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St Helen and St Katharine – Head of Development

Abingdon, Oxfordshire

St Helen’s is seeking an experienced fundraising professional to take up the role of Head of Development to help take the School’s philanthropy activities to the next level.

St Helen and St Katharine is a thriving community of 730 students aged 9 to 18 years. St Helen’s offers students an outstanding academic education and a rich and varied life beyond the classroom, including excellence in sport, the creative and performing arts and a superb range of extracurricular clubs and societies. The School is located on a single campus-style site of beautiful Edwardian and modern buildings set in 22 acres of grounds, on the outskirts of Abingdon, some six miles from Oxford.

Reporting to the Director of Communications and Marketing, the Head of Development will work closely with the Headmistress. The main focus of this new role will be building a programme of philanthropy in support of the school’s ambitious bursary programme so helping the School achieve its strategic goals and sustain its core values.

This is an exciting opportunity suited either to a fundraising professional currently outside education, or an individual already in the education sector, looking to develop their career in the sphere of educational fundraising.

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

Nina Lambert: or call her on 07764 185745

Debra Price:

Closing date for applications is 10.00am on Tuesday 27th August 2019.

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

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 27 August 2019 10.00am
  • Preliminary telephone interviews will be held by RSAcademics during the week commencing Monday 2nd September
  • Interviews at the School - 17th, 19th and 20th September