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Development Officer (Regular Giving and Legacies)

Whitgift SchoolCroydon

Whitgift is a leading independent day and boarding school for boys, with approximately 1500 pupils including over one hundred boarding pupils and flexi-boarding pupils.  It is set in an attractive 48-acre parkland site in South Croydon enjoying excellent links to London, Surrey and the south coast.

We are seeking to appoint a Development Officer whose primary responsibility will be the management and execution of a comprehensive Regular Giving Programme with a focus on increasing alumni participation levels.  The role also oversees legacy fundraising, both strategy and operations.

Whitgift is committed to increasing its level of donor participation as we launch our ambitious £5m Bursaries Campaign, Whitgift For All and beyond, and to increasing membership of its legacy group, the Founder’s Circle as well as our high-level regular giving circle the 1596 Circle.

This post is expected to work closely with the Director of Development in devising and implementing a strategy to achieve agreed targets.  The position is available from March 2021.

In return we offer a generous salary and benefits package including a money purchase pension scheme (plus Life Assurance Cover), Employee Discount Club, discounted school fees for the Foundation Schools, discounted off-peak membership at our on-site gym (Nuffield Health), membership of a healthcare plan, a range of family-friendly benefits and season ticket loan.

We welcome applications from all sectors of our community as we aspire to attract staff that match the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.

For further information and an online application form, please visit For any queries, please telephone the Human Resources Department on 020 8688 9222 or email

Applications will be reviewed daily and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received, so we invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.

Whitgift School (part of the Whitgift Foundation) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Where applicable, applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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