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Digital Marketing Officer

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the executive team at John Lyon School. We are seeking a dynamic Digital Marketing Officer on a permanent basis to provide a high-quality service to the Director of Marketing and Communications and the School.

You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your creative flair by designing vibrant artwork for multiple platforms, creating engaging content for the website and social media, and capturing moments at exciting events. Thinking strategically, you will measure the success of the school’s digital output, get involved with digital advertising campaigns and help improve the website experience.

It is a historic time to join the school, as we have recently become both co-educational and have merged with Quainton Hall, a prep school.

Working closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications, this role will help promote the school to a variety of stakeholders, both internal and external, including prospective and current parents and pupils, alumni, governors, staff, local residents and local organisations. The object of the role is to assist with all aspects of marketing, focusing on developing digital marketing.

The successful candidate will have excellent IT skills, a keen interest in the digital world and be capable of prioritising workload to deliver the highest quality products against challenging deadlines.

For the right candidate, there may be some flexibility over whether this role is carried out on a year-round or ‘term-time only plus’ basis (minimum 36 weeks), as well as around the weekly work pattern (days and hours).  Nevertheless, we will also require a flexible approach to working hours from the post holder (for example in support of school events outside of normal school hours), and there may be a requirement to occasionally undertake work at the prep school site.

Salary: £24,000 – £27,000 p.a. depending on skills and experience, and weekly hours/annual working pattern

Hours: 32-40 hours per week, 36 weeks p.a. (term time plus 2 weeks) to year-round

The school’s benefits include:

  • Complimentary lunch during term-time
  • Fees remission for children of staff
  • Use of the school’s sports centre (including swimming pool) at designated times
  • Discount membership to Harrow School’s Golf Club
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Commitment to professional development

For further information and to apply please refer to the job description, person specification and application forms at the following link: https://www.johnlyon.org/information/vacancies/

 Closing date for applications: 12pm on Thursday 31st March 2022

 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 will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

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Head of Admissions, Communications and Marketing

Mount House School is a co-educational Independent Day School for students aged 11 to 18, set in and around a Grade II listed mansion near Barnet on the outskirts of North London. We are seeking a highly committed and well organised individual with strong communication skills to join our Senior Leadership Team. This is a key role with leadership responsibility for Marketing, Admissions and Communications aspects of the School. Experience of Marketing and Admissions within the Education sector is highly desirable, but is not essential.

The post holder will be responsible for the marketing and admissions strategy, promotion and development of the school brand. The expectations of the role will be to increase the number of applications and acceptances and to provide excellent customer service to current and prospective parents and their children.

Established in 2017 as the successor to St Martha’s School for Girls, Mount House School is both ambitious and aspirational in its philosophy, with projected student numbers of approximately 300 in September 2025. The School has an excellent reputation for the strength of its academic and co-curricular provision within a caring environment, and benefits from a strong financial base to be able to support a progressive programme of investment in its infrastructure and modern facilities.

This position offers an exciting opportunity for a proactive team player to support the growth and development of the School as the leading small co-educational senior school in the area. A highly competitive remuneration package is available, which will be commensurate with the seniority of the post and the experience of the successful candidate.

The post is available from October 2021. Further details about the role and how to apply can be found at: https://www.mounthouse.org.uk/vacancies/

Please e-mail application forms with a supporting statement to careers :
Contact e-mail: [email protected]

The closing date for applications is 10:00 am on Monday 27th September 2021.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 29th September 2021. Please note that CVs alone will not be accepted and we reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

Mount House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to respect this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and a medical.