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Foundation Director

Foundation Director – Fundraising

9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Woldingham School, Woldingham, Caterham CR3 7YA

Woldingham School is looking for an experienced fundraiser with proven experience of raising money on behalf of a complex organisation, to join our Senior Leadership Team and lead our development and alumni programme.

Reporting directly to the Head, this new and exciting strategic role will see you build upon the achievements of the existing Development Office. Indeed, we’ll look to you to define and implement an ambitious strategy that will take our philanthropic endeavours to the next level – and beyond. One of our key priorities is to raise funds for transformational bursaries. However, we also have exciting plans for a number of discrete building projects in the next few years. Accordingly, there will be plenty of opportunity to execute some creative campaigns in the future. All the while, you’ll be leading and growing a team in all aspects of fundraising and alumnae relations.

Someone who understands how activities can be tailored to the girls’ school market, you’ve successfully secured gifts of six figures and above in the past. What’s more, you’re adept at building effective relationships with stakeholders that range from parents and alumnae to academic and support staff at all levels. You may well be an accomplished leader in a comparable organisation, either in education or a transferable field too. What’s for sure is that you’re a creative thinker who’s used to developing inspiring campaign messaging and has the drive and vision it takes to grow an ambitious and innovative Development programme. You also have a passion and empathy for the Sacred Heart values that underpin Woldingham School.

Close to London, yet in an outstandingly beautiful rural setting, Woldingham is a happy and successful Catholic boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18. With a strong community and caring culture we are building on a proud heritage that stretches back 175 years. As one of the country’s leading girls’ school, we are now driving an exciting future that is underpinned by fresh ideas, an innovative spirit and state-of-the-art facilities.

If Candidates wish to have a conversation with the Head prior to interview please email

Please visit our website to download an application form. Once completed, return it to

Closing date: Sunday 28 February 2021.

Interviews: w/c 8 March 2021.

 Woldingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS report will be required for the successful candidate.

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