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Fundraiser - Part-time

Five Acre Wood School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-7056-394S
  • Posted:23/09/2022
  • Pay:£17,815.78 - £21,735.86 depending on experience
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:07/10/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:TBC


A Fundraiser is required at this very special school. We are looking for a Fundraiser to work Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.00pm, term time only. Salary from KR6 to KR7, depending on experience, plus a Five Acre Wood Allowance.

We are looking for drive, enthusiasm and potential to join our friendly, professional, positive and forward looking school. This is a great opportunity to develop your career by building on your current success.

Job Purpose:

To work collaboratively and cooperatively as a member of the fundraising team to achieve Five Acre Wood’s strategic goals and to raise the profile of Five Acre Wood School. The Fundraising team will work closely with the Strategic Business Lead to grow and sustain a range of fundraising initiatives.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Meet current fundraising targets, to be agreed with the Strategic Business Lead
  • To keep up to date with special needs requirements and new resources
  • To research equipment identified for fundraising campaigns
  • To create and maintain a database of donors
  • To produce and put together presentations for bids

Please see the job description attached for further information.

You will benefit from opportunities for further professional development and career progression as we value and support staff in all aspects of school life.

The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to inclusive principles and be committed to safeguarding children and young people.

You are very welcome to email/ring for an informal conversation. If you are interested, please email Nikki Dartnell, HR Advisor at ndartnell@five-acre.kent.sch.uk 

We look forward to hearing from you.

Information about the school

Five Acre Wood is a successful outward looking and expanding District Special School based over sites in and around Maidstone, Kent.

We currently have over 750 pupils on roll aged 2-19 years with profound, severe and complex needs, we are one of the largest special needs schools in the country. We have 420 employees. Our Outstanding school will continue to expand and we are looking for people with a positive approach to join us who share our vision of "Only the best will do" for all our students.

Our achievements include the WAS Wellbeing Award, which recognises how we look after employees and pupils.

We are a very supportive school, we offer opportunities for further professional development and career development.

For further information regarding the school, please go to our website www.fiveacrewood.co.uk

We hold an annual music festival for our pupils and employees, it gives them the opportunity experience something they may not ordinarily be able to access. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xOR-PlaONI (If the link doesn’t connect - You Tube “Five Acre Woodstock 2019 – Amazing Festival in a Day”)

Nathan Grisdale was on the X factor and reached the “Six chair challenge”. He heard about our school. He wrote a song for us and filmed it with our pupils. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJF9MlJHt-I
(If the link doesn’t connect – You Tube Nathan Grisdale - Don't Give Up (Official music video)

We have recently released our own single feat. Jack Rose, view the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maa_veNaobU (if the link doesn't work search 'Five Acre Wood School Hall of Fame'

Five Acre Wood is committed to the safeguarding of all its pupils, you will therefore be subject to an enhanced disclosure process. As part of our responsibility for safeguarding, in addition to the Kent policy of one employment and one personal reference, the school will request additional employment references. The school will also, as outlined in Keeping children Safe in Education 2022, complete an online search for shortlisted candidates.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Nicola Devereux
  • Address:Boughton Lane, Maidstone , Kent, ME15 9QF
  • Telephone: (01622) 743925
  • Email: hr@five-acre.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01622 744828


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.