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Alumni Relations Officer

We are looking for a talented and dedicated Alumni Relations Officer to join Wycombe Abbey’s Development and External Relations department.

Wycombe Abbey has been at the forefront of girls’ boarding education for the last 125 years. Superb academic outcomes are the School’s hallmark and pupils regularly secure places at the most prestigious universities across the globe. Known for its world-class education, Wycombe Abbey encourages curiosity, innovation, leadership and delight in learning among its pupils.

The Development and External Relations team is responsible for engaging a wide range of stakeholders in the current and future activities of the School. The Alumni Relations function supports former pupils and former staff of Wycombe Abbey (Seniors and Honorary Seniors) and coordinates all aspects of their engagement with the School.

The successful candidate will be joining the team at an exciting time, as we look to build on previous alumni activity to deepen engagement in support of a new School-wide strategy. This role will have an emphasis on alumni communications, events and fundraising among our global community of 4000+ Seniors. As such, it presents an exciting opportunity to add real value to the Development and External Relations department. The successful candidate will have a strong set of relevant experience, be a positive and proactive team-player, exercise sound judgement and have excellent organisational and communications skills. A Bachelor’s Degree with experience working in a similar role is preferable.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year. You will be required to work out of hours occasionally to ensure the successful delivery of alumni and supporter events.

To apply: Further details can be found under ‘Current Vacancies’ on our website: https://www.wycombeabbey.com/careers/. Please complete an application form and submit this, together with a covering letter, to the Headmistress, Mrs J Duncan by selecting “Apply Now”. Should you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact the HR Team on 01494 895575 or [email protected]

Closing date: Sunday 12 June 2022

Wycombe Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity No 310638.

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Head of Community and Alumni Relations

The Royal Hospital School is a leading independent co-educational boarding and day school for 11 – 18-year-olds, set in 200 acres of Suffolk countryside overlooking the River Stour.

The Royal Hospital School has the following vacancy:

HEAD OF COMMUNITY & ALUMNI RELATIONS

This is an exciting opportunity to build on an excellent foundation and to work within a strong community organisation and with an engaged alumni.

This extremely varied role heading up the Community & Alumni Relations Office also includes an exciting opportunity to run the Royal Hospital School’s first bursary campaign ‘Launching 100 Lives before 2033’. With plans to deliver an innovative campaign and an engaged community, ready to support; the ability to hit the ground running is essential. The role would suit an individual who has experience in helping to deliver a fundraising campaign and would now like to take the lead.

 Applications should be made online following the link on our website www.royalhospitalschool.org/vacancies .  Please also upload a covering letter to support the online application.

Closing date for applications:  12noon on Monday 6 June 2022

Interviews will be held on Monday 13 June 2022

If you have any queries, please contact the HR Manager on [email protected] or 01473 326200. For more information about the Royal Hospital School, please visit www.royalhospitalschool.org

The Royal Hospital School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share our commitment. Employment is subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

 

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Alumni Relations Officer

Reporting to: Development Manager/Director of A,C&D
Contract: 3 days per week, term time only plus 15 days in school holidays
Occasional work will be needed during evenings and weekends.
Start Date: Asap

The Alumni Relations Officer role requires experience of customer relationship management and marketing, to implement the annual communications plan to the school alumni network.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator – both written and verbal – with the appropriate level of digital literacy to manage online networks as well as more traditional mailing channels. Ability to ‘think on feet’ and manage day-to-day administration of busy alumni office under the direction of the Development Manager, the successful applicant will be able to quickly immerse themselves in the culture of the school and become an advocate for the alumni community.

Reporting to the Development Manager, the role will also include ad-hoc communications support for the wider Admissions, Communications and Development team.

Skills and attributes:
• experience within a communications and customer relationship management function
• digitally savvy with the ability to manage multiple communications channels and identify new opportunities to reach our diverse alumni community
• expertise in relationship management, ability to relate well to the whole school community – prospective current and former parents, alumni, pupils, staff, governors and friends of the school
• event management experience within a comparable field
• outstanding interpersonal and communication skills

Alumni Relations:
• administrative support to the Development Manager and wider Admissions, Communications & Development team when required
• dealing with all incoming Old Colfeian correspondence and managing alumni database
• managing induction for new Old Colfeians upon leaving school
• proactively working to strengthen links between existing alumni and wider school community
• conducting tours for visiting Old Colfeians and their families
• managing alumni network events – digital and in-person
• implement alumni communications plan including creation and management of newsletters, social media channels and maintenance of relevant pages on school website
• working closely with Development Manager and Communications Manager on the production of development campaign documents and communications to alumni, newsletter, social media and school website etc.

Communication:
• identify opportunities to promote events and achievements of the school to alumni community and vice-versa
• work with Development Manager to promote the work of the Development Office within school community
• to be a visible and approachable figure for current pupils and staff, and to listen to their perspective on school life.
Application Procedure

All applicants must submit
• an application form, accompanied by a letter of application, current CV
• details of two referees, who will be contacted prior to interview, in accordance with the School’s Safer Recruitment procedures

The application should be marked private and confidential and submitted by email to [email protected] or by post to:

Mrs Anna Ross
Colfe’s School
Horn Park Lane
London SE12 8AW

The deadline for applications is Friday 12 November. Colfe’s reserves the right to appoint to this post before the closing date if necessary.

Colfe’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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Alumni Engagement & Events Officer

November 2021

24 hours per week, term-time only plus 8 weeks

Moulsford is seeking to appoint an Alumni Engagement & Events Officer for this thriving all boys’ prep school. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, hard-working, dynamic and flexible.

The main role is to foster engagement, develop strong and lasting relationships, and act as a primary link with our wider school community.

A very competitive salary and package is on offer. The School recognises the importance of creating the right work/life balance, of nurturing and developing staff, and creating a community. The School will invest in any training required for the role.

A full job description, details about Moulsford and an application form can be found on the website on this link www.moulsford.com/information/career-opportunities or via the School Office

Email: [email protected] Tel: 01491 651438

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 28th September 2021 Candidates should submit a letter addressed to the Headmaster together with a completed application form.

Moulsford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of appointment are subject to the completion of pre-employment checks including an Enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

Registered Charity No 309643.

 

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Alumni Relations Officer

We are seeking to appoint an Alumni Relations Officer who will play a key role in our Office of Development and Alumni Relations, as the first point of contact for our global network of alumni,
friends and donors, The Columban Network.

It is a very active body with nearly 11,000 members. More than 6,000 of those are former pupils, the Old Columbans (OCs).

We organise a full programme of social and networking events throughout the year, plus lots of volunteering opportunities. These are supported by website content, e-newsletters and lots of
social media activity on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Working as part of a small, friendly team, the role is busy, varied and interesting. Reporting to the Director of Communications, Admissions and Development, the ideal candidate will be
well-organised, with excellent communications skills and a high level of computer literacy.

An ability to work flexibly is also required for some out of hours and weekend events.

St Columba’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and an enhanced DBS check forms part of the appointment process, including reference checks with past employers.

To apply for this position, visit https://www.stcolumbascollege.org/about- us/work-with-us to view the job description and to download an application form. Please email your covering letter and
completed application form to Jackie Metcalfe, HR Manager at [email protected]

The closing date for applications is 5 July 2021. Early applications are encouraged as the College reserves the right to make an appointment prior to the closing date.

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Marketing Content Manager Photography and Alumni Relations

Full time in term-time, plus 2 weeks in the school holidays

 (36 weeks per annum).

We are looking for a creative, dynamic individual with photography, videography and organisational skills together with a keen digital awareness. You will have responsibility for editing photographs and video content. With a passion for event organisation, you are capable of marketing Seaford with flair and creativity. Your love for photography and keen eye for detail is key. You will support and work closely with the Director of Marketing in Seaford’s fun, forward thinking marketing team.

You will produce creative and engaging content, photographs and video footage that will be included across social media channels including the School’s website. You will also have responsibility to develop and update the website with photography, including the gallery section, webpages, and headers.  Working with Seaford’s photographer and the team, you will support our communications plan.  Based on the School’s calendar this showcases life at the school in an authentic way. Your work will involve all areas of the school, including sport, performing arts, academic life, boarding, co-curricular activities, pastoral care as well as trips, social events and dinners.  If you are used to shooting sports, events and everyday life, we want to hear from you! The role also includes creating engaging content for Seaford’s social media channels, with a focus on photography for Instagram (@seafordcollege and @seafordsport). Experience with drone photography and video is preferred but not essential.

We are looking for a strong photographer, if you don’t have videography skills, but are keen to learn, please apply as training will be given in filming and editing. 

Alumni Relations – the role also includes supporting the Director of Marketing with links between alumni (Old Seafordians) and the School. With excellent communication and correspondence skills, You will be the main point of call to enhance and maintain relationships with our “Old Seafordians”.  This involves the organisation of online, networking, social events and reunions. Your flair for photography will be showcased at alumni events and you will update and develop our alumni website with blogs photographs and content.

You need to have energy, good communication skills and passion for event organisation. Training will be given for the alumni relations part of the role. The role includes Saturdays to take photographs and film sport and co-curricular activities and evening work to cover events at the School.  The pattern of work is based on our School calendar which feeds into our communications plan. Please see our website for term dates www.seaford.org/admissions/term-dates

Please email [email protected] or visit our website for an application form

Closing date: 28th May 2021

We are committed to equal opportunity employment and safer recruitment. All applicants are subject to checks, an enhanced DBS check and references to our satisfaction

Seaford College, Lavington Park, Petworth. GU28 0NB www.seaford.org

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Alumni Engagement Coordinator

Full time, across the year

We are looking for a dynamic and self-motivated Alumni Engagement Coordinator to represent the school and be the primary link between the school and its former pupils, parents and staff. The role will be to build on existing work in this area, develop an agreed alumni engagement strategy and help grow the alumni network further.

The successful candidate is likely to have a background working within marketing or customer services, with a proven ability to building strategic working relationships with stakeholder groups. They will need excellent written and verbal communication skills, be confident using social media platforms and have experience of working with databases and web pages. They should have strong organizational skills and be able to demonstrate experience of running successful client events.

The role is full time across the year with some evening and weekend work required. In return we offer a competitive salary and all the benefits of a thriving independent school including 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, generous pension and staff discount, parking on site, complimentary lunches in term time and a cycle scheme.

“The quality of the pupils academic and other achievements is excellent” (ISI inspection January 2017)

Further details about the role and how to apply can be found under the ‘Work with Us’ tab on our website at www.claremontfancourt.co.uk

Closing date: Monday 10 May 2021

Initial interviews: Week commencing Monday 17 May 2021

Claremont Fan Court School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

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Development and Alumni Officer

An exciting opportunity to develop a career in development and alumni. Candidates should have experience of working with a specialist database in an office environment. They should also have the ability to prioritise their workload, excellent IT skills, a pleasant telephone manner and good communication skills.

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Digital Communications, Marketing & Alumni Officer

Pinewood School is set in 84 acres of rolling countryside on the border between Wiltshire and Oxfordshire and offers a quality, family-based, co-educational day and boarding environment for over 400 children aged 3-13.

The School seeks to appoint a Digital Communications, Marketing & Alumni Officer to join the Marketing and Admissions Team for Summer 2021.
This role will be responsible for proactively leading the digital communications, marketing, alumni and development strategy through multichannel avenues and for managing the corporate image and public perception of the School. The role will work very closely with the Admissions Team to attract and retain pupils and to drive preparations in looking forwards to the School’s 150th Anniversary in 2025.

This is a part-time position and full details regarding the hours and salary for this role can be found on the attached job description.

For a detailed job description and application form please visit our website www.pinewoodschool.co.uk or please click on the application form link below.

Completed application forms, along with a covering letter outlining what you believe you can offer to the School in this role, should be sent by email or by post to Mrs Jo Ranstead, Assistant Bursar at Pinewood School. Please also include a statement detailing 3 tasks you feel you would complete as your first quick-win priorities should you be successful in being appointed to this role.

Contact details are available from the school website.

Applications without a completed School Application Form will not be considered and will not receive a response.

  • Deadline for applications: 8am Monday 22nd February 2021
  • Interview date: w/c 1st March 2021
  • Start date: Summer Term 2021 (or as soon as possible after this date)

Pinewood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.