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Development Manager

Development Manager

  • Location:

    Reading, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    Fundraising & Development, Community, Events, Major Donor

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  • Salary:

    £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sean Fallows

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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TPP Fundraising and Development team are delighted to be working in partnership with Reading Blue Coats School as they look to recruit a Development Manager into their Foundation team.

Reading Blue Coat School is a leading independent school that aim to provide a stimulating and friendly environment for pupils to develop to their full potential. They continue to increase admissions and are looking to substantially increase the number of bursaries they award each year. This means increased funding is key for them to continue to provide the best education possible.

The Development Manager is a key position within the School and the Foundation Office, which was established a three years ago with the aim of increasing engagement with different community groups and to create a sustainable culture of giving.

Job title: Development Manager
Organisation: Reading Blue Coats School
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Location: Reading

The Development Manager will work toward launching the School's first fundraising campaigns, focusing on raising funds for bursaries and a new Performing Arts Centre. You will work closely with the Director to grow their fundraising programme, which will be implemented through a range of channels, which will include major gifts, legacies, events, regular giving, and grants. Building relationships with the School's community will be important to ensure sustained funding. This role will manage the delivery of a calendar of events to build strong relationships with their alumni, parents, and staff. This role will also take responsibility for their fundraising database and online networking portal, ensuring data is kept up to date and compliant in line with changing legislation.

They are looking for candidates who ideally have experience and knowledge working within a fundraising capacity in the education sector or related industry. You will have had experience of managing the delivery of events, ensuring that everything on the day is running smoothly. A working knowledge of the use of fundraising databases is key, ensuring it is kept up to date and utilised in the correct manner to maximise fundraising efforts. You should have accomplished interpersonal skills, an excellent memory for names and faces, and an ability to build trusted relationships.

This is an amazing opportunity to support in the growth and direction they take within their fundraising efforts. A role that gives you the chance to take ownership and put your mark on their work. If you have read this advertisement with great interest and would like to set up a time to talk further, then apply within.

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.