Development, Communications and Events Officer

Closing date: 17 April 2024
Campaigning Communications PR Fundraising Marketing Business Development Digital Events General/Other
  • Salary £30,167 per annum (40 hours per week) plus excellent benefits
  • Location Wimbledon, Greater London (On-site)
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Education
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Salary: £30,167 per annum (40 hours per week) plus excellent benefits including healthcare provision, contributory pension scheme, gym membership and lunch during term time

Start date: as soon as possible

We are seeking to appoint a hardworking and enthusiastic communications and events officer to assist the Head of Alumni and Engagement in the following areas:

  • To plan and coordinate the annual series of development events – create guest lists, send and monitor invitations, create briefing notes and arrange events logistics.
  • To scope, secure and book suitable venues or locations for events, co-ordinating venue hire arrangements, caterers, contractors, and equipment hire, where required.
  • Supporting the delivery of creating stories and content for different channels, including the website and social media platforms.
  • Liaise with the School Archivist to promote stories and events from the archive, assisting them when needed.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience coordinating and delivering high level events.
  • Experience managing multiple stakeholders.
  • The ability to multi-task and coordinate multiple events at once.
  • Strong influencing skills.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • The ability to interact comfortably and professionally with donors, alumni, parents, and pupils and colleagues whilst maintaining the highest standards of confidentiality.
  • Be experienced in IT with the ability to use and manage systems, including the use of Raiser’s Edge, ToucanTech, or similar database.

King’s is an extremely sought-after school with outstanding academic results and a vibrant co-curriculum. It strives to appoint able, committed and compassionate colleagues to help ensure every child at the school achieves their best. Overlooking Wimbledon Common, the school is situated in one of the most attractive parts of south east England and benefits from exceptional grounds and facilities.

To apply for this role, please register your details online via our website. Once you have registered your details with us, you can apply for vacancies by logging into the candidate area using your email address and chosen password. Please include a covering letter with your application.

Closing date: Wednesday 17th April 2024 at 9am

Interviews: Tuesday 23rd April 2024

Interviews may be staged and we may choose to appoint at any time during the application process.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.  King’s College School is fully committed to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusivity in its recruitment of teaching and support staff.