Fundraising & Alumni Relations Officer


  • Permanent
  • Slough, Berkshire
  • Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum
  • REF: J1043605
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This is an exciting opportunity for a Fundraising & Alumni Relations Officer to join our client, a prestigious independent school, located near Slough. The successful candidate will be joining the recently formed Development Office which was set up to drive fundraising to support its ambitious future plans. You will have excellent communication skills and be comfortable talking to a wide range of people. The role is ideal for someone from a Charity or Fundraising background who is highly organised and digitally literate with a desire to succeed in a challenging and rewarding environment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

£28,000 pa to £34,000 per annum. Contributory pension scheme

9am – 5pm, 52 weeks per year

Free meals during term time

Free on-site parking

Key responsibilities

  • Manage gift entry, gift reconciliation, and regular reporting on departmental figures.
  • Prepare renewal reminders, gift agreements, acknowledgment letters, and stewardship communications.
  • Prepare all relevant reports and documents required for the Marketing, Admissions and Development Committee meetings.
  • Assist with campaign administration, including drafting of campaign timelines.
  • Maintain, update, and organise all departmental files and spreadsheets.
  • Support the Director of Development with any administrative tasks as they arise.
  • Work closely with the Bursary to obtain relevant figures and statistics and to reconcile fundraising revenue, ensuring departmental figures are correct.
  • Responsible for entering and maintaining all donor records, ensuring the database contains up-to-date, accurate, cross referenced and valid records.
  • Recording and reporting on donor activity.
  • Responsible for maintaining financial data on the CRM, and production of financial reports as directed.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of all fundraising, stewardship and cultivation events for Alumni and past/current parents.
  • Spearhead Alumni communications initiatives, including the creation of compelling newsletters and other relevant content, to keep the community informed and engaged.
  • Manage and curate content for both Alumni and Foundation social media platforms, employing strategic content creation, scheduling, and interactive engagement technique.
  • Collaborate closely with key stakeholders to align the Foundation’s social media with overarching fundraising and engagement objectives, ensuring cohesive and impactful communication strategies.
  • Participate in School events including when these are held in the evenings, at weekends or otherwise outside of normal working hours.
  • Undertake such other duties as may reasonably be required from time to time.

Key Skills:

  • Strong literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite and Databases.
  • Excellent data management skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and adapt quickly to changing demands.
  • Commitment to working in a team environment; never afraid to ask questions but equally enthusiastic looking for your own solutions.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Good level of general education – Graduate, A level or equivalent
  • Project management skills.
  • Events organisation, planning and administration.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Copywriting and editorial skills.
  • Industrious and creative.
  • Working to deadlines and ability to prioritise a busy workload.
  • Honesty, integrity and discretion, tact and diplomacy.
  • Smart and professional appearance.
  • Professional approach at all times and a calm and helpful manner.
  • To implement and adhere to best practice in safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of children and young people.

Please note that we will only contact those candidates that we assess as suitable for the positions we have currently available based on their experience, training, and skills. If we do not have anything suitable, we will not keep your CV for more than 30 days.

As an equal opportunity employer, Bucks and Berks Recruitment is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.

Consultant Details

Camilla Askew

Recruitment Consultant