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Admissions Officer

Full Time All Year Round

Required for flexible start date

About us
Queen Anne’s School is an exciting place to work, where every member of the school team is valued. We aim to recruit the highest calibre of staff through all areas of the school. Queen Anne’s School is a community and all staff work with a professional, committed and enthusiastic attitude.

The school is located in beautiful 35 acre grounds with good transport links and within easy walking distance of Reading Station. We offer a number of staff benefits including excellent training and Inset opportunities, pension scheme, discounted gym membership, subsidised meals, free car parking and School fee reduction where appropriate.

The role
We are seeking to appoint a highly capable Admissions Officer who will already have experience within this field. The successful candidate will work closely with the Head of Admissions to manage all initial enquiries from families through to the pupils starting at school. This role will require highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to meet expectations. The successful candidate will assist the Head of Admissions and liaise with the Marketing team to achieve our agreed objectives of new enrolments at all entry points during the year.

The successful candidate will be confident, organised and have meticulous attention to detail. A high level of written skills and IT knowledge with a good understanding of independent education is essential.

Knowledge of UKVI is essential.

Closing date for applications: Applications considered on receipt, early application advised

Queen Anne’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Full details of this position and how to apply are available from https://www.qas.org.uk/our-community/work-with-us or by emailing [email protected]

Registered Charity

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Head of Admissions

Horris Hill is a historic day and boarding school for boys ages 4-13 set in the beautiful Berkshire countryside. The school prides itself on helping its pupils balance the demands of formal education with both creative play and organised sports and activities. Dedicated staff nurture an enduring love of learning and curiosity of spirit that will equip pupils with the skills and confidence for whatever challenges they may face in life

We are seeking an outstanding Head of Admissions, who will manage all stages of the recruitment process for new pupils,ensuring the strategic targets set by the Governors are met. The School is aiming to grow the number of pupils, particularly given the opening of a new nursery and the introduction of girls into the school from September 2022. Exploring new international markets, as well as creating opportunities to engage more frequently with the local community are key priorities. The aim is to increase enrolment, whilst also maintaining the quality that enables the School to achieve outstanding results in terms of scholarships and senior school entry.
The successful candidate will be a dynamic and ambitious self-starter with the drive, passion and insight to make a big difference. You will possess excellent communication skills both verbal and written. You will be able to engage with parents and students alike. You will also have a strategic outlook and be able to identify and exploit opportunities.

For a confidential briefing discussion please contact our advisors Melanie Pye [email protected] or Charlotte Turedi [email protected] of The Management Recruitment Group on 07530 734 568.
Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 3rd July 2022
The Management Recruitment Group has been retained, as our exclusive advisor for this appointment and any third party or direct applications will be forwarded to them.
Horris Hill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils and expects all employees to share this commitment. All employees must be willing to undergo child protection training and screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Marketing and Communications Officer

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative, energetic and experienced Marketing and Communications Officer for our lovely school in Reading. This could be a full- or part-time role depending on the candidate, and we are looking to fill it as soon as possible.

St Edward’s Prep is a happy and high-achieving Nursery and Prep School in Reading, Berkshire. We have a high success rate for grammar school entry.

It is a very exciting time for St Edward’s Prep with its recent move to co-ed, and there are huge opportunities for imaginative and transformative marketing to drive the school’s continued growth. There’s lots to get stuck into; the role combines strategic planning with hands-on content creation, so we are looking for someone who enjoys thinking creatively, but also knows their way around a camera, and has strong writing skills. You will work closely with the Head and school Registrar to drive an increase in enquiries and support the Registrar in achieving a high conversion rate.

St Edward’s Prep is a member of the Wishford Schools group. You will be supported by Wishford’s central Marketing Department, and have access to Marketing staff from across our schools, to share ideas and best practice.

How to apply

You can find a candidate pack here: Marketing & Communications Officer

For an application form, please email [email protected]

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to a DBS check, right to work in the UK check, satisfactory references and medical checks.

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Marketing Agency Account Director

Salary: c.£50 – £55k pro-rata + a range of benefits
Remote working, part-time Berkshire (hours to be discussed with candidates)

We’re Ambleglow – a full-service education marketing agency who work with schools and education-focused businesses across the UK to market themselves in the best possible light. The more people you reach, the greater the impact we can all have on education in the UK.

We’ve had a brilliant year so far and we’re growing. We’re now looking for a self-starting Account Director to manage our largest projects, as well as help transition new enquires into new account wins.

Reporting directly into the Managing Director, your role will be to own the larger client projects, oversee the day-to-day running of key client accounts, help to shape agency responses to client briefs, and manage a team to traffic workflow through the agency.

You will be a motivated self-starter with the ability to inspire a team to exceed client expectations and grow the business.

What you’ll be doing

Account Director:
• Lead on developing integrated strategies and brand plans – supporting clients across all touchpoints.
• Project Management, ensuring briefs are completed on time, within budget.
• Review and management of client comments and feedback – agreeing next steps and actions with account team and client team as necessary.
• Oversee regular, timely updates to clients, suppliers and agency on status of projects and workflows, outlining key actions and next steps and flagging issues/queries as appropriate etc.
• Retain and grow existing clients.
• Identify where processes and ways of working within the agency and with clients could be improved or streamlined and help implement processes across agency and accounts.
• Support management team with recruitment and onboarding of new account handling members.

New Business Proposal Management:
• Act as the first point of contact for new business enquiries and take them through our qualification process.
• Organise and lead ‘Discovery Call’ appointments – our opportunity to find out more about an incoming project and decide whether it’s for us.
• Post discovery call, write up a compelling and creative proposal that translates their requirements into an actionable and fully costed brief.
• Transition the prospect into a client. • We would expect this role to play an active role in delivery of the largest agency projects.
• Proactively identify business opportunities and follow up on leads flagged by junior members of the team.
• Take lead on pitch and proposals, presenting back to client teams etc.

Who you are

Chances are you’ve held a senior marketing management role that has been a combination of both strategic and tactical – even better if you’ve had experience of winning new business. You might have had a career break and be looking to move to part-time work. Whatever your background, you’re hands-on, creative and have a ‘get-it-done’ attitude.

You don’t have to have worked within an agency setting, but you do need to know what great customer service looks and feels like, and you’ll do whatever you can to deliver it.

Skills you’ll have:
• Experience of delivering multi-channel integrated campaigns of different size and scope.
• A sound grasp of B2B marketing tactics and how they relate to each other.
• Ability to look strategically and with a ‘birds eye view’ at marketing functions, and implement strategies accordingly.
Excellent research and writing skills.
• A track record of controlling job delivery and project costs.
• Highly organised with strong project management skills.
• Evaluate content metrics and iterate based on results.
• Should have a history of leading on and delivering winning pitches and proposals.
• Desirable to have line management experience and demonstrated history of mentoring and nurturing junior team etc.
• An understanding/experience of the UK education sector would be valuable.

We recognise that our team are what makes our company, so we offer a varied benefits package to ensure they are recognised for their hard work, which includes:
• 25 days’ holiday (pro rata).
• Your birthday off.
• Contributory pension scheme.
• A comprehensive employee assistance programme.
• Rewards platform with discounts for big high street stores, travel, show tickets, gym membership and more.
• Productivity bonus.
• Company bonus based on meeting business targets.
• Christmas closing with no holiday allowance needed.
• Holiday purchase scheme.

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter outlining your experience and preferred working pattern to [email protected]

Strictly no agencies please.

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Marketing and Communications Manager

Founded in 1646, Reading Blue Coat is a leading independent day school of 820 pupils; 719 boys aged 11 – 18 and a further 101 girls in the co-educational sixth form. The School is located on a beautiful 46 acre campus in the village of Sonning, just outside Reading.

The School employs more than 170 staff, of whom 50% are academic staff, and provides a stimulating, friendly and supportive atmosphere in which each pupil can realise his or her full intellectual, physical, and creative potential.

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Admissions, we require a creative, enthusiastic and experienced Marketing and Communications professional to devise and execute a new and dynamic marketing and digital strategy in support of the Director of Marketing & Admissions and to deliver external relations activities to promote and enhance Reading Blue Coat’s reputation.

The ideal candidate will possess strong analytical and strategic skills in branding and marketing and have a thorough knowledge of digital marketing, internal and external communication, as well as a practical understanding of visual communications, social media and the digital landscape, and how to incorporate these channels into the overall plan.

This is a permanent, full-time role with typical working hours of 08:30 to 16:30 Monday to Friday.

Reading Blue Coat offers an exceptional working environment and an attractive rewards package, including excellent benefits such as a pension scheme with 8% employer contribution; free meals; extensive staff discounts; tax saving cycle to work and car leasing schemes; free sports and leisure facilities; Employee Assistance Programme; and a strong commitment to professional development.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website: www.rbcs.org.uk/vacancies or contact the HR department, Tel: 0118 933 5813 email: [email protected]

Closing date: 09:00 on Monday 30 May 2022
Interviews will take place in the week commencing 6 June 2022.
Applications must be submitted to the email address above by CV or an application form and accompanied by your covering letter. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the UK.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check.

Registered charity number 1087839 • No agencies, please
www.rbcs.org.uk

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Marketing Assistant

THE MARIST SCHOOL
Achieving our mission: “Living life in its fullness” through our vision: “Excellence as a habit, not an action. Excellence in who we are; excellence in what we do; excellence in our service of others.”

Marketing Assistant

Responsible to: Marketing Manager
Contract type: Full time / permanent or fixed term
Hours of work: Monday to Friday 08:30 – 17:00 hrs
Salary: Marist Support Staff Scale 21 to 23   (£22,812 to £24,056, incl. an Outer London Allowance) depending on experience
Start date: as soon as possible

The Marist School seeks to appoint an enthusiastic and talented Marketing Assistant. Our School is very well resourced and set in beautiful woodlands in the village of Sunninghill, near Ascot.

The responsibilities are to:

  • update website content
  • design content for various media
  • market a variety of school events
  • maintain databases

Full details on how to apply and a support staff application form can be found on our website: https://www.themarist.com/our-school/work-with-us

Closing date:                Monday 9 May 2022, 09:00am 

Interviews:                   w/c 16 May 2022 

The Marist School, Kings Road, Sunninghill, Ascot SL5 7PS, Tel: 01344 624291, Email: [email protected]

The Marist School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). All posts at the Marist are subject to satisfactory statutory employment checks and referencing.

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Digital Marketing Officer

Full time

We’re recruiting for a full time Digital Marketing Officer with creative flair, exceptional digital marketing skills and initiative in spades! You will be adept at creating and managing digital content, thoroughly web and social media savvy, and have a proactive approach and real enthusiasm for translating ideas into marketing messages – and creating the campaigns that communicate them.

You will be responsible for the development, design and creation of compelling marketing content, with a strong emphasis on video and graphics, and you will manage the Downe House website and primary social media accounts. The role is incredibly varied and requires a strong understanding of marketing communications and digital channels. You will be a natural multi-tasker with outstanding communication skills and meticulous attention to detail, along with the determination to meet deadlines in a busy and dynamic environment.

The successful candidate will have exceptional IT skills including Adobe Creative Suite. Experience of MS Office 365 and video editing software, as well as photography and video creation skills, will be an advantage.

Salary up to £30,000 per annum.

This is an environment where creativity and proactivity are encouraged and celebrated, and is an opportunity for you to make your mark and develop your career at one of the leading British independent girls schools in the world.

Benefits include 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays and one week at Christmas, meals on duty, CPD opportunities and a wonderful working environment within a professional and engaging team.

For further details or to apply, please visit our website www.downehouse.net > Jobs or alternatively call 01635 204712 or email [email protected]

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and any offer of employment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check (DBS) and satisfactory references.

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Marketing Executive

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, creative and confident Marketing Executive to join our Marketing Department, starting as soon as possible due to the relocation of our current Marketing Officer. Please apply early as applications will be considered upon receipt.

Based at our College Avenue site, the successful candidate will partner the Marketing Manager and the Principals in implementing the detail of the Claires Court Marketing Plan; delivering the marketing and communication functions for the School’s six divisions across three sites, to ensure the School’s image and reputation is enhanced and promoted and recruitment targets achieved.

The ideal candidate will be a natural confident communicator, with good IT/ digital skills and the ability to write copy for different target markets. Specific responsibilities will focus on the school’s online presence and PR related activities as well as marketing collateral such as GCSE and A-Level Options Booklets and Curriculum Statements.  This is a dynamic, forward-looking role and will suit an organised and creative individual seeking to build on their marketing experience.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Previous marketing experience in a busy department
  • Confident written and oral communication skills
  • An ability to build excellent working relationships with colleagues and partners
  • Enjoy being part of a small friendly team, working proactively and autonomously
  • Experience and a proven understanding of digital and social media
  • Knowledge/experience of website content management systems and social media platforms
  • Experience managing the editing, production and printing of key collateral
  • A high level of accuracy, good IT/digital skills and an eye for detail
  • A flexible and organised approach to work, with the ability to plan projects and prioritise tasks
  • Capacity to travel between sites using own transport
  • An ability to be flexible outside the normal working hours as occasional weekend and evening work may be required at times

This is available as a full time role working all year round from 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday and for the right candidate term time plus is possible.  The flexibility of working from home as part of the week can be discussed.

SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

In addition to an assessment of their ability to perform the duties of the post applied for, candidates invited to attend for interview should expect further discussion relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT CHECKS

In accordance with our Recruitment of Ex-offenders Policy, you are advised that all posts within the School will have the opportunity for unsupervised contact with children and therefore all shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a self-declaration form to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not “protected” as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013).  This is regardless of whether any such convictions, caution, reprimand or final warning is considered ‘spent’ or ‘unspent’.

The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are “protected” and not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account.  Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website.  Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us: this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offence(s).

APPLICATIONS

To apply, please download an application form from our website.  Completed application forms may be emailed to [email protected] (no agencies, please). Alternatively please post completed forms to the following address:-

HR Department
Claires Court Schools Ltd
1 College Avenue
MAIDENHEAD
SL6 6AW

Applications must be received by 8am on 9th March 2022.  Please apply early as applications will be considered upon receipt; we reserve the right to interview/appoint prior to the closing date.

NB: CVs will not be accepted in place of an application form, but may be submitted as additional supporting documentation

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Director of Marketing and External Communications

Required to start as soon as possible.

St George’s is an independent boarding and day school with approximately 270 pupils aged from 11-18 years about 45% of whom are boarders (both full and tailored) and with a Sixth Form of approximately 80 pupils.

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, but most of all they are delighted by the girls who are truly special.

Our unique extended day allows all girls the time and space to foster confidence, independence and academic curiosity through our Connected Curriculum, which provides a future-facing education exclusively for girls in a world that was not designed for girls. The Connected Curriculum is an extra programme for study and enjoyment that introduces the girls to contemporary subjects and topics, through speakers, workshops, classes and visits.

Our academic results are impressive, with the ‘value-added’ in public examinations a real strength. We understand how girls learn effectively and we regularly add at least one grade higher at GCSE and A Level than baseline testing would suggest. Our pupils achieved the following results in 2021:

A Level: 77% A*-A, 100% pass rate, GCSE: 60% 9/8 , 78% 9-7, 100% 9-4

Over the past two years at GCSE, St George’s has been placed in the top 5 to 10% of schools nationally for value added.

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), and is ISC accredited.

St George’s is seeking to appoint a full-time Director of Marketing and External Communications.

This is a newly created role for an enthusiastic and dynamic marketing professional to lead St George’s into the next phase of the School’s brand evolution. St George’s has always enjoyed a strong brand reputation within the sector and now seeks to further define its position in a highly competitive market, by driving brand awareness to attract pupils and building and developing its reputation amongst stakeholders and the wider community.

The Director of Marketing and External Communications (DMEC) will be line managed by the Head on a day to day basis and will also work closely with the Director of Admissions and the three Deputy Heads (Academic, Pastoral, and Co-curricular and Connections). The role of the Director of Marketing and External Communications is currently supported by a part time Digital Marketing Assistant.

St George’s operates its own generous salary scheme and the successful candidate will be auto-enrolled into the School’s defined contribution pension scheme. There is free on-site parking and lunch is provided free of charge during term time; staff can use the School’s sports facilities at allocated times.

Full details of this vacancy can be viewed on the School’s website: www.stgeorges-ascot.org.uk

How to apply:

Letters of application to the Head, Liz Hewer, should be no more than two sides of A4 and, together with the completed application form and confidential cover sheet (both available from the School’s website), should be emailed to [email protected]

St George’s School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children at the School. Therefore, this 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.