Alumnae & Development Coordinator

Closing date: 23 May 2019

Part Time

Start: July 2019

FTE Salary: Grade 4


We are seeking an enthusiastic, reliable person with a flexible and organised approach to their work to join our Marketing team.

This is a key role for the school and is crucial to the successful development and execution of the Alumnae & Development section of the Marketing & Communications Strategy. It is essential that the Alumnae & Development Coordinator is a team player able to initiate projects and ideas, as well as take direction.

This post is essential both internally and externally to ensure the smooth and effective operation of the alumnae and development activity.

Internally, the Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the office, providing crucial support in all areas of development. Externally, the Coordinator will play a leading role in building and strengthening relationships with the School’s key constituencies (primarily alumnae, past and present parents, staff and governors) through organising and managing events, instigating communications and running lower level fundraising programmes, occasionally in conjunction with the Parent-School Association.

Why Sydenham High School?

Sydenham High School, established in 1887, is an independent day school for girls from 4-18 with approximately 640 pupils. The school is part of The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), the largest independent school group in the UK. It is at the forefront of education for girls and a strong voice in promoting opportunities for young women.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and a strong professional development programme. These benefits include:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • Free school lunches
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • 30 days holiday

For full details and an application pack please click the apply button. Alternatively, please contact or the School Office on 0208 557 7000.

Applications should be received by 12 noon on Thursday 23 May 2019.  References for shortlisted candidates will be taken before interview. Interviews will be held after the May half term.

GDST are committed to the safeguarding of children, and child protection screening will apply to this post.