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Director of Marketing and Admissions

Full-Time/Permanent

Salary – £60,000 to £70,000 per annum

Loughborough Schools Foundation is recruiting a Director of Marketing and Admissions. The successful candidate will bring their substantial experience to lead on the development and implementation of the Foundation’s marketing, communications and pupil recruitment strategies. They will line manage established Marketing and Admissions teams and direct and oversee an extensive programme of communications and events.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable and successful marketing experience. Be a strong leader who has a hands-on approach and be commercially astute. You will have vision, be able to think creatively and use your initiative. Experience in Admissions is desirable but certainly not essential.

Loughborough Schools Foundation is a charitable foundation comprising of four independent schools and a nursery in the heart of Loughborough, educating children from 6 weeks to 18 years. The schools enjoy a very high reputation for their academic, cultural and sporting achievements and for the quality of their pastoral care.

The post attracts a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package which includes a generous school fee discount. Candidates should be aware that this post does involve occasional weekend/evening working. Due to the nature of the role a predominately physical presence on campus will be required, however the working routine can be flexible and some remote working would certainly be possible.

To find out more about the Foundation and to apply please visit www.lsf.org/careers; questions can be emailed to [email protected]

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 1 July 2022 (10am), interviews to take place w/c 4 July 2022.

 

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Digital Marketing Officer

Digital Marketing Officer

Permanent & full-time (or term-time plus 2 weeks) (37h/p/w)

£27,000 to £31,000 per annum FTE

Loughborough Schools Foundation is a charitable foundation of four independent schools in the heart of Loughborough, educating children from 3 to 18 years. It comprises Loughborough Grammar School (boys, 10–18 years), Loughborough High School (girls, 11-18 years), Loughborough Amherst School (Co-educational 4-18 years) and Fairfield Prep School (Co-educational 3-11 years). In addition, the Loughborough Nursery (6 weeks – 4 years) is our day nursery which opened in 2016.

The Schools are situated on neighbouring campuses close to the town centre and enjoy an excellent reputation for their academic, cultural and sporting achievements and for the quality of their pastoral care.

The Digital Marketing Officer will be responsible for the implementation of the social media strategy for Loughborough Schools Foundation. This includes planning, goal setting, the development of brand awareness and online reputation, and content management.

The post-holder must be a highly motivated, creative and enthusiastic individual with experience of managing social media channels and the ability to drive digital strategies that are proven by testing and metrics. The post-holder will be expected to report on the effectiveness of all social media marketing plans.

This role would suit someone with a positive, creative and imaginative outlook, excellent IT and social media capabilities and excellent organisational skills with the ability to handle and prioritise multiple projects in a busy and exciting environment.

This post is full time however a term-time (plus 2 weeks during the school holidays) working pattern would be considered for the right candidate. Please note that this role requires a willingness to attend events and activities which will require some evening and weekend working.

Closing date – 27 June 2022 (0900)

For further information and to apply, please visit our website www.lsf.org

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Head of Strategy and Marketing Consultancy Services

RSAcademics is a trusted consulting partner for schools in the UK and worldwide. We find and develop leaders, guide decision makers, solve practical problems and make connections so that schools can enhance their position in the market.

We are looking for an individual with strong consultancy skills and experience of working at a senior level, ideally within the education sector, to lead our strategy and marketing consultancy services.  You will join us at a time of growth and play a proactive part in the successful delivery of our five-year strategy.

Founded in 2002, RSAcademics has grown steadily and we now work each year with over 250 different school clients in the UK and around the world and count over 80 employees and associates.

This is a new and important role reporting to the Head of Strategy, Marketing and Development.  A member of the company’s management team, you will be responsible for the winning and delivery of a diverse portfolio of consultancy projects.

Our client assignments are varied in nature and include:

  • multi-phased, complex strategic projects
  • competitor and demographic analysis
  • stakeholder research and analysis
  • strategic communications
  • marketing & admissions reviews
  • assisting schools with the appointment of senior marketing, communications and admissions staff.

We have an increasing number of clients who seek our advice on growth strategies, mergers and acquisitions, organisational structures and workforce planning and it is likely that you will take the lead on these types of projects in particular.

You will have commercial acumen; a passion for supporting organisations in developing their strategy and related marketing planning; and a flair for identifying opportunities.  You will have an aptitude for crafting consultancy programmes that deliver clear and meaningful insights to guide and advise senior leaders.  You will lead a small team of consultants to solve strategic problems and develop strong client relationships.

This position is an opportunity for a motivated and well-rounded individual to work in a pivotal and challenging role where no two days are the same, and as part of an organisation looking to evolve nationally and internationally. If you share our commitment to education and schools and feel you meet the criteria please get in touch.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Susannah Thompson or Nina Lambert to arrange an informal and confidential discussion about the role:

Susannah Thompson: [email protected]

Nina Lambert: [email protected]

For further information about the role and details of how to apply, please visit www.rsacademics.com  

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on 20th June 2022.

RSAcademics is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in everything we do. We strongly believe that we will be a better company if we embrace and promote diversity in all its forms and take action to become a more inclusive organisation. We encourage applications from under-represented groups for all positions which we advertise.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect our team members to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practices and all appointments are subject to satisfactory references, checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

 

 

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Marketing Executive

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and talented Marketing Executive to join our expanding Marketing and Admissions Department – to assist with the shaping and development of all aspects of the College’s marketing and communications.

The successful candidate will have a marketing degree and will be joining the College at an incredibly exciting time; we have several significant development projects underway and exciting plans for the future. You will be working alongside a forward-thinking, dynamic team who are ambitious to further build the College’s profile.

This full-mix Marketing role offers a well-rounded experience and provides the opportunity to work creatively and collaboratively with the Admissions team as well as the Alumni, Fundraising and Enterprise teams. This is an exceptional opportunity for a creative and driven individual to achieve their potential and contribute directly to the growth and development of the College’s marketing and communications delivery, both in the UK and overseas.

Own transport is required due to location of school.

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Marketing Executive

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and talented Marketing Executive to join our expanding Marketing and Admissions Department – to assist with the shaping and development of all aspects of the College’s marketing and communications.

The successful candidate will have a marketing degree and will be joining the College at an incredibly exciting time; we have several significant development projects underway and exciting plans for the future. You will be working alongside a forward-thinking, dynamic team who are ambitious to further build the College’s profile.

This full-mix Marketing role offers a well-rounded experience and provides the opportunity to work creatively and collaboratively with the Admissions team as well as the Alumni, Fundraising and Enterprise teams. This is an exceptional opportunity for a creative and driven individual to achieve their potential and contribute directly to the growth and development of the College’s marketing and communications delivery, both in the UK and overseas.

Closing date for applications 5pm on 8th April 2022

Interviews 19th April 2022

 

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Digital Marketing Officer

The Marketing Department at Loughborough Schools Foundation is looking to recruit a Digital Marketing Officer in order to support the Schools’ development plans and realise their visions. Reporting to the Director of Marketing, Admissions and Commercial, and working with other members of the Marketing Team, you will create engaging content for the social media channels to enhance the visibility of all four Schools and Nursery, in the local and national marketplace and communicate their many outstanding attributes. This is a varied and rewarding role, with no two days the same. You’ll be an experienced, ‘hands[1]on’ digital marketer, highly motivated, flexible in both your approach and the hours you work and be able to demonstrate your passion and ability to deliver results in managing digital communications.

Main areas of responsibility The Digital Marketing Officer will be responsible for the implementation of the social media strategy for Loughborough Schools Foundation. This includes planning, goal setting, the development of brand awareness and online reputation, and content management. The post-holder must be a highly motivated, creative and enthusiastic individual with experience of managing social media channels and the ability to drive digital strategies that are proven by testing and metrics. The post-holder will be expected to report on the effectiveness of all social media marketing plans. Attendance and support at School Open Days, Taster Days, Results Days and key events. Assist the Marketing, Admissions and Commercial Director with other digital projects as required. Person specification This role would suit someone with a positive, creative and imaginative outlook, excellent IT and social media capabilities and excellent organisational skills with the ability to handle and prioritise multiple projects in a busy and exciting environment. Experience should demonstrate knowledge and evidence of managing social media channels, the effective use of scheduling systems such as Hootsuite, and an understanding of the principle of good copywriting. A willingness to engage with the Schools’ communities as well as the Marketing, Admissions and Commercial team, is essential and a degree of flair will also be welcomed.

Loughborough Schools Foundation is a charitable foundation of four independent schools in the heart of Loughborough, educating children from 3 to 18 years. It comprises Loughborough Grammar School (boys, 10–18 years), Loughborough High School (girls, 11-18 years), Loughborough Amherst School (Co-educational 4-18 years) and Fairfield Prep School (Co- educational 3-11 years). In addition, the Loughborough Nursery (6 weeks – 4 years) is our day nursery which opened in 2016.

The schools are situated on neighbouring campuses close to the town centre and enjoy an excellent reputation for their academic, cultural and sporting achievements and for the quality of their pastoral care.

Please download the PDF to view the recruitment brochure, full job description and person specification.

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Assistant Registrar

Assistant Registrar: Marketing, Admissions and Commercial
Full Time, 52 weeks a year, Permanent

Loughborough Schools Foundation is seeking to appoint an Assistant Registrar to assist the Registrar at Loughborough Grammar School on recruiting day and boarding pupils. The role forms part of a central admissions team.

All Registrars assist the Director of Marketing, Admissions and Commercial in managing and delivering an efficient, warm and welcoming admissions programme, ensuring a professional service to parents, pupils, feeder schools, staff and the wider public. The Foundation expects staff to demonstrate a high level of commitment and reflect the School’s ethos when dealing with all stakeholders.

Loughborough Schools Foundation is a charitable foundation of four independent schools in the heart of Loughborough, educating children from 3 to 18 years. The schools enjoy a very high reputation for their academic, cultural and sporting achievements and for the quality of their pastoral care. The schools are situated on the south side of Loughborough on a very pleasant campus.

Further information can be found on our website. https://lsf.org/careers/vacancies/

To apply please complete the online application form on our website.
If you have any questions, please contact HR via email [email protected]

The closing date for this vacancy is 10.00 hrs on Monday 18 October 2021
The date for interviews is to be confirmed.

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Admissions Officer (Immigration Compliance)

Working as part of a small and dedicated central team, the Admissions Officer will be responsible for the vital routines and procedures of documentation to support our sponsored students. Collaborating with the Admissions staff at all four schools, as well as the Head of Boarding at Loughborough Grammar School and the Housemasters, the Admissions Officer needs to ensure that necessary procedures are followed to a clear timetable.

We are seeking an individual with excellent organisational and administrative skills, with the ability to organise specific processes and events, and work effectively under pressure. You will have outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to interact well with people at all levels.

The post can be full or part-time, we are open to considering a work pattern that suits the right candidate.

Loughborough Schools Foundation is a charitable foundation of four independent schools in the heart of Loughborough, educating children from 3 to 18 years. It comprises Loughborough Grammar School (boys, 10–18 years), Loughborough High School (girls, 11-18 years), Loughborough Amherst School (Co-educational 4-18 years) and Fairfield Prep School (Co-educational 3-11 years). In addition, the Loughborough Nursery (6 weeks – 4 years) is our day nursery which opened in 2016.

The Schools are situated on neighbouring campuses close to the town centre and enjoy an excellent reputation for their academic, cultural and sporting achievements and for the quality of their pastoral care. Loughborough Schools Foundation has four Boarding Houses and a boarding community of circa 85 pupils.

Further information can be found on our website; www.lsf.org/careers/vacancies/

To apply please complete the online application form on our website. The closing date is the 3 October 2021. If you have any questions please contact HR via email [email protected]

Interviews will be held w/c 11 October 2021

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Senior Consultant: Strategy, Marketing and Research

RSAcademics was set up in 2002 by Russell Speirs who remains the CEO. Since then, the company has grown steadily: we now work with over 250 different school clients in the UK and around the world each year and count over 80 employees and associates.
Reflecting some of the challenges faced by the schools’ sector overall, demand for RSAcademics’ strategy, marketing and research services has never been higher. In response, we are seeking to grow our high calibre, client-facing team of consultants. We are looking for individuals with a strong track record in strategic planning, who can use research insights and business and/or sector knowledge to develop transformational solutions and help to shape the thinking and activities of schools in the UK and worldwide.

We have opportunities for individuals to join us on an employed basis and also as freelance consultants. We are looking to add to the existing skills, knowledge and experience of our current team and welcome applications from marketing professionals and strategic thinkers who can demonstrate how they will support the growth of our vibrant practice.
Successful candidates will be commercially astute, have a natural empathy for the schools’ sector, be able to inspire and build trust with clients and, above all, have an eye for detail coupled with a desire to provide an outstanding service.

You may have extensive experience working in the schools’ sector or may be from outside the sector but possess the right blend of transferable skills required by this exciting role.

If you are interested, then we warmly invite you to discuss how these opportunities may fit with your career goals and preferred working arrangements. To arrange a confidential discussion please contact Camilla Oulton, Search Consultant: [email protected]

For further information about the role and details of how to apply please visit: www.rsacademics.com/vacancies

Home-based, with nationwide and potentially international travel

Closing date: 10.00am on 21 June 2021

RSAcademics Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. The company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS and other statutory checks.