Head of Alumni and Engagement

Closing date: 17 April 2024
Campaigning Fundraising Senior Management Management Project Management Business Development General/Other
  • Salary £50,000 - £57,000 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: £50,000 - £57,000 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

Reporting to:  Director of Development

The Head of Alumni and Engagement plays a pivotal role in fostering strong connections between the school and our alumni, parent and pupil community, leading on the King’s Association events and communication programme. This position involves strategic planning, relationship-building, and effective communication to enhance our engagement, events, affinity, and support for our network. This is a senior administrative role, with line management responsibilities (three team members), reporting into the Director of Development.  They will work closely with other senior members of the school team outside of the development office including the Head of Careers, Director of Higher Education, Head of Sixth Form, and Deputy Head (Futures and Communities), and will play an active role in assisting with the overall development strategy and fundraising initiatives.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will need to: 

  • Provide demonstrable knowledge and experience in creating outstanding engagement opportunities.
  • Be a natural and easy communicator with all stakeholders (including, parents, alumni, and staff) and be able to inspire and build strategic working relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Demonstrate a strong track record in delivering effective communications and events to build relationships.
  • Line manage a talented and self-motivated team and demonstrate the capacity to get the best out of each individual member’s talents, strengths, and experience.
  • Have proven business and administrative experience with a track record of success in an events/marketing/membership environment, ideally within the education or the charity sector.
  • Have a comprehensive and proven understanding of the principles and practices of alumni relations and fundraising gained from working in a similar capacity in education or the charity sector.
  • Be experienced in IT with the ability to use and manage systems, including the use of Raiser’s Edge or Toucan Tech and social media platforms to develop and execute a digital engagement strategy.
  • Be experienced in event management including large events (100+ people).

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.

Closing date:  Wednesday 17th April 2024 at 9am

Interviews:  Monday 22nd 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.