Fixed Term of up to one year to cover a period of Maternity Leave| Full-time | All year-round (52 weeks per annum)
Starting salary of £35,677.50 (including September 2023 salary increase)
We are looking for an organised and proactive individual to join our Development Office, responsible for nurturing strong links with our Felsted Community which includes alumni (Old Felstedians), current and former parents, current and former staff, and other well-wishers. The office delivers an integrated and varied programme of communications, events, fundraising activities and stewardship to keep our community engaged with the life of the school, as well as promoting a culture of ‘giving back’ in terms of time, talent, and philanthropy.
The successful candidate must have excellent communication, writing and project management skills as well as the ability to strategize, implement and build constituency programmes and activities, whilst working to tight deadlines. The Engagement Manager is responsible for the strategy and implementation of our engagement programme, appealing and adding value for our target groups and supporting the school’s strategic aims around building and promoting a culture of philanthropy. It is essential to act confidently, remain calm and professional during busy periods, working collaboratively with colleagues, volunteers and key stakeholders in a warm, friendly and professional manner.
Further information and a full job description can be found within the ‘Role Information Pack’ on our website.
This role is a permanent position working full-time (Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm), all-year round. The starting salary for this role is £35,677.50 per annum (including September 2023 salary increase).
For an informal chat about the role, please contact Kate Love, Director of Development, on 01371 822649.
Benefits include free life assurance and parking; contributory pension scheme (matched at 4%); free hot drinks; annual salary reviews; free use of the Felsted Gym and pool facilities; subsidised on-site Coffee Shop; and membership to Felsted Connect: an online multi-platform engagement tool where staff have access to hundreds of exclusive discounts and offers from online and high-street retailers. More information on our rewards package can be found on our website felsted.org/employment-opps/rewards.
Felsted School is rated ‘Excellent in every aspect’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.
Felsted School is a leading day and boarding independent school based in a stunning village campus in North Essex. Founded in 1564 by Richard Lord Riche, who had been a Lord Chancellor under King Edward VI, Felsted today provides an exceptional holistic education to approximately 1100 boys and girls aged four to eighteen. We celebrated our 450th anniversary in 2014, one of only a handful of Schools in the country that have claimed this historic milestone. We employ more than 160 teachers and 440 operational staff in a community orientated environment, ensuring our pupils receive the very best in learning and co-curricular activities.
Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 31 July 2023 at 09:00am.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 03 August 2023.
If you would like to apply for this position, please visit our website www.felsted.org/employment-opps to complete our online application process.
Felsted is committed to equal opportunities and maintaining a safe and secure environment for all pupils and a ‘culture of vigilance’ to safeguard and protect all in its care, and to all aspects of its ‘Safeguarding (Child Protection and Staff Behaviour) Policy’. Please note, it is an offence to apply for this position if barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. All employees are subject to pre-employment checks including a Disclosure and Barring Service check.