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Development Assistant

Sutton Valence SchoolKent

The Post

The Development Assistant is responsible to the Director of External Relations.

Sutton Valence School is seeking an enthusiastic and organised individual to work within a small team delivering a wide-ranging programme of alumni and community engagement. The post will involve the administration and development of the day-to-day relationship with alumni, as well as the School’s wider community, including former staff and parents. As the first point of contact for those groups, the post holder will be required to represent the School, maintaining a personable and professional approach in ensuring that enquiries are responded to in an appropriate and timely manner.

The role will require strong data skills and the ability to provide comprehensive data management of a custom database (ToucanTech), consistent with the needs of the long-term alumni relations programme and fundraising strategy. This strategy will involve the administration of fundraising campaigns including brochure mailings and telephone campaigns.

Sitting within the office of the Admissions, Marketing and Development departments, the post holder will also require the flexibility to assist, where required, with the operational needs of the other aspects of the wider department.

The Development Assistant must possess strong organisational skills, a thorough approach and an exceptional attention to detail. Past experience in an alumni relations or development office is desirable.

Terms and Conditions

The post is available from October 2021. The salary is circa £10,000 per annum. The working hours are 9am - 1pm Monday to Friday, for 52 weeks a year. The annual holiday entitlement is four weeks plus public holidays, to be taken outside of term time. Lunch is available in the refectory free of charge during term time. Staff may use the excellent fitness facilities in the Sports Hall in the evening, if not being used. The School operates a contributory pension scheme which is open to all members of staff. Staff with a contract for at least one full term and who have children attending either the Senior School or the Preparatory School will be eligible to receive a discount in respect of School fees (excluding nursery). The current rate of discount is 65% for full-time staff, and for part-time staff the relevant percentage will be calculated on a pro rata basis.

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