Director of Development and External Relations, Buckinghamshire

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Wycombe Abbey SchoolBuckinghamshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Wycombe Abbey has its own salary scale which compares favourably with other independent schools and is well above that of the maintained sector.
Contract term: Permanent

Wycombe Abbey is a world-class school operating at the cutting edge of educational excellence. With its distinctive heritage, magnificent 170-acre campus and impressive resources, the School provides an outstanding education for 629 girls aged 11-18.

In recent years, the School has had great success in fund-raising for Bursaries and capital projects. It has the ambition to continue to develop as a leader across multiple spheres from promoting wellbeing to international education.

Wycombe Abbey now seeks a talented leader and manager with the experience, strategic initiative and fundraising expertise to play a pivotal role in delivering Wycombe Abbey’s ambitious strategic plan. As a member of the Wider Senior Leadership Team, the Director of Development and External Relations will be responsible to the Headmistress and to a sub-committee of Governing Council for all issues relating to development, marketing, branding, communications and alumni relations at Wycombe Abbey.  This position offers an exciting opportunity to make a transformational contribution to these vital areas of the organisation.

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished leader in a comparable organisation, either in education or another service industry, with a successful track record in strategic marketing, fundraising, communications, and people management. We are looking for an individual with proven experience in building on relationships with collaborative leadership skills and the ability to advocate passionately for a world-class education.

Please complete an application form and submit this, together with a covering letter, to the Headmistress, Mrs R Wilkinson by emailing the Human Resources Manager, Mrs J Wetenhall:  

Further details and applications forms can be found on the School website:

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on 20th May 2019.

Date of Interview: 6th June 2019.

Wycombe Abbey School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer. 

Registered Charity No. 310638

More about Wycombe Abbey School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Abbey Way, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1PE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1494 520381
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Wycombe Abbey is committed to maintaining full boarding for the needs of modern families. Girls who enter the school at 11+ have their own Junior Boarding House. From the age of 12 to 17, pupils live in 9 mixed-age Senior Houses, and in the Upper Six...