Director of Development, Bristol, City of

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Bristol Grammar SchoolBristol, City of

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Start date: As soon as is practicable for the successful candidate
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: The salary will be dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful candidate, but this is an important and senior post, with remuneration set accordingly.
Contract term: Permanent

Bristol Grammar School’s present-day take on its founding Mission of 1532, is:

To provide an exceptional and rounded education to those who might benefit from it, regardless of their background and financial means.   

It is upon the latter part of this Mission statement that this post arises. BGS seeks a game-changing Director of Development, to lead our work in realising this ambitious vision. This is a senior role of central strategic importance, which reports directly to the Headmaster.

As the oldest independent school in Bristol, BGS has stood for the very best in education in the city for almost 500 years. The history of BGS is deeply intertwined with the history of the city, and as well as leading our work to widen access to the exceptional and rounded education we offer, the Director of Development will play a central part in BGS being a force for good beyond the school gates. In this sense, a clear and deep resonance with the schools Mission, Aims and Values is key.

The Role

The Director of Development will provide leadership, strategic initiative, and management of all development activities to ensure the School moves clearly and sustainably towards its goal of becoming fully needs-blind over the years to come, with the School’s 500-year anniversary in 2032 being a major milestone towards this goal. The School has a track record of attracting funds for bursary provision and other projects, upon which the successful candidate will build.

For full details of the role and further information about Bristol Grammar School please see the candidate information pack.

The School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff. We welcome applications from all sectors of our community as we aspire to attract staff that match the social and cultural diversity of the Bristol Community.

This is a full time post.  In wanting to attract the most suitable candidates, we would be open to receiving applications from individuals who would be interested in the post as a job share.

The deadline for applications is 9.00am on Monday 6 January 2020. 

Longlist and shortlist interviews will take place shortly after the deadline; candidates should make clear in their application any particular days on which they would be unavailable.

If you would like an informal discussion with the Headmaster prior to applying, please contact the Head’s PA, Cath Davies, on: cdavies@bgs.bristol.sch.uk  

To apply please complete an application form (please download, save as then complete the application form) with a covering letter and a monitoring form, addressed to the Headmaster, Mr JM Barot. Please send to Rose Moscrop, HR Administrator, BGSHR@bgs.bristol.sch.uk. 

The covering letter should be no more than two sides of A4, and it should make clear your reasons for applying for the role, and what skills, experience and qualities you possess that make you a strong candidate.



More about Bristol Grammar School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: University Road, Bristol, BS8 1SR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 117 973 6006
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Bristol Grammar School received its Royal Charter in 1532 and has played a central role in the educational life of Bristol ever since. 

We value our warm, vibrant and positive learning community, a place where pupils become accountable for thems...