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Girls Education Company Limited
High Wycombe, South East England, United Kingdom (on-site)
2 days ago
Thousand Oaks, California, United States (hybrid)
27 days ago
Girls Education Company Limited
High Wycombe, South East England, United Kingdom
2 days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
Practice Area
Independent School/Primary Or Secondary School
Min Experience
Min Education
Required Travel
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Job Function


We are looking for a talented and dedicated fundraising professional to join Wycombe Abbey’s Development and Seniors Office as the Development Operations Manager. 
Wycombe Abbey has been at the forefront of girls’ education for more than 125 years. The School encourages curiosity, innovation, leadership and delight in learning among its pupils. Superb academic outcomes are the School’s hallmark and pupils regularly secure places at the most prestigious universities across the globe. 
The Development and Seniors Office is responsible for engaging a wide range of stakeholders to support the strategic direction of the School. The office fosters a culture of philanthropy and engagement within the wider Wycombe Abbey community. 
This role presents an exciting opportunity to maximise the effectiveness of the Development and Seniors Office at a time of growth. The successful candidate will have relevant experience, be dynamic and proactive, have high standards for their work and possess excellent written and interpersonal skills. A bachelor’s degree with experience working in a similar role is highly desirable.


Specialist Knowledge and Experience 

  • Professional experience of fundraising and/or education development. 

  • Knowledge of individual giving and legacy giving principles, with previous experience highly desirable. 

  • Experience in relationship management systems such as Raiser’s Edge NXT, Microsoft Dynamics CRM or a similar CRM database system. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

  • Excellent research skills, including a high level of attention to detail and accuracy. 

  • Outstanding relationship management skills, with the ability to develop constructive and beneficial working relationships. 

  • Sound understanding of Alumnae Relations. 

  • Proficiency in MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint. Experience with Outlook email and design software, such as InDesign, highly desirable  Proficiency in MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint. Experience with Outlook email and design software, such as InDesign, highly desirable   

  • An appreciation for and understanding of the priorities of independent education and girls’ boarding. 


Interpersonal Skills 

  • Proven ability to develop effective and supportive relationships with a variety of stakeholders. 

  • Self-motivated and resilient with a positive attitude and the ability to work under own initiative. 

  • High level of professionalism and integrity. 

  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality. 

  • Experience of communicating confidently and effectively at all levels.  


Organisational Skills 

  • Exceptional project management skills. 

  • Excellent organisational skills: ability to organise and prioritise work, meet deadlines and work effectively under pressure. 



  • A confident and committed team member dedicated to nurturing talent and developing potential amongst others. 

  • Enthusiastic and proactive team-player, committed to sharing success and supporting colleagues. 



  • The ability to adapt successfully to changing demands and conditions. 


Special conditions

  • Appointment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check. 



Child Protection Statement: 

The posts holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the post the post holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare or children in the school s/he must report any concerns to the Schools Designated Safeguarding Lead or to the Headmistress. 


The School values of Trust, Encouragement, Mutual Respect, Dynamism, Excellence, Innovation, Service and Balance should be followed to enhance working relationships and to benefit the whole School community. 


Health & Safety at Wycombe Abbey 

Under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and associated legislation, colleagues at Wycombe Abbey are expected to comply with Health & Safety requirements at all times, including but not limited to Risk Assessments, COSHH, PPE, Manual Handling and to follow Wycombe Abbey policies and procedures. Specifically, colleagues must continuously carry out all duties in a manner which does not endanger themselves or others. 


Data Protection at Wycombe Abbey 

The School will comply with its obligations under the prevailing data protection legislation when processing your personal data. For further detail in this regard you should refer to the School’s Data Protection Policy and the Staff Privacy Notice which can be found on the website 


Code of Conduct Statement  

Colleagues at Wycombe Abbey are expected to work together showing respect, courtesy and helpfulness, cooperatively working with a positive ethos and culture, whatever the staff member’s position may be. Each individual should try to see and appreciate what others are doing and understand that the provision that we offer our pupils can flourish only with the active assistance of all concerned. 


The duties and responsibilities contained within this job description may change from time to time according to the requirements of the role. This document is not intended to have a contractual effect. 

Job ID: 73193251

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