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Director of Development – Loughborough Schools Foundation



A new Director of Development is sought to take development at LSF to the next level of success.

Salary:           £60k-£70k depending on experience

Start date:    Autumn 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to lead and manage the fundraising and alumni relations activities for the Loughborough Schools Foundation (LSF) – a charitable foundation of four independent schools situated on two beautiful campuses, near the centre of Loughborough, that are home to over 2300 pupils and 600 staff.

This is an exciting time in the Schools’ history as they seek to develop an ambitious programme to fund life-changing pupil bursaries and substantial building projects. Planning and preparation have already begun and, for the new Director of Development, this is an opportunity to make a dynamic start, create and implement major campaigns and embed a long-term culture of philanthropic support.

The Foundation has a well-established Development Office with four full-time members of staff who will work under the Director of Development. The successful candidate will have expertise which includes major gifts, campaigns and team leadership, along with the experience and gravitas to build relationships and secure donations and support at all levels. S/he will report to the Head of Loughborough Grammar School and will be a member of the Chief Operating Officer’s Central Services Management Team.

To arrange a confidential discussion about the role, please contact:

Peter Lockhart: or 07876 354185.

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Thursday 16th May 2019.

To apply, candidates should complete the application form and email it, together with a covering letter (both as PDF files please) to Jonathan Barnes at: Jonathan can also be reached by calling the Head Office on 01858 467449.

Please address your letter to Mr Duncan Byrne, Headmaster of Loughborough Grammar School.

Loughborough Schools Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 16 May 2019 10.00am
  • Preliminary telephone interviews with RSAcademics Ltd - week commencing Monday 20th May
  • Interviews at the School 30 May 2019