Head of Fundraising

Cranleigh, Surrey
10 Apr 2018
01 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Fundraising

Full time, throughout the year

From September 2018


Cranleigh is Surrey’s leading co-educational independent school, offering boarding and day education for pupils aged 7 to 18. Cranleigh provides a breathtaking range of opportunities in a school small enough for everyone to know and support each other. Pupils lead busy lives now, exceeding academic and sporting expectations, while preparing for life beyond our beautiful rural location.

Cranleigh is committed to providing a holistic education that can change the direction of a child’s life, encapsulated in its motto ‘Ex Cultu Robur’ (from culture comes strength). The School aspires to develop generations of Cranleighans who will wish to shape future culture for the better. To meet that vision, the School is deeply committed to ensuring that a Cranleigh education is accessible to a diverse range of talented boys and girls, regardless of ability to pay.

The School wishes to adopt a more strategic approach to fundraising by establishing an office that is dedicated to gaining private philanthropic support, in order to provide significant bursaries to deserving pupils (both through the Foundation and to support talented and scholarship candidates) and to maintain its position as a leading school. Over the last four years much work has been done to prepare the groundwork for this office, including community engagement and the development of databases.

The next step is to appoint a highly skilled and motivated Head of Fundraising who will develop, deliver and lead a long-term strategy to be approved by the Governing Body. Candidates will be comfortable working in an independent school and have a proven track record in fundraising that includes working with high-net worth individuals. Confidence and exemplary communication skills are necessary as candidates will be expected to engage with a range of audiences including patrons, major donors, parents and alumni.

Salary will be discussed with the successful candidate based on skills and experience.

Candidates are requested to submit a brief letter of application, together with the completed application form supported by a full CV and names and contact details of two referees as soon as possible and no later than 9:30am on Friday 1 June 2018.

Interviews will be held w/c 18 and 25 June 2018.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and enhanced disclosure screening will apply to this post.