Head of Development – Eton College

Windsor, Berkshire

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Be part of a challenging and exciting department to develop Eton’s fundraising capabilities.

The Eton College of the 21st century is focused on the future while valuing its heritage.  Today’s school is a progressive and increasingly diverse community.  Inclusivity, individual student development and innovation in teaching and learning are our guiding principles.

The Development team at Eton is in a period of exciting and sector leading transition.  Already one of the UK’s leading fundraising schools, the College now seeks an outstanding Head of Development to play a pivotal role in leading the rapid expansion of Eton’s development and fundraising capabilities.

The Head of Development will complement the Director of Development’s rich knowledge of Eton with sector leading fundraising methodology.  In short, the ideal candidate will bring the science of fundraising and contemporary best practice to an already high performing team.

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Head of Development will help create, and support, an enlarged development function, capable of optimising the College’s significant fundraising potential.

You will be an inspiring individual who will play a leading role in helping development and fundraising at Eton College become pre-eminent in the schools’ sector.  Your own record of fundraising will be outstanding, and you will be excited to join a high-achieving and reflective academic culture.

As a leader at Eton, you will have exacting standards and high attention to detail, will be a self-starter with initiative, confidence, drive and flexibility and the ability to deal with unexpected situations and think on your feet.

An excellent remuneration package is offered for the post of Head of Development reflecting the seniority and significance of the position and may include relocation support.

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics to arrange a confidential discussion about the post:

Nina Lambert, Search Consultant: NinaLambert@rsacademics.com

Debra Price, Senior Advisor: DebraPrice@rsacademics.com

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Thursday 21 October 2021.

To apply, candidates should complete an application form electronically and submit it to RSAcademics, together with a letter of application and CV. Please click the “Apply Now” link on the right side of this page. You will be taken to our online portal where you will be able to download an application form. Please follow the instructions provided to complete your application.

Letters of application are to be maximum of two pages and should outline the attraction of this position and why candidates feel their experience, skills and personal qualities qualify them for the role. Please address your letter to Mr Justin Nolan, Director of Development, Eton College.

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact Jonathan Barnes, Head of Operations (Leadership Appointments), at applications@rsacademics.com. Jonathan can also be reached by calling 01858 383174.

RSAcademics is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are committed to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

Key Dates

Preliminary virtual interviews will take place via video conferencing from 22nd October 2021

Longlist interviews will be held via video conferencing w/c 8 November 2021

Shortlist interviews will be held at Eton College, dates TBC