Development Executive

South West London
Term Time
04 Jul
£28.00 - £30.00 per annum

We seek to appoint an enthusiastic and energetic Development Executive who is keen to develop their skills in a diverse and challenging role. The Development Department raises funds for capital projects, bursary provision and other charitable causes. The ideal candidate will be a highly organised individual with some fundraising and events experience, or other relatable experience. A flexible and hands-on approach is essential, as the candidate will work closely with a number of teams including Marketing, Outreach, and Alumni Relations.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone keen to pursue a career in philanthropic fundraising. You will have full exposure to all aspects of development and will play a key part in delivering the new bursary programme for Francis Holland School, Sloane Square.

Key Responsibilities:

- Responsibility for building relationships with existing and new community partners – schools, charities and businesses – seeking financial and volunteer support for the bursary programme through visits and presentations.

- To spread the news of our bursary programme to the wider market and implement strategies to encourage children from the maintained sector to apply to FHS.

- Responsibility for delivery of regular giving, alumni and legacy fundraising campaigns.

- Research new donors and fundraising streams (from current and past parents, alumni, corporate/local businesses) & manage pipelines.

- Identify and coordinate applications to trusts, foundations and livery companies for support of the bursary programme.

- Work closely with the Operations Team to deliver events for donors to the regular giving programme as well as events for benefactors and patrons.

- Promote the benefits of the Development function to past and present parents/alumni at school events.

- Send timely thank you letters for donations and update the CRM system Toucan Tech.

- Input incoming donations on the database and coordinate with the Accounts department.

- Manage Gift Aid applications and record individual donor and recognition details.

- Administer all outgoing fundraising communications to parents and alumni, including thank you letters for donations and stewardship reports.

- Build strong relationships with internal stakeholders, ensuring coordination and balance with Outreach initiatives.

- Keep abreast of fundraising best practice at all times.

- Help prepare donor reports and gift agreements.

- Work with the Marketing team to ensure the development website and pages are up-to-date.

- Respond to parent enquiries (face-to-face, phone, email and online) in a timely manner.

- Other administrative tasks to be specified that are associated with the varied nature of this role.

Francis Holland School (Sloane Square) is an independent day school for girls aged 4 to 18.

  • South West London
  • Term Time
  • 04 July 2022
  • £28.00 - £30.00 per annum
    The role is term time plus and the salary is pro rata.


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Francis Holland School (Sloane Square)

39 Graham Terrace, London, SW1W 8JF

020 7730 2971

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