Victoria, Greater London

£31,809 - £47,712 per year

Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

The role:

The GDST is seeking an experienced and energetic fundraiser to join its Philanthropy and Alumnae Engagement Team at our Trust Office in London Victoria.

The Philanthropy Manager will play an important role in the growth of a culture of philanthropy across the GDST network, helping to deliver a significant step-change in terms of generating philanthropic income, specifically in support of bursaries for talented pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. Working closely with the Head of Philanthropy, the post holder will help deliver the Team’s agreed strategic aims by advancing progress in leadership and corporate giving, fundraising from charitable bodies and promoting gifts in Wills - via Trust Office-led initiatives and providing tailored fundraising support to our 25 individual schools.

The Philanthropy Manager will have a significant track record of fundraising achievement and have a strong working knowledge of current fundraising regulations and best practice, especially with regards to data protection and ethics.

The Philanthropy Manager will be an enthusiastic and creative colleague with exceptional communication skills with the ability to motivate others about the transformative impact of a GDST bursary, building meaningful and sustainable relationships as a result. The post holder will have the opportunity to work across the wider marketing and communications department, with senior management and also with our 25 individual schools on a range of projects.

About the GDST:

The GDST (Girls'​ Day School Trust) is the UK's leading network of independent girls’ schools, with over 3,500 staff, and nearly 19,000 students between the ages of 3 and 18.

As a charity that owns and runs a network of 23 schools and two academies in England and Wales, it reinvests all its income in its schools. Founded in 1872, the GDST has a long history of pioneering innovation in the education of girls, and is the largest single educator of girls in the UK (and the UK’s largest educational charity).

Benefits:

As part of the GDST, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

- Competitive salaries and pay progression

- Access to extensive professional development opportunities

- Training grants for qualifications

- Generous pension schemes

- Free life assurance benefit

- A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools

- Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans

- A Cycle to Work scheme

- Competitive terms and conditions of employment

Applications must be received by 6th September 2019.

Interviews will take place on 13th September 2019.