Job Description

St George’s is a thriving independent boarding and day school of 270 girls aged 11-18 around 45% of whom are boarders (full, weekly and flexi), and with a Sixth Form of approximately 80 pupils. St George’s offers an ambitious, connected and future-facing education tailored for pupils to realise their potential both at school and in fulfilling adult lives ahead.

Awarded ‘excellent across the board’ in its November 2022 ISI inspection, the School is a place where girls flourish academically, creatively, physically and morally, a place where risks can be taken, lessons are learnt and challenges are welcome.

We are a welcoming school with a warm sense of community. Visitors are impressed by our facilities within a beautiful setting and the ambition of our educational provision.

Our unique extended day and flexible boarding model allows all girls the time and space to foster confidence, independence and academic curiosity providing a future-facing education exclusively for girls in a world not yet designed for girls and introduces them to contemporary subjects and topics, through speakers, workshops, classes and visits.

St George’s offers an education that is grounded, relevant and fosters employability. The school operates as an Educational Trust administered by a Board of Governors, is a member of the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA), Boarding Schools Association (BSA) ISBA, AGBIS and is ISC accredited.

We have an opening for a Head of Philanthropy to start as soon as possible.

This is an exciting position which will afford the successful candidate the opportunity to develop philanthropy at St George’s. Reporting to the Head, the Head of Philanthropy will work proactively to establish, secure and develop relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a track record of securing, administering and stewarding significant gifts from donors as well as experience of fundraising/income generation within the charitable sector. Ideally, the successful candidate will be qualified in Fundraising and a member of the Institute of Fundraising.

For the right candidate, the School is willing to show considerable flexibility. Indicatively the successful candidate’s work will focus on term times, for example working term time plus 2 weeks over the year for 37.5 hours per week. We would consider reducing or expanding this requirement potentially to 52 weeks of full time employment.

The appointment will initially be for a fixed term of 12 months but this is expected to transition to a permanent position subject to progress.

St George’s operates its own generous salary scheme and eligible staff are auto-enrolled into the School’s Pension Scheme.

Additional Staff benefits include:

  •  Use of state-of-the-art gym with Technogym equipment at allocated times
  • Staff swimming sessions and family swimming sessions in the recently built 25m, 6-lane indoor pool
  • Supportive Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme
  • Ample free onsite parking
  • Freshly prepared, nutritious lunches in the Dining Room during term time. Refreshments are also available throughout the day in the Staff Room.
  • Meals and refreshments are free of charge.
  • The post holder’s children may, upon passing the entrance assessments, be eligible at the discretion of the Governors for a reduction on the basic  tuition fees.

Full details of this vacancy can be found on the School’s website

How to apply:

Letters of application to the Head, Mrs Hewer, should be no more than two sides of A4 and, together with the completed application form and confidential cover sheet should be emailed to  

Deadline: Midday on Monday 15 April

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 22 April

The School reserves the right to interview and/or appoint at any time during the recruitment process. 

Any queries about this post may be made in the first instance to the Head’s PA, Jacky Witt,

St George’s School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children at the School. A review of open source social media and online content will be conducted after candidates have been shortlisted and you may be asked about this at interview. The appointment will be subject to a successful disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. This will give details of all spent and unspent convictions and other recordable matters. A policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders is available, if required, from the School Office. The supplied references will be taken up and the School may approach previous employers for information to verify particular experience or qualifications. A medical questionnaire will be required to be completed by the successful candidate.