Alumni Relations and Development Officer
18-month Fixed Term Contract with the possibility of moving to a permanent role, 35 hours per week. Salary £27,750 to £31,550 per annum inclusive.
City of London Freemen’s School is a thriving independent co-educational day and boarding school, situated on the outskirts of the pretty village of Ashtead, Surrey. Freemen’s is known for the quality of its education provision, whilst ensuring that students are well supported and encouraged in a nurturing, yet academic, environment.
We are seeking to appoint a talented Alumni Relations and Development Officer to join the School’s expanding Development & Alumni team, situated within the wider External Relations division. This is a new position, and the successful candidate will be joining the team at an exciting time, where the role can create a real impact both within the School and the wider community.
With a history spanning nearly 170 years, Freemen’s has a large alumni network located all over the world. Whilst many alumni are already actively engaged with the School, we wish to develop this relationship and draw our former students closer. With experience in alumni engagement, or in a sales or marketing role in the education sector, you will be highly personable and outgoing, and have experience in providing superlative customer service. You will be confident as the ‘face’ of the Freemen’s Alumni Network, with activities including holding alumni events, creating new and strengthening existing alumni communications, and supporting the wider Development function through identifying alumni with the capacity to support the School in a variety of ways.
You will also support the development activities of the Development, Community & Partnerships Manager and their team, ensuring that information is clearly recorded on the database, and communicated to all team members. Strong organisational and communication skills are essential, as is a creative mindset and a passion for education.
With a strong emphasis on professional development and working within a highly supportive team, we will provide you with the opportunity to grow and develop your alumni engagement and fundraising skills in a fast-paced environment, where every day brings new exciting opportunities, and all within 57 acres of stunning Surrey countryside.
Normal working hours are 35 hours per week Monday to Friday, based in the School in Ashtead Park, with the expectation to attend a number of development & alumni, community, and marketing events (which may take place out of typical hours), as required.
To apply online, please visit City of London Corporation Jobs: https://jobs.cityoflondon.gov.uk Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference number CLFS0208. A minicom service for the hearing impaired available on 020 7332 3732.
Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 20 September. Interviews will take place at the School on Tuesday 27 September.
This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as part of the selection process a Disclosure and Barring check will be required.
The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.