Deputy Director of Development and Engagement

Brighton, East Sussex
Up to £45,000.00 per year
14 Sep 2022
30 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Brighton College seeks to appoint a Deputy Director of Development and Engagement, who will play a pivotal role in devising and implementing the strategic advance of its fundraising and engagement programmes.

This is an exciting position within the Development and Engagement office at United Kingdom’s leading co-educational independent school. You will be joining the team at a pivotal time, as we raise funds for a £35 million performing arts centre and a transformative free-places programme for local young people with lived experience of disadvantage and displacement.

As Deputy Director of Development you will:

  • Work with the Director of Development and Engagement to develop and implement short, medium and long-term strategic targets for fundraising and alumni and parent engagement.
  • Manage key KPIs for engagement, and producing periodic analysis and reports of activity Fundraising.
  • Raise funds in support of the school’s key strategic fundraising priorities
  • Manage fundraising appeals and projects aimed at the wider parent and alumni communities.
  • Manage a portfolio of alumni and parent prospective supporters, involving the Director of Development and Engagement as appropriate.
  • Implement the school’s legacy fundraising strategy and overseeing the acquisition and stewardship of legacy pledgers (1845 Society).

Skills, knowledge and competencies:

  • 2 years+ managerial/supervisory experience within a fundraising/ events/marketing/membership environment, ideally within the education sector.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the confidence and ability to build strategic working relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Confidence and willingness to speak publicly at events.
  • A creative approach to content generation, good eye for design and experience of writing high-quality copy for online and offline platforms.
  • Confident user of social media platforms and knowledge of how to use them to harness the engagement of a community.
  • Passion for, and extensive experience of, large event management (100+ people).
  • Strong numeracy, analytical and interpretative skills using IT competently.
  • Be self-disciplined and motivated.
  • Have excellent time management skills and a demonstrable ability to multitask.
  • A flexible and supportive team player.
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends at school events (around 45 events a year with time given in lieu).
  • Be enthused by developing an understanding of independent schooling and its marketplace.

Safeguarding responsibilities:

  • This role will involve daily contact with pupils and you will be engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.
  • All staff and volunteers have a responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for who you are responsible and with whom you come into contact


  • Company events Company pension Cycle to work scheme Discounted or free food Gym membership Life insurance Store discounts Wellness programmes


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Brighton, BN2 0AL: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

For full details of the role, including the full Job Description and Person Specification, please see the Job Profile Document by following the apply link.