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Development Manager
Lord Wandsworth College
  • Salary £30,000 - £35,000 per year
  • Location Hook, Hampshire
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Category Fundraising , Management
  • Sectors Education
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Job Description

Start date: November 2019         

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday 

Lord Wandsworth College seeks a Development Manager to join the team and work with the Development Director and Alumni Relations Manager to help deliver our strategic objectives, meet fundraising targets, grow our donor base and increase funds for the College, whilst creating an exceptional culture of donor care that recognises, celebrates and inspires existing and potential supporters.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Manage and develop the Legacy programme
  • Promote legacy giving across the LWC Community to increase members of the 1912 Society for legacy pledgers
  • Manage and develop the Regular Giving programme
  • Devise and implement a new and innovative thanking strategy for regular donors to celebrate and recognise their ongoing support
  • Produce, maintain and distribute appropriate materials to support fundraising activities (e.g. legacies, regular donors, new Campaign etc.)
  • Produce donor newsletters and updates – electronic and printed
  • Manage and develop a programme of Development events including prospect dinners, donor receptions and fundraising activities
  • Manage the gift processing procedure, ensuring gifts are administered and donors thanked in a timely fashion
  • Build upon constructive relationships at all levels within and beyond the College community

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Honours Degree or equivalent
  • A2s, ASs, AVCSs, National Diplomas, but not essential if the candidate can evidence on application 3–5 years relevant fundraising/marketing experience
  • IDPE/IoF Certificate in Fundraising would be advantageous (or willingness to study for the qualification)
  • Knowledge and understanding of GDPR

The ideal candidate will also be able to evidence, on application and at interview, the following attributes:

  • Track record of strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work with people at all levels of seniority.
  • Excellent diplomatic skills and an ability to demonstrate empathy with a diverse community.
  • Outstanding writing skills, with the ability to adapt style to convey relevant messages accurately and effectively to different audiences.
  • Dynamic and proactive individual who inspires the confidence, enthusiasm and support of colleagues and donors

Interview dates: Tuesday 24th and Friday 27th September

Closing date: Thursday 19th September 2019

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. The successful applicant will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check and references. We are an equal opportunities employer. Lord Wandsworth College is a registered charity (Number: 1143359) providing outstanding caring education for boys and girls since 1912.