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Development Director

Development Director
The Head and Governors of St John’s College School invite applications for the role of Development Director from the summer of 2024, or as early as possible.

The School is looking for a Development Director to start an ambitious fundraising campaign, primarily to fund a significant bursary endowment over the next few years.

St John’s College School is a leading co-educational independent day and boarding school educating 440 children aged 4 to 13 located in the heart of Cambridge. The School traces its roots to the 17th century when it was founded by St John’s College, Cambridge and has long enjoyed a national reputation for the exceptional quality of education and care it provides.

This is an exciting opportunity to start a campaign and make a significant difference to the lives of children.

The successful candidate will have prior experience of raising significant funds for a charitable organisation and be wholly committed to the School’s ethos and values. They will have first-class communication skills and an ability to engage with a wide range of possible donors.

Further information on St John’s College School can be found at and an application pack is available on TES at 

A completed application form and covering letter addressed to Neil Chippington, Head, St John’s College School, should be submitted by the closing date 14th June 2024.

St John’s College School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Head of Marketing, Communications and Development

We are seeking an enthusiastic, committed and organised individual to join the leadership team at Finton House School as Head of Marketing, Communications & Development. This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving prep school in the heart of South West London, where all staff are committed to furthering the school’s founding principles of diversity and inclusion alongside its charitable aims. We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills (a ‘people person’!) who is a strategic thinker with creative flair to lead the school’s marketing strategy and support our bursaries and partnership work through innovative fundraising.

This is a full-time, year round role with flexibility to work from home in the school holidays.


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Development Officer

ACS International Schools is currently seeking a Development Officer, to join the Development and Alumni Relations team. This is a key fundraising role, responsible for facilitating the cultivation and stewardship of relationships with prospects and donors across all three ACS campuses for various fundraising campaigns.

This role will involve spearheading the development of a new stewardship programme and supporting the implementation of a new mid-value fundraising programme. At ACS International Schools, our purpose is to inspire the world’s next thinkers and doers. We achieve this by helping to develop students who are ready to change the world as confident individuals, caring contributors, and effective learners. We are committed to living sustainably and championing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Key responsibilities:

Donor engagement and Stewardship (70%)

• Cultivating and stewarding relationships with prospective and existing and donors (under £10,000 capacity) across the three ACS campuses.

• Assisting in the development of a comprehensive stewardship programme aimed at enhancing donor engagement and retention.

• Supporting implementation of a mid-value fundraising programme to effectively solicit donations from targeted donors (under £10,000).

• Developing and delivering donor cultivation and fundraising events for parents and alumni.

• Collaborating with the development team and contributing to the overall strategy and execution of fundraising campaigns to reach annual income targets.

• Supporting identification and conversion of prospective donors to donations.

• Working with the Senior Development Manager and the Marketing department team to develop fundraising communications and appeals.

• Maintaining accurate donor and gift records on Raisers Edge (database) and ensuring timely communication and follow up.

• Supporting the development of a new Grade 12 parent fundraising communication and event programme.

• Preparing materials and presentations for donor meetings and events.

• Providing support to other development initiatives and projects as needed.

Alumni Relations

• Responding promptly to alumni enquiries and providing assistance or information as needed.

• Utilising Raisers Edge to log and track alumni communications and change of personal details ensuring accurate and up to date records.

• Co-ordinating and scheduling tours for visiting alumni and their families across all three campuses.

• Preparing materials and resources for alumni tours.

• Assisting the Marketing team in the development of alumni communication material, such as newsletters, invitations, and social media posts.

• Staying informed about alumni achievements, milestones, and news to share within the ACS community.

• Implementing the annual enrolment for Grade 12 students into the alumni programme.

• Planning and executing annual UK alumni reunions.

Essential requirements:

• Strong organisational and project management skills, with the ability to multi-task and prioritise effectively.

• Be self-disciplined and motivated.

• The ability to act as a suitable role model with a positive and forward-thinking attitude to the organisaiton and its strategic aims.

• Awareness of, and commitment to the Mission and Values of ACS International Schools.

Desirable requirements:

• A strong desire to learn fundraising techniques and strategies with a commitment to professional development in this area.

• A passion for fostering connections and building a sense of community among donors, alumni and supporters.

• Travelling is essential, owning a car with a valid UK driving licence is desirable.

Working Pattern: 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. Travel between all three UK campuses is essential: this role will be based between Cobham, Egham and Hillingdon with hybrid working available.

Safeguarding: ACS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as an employee of ACS you are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff within ACS International Schools and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation.

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Alumni Engagement and Development Officer

Highfield and Brookham is looking to appoint a dynamic, hardworking and efficient Alumni Engagement and Development Officer.

This part-time role will be responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive fundraising strategy that includes alumni relations, special events and current parents at Highfield and Brookham. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success in fundraising and event planning, as well as strong communication skills.

As part of the centenary celebrations in 2007, Highfield and Brookham created an award scheme offering funded school places for children who would draw exceptional benefit from joining the school, perhaps as a result of less than optimal family or educational circumstances. The aim of the Centenary Bursaries Fund is to widen access to children for whom a private-school education is likely to have the greatest impact on their academic and personal development and future life chances. To date 20 Centenary Bursaries have been awarded to hugely deserving children, children whose lives have been transformed because of the education they received from Highfield and Brookham. On average over the last five years, we have had eight Bursary holders in the school at an average annual cost to the Fund of £95,000.We aim to continue and even extend this level of support. This role will be pivotal to achieving the mid-term goal of reaching a Fund total of £2million. Highfield and Brookham enjoys an exceptionally strong relationship with their alumni often seeing many returning as members of staff, parents and even grandparents. This role will ensure the alumni programme continues to go from strength to strength.

This is a two-day a week job, working term-time only.

Skills and experience required:

  • Experience in fundraising, event planning, or donor relations
  • Proven track record of success in developing and executing fundraising strategies
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Exceptional organisational and time management skills
  • Proficiency at managing databases
  • Flexible approach in order to attend events and meetings

Pay and Conditions: An attractive salary will be determined in accordance with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

How to apply Application Forms and a full job description can be downloaded from the school website:

A letter of application and completed Application Form including the names and addresses of two referees should be sent to: HR Manager, Highfield and Brookham Schools, Highfield Lane, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7LQ. Email applications should be sent to

Closing Date for Applications: Sunday 5th November

Safer Recruitment: We are an I.A.P.S. co-educational Boarding and Day Pre-Prep and Prep School for 500 pupils aged 2 to 13. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants are expected to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the Employer Online Service regarding prohibition orders issued by the Secretary of State and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Highfield and Brookham Schools are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Director of Development

Director of Development

Highly attractive remuneration package, depending upon skills and experience

Location: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK

Wycombe Abbey is a leader in girls’ boarding education and a place where academic excellence, empathy and integrity thrive. Founded in 1896, the School continues to offer a world class education to 650 students aged 11 to 18 and maintains a thriving body of more than 6,000 alumnae who push the boundaries of their chosen profession, often at the top of their field.

With the launch of the School’s Masterplan, Wycombe Abbey now seeks a bold and ambitious Director of Development to lead a dedicated team responsible for securing philanthropic income to support the School’s mission. The successful candidate will drive the long term, sustainable strategy for engaging audiences and enhancing support for bursaries, partnerships and capital development. With extensive experience in securing six-figure+ major gifts, leading successful teams and fostering donor engagement, the post holder will be a confident and committed fundraiser looking to join a close-knit community with a drive and purpose.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced development professional looking to take forward a transformational role in education with sector-wide impact. Experience of working in a UK school environment is not essential, but candidates will be supportive of independent education in general and the Wycombe Abbey ethos in particular.

Further information about the role and details of how to apply can be found at

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics to arrange an informal and confidential discussion about the post:

Susannah Thompson:

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Monday 2nd October 2023

 Wycombe Abbey is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

The safeguarding responsibilities of the role are indicated in the candidate information.

RSAcademics is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.


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Director of Development


Director of Development

Full-time 37 hours per week with some opportunities for hybrid working

Salary up to £70,000 FTE depending on qualifications and experience + competitive benefits package.

King Edward’s is one of Hampshire’s leading independent day schools with a mission to transform the office of development. This new role of Director of Development will lead the development function, collaborating with the leadership team to build alumni relations and leverage those contacts and other opportunities to provide funds for the benefit of the School. This is a central role, vital to creating ambitious fundraising goals and producing an innovative fundraising strategy. Specifically, working to activate funding through major donors, trusts and foundation and the wider philanthropy sector.

The successful candidate will be an experienced fundraising leader, with demonstrable experience of fundraising and donor relations, with a track record of cultivating and maintaining successful relationships with funders, partners, and donors. You will ideally have experience of development fundraising projects from initial concept to action plan and bid writing and will be able to write high-quality foundation applications. With a deep knowledge of the independent school sector you will become our in-house expert for all things fundraising. Experience of implementing a CRM system would be an advantage.

The selected candidate will have an entrepreneurial approach and be results-orientated with a track record of fundraising success and a proven track record of securing major gifts. In this high-profile role, the Director of Development will be a key contributor in the King Edward’s wider strategy to accelerate additional bursary funding and shape our school at this exciting time of growth and positive strategic change through external relations.

You will be an excellent communicator with an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  Motivation to work to ambitious goals is essential. Working closely with the Head, you will lead by example, emulating the King Edward’s values and ethos and fostering a culture of collaborative cross departmental working with all key stakeholders (including Marketing, Governors, and network members) to collectively achieve strategic priorities and income growth.

We welcome applications from individuals from both within and outside the education sector, however a sound understanding of the independent school sector is essential.

King Edward’s offers a range of benefits including a free lunch, free parking, Private Medical Insurance, Health Cash Plan, generous contributory pension scheme, 31 days’ annual leave rising to 36 days with service, continuous professional development, onsite gym and a reduction in school fees.

The successful applicant should be a car driver as the role will involve travel.

Further details and application forms are available from our website: or contact HR by e-mail at: or Tel: 02380 704561.

Closing Date for Applications: 9am Monday 19 June 2023

CVs are not an acceptable alternative to the school application form.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with the Disclosure & Barring Service and past employers

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Head of Marketing and Development

St Lawrence College is a leading HMC boarding and day school located in the seaside town of Ramsgate. Founded in 1879, it educates 600 pupils aged 3-18, with almost half of its Senior School pupils being full boarders. It is a High Performance Learning ‘World Class School’ and was recently voted as one of the top 100 sports schools in the country. It has a strong emphasis on the pastoral wellbeing of its pupils and was graded ‘Excellent’ in its ISI Inspection in May.

The College is seeking to appoint a dynamic, outward-facing and experienced Head of Marketing and Development, to further enhance the global and local influence of the College and strengthen the relationships amongst the Old Lawrentian network.

The successful applicant will be a strategic thinker, with an excellent understanding of marketing and communications and an ability to build strong relationships quickly. They will be enthusiastic, proactive and creative, with a proven track record of leadership and the ability to work collaboratively for the good of the College.

This is a full-time 37.5 hour per week / 52 weeks per year role, therefore a flexible attitude to working hours is necessary, as the post holder will be required to work additional hours, in the evenings or at the weekend, depending on the needs of the College.

What we offer:

A competitive salary and generous benefits package which includes a stakeholder pension (Scottish Widows); healthcare (Benenden Health) (following qualification periods); annual holiday entitlement; employee assistance programme, staff benefits platform and use of school facilities such as the gym, sports centre, canteen for lunch and free onsite parking.   There is also a staff fee remission for pupils attending the College.

Application Forms and Job Description for this role are available on our website

Please return your application form to the College for the attention of the HR Manager via email to

Closing date:      27th February 2023 @ 9.00am

St Lawrence College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo Child Protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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Head of Development & Alumni Relations

The overarching purpose of this important role is to lead the Tettenhall College Development Office and to develop and manage an effective, comprehensive programme of fundraising at the School. This will include: a creative and engaging regular giving programme for both parents and alumni, a thoughtful legacy programme, bursary and scholarship programmes and fundraising for specific capital campaigns.

The Head of Development & Alumni Relations is a member of the Extended Senior Leadership Team. The postholder is responsible for coordinating philanthropy, fundraising alumni and wider supporter engagement, on behalf of the College. This is a new role and the successful candidate will lead the foundation and growth of the department. They will work with colleagues within the College, local and regional stakeholders, and national institutions to engage with alumni and potential supporters around the world.

Tettenhall College is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. An enhanced DBS check will be undertaken on the successful candidate. Full details of the School’s safeguarding policies and procedures are available on the school website.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974).

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Alumni Relations and Development Manager

Alumni Relations and Development Manager

Part time (3 days) / Year Round

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Admissions, the Alumni Relations and Development Manager will be responsible for expanding and developing the School’s alumni relations and fundraising programmes in order to strengthen relationships between the School and its alumni, and generate additional income streams.

The ideal candidate will be an outstanding communicator who is organised, reliable, creative and has experience in both Marketing and Fundraising / Development. This end-to-end role requires both strategic thinking to develop the Alumni Relations and Development plan and the practical skills to implement it.  Previous experience in a similar role within the education sector would be beneficial.

The role is 3 days a week (24 hours in total).  Flexible working days and hours can be agreed to suit the successful candidate.

Closing date:                        12.00noon, Friday 16th December 2022

Interviews:                            Week commencing 2nd January 2023

To apply:                                By the School’s application form, available on the Vacancies page of our website at:

Before completing the School’s application form, applicants should read the School’s Staff Privacy notice which details how the School will process their personal data for recruitment purposes, and beyond, if they are recruited.

Contact information:        Zoe Newman, HR Manager

Harrogate Ladies’ College

Clarence Drive, Harrogate,

North Yorkshire, HG1 2QG

Tel: (01423) 504543


Harrogate Ladies’ College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will not be allowed to start in school until all pre-employment checks have been completed satisfactorily.  The successful applicant must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post. The School is an educational charity and equal opportunities employer.