Development Director

Ref: 4949

Royal Grammar School, Guildford


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Role Managed by:

Ilona Motyer

Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Schools and Education Organisations

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 03/02/2021

Formal Interview Date: w/c 15th March

The Royal Grammar School, Guildford (RGS Guildford) has established a national reputation for academic excellence, guided by values of integrity, tenacity and inclusivity. Central to the success of the School is a welcoming, happy community where intellectual curiosity, creativity and collaboration foster a lifelong love of learning and the emotional resilience to meet life’s challenges. At the heart of the Headmaster’s vision for the future is an ambition to achieve full merit-based open access by 2035, so that every boy who earns his place can take it up, irrespective of his financial circumstances.

One of only a handful of independent schools in the country to have set such a goal, the RGS is now seeking to appoint an ambitious, visionary Development Director with an outstanding track record in fundraising or income generation. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to build on an existing platform of success and set the strategic direction for the next phase of fundraising for this distinctive goal.

The appointee will combine experience of building and implementing a strategic development programme with a personal track record of success in major donor fundraising or income generation. S/he will have the first-class interpersonal skills to build strong relationships across the RGS community and the drive and tenacity to help the School achieve its fundraising goals. Prior experience of working in education is not necessary, but candidates must demonstrate a clear commitment to the RGS ethos and values.

The closing date for applications is midday (GMT) Wednesday 3rd February 2021. 

RGS Guildford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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