Development Manager

Oxford High School

Oxford High School seeks an experienced and proactive development and fundraising professional to lead on securing major gift income for capital campaigns and to ensure that stewardship programmes are in place to maximise income and engagement from existing supporters.

Our goal is to build a culture of philanthropy and generate the necessary additional income to fund the School’s Development plans. In particular, a transformation of the School’s sixth form facilities and art, design and technology provision. To help achieve this, you will play a key role leading fundraising campaigns and generating philanthropic funds by engaging with donors and developing strategies to secure major gift income from a portfolio of current and potential donors.

You will have proven experience in project management and a significant track record of professional achievement in fundraising is essential. The successful candidate should have experience in major gift fundraising and in managing senior volunteers.

Key to the role will be exceptional public speaking and presentation skills, the ability to communicate effectively in writing and an ability to respond appropriately to pressure, deadlines, and changes in priorities and schedules.

In return, Oxford High School, a leading independent day school, based in the heart of Oxford, part of the leading network of independent girls’ schools in the UK, the Girls’ Day School Trust, can offer you a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Childcare vouchers, interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

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Closing date: 12 noon on Friday, 27 October 2017

Interviews will be held week commencing 30 October 2017.

We are 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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