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Development Assistant

King's College SchoolWimbledon Common

We are seeking to appoint a hardworking, enthusiastic and numerate assistant to report to the Development Manager and play an integral part in the school’s fundraising and alumni engagement campaigns.

As our Development Assistant, your key responsibilities will include

  • Providing all data support and reporting required by colleagues within the team or school
  • Running data segmentation for mailings and undertaking mass mailings from the database
  • Uploading annual data for new staff, new families (to include careers information where available), those progressing through school and information gathered from leavers
  • Managing data integrity, ensuring compliance with the GDPR by maintaining communication preferences and recording changes of personal information
  • Promoting opportunities to boost the number of contactable constituents 
  • Using the database to identify prospects 
  • Being the primary contact for the software providers

Financial administration: 

  • To monitor the development budget, recording expenditure that is due and checking invoices are correct and paid 
  • To utilise and administrate the gift management processing systems including online merchant service accounts, standing orders, direct debits, legacies and single gifts, Gift Aid claims and monthly gift reconciliations to ensure accuracy
  • To ensure that pledges, donations and regular giving commitments are recorded and processed correctly in the database
  • Work with eligible donors to ensure Gift Aid information is appropriately gathered and stored

Other responsibilities include:

  • Supporting donor stewardship and fundraising events – creating guest lists, sending invitations and managing RSVPs
  • Providing administrative support to the development office as required 

The post entails continued work with personal data and confidential information. The successful candidate must maintain the confidentiality of information regarding the School, its staff and its business. Information must not be communicated to other persons either in or outside the School except in the recognised course of their duties.

This role requires a candidate who could confidently work with databases and gift management systems – with training provided if necessary. The ideal candidate should have: 

  • Experience managing and leveraging information stored on a database
  • Experience managing, processing and logging gifts
  • Experience managing financial reconciliation  
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities
  • Ability to work to a deadline
  • Attention to detail
  • Good ICT skills
  • Sympathy with the values of King’s and the ethos of independent schools
  • A high degree of personal professionalism and discretion

This is a part-time role where you will be required to work 24 hours per week (8 hours per day, working 3 days per week) for 39 weeks per year (term-time plus some additional weeks in the school holidays).

In return, we offer:

  • 25 days’ annual holiday plus statutory English public holidays (33 days in total – pro rata) – to be taken during normal school holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free lunch in the Dining Hall during term-time
  • Discounted membership of the King’s Sport Club, once COVID-19 restrictions allow

For further details and to apply, please visit 

Closing date: 9am on 1st March 2021 

King’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

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