Education charity | London | £35,000 to £40,000

Contact Sarah: 07538 576710 LinkedIn

About this charity/role

This Foundation comprises of four schools, which comprises pre-preparatory, preparatory and senior schools, as well an on-site international school. The Foundation educates boys and girls from 3-18, seeking to equip them for life, both now and in the future. As a foundation, they seek to instil a love of learning which will last a lifetime, while balancing this with a readiness to embrace change.

Since the beginning of 2019, the development team has undergone significant change, with the appointment of a dynamic, driven director who is determined to breathe new life into a substantial development portfolio which has been largely dormant. A new chief executive starts in January so this role is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to make a significant impact on strategy and growth, working closely with the senior leadership team.

While the Foundation has successfully raised over £700k in the last financial year, the main focus of this role will be to go ‘back to basics’ and help to build a successful philanthropic programme from the ground up, reengaging and engaging key external stakeholders as well as teaching internal stakeholders the benefit of a strong development programme.

In the recent past, the Foundation has received a one-off gift of £1m, and it is relationships like this that need to be reignited to support a number of capital campaigns and bursaries. Bursaries are one of the key elements of the development programme, as the Foundation looks to increase the number of bursaries offered to children whose families cannot afford the fees, allowing them access to an excellent education and opportunities that otherwise would be unavailable to them.

Job specification
  • Lay the strategic foundations of the development programme and grow income from major donors (anyone who can give £10k+), trusts (this income stream is less established) and alumni to ensure successful capital and bursary projects.
  • Drive the strategic engagement of funders, maximising historic support, organisational intelligence and key stakeholders.
  • Work with both Foundation staff as well as individual school staff to build a ‘best practice’ approach to fundraising, demonstrating the importance of a methodical, professional approach.
  • Work with third party agencies to help develop fundraising materials, demonstrating the breadth of Mill Hill’s work and legacy.
Person specification
  • An ambitious fundraiser, keen to gain unrivalled experience reinvigorating a lapsed programme of development and grow income in a small, well-organised and established charity.
  • A candidate who has experience of growing giving circles, management of alumni and engagement events, creating a strong donor journey.
  • An externally focused relationship builder, motivated by generating new income by engaging new funders and developing excellent proposals, focusing on strategy and quality rather than quantity, with an initial focus on historic supporters, progressing to a more new business development focus once established within the Foundation.
  • An experienced professional who thrives on autonomy but is also looking for a supportive, positive culture with plenty of opportunities for career growth as well as excellent staff benefits.

In the first instance please send me an up-to-date CV.

Closing date for applications is 16:00 on Friday 10 January.

Contact Sarah: 07538 576710 LinkedIn

To apply for this role, please send a CV that, where possible, specifies your fundraising achievements. If your experience is a good fit, we will send you a job description and arrange a briefing call or meeting that will provide you with all the information required to formally apply. QuarterFive aims to proactively support your job search, so we may also consider your details for other job vacancies to enable us to find a position that is most suitable for you.

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