Rugby, Warwickshire
£45,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Salary – competitive
Full Time, All year round. 
The School would consider an element of flexible working for this role.

Rugby School seeks an outstanding individual for the position of Deputy Director of Development. This is an exceptional opportunity for an accomplished individual with significant experience in fundraising, marketing and/or relationship building, a passion for education and demonstrable commitment to securing income for one of the country’s leading independent schools. 

The Deputy Director of Development will have a pivotal role in overseeing and coordinating specific fundraising activities, including the generation of regular gifts, legacy pledges and growing a portfolio of donors. The postholder will also co-ordinate the operational work of the Development Office, including managing the day to day running of the office and overseeing the work of the Senior Research Officer and the Development Officer and the maintenance of systems.

Founded in 1567 through a legacy from Lawrence Sheriff, grocer and spice merchant to Queen Elizabeth I, Rugby School is one of the oldest public schools in England and is renowned worldwide for being the place where the game of rugby was born and developed. Today, Rugby School is a co-educational boarding school with 840 students aged 13 – 18 years and following a merger at the start of 2020 Bilton Grange Preparatory School and a 300 further students aged 3 – 13 joined the Rugby School Group.

With an outstanding reputation for academic excellence as well as for achievement in co-curricular activity, students are drawn from a variety of backgrounds and the School is committed to broadening intake through bursaries and scholarships. 

Rugby School seeks a talented candidate for this position, with the ability to: act independently and with good judgement; develop and maintain excellent relationships with volunteers, donors and prospects; think strategically and tactically in connection with fundraising goals; combine initiative and flair with attention to detail and manage a number of projects over long periods. The successful candidate will also need to be a superior communicator with strong written and verbal skills and have the credibility and integrity to motivate others.

For a driven and entrepreneurial individual with a track record of success, this is an opportunity to join a leading independent school and really make your mark.

For more information and to apply: please register and complete an application via our recruitment portal which can be found on the School's website.

Applications will be screened on an ongoing basis and candidates may be contacted as part of the shortlisting process. We reserve the right to appoint before the closing date.

The final deadline for applicants is 31 January 2021, 12 noon.

Please contact the HR department if you would like to request a copy of the candidate pack. Details can be found on the School's website.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or age.

Charity Registration Number 528752

Posted on: 20 January 2021
Closed date: 31 January 2021
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development