Director of Development and External Relations

Oxford, Oxfordshire
12 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of Development and External Communications

The Dragon School is one of the UK’s leading independent schools and is embarking on an exciting new period of development under a new Headmaster. The Dragon School is seeking to appoint a high calibre, major gift fundraiser, to be at the core of the Dragon School’s development for this new chapter in its history.

 As Director of Development and External Relations, your primary responsibility will be setting the strategy and delivering fundraising to meet the School’s significant capital project requirements, and supporting its highly successful bursaries campaign.

You will be responsible for driving this campaign and will have lead responsibility for ‘making the ask’ of potential donors. However, your role will be more varied than this and you will also be responsible, on behalf of the Headmaster, for providing oversight and bringing cohesion to the School’s external relations efforts.

Salary: c.£75k depending on experience

Hours: 37.5 per week - although you will be expected to attend events outside normal hours and on some weekends.

Holidays: 30 days plus bank holidays

Pension: Employer offers a minimum of 3% up to a maximum of 12% contribution to the School’s pension scheme                   

Life Insurance: Life Insurance 3x gross salary

Other benefits: Access to swimming pool during term time, Meals provided during working hours in school term time, Access to cycle to work scheme, Child care vouchers, 24 hour health support line, Free parking.

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and CV via the Dragon School online portal by 31st January 2018 (midnight), successful applicants will be invited to a telephone conversation with the HR manager w/c 5th February. Short listed candidates will proceed to a formal interview with a five minute presentation on a topic to be given one day in advance along with a tour of the school and meeting the team w/c 19th February.