Head of Alumni and Business Development

Job Title: Head of Alumni and Business Development
Client: The King's School Worcester
Location: Worcester
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Salary: Up to £50,000
Closing Date: Midnight on the 8th of May. Interview Date: Week beginning 16th May, TBC
Reference: KSW01
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Key Areas of Responsibility
The primary responsibility of this exciting new role of Head of Alumni and Business Development is to establish, develop and maintain relationships throughout the King’s Community. This includes:
• Building and supporting relationships with the King’s parent body and local businesses, as well as a wider network, to enrich the King’s community and invigorate the commercial activities of the Foundation.
• Leading and managing fundraising to support the Foundations’ strategic objectives and ambitions for bursary funding and major capital projects.

The Head of Alumni and Business Development will also have management and leadership responsibility for alumni relations, including an annual programme of alumni events.

Line Management and Key Line Management Responsibilities
The Head of Alumni and Business Development will report directly to the Director of Finance and Business Development and work alongside the Headmaster and CEO of the Foundation.

The Head of Alumni and Business Development will also have a communication line to the Chairman of The King’s School Worcester Development Trust.

The Head of Alumni and Business Development will have line management responsibility for the Alumni Co-ordinator and the Business Development Co- Ordinator. They will work proactively with Finance, Estates, Marketing and Catering Teams to ensure that all events are
effectively costed, marketed, and delivered

King’s Worcester is an exciting and rewarding community in which to work and I am
thrilled that you have recognised that by making an application to join us. Our ethos is
to combine a profound appreciation of our heritage with a sharp appetite for educational innovation and a vigorous enthusiasm for the co-curricular provision which lies at the heart of schools like ours. But central to everything is our friendly atmosphere and excellent relationships between staff and pupils.

We are all shaped by our environment and at King’s we are truly grateful for the beautiful environment in which we live and work. The King’s Foundation in Worcester is a community of three schools: King’s Senior and our two Prep Schools, King’s St Alban’s and King’s Hawford. In the Senior School we currently educate approximately 880 pupils aged 11 – 18 in our beautiful
city centre campus; at King’s St Alban’s, circa 170 pupils aged 2 – 11 enjoy sharing our extensive facilities on the same site. King’s Hawford educates around 240 pupils aged 2 – 11 and is situated just north of the city in rural Worcestershire (four miles from the city centre campus). There is one governing body for all three Schools.

I’m looking for a Head of Alumni and Business Development who is a creative, forward thinker with energy, drive and outstanding interpersonal skills. If this is you then I look forward to meeting you in the months ahead, and – if successful – can’t wait to work with you in the years to come.
Gareth Doodes
Headmaster and CEO of The King’s School, Worcester Foundation

We are looking for candidates with creativity, energy, and drive to establish, develop and maintain relationships throughout the King’s Community and beyond.

Essential Criteria
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including an ability to operate with confidence at a strategic level and when
dealing with people of all levels of seniority.
• An ability to think proactively, self-motivate and use initiative, as well as a real drive to achieve
demonstrable progress in this role.
• The ability to lead and motivate individuals and groups.
• A team player with creative flair and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Proven track record of developing and implementing income generation strategies.
• A natural willingness and interest in the Foundation; prepared to ‘roll up sleeves’ in an emergency.

Personal Competencies/Skills
• Personal integrity, honesty, energy and stamina.
• Enthusiasm, dedication and a sense of humour.
• Be diplomatic, sensitive and persuasive.
• Commitment to the King’s mission and values.
• Willingness to be visibly engaged in the daily life of the Foundation

As outstanding interpersonal skills are crucial, you may already work in the third sector, but you may also be an experienced business development manager looking to move into a role that supports your ambition to ‘enrich’ the community you work in.