Since Dr George Birkbeck created the London Mechanics' Institution in 1823 the organisation that is now Birkbeck, University of London, has been the gateway for ambitious people to study in the evening. In so doing they change their own lives - and make an immediate impact on business, the economy and our entire society. As we approach our 200th anniversary in 2023, we plan to invest GBP150 million in widening our intake yet further and raising our standards yet higher. We anticipate that GBP50 million will come from philanthropists such as alumni, friends, corporate partners and charitable trusts and foundations as part of an ambitious fundraising campaign. This new post is an opportunity to join a successful and expanding Development and Alumni department at a particularly exciting time for Birkbeck. The Events Officer will have experience of planning and delivering events. This role is responsible for the planning, organisation and implementation for all aspects of Development and Alumni-related events, from cultivating new relationships to thanking our generous donors. Events include receptions, networking events, memorial dinners, high-profile events, history tours, insights into aspects of our research or in-conversation events. Salary: Grade 5 of the College's London Pay Scale which is GBP28,154 rising to GBP32,042 per annum. This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) and open-ended. The salary quoted above is on the College's London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 6 months. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits. The closing date for completed applications is midnight on 19th September 2017 Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 27th and Friday 29th September 2017 Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and membership of WISE, operating the Disability Confident and Mindful Employer schemes, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.