Head of Major Gifts

Westminster School

  • Permanent
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Head of Major Gifts
Specialisms:Education, Fundraising
Date posted:23rd January 2023

Are you an experienced major gifts fundraiser with an interest in education? Do you have a proven track record in relationships with major donors and high-net-worth individuals? Is working as part of a collaborative and friendly team important to you? Do you want flexibility in how you structure your working week?

  • London, Hybrid working (Flexible subject to the needs of the role)
  • Occasional evening and weekend work
  • £60,000-£65,000 per year
  • Permanent, Full-time

Westminster School has ambitious growth plans and targets: we want to grow our endowment, continue with our capital projects and importantly, provide more bursaries for gifted pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. Our Development Department has a crucial role to play in achieving this which is why we are looking for an established and experienced Head of Major Gifts. This role offers a wonderful opportunity for a talented and highly experienced fundraiser with experience in major gifts / philanthropy to make a significant contribution.

In this crucial role you will focus on cultivating, soliciting, securing, and stewarding major gifts from our network of high-net-worth individuals. The successful candidate will be an engaging individual who enjoys building long lasting relationships with major donors and ensuring that they see the impact of their generosity.

To view the job description, please click here

Closing date for applications is noon on Tuesday 7th March 2023.

How to apply

Anderson Quigley is acting as an employment advisor to Westminster School. An executive search process is being carried out by Anderson Quigley in addition to the public advertisement.

Should you wish to discuss the role in strict confidence, please contact Elizabeth Theobald on elizabeth@andersonquigley.com, +44(0)7596 954 388

Applications should consist of:

  • A full CV;
  • A covering letter (maximum of three pages) outlining how you meet the points under the person specification;
  • Please include details of two referees, though please note that we will not approach referees without your prior consent and only should you be shortlisted.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities, and in particular those that are currently under represented in our workforce. This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, candidates with disabilities, and female candidates.


Closing Date: xxxx

Shortlisting: xxxx

Final Panel Interviews: xxxx

Westminster School

Any questions?

If you have any questions about your application, please get in touch.


Elizabeth Theobald

+44 (0)7596 954 388