal, influencing and persuasion skills enables
you to deliver complex expert advice through written reports, presentations and during
meetings to support the long-term strategic development of the programme. This is a very
exciting time for UWC Atlantic College as we develop our new strategy.
To apply for this position please visit our website at: to
complete an application form, and send to:
Closing date for completed applications is noon on 31 st October 2019.
Interviews for this post will take place on Wednesday 13 th November at the UWC
International Office in London, located at 55 New Oxford Street, WC1A 1BS.
When applying for a job at the college, you should ensure that you are already authorised to
work in in the United Kingdom (UK). In accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act
1996 we require confirmation of candidates’ permission to live and work in the UK.  All
candidates will therefore be required to produce at interview original documents (details of
which will be included with the interview invitation letter) which demonstrate an ability to live
and work in the UK and to do the type of work being offered.
UWC Atlantic is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young
people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening
appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure
and Barring Service.
Registered Charity Number: 525761