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Development Officer


18-month Fixed Term Contract with the possibility of moving to a permanent role

35 hours per week

Salary £27,750 to £31,550 per annum inclusive

City of London Freemen’s School is a thriving independent co-educational day and boarding school, with a history spanning nearly 170 years. Situated on the outskirts of the pretty village of Ashtead, Surrey, Freemen’s is known for the quality of its education provision, whilst ensuring that students are well supported and encouraged and nurturing, yet academic, environment.

We are seeking to appoint a Development Officer to join the School’s expanding Development & Alumni team. As a result of increased investment, this position is a key part of a growing and re-organised team structure. The successful candidate will be joining the team at an exciting time, where the role can create a real impact both within the School and the wider community.  

Reporting to the Development, Community & Partnerships Manager, you will be skilled in prospect research, and can identify stakeholders with the ability to support the School’s strategic objectives. You will have strong interpersonal skills, with the confidence and ability to build engaging and effective long-term relationships with prospects, whilst deepening relationships with existing donors. You will have experience of working in a front-facing fundraising function and can provide evidence of your success. With a keen eye for detail, you will also be confident in creating a range of supporting literature and materials, with which to engage and excite prospects and donors.

With a strong emphasis on professional development and working within a highly supportive team, we will provide you with the opportunity to grow and develop your fundraising skills in a fast-paced environment, where every day brings new exciting opportunities, and all within 57 acres of stunning Surrey countryside.

Normal working hours are 35 hours per week Monday to Friday, based in the School in Ashtead Park, with the expectation to attend a number of development & alumni, community, and marketing events (which may take place out of typical hours), as required. 

Closing date for completed application forms is 9am on Friday 11th November 2022. Applications will be considered as they are received, and the vacancy may therefore close earlier than advertised.

To apply online, please visit City of London Corporation Jobs  Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978

(24hr  answerphone), quoting reference number CLFS 0210. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is      available on 020 7332 3732.

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

The City of London Corporation is committed o Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.