Development Director, Manchester

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Withington Girls' SchoolManchester

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Part-time, 30 hours a week, typically over 4 days a week, all year round

25 days (full-time) holiday per year, pension scheme (with generous employer contribution)

Withington Girls’ School, based in South Manchester, is a leading independent day school for girls aged 7 to 18 in which some of the best academic results in the country are achieved within a lively, happy and caring environment. Pupils come from a wide geographical area in and around Manchester and from many different social, cultural and religious backgrounds which is a defining feature of the school. The bursary programme currently enables one-in-six pupils to benefit from means-tested financial support

We are seeking to appoint an experienced specialist to develop and implement strategies to raise money for the bursary fund and other priority projects; and to continue to develop and strengthen alumnae relations.

  

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU: 

· The opportunity to continue to develop and map out the Development Strategy for the school

· The chance to lead and provide dedicated management to an existing team

· The opportunity to join our outstanding school where public examination results consistently place Withington amongst the top twenty schools in the UK and as a leading Independent School in the North West 

· To enable more bright girls from financially disadvantaged backgrounds to benefit from an education at Withington through raising additional funds for the bursary programme

· Colleagues eager to share passion and enthusiasm for their subject and where the relationship between pupils and staff is a particular strength of the school

· A warm and friendly school where staff are respected

· Fantastic opportunities to get involved in the life of the School, with excellent facilities in new and refurbished buildings.

· Opportunity to develop yourself and your team, through continued professional development.

WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU: 

• A capable and highly enthusiastic individual with excellent knowledge and a passion for major gift fundraising and experience of managing and motivating a volunteer board

• As an ambassador for the school, the talent, interpersonal skills necessary to drive, lead and contribute to the shared success of the team

• To provide strategic planning and leadership to the Development team, together with the talent, enthusiasm and vision necessary to continue to develop and evolve the department 

• Ability to work flexibly in a very dynamic environment where hours worked are dictated by operational needs and occasionally include some evening and weekend work

• A demonstrable interest in independent education and widening access to education programmes is also vital.


Further details of the role and application process can be obtained from the School’s website, www.wgs.org/recruitment

Closing date:  26th May 2018 

Interviews to be held:  To be confirmed

Withington Girls’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 7 - 18 years
Address: Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, Lancashire, M14 6BL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 2241077
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Withington Girls’ School was founded in 1890 by a small group of eminent and far-sighted Manchester families who wanted the same educational opportunities to be available for their daughters as were already available to their sons. In keeping with th...