The Executive Officer to the Director is a new role in the LSE’s Directorate and Support Team, created to support the Director in external engagement and fundraising work.
You will oversee the Director’s external engagement activities through researching and taking primary responsibility for drafting presentations, set-piece speeches, reports and other thought-leadership opportunities. Working with colleagues in LSE’s Communications Division you will take a strategic approach to this engagement with policy-makers, opinion formers and HE sector groups to promote the unique contribution of LSE and its Director. The post-holder will equally play a lead role in providing to the Director strategic support for the LSE 2030 Campaign. Working in close co-ordination with the senior team of LSE’s Philanthropy and Global Engagement (PAGE) division, the successful candidate will take a strategic and efficient view of opportunities and priorities, to make links between engagements and to maximise the impact with donors, alumni and strategic partners.
Candidates should have experience of high level and strategic support for senior figures in a university, government or other public sector context. Candidates will need a good understanding of the UK and international higher education landscape, and an ability to think strategically to maximise the impact of planned and ad-hoc opportunities for engagement as they arise. The ability to make autonomous decisions, to prioritise, and to delegate effectively among a wide group of colleagues, is essential. The post-holder will need exceptional skills in communicating and influencing as well as the ability to reach constructive outcomes through work across LSE’s community. Experience of writing cogent and persuasive presentations, media reports and other public contributions is essential.
We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.
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