Foundation Director, Wiltshire

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Marlborough CollegeWiltshire
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Very attractive remuneration package
Contract term: Permanent

Founded in 1843, Marlborough College is the largest coeducational full boarding school in the UK with 962 pupils, aged 13-18 years, situated in an historic and stunning 286-acre setting. The College is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading boarding schools offering a contemporary, challenging and enriching education where service to others continues to be profoundly important. Connections with the College’s alumni within the UK and internationally are strong and highly valued, with Marlborough College Malaysia providing an important global aspect of the Marlborough family. 

Marlborough College seeks an outstanding, and sector-leading, Foundation Director who can help the College become one of the UK’s most successful fundraising schools. This is a senior appointment; the post holder will report to the Master and be a member of the Management Team. The successful candidate will build upon the significant fundraising successes of the last five years, and set strategy to take development, and major gifts and bursaries fundraising, to the next level.

They will lead a mature and successful Development team in all aspects of fundraising and alumni relations. Since 2014 the Development team has raised approximately £11.2 million and significant progress has been made in establishing a comprehensive framework of fundraising including major gifts, regular giving and the development of legacy income.  In addition the Development team also supports a flourishing programme of engagement for the Marlburian Club.

Development and fundraising activities will be key to realising the College’s goals to achieve 30% access on a needs-blind basis and generate significant income to continue investing in ambitious future capital projects. 

This is a once in a career opportunity for a senior development strategist and major gifts specialist. The importance of the post is recognised with a sector-leading remuneration package.

Further information about the role and details of how to apply can be found at: 

Interested candidates are invited to contact Nina Lambert or Debra Price to arrange a confidential discussion about the role: or  

Closing date: 10am, 18 June 2019.

Marlborough College aims to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) as well as proof of identity and qualifications and a satisfactory medical report.

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