The Grey Coat Hospital, founded in 1698 is a Church of England school for girls aged eleven to eighteen with a mixed Sixth Form. The historic foundation of the school and its current ethos are rooted in a confident and generous Christian faith and practice, which welcomes students and staff of all backgrounds and beliefs. The school is situated in the heart of central London close to excellent transport links. We are a heavily oversubscribed comprehensive school for girls with excellent examination results.
Development Officer 3 days a week (term time)
The Development Officer will play a central role in implementing the new fundraising campaign strategy for the school. The role will involve phone and face-to-face contact with parents and alumnae, so the ability to connect with people will be important. During the initial phase of the appointment the post holder will be supported by our Fundraising Consultant.
The role involves:
Managing fundraising communications, submitting applications for funding to charitable trusts and companies and be responsible for thanking donors.
Acting as a central point of contact for the fundraising campaign and as the initial principal point of contact for external campaign-related enquiries.
Maintaining the giving database, managing event attendance and meetings and regularly producing reports on pledges, redemption schedules and statistics as required by the overseeing committees.
Managing the alumnae database, delivering an engagement strategy to develop strong relations with former students and manage alumnae events, which may involve occasional work at weekends and evenings.
The ideal candidate will be:
Educated to degree level or equivalent, or to have comparable relevant experience and have previous experience of the sector. They will be self-motivated, enthusiastic and friendly with an eye for detail. They will be able to deliver on deadlines and be flexible about the duties and hours needed to fulfil the brief. They will also have a basic understanding of GDPR and the need for discretion and confidentiality.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for all posts.