Shortlisting Director of Development

Emanuel School

This is an exciting opportunity to join Emanuel as its new Director of Development, with responsibility for raising funds from regular, mid-value and major donors that enable it to deliver ambitious bursary and capital projects for the school.

Emanuel is a thriving independent, co-educational day school in Battersea, south-west London, occupying a 12-acre site close to Clapham Junction railway station. With two exciting capital projects in the planning – one for a new science building and the other to enable them to expand their sports offer – they are looking for an experienced high value/major donor fundraiser who can successfully run their Giant Strides campaign to deliver these ambitions.

As Director of Development you will establish strong internal relationships with senior staff and teachers, building a robust understanding and awareness of the day-to-day workings and activities taking place within the school to identify opportunities for income generation and engagement.

Through the development of these relationships you will gather the information required to structure high value asks to prospective donors (new/existing parents, alumni, interested stakeholders etc), further developing the pipeline by collaborating with key stakeholders (volunteers, Governors, parents and school staff etc.) to focus on long term commitments in support of capital projects, bursary and/or unrestricted fundraising.

About the role

As Director of Development you will:

  • progress and deliver the Giant Strides campaign, securing funding that enables the school to meet it’s ambitious plans and strategies;
  • establish new funding relationships (through a variety of audiences) who can contribute to capital projects/bursary opportunities etc. with a focus on meaningful/long-term relationships;
  • work closely with the Head of Alumni Relations and Stewardship to ensure new supporters are effectively managed and retained, establishing a cohesive approach to ongoing relationship management;
  • create compelling cases for support for varying donor audiences – including individuals/major donors, trusts, foundations and corporates;
  • establish close relationships with key internal and external stakeholders – alumni, staff, former staff, members of the Emanuel community etc. – to create a culture of philanthropy and widen network opportunities.

About you

The role would best suit:

  • an experienced major gifts/high value fundraiser, with expertise of securing 5-figure+ donations and multi year support;
  • an individual with proven expertise of delivering fundraising campaigns/appeals, achieving targets and results;
  • someone with the ability to manage multiple fundraising priorities, establishing strong relationships and identifying opportunities for support;
  • a relationship-based fundraiser, focused on establishing strong connections with prospects/donors to secure funding and long term support;
  • expertise of working within an educational setting is desirable but not essential.

Employee benefits

  • A generous annual leave allowance (33 days plus UK bank holidays)
  • Defined pension contribution scheme, with up to 10% employer contribution and life insurance cover.
  • Free lunches
  • Simply Health healthcare plan, including flu jabs, online GP service and counselling
  • Discounts in local shops, restaurants and businesses
  • Season ticket loans and ride to work scheme
  • Training and development support

Apply for this role

Application deadline of Monday 13 November. First interviews w/c 20 November.

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