Head of Philanthropy

Closing Date: 28 February 2024 Telephone: 01344 629900
Email: recruitment@stgeorges-ascot.org.uk
Salary: St George’s operates its own generous salary scheme. The salary for this role will be commensurate with experience.
Employment Term: Full TimePart TimeTemporary

St George’s, Ascot (SGA) is an independent boarding and day school with approximately 270 pupils aged from 11-18 years about 45% of whom are boarders (full, weekly and flexi) and with a Sixth Form of approximately 80 pupils. 

We are a welcoming school with a warm sense of community. Visitors are impressed by our facilities within a beautiful setting and the ambition of our educational provision, but most of all they are delighted by the girls who are truly special. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Philanthropy to start as soon as possible. 

The successful candidate will work closely with the Head, the Bursar and the MAPA Team (Marketing, Admissions, Philanthropy and Alumnae) to implement business and operational plans that drive income generation and growth to meet ambitious financial targets.

It is essential that the successful candidate is able to demonstrate a track record of securing, administering and stewarding significant gifts from donors, fundraising/income generation within the charitable sector; is experienced in relationship management and able to think strategically and operate tactically to achieve results. Ideally, the successful candidate will be qualified in Fundraising and be a member of the Institute of Fundraising.

For the right candidate, the School is willing to show considerable flexibility. Indicatively the successful candidate’s work will focus on term times, for example working term time plus 2 weeks over the year for 37.5 hour week. We would consider reducing or expanding this requirement potentially to 52 weeks of full time employment. Please provide an early indication of your preference in your covering letter or on the application form

The appointment will initially be a fixed term contract  for 12 months but this is expected to transition to a permanent position subject to progress. 

The salary for this role will be commensurate with experience. 

The successful candidate will be auto-enrolled into the School’s defined contribution pension scheme. Lunch is provided free of charge during term time. Members of staff can use the School’s sports facilities at allocated times and there is free on-site parking.  The post holder’s daughters may, upon passing the entrance assessments, be eligible at the discretion of the Governors for a reduction on day fees.

Full details of this vacancy can be found on the School’s website https://www.stgeorges-ascot.org.uk/our-school/job-opportunities

How to apply:

Letters of application to the Head, Mrs Liz Hewer, should be no more than two sides of A4 and, together with the completed application form and confidential cover sheet should be emailed to recruitment@stgeorges-ascot.org.uk and reach the School by midday on Wednesday 28 February. 

Interviews will take place from the week commencing Monday 4 March.  The School reserves the right to interview suitable candidates before that date, if deemed.

Any queries about this post may be made in the first instance to the Head’s PA, Jacky Witt, jwitt@stgeorges-ascot.org.uk 

St George’s School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children at the School. A review of open source social media and online content will be conducted after candidates have been shortlisted and you may be asked about this at interview. The appointment will be subject to a successful disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. This will give details of all spent and unspent convictions and other recordable matters. A policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders is available, if required, from the School Office. The supplied references will be taken up and the School may approach previous employers for information to verify particular experience or qualifications. A medical questionnaire will be required to be completed by the successful candidate.