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Director of Admissions

Founded in 1898, Sherborne Girls is a vibrant boarding community set in a beautiful campus in a Dorset market town. Educating just under 500 pupils ages 11 to 18, Sherborne Girls is a friendly and compassionate environment where girls’ individual strengths, talents, and interests are nurtured. The school believes in helping every girl find her niche, providing plentiful, diverse, and challenging opportunities across every facet of education. Sherborne helps girls write the story of their lives, empowering them to become inquisitive, aspirational, kind, and ready for the challenges of the 21st century with a clear sense of ambition and the personal qualities to succeed in whatever path they choose.

Sherborne Girls is now seeking a talented admissions professional to lead its Admissions and Marketing teams. The Director of Admissions will be a member of the school’s Senior Leadership Team and will work in close partnership with the Head to develop and oversee the delivery of pupil recruitment strategies to meet the school’s recruitment targets. They will lead the implementation of a Prep School Engagement Strategy encompassing current feeder schools and new markets and ensure an effective and efficient admissions process for both internal and external audiences. They will also play a key role in evolving the school’s entrance procedures, capturing and examining data on recruitment trends and conversion rates, and overseeing contact with UKVI.

The successful candidate will have the personal dynamism and gravitas to be a strong ambassador for Sherborne Girls to prospective parents and advisors. They will bring significant admissions experience, ideally within the independent school sector, and knowledge of the boarding market would also be beneficial. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading successful multi-disciplinary teams, preferably within a senior leadership position, and will have experience in a customer-focused environment. They will be proactive, resourceful, and positive, and will have strong relationship management skills.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Sherborne Girls School on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference GATC. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Monday, 20 June 2022.

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Head of Admissions

Bryanston is looking to appoint an exceptional Head of Admissions to lead the School’s admissions process. To join the Bryanston team, you will need to be a natural and empathetic communicator and a talented leader. Families joining Bryanston are to be assured of a warm and seamless welcome.

You will be joining the School at an exciting time. Our new Head, Richard Jones has a vision for the School, and clear plans for how to get there. We are building teams with ambition, energy, and kindness at their heart. We promise there will not be a dull moment. Quite the reverse – this is an exciting time for the School.

Bryanston is famous for its creative, unbounded thinking – and that applies to the staff as well as to the pupils. You will need a track record of admissions leadership, but also attention to detail, compassion for your team and creativity in your solutions.

You will be brilliant at communicating with children, parents, and of course, our Bryanston team – we are looking for an empathic Head of Admissions who wants to walk alongside each family and ensure that they feel part of the Bryanston family from the beginning of their journey.

You will be accountable for the day-to-day management of Admission (3-18), and you will play a crucial role in setting the tone and creating a welcoming culture throughout Bryanston’s admission pathway.

Children at Bryanston learn to love their minds, free their spirits, and find their mission – and leave here inspired, stimulated, and liberated to create and follow their own vision for themselves throughout their lives.

If you think you would love to play a leading role in a school that has such ambition, we would like to meet you.

For further information and to apply, please visit www.bryanston.co.uk/employment or contact the Human Resources Department via [email protected].

Bryanston 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).

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

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Marketing Officer

Marketing Officer (based at Sherborne Prep), required from July/August 2021

The Marketing Officer at Sherborne Prep, whilst working at and on behalf of Sherborne Prep School, forms part of the External Relations Department of the Sherborne Schools Group. Sherborne Prep School merged with Sherborne School on 1 April 2021 and subsequently a Head of Marketing ( Sherborne Group) was appointed to oversee the marketing of  the Sherborne Group. The role of Marketing Officer (SPS) is a key appointment within the External Relations Team, which is led by the Director of Admissions and Marketing at Sherborne School.

The successful post holder will be creative, collaborative and passionate about marketing and growing the School’s audience segments to maximise brand recognition and growth.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 28 June 2021

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Head of Marketing

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a first class and experienced marketing professional to join the Sherborne School Group during a period of dynamic evolution. We are seeking a dynamic, energetic and enthusiastic Head of Marketing to have oversight and to support marketing activities across the Sherborne Group, which comprises Sherborne School, Sherborne Preparatory School and Sherborne International; the Group also has a partnership with Sherborne Qatar, a leading independent school in Doha.

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Senior Admissions Officer

The Admissions team is responsible for ensuring that pupils enjoy a smooth introduction to life at Canford.  The Senior Admissions Officer will liaise with colleagues, prospective parents, pupils, feeder schools and other external agencies and be involved in the administration of entrance and scholarship testing events.  The postholder will assist in the administration of familiarisation days and personal visits as well as attending key Admissions events such as Open Day.

The successful candidate must be an experienced administrator with excellent IT and interpersonal skills.  An approachable and unflappable manner is essential, as is a flexible approach to work.  Preferred candidates will be those with experience of the independent schools sector and the Admissions process.

Working 37½ hrs per week (including occasional evenings and Saturdays), this role is not term time only.

Closing date – 0900hrs on Friday, 14th May 2021 (Previous applicants need not apply.)

For further details and to apply please visit the School website – https://www.canford.com/useful-links/job-vacancies

HR Department – 01202 847549 / [email protected]

Canford School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful job applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening.