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Job details
Employer Highgate School
Location Haringey
Salary c.£31k
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

Are you passionate about the difference that education can make in society?

Highgate School is an educational charity and an independent school, and is committed to extending educational opportunity for children in North London, through the provision of substantial means-tested bursaries, and through partnerships with over 40 state schools to deliver top-quality STEM teaching and learning. In recognition of Highgate’s status as a national leader in the field of independent-state partnerships, Highgate is working with Tottenham Hotspur FC to open a new sixth form free school in Tottenham in September 2017.

Donors have given and pledged over £3m in the past four years to further these charitable aims, and Highgate is ambitious to attract significant philanthropic donations to make even more of a difference in education and society.

Highgate seeks an entrepreneurially-minded Project Development Officer to help drive the school’s philanthropy from its initial highly successful start-up phase into an established, focused campaign. This is a strategic and operational role, offering autonomy within a close-knit team, working with thought-leaders in the education sector, in an organisation with a strong track record of success.

The Project Development Officer’s main role is to increase funding for Highgate’s strategic goal of extending educational opportunity, through a series of creative projects, including crowdfunding, social media campaigns, impact reports and events. You will need to be a passionate advocate for the difference that education can make in society – and to translate this into successful projects, both to attract new funding, and to keep existing donors fully engaged.

This role would suit a recent graduate, perhaps with volunteering or fundraising experience, or a candidate with work experience in a start-up, charity, marketing, project management or education. A keen eye for detail is paramount, as is a desire to develop, implement and evaluate projects from inception to completion. Significant opportunities exist for personal development and promotion for the right candidate.

Application procedure:

All applications should be completed via the application portal on our website:


In the event that you are unable to complete an online application, then you should request an application form our HR Department and all applications should be made to:

Karin Parnaby Recruitment Specialist, Highgate School, North Road, London N6 4AY.

Closing date: 26 May 2017

Applications will be considered on receipt.


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