Development Director

Hook, Hampshire
Competitive Salary and significant range of benefits
12 Sep 2016
03 Oct 2016
Full Time
Contract Type

Start date:              January 2017 (may be negotiated for an outstanding candidate)

Post type:               Full time, permanent

Pay & benefits:       Competitive salary and significant range of benefits



This is an exciting opportunity to make a real impact on the lives of young people. Lord Wandsworth College has over 100 years of supporting disadvantaged children; our Foundationers are at the heart of our College. The Development Director will play a fundamental role in fundraising to continue this tradition of transforming lives. Building on a strong foundation of philanthropy, the successful candidate will develop and deliver a strategic plan for fundraising at Lord Wandsworth College.

The Role

The primary focus for the new Director will be fundraising for the Foundationers/bursaries.  Additionally, the College has long-term ambitions to build our endowments to ensure that this tradition of inclusivity and support continues for centuries to come. Alongside the fundraising ambition, the College has a 10-year vision and strategy which provides opportunities to develop capital campaigns.

The Director will have oversight of the newly formed Development team, which will incorporate our Alumni Relations and Foundation activity.  The Director will be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team.  The person will work closely with the Bursar and with the Director of Admissions and Marketing.

Main Duties

  • Fundraising
  • Alumni and Parent Relations
  • Leadership and management, and be an active member of the Senior Leadership Team

Person Specification

Management experience in a fundraising or development role with a proven track record of securing major gifts from a wide range of individuals and organisations.  Confident self-starter, able to work independently at senior leadership level with the ability to develop, articulate and implement a strategic vision for stakeholder relationships in support of the aims and objectives of the College.  Outstanding communication, presentation, relationship-building and networking skills are necessary.

Closing date: 3rd October 2016

Interview date: w/c 10th October 2016

Please apply on line at

Any questions with regard to the post should be directed to The Headmaster, Adam Williams, on 01256 860296 or


The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. The successful applicant will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check and references. We are an equal opportunities employer. Lord Wandsworth College is a registered charity (Number: 1143359) providing outstanding caring education for boys and girls since 1912.

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