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Foundation Director - Marlborough College



This is a once in a career opportunity for a senior development strategist and major gifts specialist. Marlborough College seeks an outstanding, and sector-leading, Foundation Director who can help the College become one of the UK’s most successful fundraising schools.

Very Attractive Remuneration Package.

Founded in 1843, Marlborough College is the largest coeducational full boarding school in the UK with 962 pupils, aged 13-18 years, situated in an historic and stunning 286-acre setting. The College is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading boarding schools offering a contemporary, challenging and enriching education where service to others continues to be profoundly important. Connections with the College’s alumni within the UK and internationally are strong and highly valued, with Marlborough College Malaysia providing an important global aspect of the Marlborough family.

This is a senior appointment; the post holder will report to the Master and be a member of the Management Team. The successful candidate will build upon the significant fundraising successes of the last five years, and set strategy to take development, and major gifts and bursaries fundraising, to the next level.

He/she will lead a mature and successful Development team in all aspects of fundraising and alumni relations. Since 2014 the Development team has raised approximately £11.2 million and significant progress has been made in establishing a comprehensive framework of fundraising including major gifts, regular giving and the development of legacy income.  In addition, the Development team also supports a flourishing programme of engagement for the Marlburian Club.

Development and fundraising activities will be key to realising the College’s goals to achieve 30% access on a needs-blind basis and generate significant income to continue investing in ambitious future capital projects.

The importance of the post is recognised with a sector-leading remuneration package.

To arrange a confidential discussion, please contact:

Nina Lambert – or call 07764 185745

Debra Price –

To Apply:

Candidates should complete the RSAcademics application form electronically (available to download to the right of this page). Please also submit a covering letter in support of your application form which should be addressed to the Master, Mrs Louise Moelwyn-Hughes.

Please email both documents as pdf files to Alison Hooper, Project Coordinator at

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 18th June 2019 at 10:00am

Marlborough College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) as well as proof of identity and qualifications and a satisfactory medical report.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 18 June 2019 10:00am
  • Preliminary telephone or Zoom interviews 19 June 2019 -21 June 2019
  • Final interviews at Marlborough College 03 July 2019