Head of Philanthropy

Closing date: 30 April 2024
Campaigning Fundraising Senior Management Marketing Management Business Development General/Other
  • Salary £55,000 - £62,000 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: £55,000 - £62,000 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 Philanthropy will play a pivotal role in fostering strong connections between the school and our alumni and parent community. We are entering the early stages of a new major philanthropic campaign, which will significantly scale the ambition for the school’s fundraising and engagement activity. As a team we have a major role to play in shaping the future of the school’s bursary ambitions. Our success will widen access and support the futures and aspirations of disadvantaged young people within our local community, and beyond. This position involves strategic planning, relationship-building, and effective communication to help deliver the school’s philanthropic and fundraising strategic objectives. This is a senior fundraising role, reporting into the Director of Development. You will be required to manage and develop a portfolio of high-level funders (both from the UK and international), securing philanthropic donations, whilst also stewarding our donors effectively, creating innovative and compelling ways to demonstrate the impact of their philanthropic support.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will need to:

  • Be able to demonstrate a track record of securing, administering, and stewarding significant gifts from donors, or significant experience in leading income generation activity through regular giving programmes within the charitable sector.
  • Work with the Head, Bursar, Director of Development, Foundation Trustees, and other senior colleagues and volunteers to research, plan and undertake donor cultivation and solicitation meetings.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with all constituents in the King’s community, including alumni, parents, and pupils to encourage lifelong engagement through participation, advocacy, and support.
  • Be a great problem solver with the ability to work laterally to identify opportunities and provide solutions to fundraising challenges.
  • Work with the Director of Development on developing a methodical fundraising programme, ranging from regular contributions, through to major gifts and legacies. Implementing the development fundraising strategy to support the school’s vision and bursary ambitions.
  • Be experienced in using donor and potential donor relationship management systems, for example Raiser’s Edge or ToucanTech.

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: Tuesday 30th April 2024 at 9am 

Interviews: Wednesday 8th May 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.