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Royal College of Music

Archived: Major Gifts Officer

Development & Alumni Engagement

Job reference number: 400-20

Closing date: 9am Tuesday 28 January 2020

Interview date: Week commencing 10 February 2020

Salary: Grade 6, £29,180 – £32,295 per annum. Appointments will normally be made to the first point of the grade.

The Royal College of Music (RCM) is one of the world’s greatest conservatoires. Our excellence was recognised by the 2019 QS World University Rankings, in which we ranked as the top institution for performing arts in the UK for the fourth consecutive year. The RCM also achieved an overall rating of gold for its outstanding teaching and learning provision for undergraduates in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

The RCM Development & Alumni Engagement (DAE) Department raises significant funds each year from individuals, companies, and charitable trusts and foundations, to support the RCM in its educational and artistic mission. In 2015, the RCM announced plans to transform its building in the heart of South Kensington and this is a key priority of an ambitious capital campaign, More Music: Reimagining the Royal College of Music. To achieve the ambitious levels of funding required to turn this vision into a reality, the Development and Alumni Engagement Department was established in January 2016, bringing together the functions of fundraising, membership, Development operations, events and alumni relations under one division.

The Major Gifts Officer will manage a portfolio of prospects and existing donors and will be expected to maximise the RCM’s income from high net worth individuals, charitable trusts and statutory grant programmes as well as corporate sponsors (5+ figure gifts. Applicants must have demonstrable fundraising or high level relationship building experience and a track record of identifying and maintaining external relationships with key stakeholders.

This post is offered on a permanent, full-time basis and is immediately available.

For full details of this position please read the Applicant Information Pack, available to download from the RCM website:

To apply, please complete our 1) Application form and 2) Equal Opportunities form (available to download from the RCM website) and submit in Word or PDF format by email to

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