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The Oratory Prep Schools seeks to appoint a Registrar to work alongside our International
Admissions Manager and the Assistant to the Registrar. This role is critical to our school’s
continued success and will require a person wanting to focus on people to support retention
and recruitment. The Oratory Prep School (The OPS) has a fantastic local and national
reputation as one of the country’s leading prep schools, which educates children from 2 – 13.
As you can imagine, our fantastic staff and superb resources and facilities provide our
children with unique opportunities, and our staff with wonderful tools to support learning.

As you can see, the future here at The OPS is very exciting and we are looking for the right
person to contribute to our children, our team and the wider school family. The pupils at The
Oratory Prep School are absolutely delightful and are enthusiastic learners. Parental support
is very strong and the staff and the Governing Body (Bellevue Education) are committed to
improving outcomes and experiences for all.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Creative – happy to create ideas outside the box
  • Open to new ideas and willing to commit to new initiatives
  • Eager to lead and take a full and active part in all aspects of our school community
  • Highly organised and an excellent communicator with staff, parents/guardians and pupils
  • Naturally positive and a fun team player – with a great sense of humour!

In return, we offer you the opportunity to:

  • Create your own destiny within our the school’s vision of
  • Providing excellent experiences for all
  • Work within a school community that is proud of its achievements and well-motivated to continue to develop further
  • Work within a supportive team
  • Great professional development tailored to fit your needs
  • Support from the Bellevue Education Group

If you feel you would enjoy the challenge and rewards of working at The Oratory Prep School, please apply via The Oratory Prep School website. Please apply using the application form and include in the statement in support of your application (found in the application form) the following: – why you are applying for the post of Registrar at The Oratory Prep School – the Job Description and Person Specification

Please note that references will be sought for all candidates.

Please complete the application form and send, together with a covering letter, to Human Resources at humanresources@oratoryprep.co.uk. The Headmaster, Mr De Silva, would be delighted to talk to potential candidate about the school and about the role.

To visit the school/speak to Mr De Silva, please email humanresources@oratoryprep.co.uk.

Please use the same email address to receive an application pack.

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Admissions & Development Coordinator

Cranford School invites applications for the role of full-time Admissions & Development Coordinator. Reporting to and working closely with the Director of Admissions, the Admissions & Development Coordinator will provide support to the Admissions Department to provide a high level of customer service to potential parents and pupils via email, phone, and face to face. In addition to this, the successful candidate will design and develop a fundraising and alumni relations engagement programme in conjunction with the Director of Admissions and will lead and devise engagement activities for all current and potential supporters. The role requires a well organised and prioritised approach, meticulous attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure. The successful candidate will possess exceptional attention to detail, self-management, multi-tasking, and interpersonal skills. Due to the nature of the role, we require flexibility and professionalism along with the ability to work to tight deadlines and to adapt to changing work priorities in a calm and efficient manner. Experience gained within a similar setting or a similar commercial skill set that would transfer to a school setting would be preferable. They will be wholly committed to the aims, ethos and values of Cranford School. The successful applicant will join a friendly, supportive, and ambitious team, both within the department and across the school. Cranford School is just 5 miles from the historic market town of Wallingford, less than thirty minutes from the picturesque town of Henley-upon-Thames and within a short commuting distance from Oxford and Reading. Further Information Please visit our website https://www.cranfordschool.co.uk/information/career-vacancies for further information including an Application Pack and Application Form. For more information, to discuss the role, or any aspect of working at Cranford School, please contact Human Resources on 01491 651218. Application To apply for this role, please email a completed Application Form to recruitment@cranfordschool.co.uk or post to HR Department, Cranford School, Moulsford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 9HT. Cranford School will only accept copies of a curriculum vitae alongside a fully completed application form. A curriculum vitae on its own will not be accepted. Safeguarding Cranford School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment and be fully aware of, and understand, the duties and responsibilities that apply to their role. All employees, volunteers and contractors must attend appropriate training in accordance with the School and local Safeguarding Board regulations. Successful applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including, but not limited to, checks with current and past employers, an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service, the requirement to provide original evidence of qualifications as well as evidence of the right to work in the UK and, where applicable, a barred list, prohibition, and overseas checks. Online searches will be carried out on shortlisted candidates along with the requirement to complete a Self-Disclosure form. All positions within the School are exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. In order to assess a candidate’s suitability to work with children, shortlisted applicants must declare all previous convictions and cautions via a self-disclosure form (prior to interview), including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’. This excludes those received for an offence in the United Kingdom if it has been filtered in accordance with the DBS filtering rules. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please see our Safeguarding policy here: https://www.cranfordschool.co.uk/information/policies.

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Business Development Manager (Private Clients)

An exciting opportunity to join a privately owned education consultancy business which has been successfully delivering quality services to private clients for more than 12 years. Certified by BSA and nominated as one of the top boarding school advisors in 2023 by Fortune, we’re proud to put children and parents at the heart of our advice.

Building on this success we are now looking to recruit a proactive, driven Business Development Manager to increase consultancy service sales to high-net-worth private clients in our target markets, in both the UK and around the world.

Putting in place an effective company sales and marketing strategy, you will take the lead on facilitating pathways and having conversations with potential new clients, delivering our strategy for growth in sales to private clients.

This role reports directly to the owner of the Company.

The responsibilities of the role include:

Sales and Business Development

In line with the company’s three-year strategic plan which outlines key opportunities for growth, define and deliver a sales and marketing strategy, creating pathways to secure new clients in our target countries worldwide.


Plan, implement and manage a program of networking, online and in person events, to facilitate growth in new client numbers. Research, plan and deliver company representation at in-person and online events in both the UK and overseas, as a route to direct conversations with potential new clients.

 The right candidate must have:

Proven success delivering growth in international business within the private education sector, or within a similar industry serving high-net worth private clients.

 A good range of contacts within the private client sector, and/or ideas on how and where to build new ones.

 Empathy and an ability to engage with parents, building trust.

 A good head for business, understanding commercial and budget targets with a drive to meet strategic plans for profitable growth.

 Reliable with strong communication skills both written and verbal, as well as good understanding of cultural differences.

 Trustworthy, motivated and able to work effectively from home, with good line management skills and the ambition to lead a team in the future.

 Highly competent IT skills and familiarity with using CRM systems, ideally HubSpot, as well as Sharepoint, Teams and Microsoft 365.

 A full and clean UK driving license is essential. A British passport and the ability to travel overseas where and when necessary.

Working schedule: This is a full-time role Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm. Although the role is home based, it is anticipated that at least two days a week on average you will be away from your desk, meeting and finding new clients. There will be a requirement to attend some team meetings online, some at a central location in the UK, or some at the office in North Yorkshire. Overseas travel will be required.

Salary £36,000 per annum. KPI bonus (Linked to strategic growth targets).

Annual leave – 25 days per annum plus 8 UK bank holidays, including any time between Christmas and New Year when the office may be closed. Pension via NEST Scheme.

To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to David Marx (Director) using the email address davidcamarx@gmail.com

You can read more about us and our Company ethos here, https://www.independenteducationconsultants.co.uk/who-we-are

Closing date for applications is 17th November 2023.



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Admissions and Events Co-ordinator

Oxford High School is looking for an Admissions and Events Coordinator to support our busy admissions team across the school. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to use your first class organisational and administrative skills to play an important role in helping the smooth running of the department in a leading independent day school based in Oxford recently awarded Independent Girls’ School of the Year 2023.

Having excellent attention to detail and the ability to use your own initiative is key to being successful in this role, as is being able to maintain a high level of efficiency while working in a fast-paced environment. You will also need to be able to multi-task, communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing) and work to tight deadlines. Proven experience in office administration is also required.

As an integral part of the Admissions team, you will support all aspects of the admissions process from enquiry to enrolment, including coordination and attendance at our recruitment and admissions events. This role is about building relationships with prospective parents and pupils and so this role would be ideal for someone with great interpersonal skills. You will be based in our senior school, and you will also work closely with staff in our prep school.

If you have the passion to work in a busy and varied role in a leading independent day school, we would love to hear from you. In return, we offer you a great community in which to work where ideas are welcomed.

Oxford High School is Oxford’s oldest girls’ school and provides a vibrant, dynamic and creative environment for staff and pupils alike.

About Oxford High School: Since its foundation over 140 years ago in the heart of Oxford’s historic city centre, Oxford High School has been innovative and pioneering in its approach to girls’ education. Today, Oxford High School is a happy and vibrant place to work. As well as our commitment to girls’ education, we are committed to investing in our staff’s personal development through training and learning initiatives and via the Girls’ Day School Trust network. We are proud to have recently received Independent Girls’ School of the Year Award for 2023.

Benefits: As part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the leading and largest group of independent girls’ schools in the UK, we offer a variety of benefits, which include:

● Competitive salaries and pay progression

● Access to extensive professional development opportunities

● Training grants for qualifications

● Generous pension schemes

● Free life assurance benefit

● Free school lunches

● A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools

● Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans

● A Cycle to Work scheme

● Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further details and to apply please click on the button below: https://oxfordhigh.gdst.net/about/job-vacancies/support-staff-vacancies/

Closing Date: 11:59pm on Tuesday 31st October 2023 Interview Date: w/c 6th November 2023

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Marketing and Communications Manager

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, creative and ambitious marketing and communications professional to play a key role raising St Edward’s profile locally, nationally and internationally. Using your wide knowledge of marketing strategies and tactics, you will be responsible for increasing awareness and understanding of the school. You will achieve this through a variety of marketing channels, communicating to the school community, current parents, prospective parents, friends of the school, the media and the local community.

This will include:

– Generating print and digital marketing collateral

– Producing the weekly e-newsletter

– Ensuring consistency of branding

– Maintaining the school’s profile within educational directories

– Overseeing the production of relevant photography and video content

– Contributing to the school magazine, website and other publications as necessary

– Recording and reviewing marketing data/analytics

– Planning and delivering flagship events as required

About you

You will need experience of working in a marketing or communications role in any sector as well as extensive knowledge and understanding of print, social and digital media. You will also need a watertight grasp of grammar and excellent written English and the ability to work in a busy office, juggling a number of projects with conflicting deadlines.

In return, St. Edward’s can offer a variety of benefits including:

– A friendly and inclusive working environment

– Free meals

– Free Nuffield Health Gym membership (including membership for your partner and children under the age of 21)

– Free car parking

– Cycle to work scheme

– Employee assistance programme

– Defined contribution pension scheme with Scottish Widows.

The standard employee contribution rate is 5% with the employer contributing 8%.From 1st September 2022, enhanced contributions by the employee will be matched by the employer, up to the cap of 12%

Candidates should complete the St Edward’s Application Form, available on the Vacancies page of the St Edward’s website www.stedwardsoxford.org/about-us/vacancies/

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Social Media and Communications Executive

We are seeking a social media and communications executive who will look after the College’s social media accounts, contribute to marketing campaign activity, and support the senior leadership team with parental communications.

The successful candidate will join an experienced, fun, and ambitious team, who are working to build a best-in-class communications function. The role may suit a graduate looking for their first or second job, a more experienced professional seeking a new challenge or a bright school leaver who is unsure of their next steps. We will shape the role around the skills and experience of the successful candidate, and the salary and benefits package offered will be reflective of this. If you are bright and ambitious with a good command of written English, we would love to hear from you.

We are open to applicants who are looking for a permanent position, as well as those who may want a 12-month fixed-term contract. Candidates may, if they wish, have an informal chat with the Communications Manager, please email hr@radley.org.uk to arrange this.

Please apply using our online application form via the school website.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon, Wednesday 20 September 2023.

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Marketing and Communications Executive

Each year, d’Overbroeck’s welcomes hundreds of new students to our school. Whether as a domestic or international, day or boarding student, the Marketing & Communications Executive will be influential in raising awareness of d’Overbroeck’s and helping families identify us as their preferred independent school of choice. We work with families directly, in addition to working with those who use international agents, via Nord Anglia Education’s Global Recruitment Team (GRT), who are based around the world.

Please note this list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and will change according to the needs and development of the role itself. It is expected that the post holder may undertake such other duties as may be reasonably requested. Marketing and Communications Executive will be reporting to Senior Marketing and Communications Manager.


  • Manage the editing of the school website, and where appropriate repurpose content from other digital channels.
  • Create and schedule content for the school’s social media channels to support the school’s key marketing priorities, monitoring and engaging with our key audiences.
  • Assist with Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and keyword search to make the school website more visible to those using search engines to find independent schools.
  • Develop a feeling of community by ensuring students, their parents, guardians, international agents, and school staff are all informed and aware of upcoming events and milestones, ensuring student and staff representation is evident in content.
  • Design and produce engaging news stories that highlight our ethos in parents’ weekly e-newsletter and play an active role in the evolution of the Parent Portal to ensure parent communications are streamlined and relevant across all marketing channels.

Marketing collateral

  • Develop and produce materials from the brief stage through to writing content (often with colleagues across the school), editing, print and distribution, including internal publications, prospectuses, and newsletters.
  • Ensure Nord Anglia and school brand guidelines are always upheld.
  • Be responsible for the school’s promotional stands and other event support material (signs, banners, and merchandise), ordering new stock as required and ensuring the timely supply of stock to events.
  • Manage the stock of all marketing collateral, creating systems to identify and order when stock needs to be replenished.
  • Assist in updating third party content across printed material (e.g. school directories) and digital platforms (e.g. BBSN profile page).
  • Oversee the collection of photography and videography that captures what makes d’Overbroeck’s so special.
  • Collaborate with external suppliers, such as designers, film producers, website providers and printers to deliver marketing assets.
  • Proactively manage and develop the school’s photo and video library (including photography or video consent).
  • Ensure all marketing materials produced are compliant with GDPR regulations and robustly manage marketing non-consenters within the school.


  • Execute the marketing plan, which spans prospective domestic and international, day and boarding students.
  • Assist with projects within defined campaigns to directly address key market segments.
  • Work with the GRT to identify and deliver key marketing efforts to support their markets.


  • Support the wider team with logistics, organisation, and promotion of school events. Customer service and liaison with attendees in the build up to events. Attending and hosting events in partnership with the wider marketing, admissions, and development team. Some of these events may take place in the evening or at weekends.
  • Assist in delivering effective partnership and outreach events to engage and build relationships with feeder schools.
  • Ensure that stakeholders and attendees are followed up, thanked, or asked for feedback as required.

Person Specification


  • Create and deliver digital content via social media channels and using a website editor.
  • Can demonstrate basic knowledge of image editing software such as Photoshop.
  • Able to report on social media and website (using Google Analytics, Hootsuite or similar)
  • Experience of producing top quality communications for external audiences.
  • A willingness to immerse yourself proactively in the school community, staff, and students, to identify and highlight interesting content.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and excellent written English.


  • Have experience in an education environment.
  • An interest in photography / videography
  • Have a knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software (InDesign, Illustrator, Premier Pro) to make in house edits to materials produced by third party professional designers.


This is a full-time appointment which will involve working 5 days a week from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday (flexibility on working hours may be required, occasional evenings and weekends for events)


The salary for this position will be dependent on experience.

Staff at d’Overbroeck’s also benefit from

  • free cooked lunches during term-time
  • access to ‘We Care’ medical and counselling services
  • discounted membership rates for a nearby sports and leisure club
  • participation in the ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme
  • fee discounts for children of staff attending d’Overbroeck’s School

Further information

If you would like any further information at this stage, please contact Lisa Johnson, Senior Marketing and Communications Manager – Lisa.Johnson@doverbroecks.com


Applicants should complete the Form entitled Application for a Non-Teaching Post which can be downloaded from https://www.doverbroecks.com/about/careers/

The Application Form, full Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter should be emailed to HR@doverbroecks.com and a signed copy sent to:



333 Banbury Road



The final date for submission of applications is Monday 18 September 2023.

Please apply as soon as possible. All applications will be processed on receipt.

Short-listed applicants will be notified of the interview arrangements as soon as possible after short-listing.  Please note, however, that we reserve the right to shortlist and invite suitable candidates in for interview prior to this date, as we are looking to make a new appointment as quickly as possible.

Nord Anglia Education

In early 2021 d’Overbroeck’s was acquired by Nord Anglia Education, a leading premium international schools organisation. At the start of the 2022-23 academic year, NAE comprised 81 school in 32 countries, employing over 15,000 and teaching over 70,000 students.

You can find out more on their website: nordangliaeducation.com

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Prep Admissions Registrar & Marketing Officer

We are looking for a highly organised, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to take on a dual-role at Oxford High Prep School (OHPS), focusing on Admissions and Marketing.  Working alongside the Head of Prep, the Marketing & Admissions team, as well as other teaching and support staff colleagues, this role is integral to the success of the recruitment of pupils entering Reception to Year 6.

As Admissions Registrar, your primary responsibilities are pupil recruitment, customer service and administration, with accountability for fulfilling all duties of the admissions process efficiently, through a variety of channels.

As Marketing Officer, you will focus on the planning and execution of marketing activities across various channels, such as social media, the website, as well as print communications and collateral.

You will be a vital member of the School’s marketing and admissions team, being the main point of contact for all inbound and outbound correspondences from/to prospective parents seeking entry to OHPS in Reception to Year 6, seeing through the full customer journey from initial enquiry to onboarding new students, and everything in between. You will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running and successful completion of the admissions process, for both UK and overseas applicants, whilst always delivering an exceptional level of service and ensuring a high quality of work that is representative of the reputation of the Prep School.

Additionally, you will support with organising and implementing marketing plans within OHPS, through digital and traditional channels with the aim of supporting pupil recruitment as well as raising the profile of the School within the local community. You will have the opportunity to lead on specific projects and increase your skillset by taking on a wide variety of tasks that are integral to the positive promotion of OHPS.

Your responsibilities will include maintaining the admissions database, handling enquiries from prospective parents and processing applications in a timely fashion, facilitating the administration of the School’s entrance examinations, and much more. All of which are required within very strict timeframes and in combination with managing a very busy and varying workload. You will also oversee admissions events, such as assessment days, open days, virtual meetings and parents’ visits and maintain the Prep School’s social media channels and presence on the school website, plus more.

You will need excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, and be able to maintain a high level of efficiency and attention to detail. You must be able to work independently, taking ownership of your workload, whilst being collaborative and supportive of your colleagues in the department and throughout the school.

To be successful in this role, you will ideally have experience in customer service or sales, as well as marketing and stakeholder management. An external facing role, you will have a positive and proactive approach to work and enjoy managing multiple projects at once.

Admissions and Marketing are busy year-round; therefore, this role is full-time and requires someone who is proactive and forward-thinking, to ensure that during peak periods you are well prepared and responsive to the demands of the job.

To apply visit our website: https://oxfordhigh.gdst.net/about/job-vacancies/support-staff-vacancies/

Additional details

Required from:  As soon as possible

Contract term: Permanent

Hours: 36 hours per week (full-time)

Salary: Competitive, plus benefits

Closing date: Tuesday 5th September 2023 at midnight.

Interviews: Friday 8th September 2023

About Oxford High School:

Since its foundation over 140 years ago in the heart of Oxford’s historic city centre, Oxford High School has been innovative and pioneering in its approach to girls’ education.

Today, Oxford High School is a happy and vibrant place to work: our girls are highly motivated and ambitious, supportive yet self-aware. From our youngest Reception pupils through to our longest-serving members of staff, there is a real sense of pride at being part of the Oxford High community.

As well as our commitment to girls’ education, we are committed to investing in our staff’s personal development through training and learning initiatives and via the GDST network.


As part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the leading and largest group of independent girls’ schools in the UK, we offer a variety of benefits, which include:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • Free school lunches
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

Oxford High School and The GDST are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.  On-line searches may be done as part of due diligence checks.

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Head of Admissions and Marketing

This is an extremely exciting opportunity to lead an established marketing team and equally capable admissions team into the next phase of their development.

The Oratory School is a family-oriented, co-educational, independent Day and Boarding school. Rated “Excellent” in the Independent Schools Inspectorate (Nov 2021), it caters for children aged 11 to 18 years, combining strong academic results with a supportive family ethos. It is a genuine all-round school, that believes in nurturing pupils to achieve their very best in whatever they set out to do. Whilst it deliberately remains a small school, with small class sizes, The Oratory is also ambitious. With its spiritual heart and history established in the Catholic faith, The Oratory is all inclusive and welcomes staff and pupils of all faiths or none.

This new role coincides with the start of a new Head, providing the successful candidate with the chance to help review and refine the School’s Development Plan and strategic aims. We are seeking a quietly confident, self-motivated, customer-focused, target-driven individual with exceptional people skills, who loves nothing more than seeing their team thrive on their successes and who supports and encourages them to excel in all they do.

Previous independent school experience is not essential, although an understanding of the sector would be desirable.

The following attributes would also be warmly welcomed:
An ability to forge excellent relationships
A passion for sales and marketing
A high level of personal organisation
Good attention to detail and accuracy
A desire to succeed

This recruitment process is supported by Headspace Academics Limited. If you have questions about your suitability for the role, please email Tiffany Fleming via tf@headspaceacademics.com.

Closing date: Midday, Monday 28 August 2023.

Interviews will be held from the week commencing Monday 18 September 2023.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. The Oratory School is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of sex, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, disability, religion, age, marital and sexual orientation.

The Oratory Schools Association Registered Charity No 309112 is an equal opportunities employer, it is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check.

Closing Date: 2023-08-28

Salary: DOE: £50 000 to £60 000

Start Date: 2023-07-31

Interview Date: 2023-09-18

Contact Phone: 01491683506

Contact Email: tf@headspaceacademics.com

Weblink: https://www.oratory.co.uk/