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Head of External Relations and Marketing

Derby Grammar School is Derbyshire’s leading independent day school for boys aged 4 to 18 and girls aged 16 to 18.

Established in 1995, our Primary School, Senior School and Sixth Form are housed in a stunning setting within our own grounds in Littleover, Derby.

Three principles lie at our core: excellence, enrichment and encouragement.  We provide superb teaching, incredible opportunities and a supportive, friendly atmosphere. These are the things that make us special.  They are the reasons our pupils come into school each day with a smile, eager to learn and expand their minds.

We strive to ‘bring education to life’ and inspire a passion for learning that remains with our pupils throughout their lives. The enthusiasm of our teachers sparks excitement and interest for curious minds. We create an environment where our pupils’ strengths are sought out and celebrated. Our small size enables us to do this; we know and treat each child as an individual.

Our catchment area is local, extending up to 20 miles from Littleover. We have grown steadily since we began back in 1995 and now have a roll of 236, with an intention to increase to 300.

What strikes most visitors to our school is our warm and friendly environment which fosters an ambition to learn, to contribute and take part. It results in pupils who emerge as confident, knowledgeable and considerate individuals who are ready, willing and more than able to take on life’s challenges – and succeed.

A member of the Senior Leadership Team and reporting to the Head, the Head of External Relations and Marketing will provide dynamic leadership of the school’s public-facing and marketing activities, and will be an integral part in evolving the brand.  The successful applicant will benefit from recent and detailed analyses of the school’s processes, and will have the opportunity to develop this key school function.  This is an outstanding opportunity for a strategically-minded, creative communications and marketing professional to lead change.

The post will most likely attract an experienced professional with experience of independent education sector or someone who can demonstrate an instinctive feel for current and prospective members of Derby Grammar School’s community.

For further information and an application form, please visit the school website.

Closing date 17:00 Friday 16 July.  Interview date Thursday 22 July.

Derby Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.