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Development Manager – Stonyhurst College


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced development or fundraising administrator to join a new fundraising team.

A new Development team for Stonyhurst College

Stonyhurst College is the UK’s leading Catholic co-educational boarding and day school for 3 – 18 years. It has boarding from 7 years.

Stonyhurst College is creating a dynamic new Development and Fundraising Department to lead and implement a highly ambitious programme of capital fundraising. We seek an enthusiastic and experienced fundraising and administration professional to join this newly formed team.

Reporting to the Development Director, the successful candidate will play a key role in supporting a £20 million programme of capital fundraising in support of the Stonyhurst Masterplan.

You may or may not be in a similar role currently but are likely to have had experience in relationship management, fundraising, stakeholder engagement and communications.

The Development Manager will be responsible for creating and embedding the systems and protocols to support an ambitious programme of fundraising. Responsibilities will include updating and maintaining the database (Raiser’s Edge) in respect of fundraising and stewardship activities, administering and processing donations and Gift Aid claims, monthly reconcilliations and ensuring that donors are thanked appropriately.

The successful candidate will have excellent IT skills (including databases), together with a good telephone manner, administrative experience and strong communication skills. There will be opportunities for further training and career development. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates wishing to pursue a career in development and fundraising.

To arrange a confidential discussion about the role, please contact:

Peter Lockhart: or call him on 07876 354185.

Closing date for applications: 10.00am on Monday 4th March 2019.

To apply, candidates should complete the application form and email it, together with a covering letter (both as PDF files please) to:

Please address your letter to Mr Stephen Withnell, Director of Strategic Development, Stonyhurst College.

Stonyhurst College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.


About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 04 March 2019
  • Interview dates at Stonyhurst to be confirmed