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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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