Director of Development

Closed: 07 March 2024
Fundraising Legacy

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  • Salary £60,000 - £65,000 per year
  • Location Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (On-site)
  • Job Type Contract, Full-time
  • Sectors Education
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The Perse is one of the country’s leading co-educational independent day schools, providing a high quality education to pupils aged 3-18 in Cambridge.

An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen for an exceptional Director of Development to lead our small team with ambition, creativity and energy. You will be a visible senior leader within School and an important ambassador externally. We are seeking an experienced and inspiring Director to apply expertise across the full range of development activities and also provide insight to help us shape our future fundraising vision and strategy. This will initially be a one-year fixed term appointment to lead the department while we work through our strategic review, however we are realistic about what can be achieved in one year and we will work with you to prioritise the areas of responsibility, taking into account your experience and interests.

We will consider full-time, part-time and flexible working options.

A highly competitive renumeration package will be offered commensurate with experience.

For full details including a job pack please click Apply to be taken to our website.

Closing date: 7th March 2024 at midday but applications will be considered as they are received; The Perse School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date.

The School actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

Safer Recruitment

The Perse School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including: references from previous employers, a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the enhanced level, as well as eligibility to work in the UK (in compliance with UK immigration regulations). All work carried out at the School on a regular basis amounts to regulated activity.  This role is also exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility. The School is committed to acting in the best interests of the child so as to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. The School requires everyone who comes into contact with children and their families to share this commitment. Interviews will be conducted in person, and they will explore candidates’ suitability to work with children.


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