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Admissions and Marketing Officer

Mander Portman Woodward (MPW) is an independent education provider and one of the best known and most well-respected independent colleges in the UK. Owned by Kaplan International, MPW has built an enviable reputation for top academic results, excellent pastoral care and inspired teaching tailored to the needs of each student.

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Admission and Marketing Officer at MPW London, to support the fulltime student admission process and short course programmes. Based at MPW London the Admissions and Marketing Officer will be responsible for admissions activity for our main courses including marketing, building up relations with feeder schools and working alongside the international recruitment function based at Head Office. Marketing duties will cover local campaigns and working with the central marketing function at Head Office on some of the national and international digital campaigns that they manage for all three colleges in the group. This is a fast-paced and varied role, with a great opportunity for progression for someone with strong sales experience in educational institutions.

 About The Role

You will:

  • Dealing with enquiries from prospective students and parents, offering initial advice, and organising interviews and entrance examinations
  • Arranging and conducting tours of the college with prospective students at their guardians
  • Taking a key roles in the sales and booking process for our popular Easter Revision programme
  • Data entry into the college’s student recruitment management system, to provide college management with ongoing statistical information
  • Identifying trends and problems that may impact student recruitment
  • Assist with the production and sending out of relevant materials for publicity purposes
  • Work with the Marketing Manager to develop and implement ideas to generate enquiries and to plan promotional activity.
  • Oversee the organisation and participation in Open Days and other promotional events that raise the profile of the college
  • Process applications for bursaries and scholarships in accordance with agreed agreements with the Principal
  • Represent the college at events at feeder schools to raise the profiles and ensure that strong active links are developed and maintained
  • Promote the college through tours, exhibitions, open events and other activities
  • Working with the International Admissions team to assist with managing student documentation requirements as requested by UKVI

 About You

You have:

  • Experience working in admission management, short courses management in a school/sixth form college or higher education setting
  • Proven track record of successfully managing admission processes and short course programs, including achieving KPI and financial targets
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as commercial forecasting and financial reporting.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse student population and stakeholders IT skills to include a sound knowledge of MS PowerPoint, Word and Excel, and able to work with database and CRM systems
  • Experience in managing social media, including PPC, brand management

 Excellent communication skills:

  • oral and written, as well as excellent attention to detail
  • Capacity to work efficiently in order to meet tight deadlines
  • A comprehensive knowledge of the UK education system (GCSE, A Levels)
  • Good knowledge of UKVI student visa requirements
  • An understanding of UK university entrance procedures

 The Perks

For your commitment you will get:

  • 30 days paid holiday (excluding UK Bank Holidays) each year
  • Guaranteed Income Protection with payment of 75% of your salary minus state benefits
  • Life Assurance with payment of 4 times your salary
  • Access to an Aviva pension plan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

 Application Process

To register your interest in the role, please submit your CV to for an initial screening.

Suitable candidates will then be requested to fill in an application form in line with Safer Recruitment guidelines.

 Commitment to Safeguarding

Mander Portman Woodward is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of children and young people. Applicants for the role must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Further details of what this includes are found in Recruitment, Selection and Disclosure Policy.


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Admissions Manager

The Admissions Manager will be responsible for growing the number of students at both Hendon Prep School and Salcombe Prep School.

You will be responsible for delivering a professional, distinctive, customer focused ‘surprising and delightful’ experience from enquiry through to enrolment.

Key Responsibilities will include, (but not limited to):

· To act as a key brand ambassador for the school, understanding the local market, the value proposition of the school and by appreciating the needs of parents and pupils;

· To take responsibility for all aspects of the schools’ admissions process nurturing enquirers, applicants and offer holders through to enrolment;

· To take the lead on admissions events including personal tours, open mornings and other similar recruitment events;

· To build relationships with feeder schools, estate agents, relocation agents, key partners, affiliates and influencers in the local community to drive enquiries as determined by the Marketing and Admissions strategy;

· In conjunction with the Head and the Cognita team, set stretching annual enrolment targets;

· To manage the workload of the Event and Admin Coordinator supporting both Hendon and Salcombe

· To lead the relationship with feeder schools or other external partners such as Estate Agents;

· To ensure that the department is always appropriately resourced;

Who we are looking for:

· To be considered for this role you have demonstrated success in a related role and have previous experience working in a complex, busy and service driven environment.

We would also expect;

· Prior experience of managing direct customer contact ideally in a customer facing, service-based role, or sales

· Experience of customer database, customer relationship management tools and digital/online platforms

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to deal with people on all levels with sensitivity, tact and diplomacy

· Confident use of cloud-based CRM systems

· The ability to show empathy to prospective parents and understand their personal circumstances

· An understanding of the highly competitive independent school marketplace would be an advantage.

Benefits at Cognita:

· Competitive salary

· Contributory Pension Scheme

· Professional development

· School fee discount

· 25 days Holiday plus Bank Holidays

Apply now Please send your CV to:

If you are shortlisted we will ask you to complete our application form prior to interview.

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Admissions Manager



Part of London Park Schools Dukes Education

Help us make a positive impression and manage the admissions process for Eaton Square Senior and Sixth Form.

We are looking for a dynamic, self-assured, and highly motivated individual to help us as we move into a new and exciting phase of school life.

Eaton Square Senior and Sixth Form are a co-ed independent senior and sixth form based in iconic Mayfair and Belgravia – right in the heart of London. Together, they provide an exciting, personalised, and forward-thinking education for up to 250 students. The school and Sixth form reflect the very best of London; creative, energetic, and embody the diversity of London’s world class make-up.

It is an exciting time to join us as we navigate our entry into the London Park Schools group: smaller senior schools that can deliver bigger thinking and are a ‘breath of fresh air’ in the London market. The combination of Head, Dr Adrian Rainbow’s vision for the school and Principal, Suzie Longstaff’s vision for the group, offers a powerful and exciting narrative in the London Senior school market and highlights the importance of Admissions in helping to drive it further.

What we offer you

• Real responsibility: supported and helped by Group Head of Marketing & Admissions

• Teamwork: working alongside Marketing and LPS Clapham Admissions Manager

• Senior Access: to the Head of ESS, the Head of sixth Form and Principal

• Broader career support and development: As a member of the broader Dukes Education family, you have access to regular training, the support of other Marketing and Admissions colleagues at monthly meetings and great career advancement opportunities

• Great package: including cycle to work scheme, free school meals during term-time, SMART pension, 25 days holiday, competitive salary (c.£35-40k depending on experience)

• Flexibility: ability to work across sites and occasional working from home during the holidays

• Normal hours: Some flexibility required (e.g. occasional evening or weekend events) but usually 8.30-4.30/9-5pm Responsible to: Head of LPS Marketing and Admissions & Head of ESS Full Time, office-based, with 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)

Start: ASAP

Applications should be made in writing by FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER to our HR Manager, Margaret Emanuel

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis and will consist of a meeting with the Head of LPS Marketing & Admissions, the Head and other members of the team.

London Park School website

Dukes Education website

Eaton Square School website

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Marketing & Communications Manager

Kensington Wade is seeking a dynamic and creative person to deliver the marketing and brand development objectives of this very special school. Kensington Wade is a unique preparatory school in the UK market: alongside offering pupils a thorough preparation for 11+ entry into the country’s top senior schools, pupils at the school learn in an immersive bilingual environment in both English and Chinese, achieving fluency in Mandarin at an early age.

The school was recognised by the Independent Schools Association (ISA) in 2022 with its inaugural award for Innovation in Education.

The Marketing and Communications Manager will work closely with the Headmaster and Board of Directors, reporting to the CEO, in implementing and contributing to the development of a marketing strategy which appeals to Kensington Wade’s diverse and dynamic prospective families.

The Marketing and Communications Manager will input into and lead the implementation of the school’s marketing plan through the creation of digital and printed marketing content, management of the school’s website, social media accounts and advertising, and will take a lead role in marketing events. To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to Alja Kranjec, Head of HR, at

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Marketing, Admissions and Communications Assistant

We are looking for a highly organised, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to take on the role of Marketing, Admissions and Communications Assistant. This post will initially be for a one academic year fixed term contract with possible extension. Working alongside the Headteacher, the Marketing, Communications and Admissions team, as well as other teaching and support staff colleagues, this role will be integral to the success of the recruitment of pupils.

The purpose of this role is to provide administrative admissions support to our team and to work on the implementation of effective engagement strategies for the School.

Donhead is a vibrant, exciting, and fulfilling place in which to work. We have enthusiastic pupils, supportive colleagues, and a full programme of CPD for all members of staff. The school is characterised by a warm, welcoming, and supportive atmosphere, as noted by our recent visit from ISI. New colleagues are supported through an introduction and ongoing training in Jesuit Education.

This is a part-time position required for 20 hours per week during term-time, plus 5 additional days to be mutually agreed. The place of work is the school and the hours of the role will be flexible and agreed with the successful candidate in advance.

All candidates must complete the Donhead Application form and return this by the closing date to Sian Buckley, the Headteacher’s EA at Please note that CVs will not be accepted, and early applications are strongly encouraged as we reserve the right to appoint at any stage during the process.

Please visit our website for further details about Donhead and to download our application form. If you have any questions or would like to visit the school prior to application, please contact Sian Buckley, or by calling 020 8946 7000.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by phone or email to invited for interview. All candidates are requested to bring proof of photo I.D., evidence of their right to work in the UK and original copies of qualifications to their interview.


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Assistant Registrar

Required ASAP

We are seeking a proactive, highly organised and creative person to support the Registrar in the Admissions Department. A job description and person specification may be found below. This is an excellent opportunity to join the Admissions team at a time of exciting development. There is plenty of scope for the successful applicant to develop the role, using their energy and top-notch administrative skills to provide complete support for prospective families throughout the admissions process.

As the first point of contact for prospective parents and pupils for both the Junior and Senior School, the Registrar and Assistant Registrar are vital ambassadors for the school and its values. The post holder will support the Registrar in providing an efficient and welcoming admissions service while keeping accurate and thorough records, compiling and reporting data and providing admissions advice and guidance to all prospective parents.

Salary & Benefits 

  • Competitive salary between £30-32,000 per annum pro rata, dependent on qualifications and experience
  • The School will enrol you from the first day of your employment in a non-contributory pension scheme with the School contributing the equivalent of 10% of your salary on a monthly basis.
  •  A free lunch is provided.
  • Use of School sports facilities when available.
  • Annual Flu Vaccination
  • Employee Assistance Programme provided by Education Support
  • Training and development opportunities available.

Further information about the role can be found via the apply now button.

Closing date for applications: 21st September

Interviews: 28th September

Job start date: ASAP

Channing School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To assist in this, the school follows a formal recruitment procedure for the employment of all staff which adheres to the recommendations of the Department for Education (DfE) in “Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education” and the school’s Child Protection Policy. In line with our Recruitment Policy, all shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches including social media. A copy of this procedure is available on request. Subject to statutory provisions, no applicant will be treated less favourably than another on the grounds of a protected characteristic. Ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration.


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Director of Admissions and Marketing

The position of Director of Admissions and Marketing is a role which will enable the candidate to make a significant contribution to the strategic direction of the school as a senior member of staff. We are looking for a dynamic, creative and highly capable individual to join our community. You will be professional, enthusiastic, full of innovative ideas, with a ‘can-do’ attitude and with a willingness to work with the existing marketing and admissions team and the teaching staff to enhance further the excellent reputation of the school and spearhead pupil recruitment. Please review the recruitment brochure for full details. Candidates should complete the St Augustine’s Priory Application Form, available from You should also write a letter of application detailing how your skills, knowledge and experience match the school’s requirements for the post of Director of Admissions and Marketing. Please send both via email to to arrive by 9am on Monday 25th September. Interviews expected to take place on Friday 29th September, subject to change.

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Admissions Registrar

Term Time + 4 weeks (total 38 weeks), 37.5 hrs per week
Start date: As soon as possible

We are a school that values diversity and individual contribution; supporting and encouraging staff to pursue their interests and achieve their ambitions. If you have great communication, IT and administrative skills as well as an ability to work effectively under pressure then we would like to hear from you.

As our Admissions Registrar, you will take an active role in developing the Admissions department; joining at an exciting time as we head towards the culmination of our Inspiring Minds Campaign which aims to fund bursaries for as many as 1 in 4 of our students by 2024. You will have shared responsibility for the management of all elements of the pupil recruitment process from initial enquiry through to induction and will have solo focus on day-to-day support for our Bursary students.

You will be required to work the occasional evening and weekend day for Open Days and other School Events, for which time off in lieu will be granted.

To apply and access further information about the role and employee benefits, please visit our dedicated recruitment website

Salary is circa £36k per annum full-time equivalent. Actual pro-rata salary is £30,185.

For further information about Latymer Upper School visit

Closing date: 9.00 am 15 August 2023
Interviews are expected to be held on 22 August 2023.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS and online check and receipt of two satisfactory references.

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Head of Marketing, Communications and Digital (MarComms)

This is a term-time role working 38 weeks per annum

Required to start September 2023

Reporting directly to the Head, you will have strategic and day-to-day oversight of the entire Communications and Marketing function; providing strategic input, support and advice alongside day-to-day administration and leadership of the MarComms function.

Working closely with the Head, Principal of the Prep, Senior Management Team, Director of Admissions and Bursaries, Marketing Manager, Digital Content Producer and our Foundation Team, you will Lead the MarComms team to achieve organisational goals and objectives.

Full-time salary up to £65k (pro-rata annual salary up to £54,500) depending on experience.

To apply, and find out more about the school and our attractive staff benefits package, please visit our website and view the section “Join our Team”.

Closing date for applications: 9.00am on 16 August 2023

Interviews will be held on 23 August 2023.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS and online check and receipt of two satisfactory references.