We are seeking to appoint a part-time Alumni Relations and Fund-Raising Officer for 2.5 days a week, working within the Marketing and Admissions team to meet our aims. This is a new and key role primarily developing the school’s relationships with its former pupils, parents and staff with a focus on communications, events and fund-raising. The role will include helping to plan and administer our Centenary Year celebrations and the successful candidate will also assist the organising committee and the Friends of Manor House School, when necessary, with fundraising initiatives. You will be part of a busy close-knit marketing and admissions team where life is fast-paced, but fun!
Manor House School was founded in 1920 and will celebrate its 100-year anniversary in the academic year 2020/21. This is an exciting time in our history and we are looking to re-establish and grow an alumni society and plan our Centenary Year celebrations. Additionally, we are looking to increase fund-raising initiatives as part of our future development plan and continue to support the work of the Friends of Manor House School.
We have started to establish connections with past pupils and staff but now require an energetic and dedicated resource to implement our strategy. The ideal candidate will be well organised and self-motivated with strong administration and planning skills. You will be a good communicator, orally and in writing, and possess an engaging personality that will use well-honed diplomacy skills when liaising with a wide range of external and internal stakeholders. You will also be able to demonstrate empathy with the Manor House ethos and a passion for the future establishment of a thriving alumni society and events programme.
You will be willing to learn, or already be confident using, social media platforms to connect with stakeholders in a way that fits with our ethos and enhances our goals. You will have some experience of working with databases in an administrative role and have either basic knowledge of website content management systems or be willing to learn how to administer web pages. A proven ability and passion to organise and run events is a must. An eye for branding and/or experience in print and digital media would be desirable but not essential.
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Manor House School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people for which all staff share responsibility. We have an extensive policy regarding safer recruitment practices which ensures those unsuitable for working with children are identified at the initial stages. All staff are subject to the standard pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS check if in regulated activity.