King Edward VI High School for Girls (KEHS) seeks an Alumnae Engagement Manager to join our successful Development team
This is a particularly exciting time to join an award winning office in the 130th anniversary year.
The Engagement Manager will work alongside and report to the Development Director and will be expected to play a leading role in alumnae relations and raising funds for the Assisted Places Campaign.
The Engagement Manager acts as the main point of contact by post, email and telephone for Old Edwardians and stakeholders. The role will involve managing the programme of events and communications and the Old Edwardian Careers Network. The role is very varied and will also include helping to re-establish contact with ‘lost’ Old Edwardians, undertaking research and developing fundraising materials.
The Engagement Manager will also have particular responsibilities for fundraising, including leading the regular giving programme and developing legacy giving at the school. The Engagement Manager will take the lead on Telephone Campaigns at King Edward VI High School, working closely with the Database Manager. The Engagement Manager will work closely with the governors and staff, as well as a number of alumnae and development committees and other volunteers.
Academic standards in the school are extremely high. The school was rated ‘excellent’ by the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate in 2010 and was ranked number one in the Sunday Times ‘Top 10 Schools in the Midlands’ in 2013.
The School’s purpose is undoubtedly the pursuit of academic excellence in all that it does, but it is of equal significance that this excellence should be accessible to able pupils, whatever their family background or financial situation. The School reflects very closely the diverse racial mix of the city itself and attracts pupils from beyond Birmingham. At the moment, 20% of pupils have some kind of financial support and almost 10% pay no fees at all. The funds for this are provided by the King Edward VI Foundation and through the generous donations of alumnae and other organisations.
KEHS regularly ranks as one of the top performing academic girls’ schools in the country. Academic standards in the School are extremely high – this year’s GCSE results saw 92% A*/A and/or 9-7 grades; 1 in 5 results were at Grade 9 or A* and 49% of students achieved at least 8 top grades. At A Level 92% of grades were at A*-B and 33% at A*. The School has a long history of sending girls to the very best universities including Oxford and Cambridge; this year, 14 students gained places at Oxbridge.
At KEHS, we aim to offer an outstanding education for able girls who like original ideas and new challenges. Staff are passionate about their subjects and seek to inspire a love of learning for its own sake. Pastoral care is important to us as we seek to educate girls, supporting them to become confident, resilient young women. Girls combine a rigorous academic education with a huge range of high quality extra-curricular activities. The School produces music and drama of an exceptional quality, with a biennial performance in the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. These activities were enhanced still further by the construction of the Sir Paul and Lady Ruddock Performing Arts Centre, a joint £10 million facility with King Edward’s School, which opened in 2012. There is also a large range of sporting opportunities. The School has its own Sports Hall and swimming pool, which were recently refurbished, with hockey and netball pitches on site.
Further details about the school can be found on the website, www.kehs.org.uk.