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Admissions Assistant

Oakham School has a fantastic opportunity for an organised and detail driven individual to provide essential support to its Admissions team in recruiting students and meeting its compliance duties. Close attention to detail and excellent computer literacy skills, including familiarity with CRM / Database Management, are essential.

This role is full-time, working an average of 37.5 hours per week all year round (plus approx. 12 Saturday mornings per year, on a rota basis).

Candidates who wish to apply for this post should send an application form and CV along with a covering letter addressed to Anna Steiger, Director of Admissions to [email protected] by 9.00am on Thursday 14 April 2022. Interviews will take place the w/c Monday 25 April 2022.

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Admissions Officer

Oakham School is looking to recruit two enthusiastic individuals to play an integral role in providing a proactive, efficient and customer focussed admissions service to families considering entry to the School.

The successful candidates will require excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to build relationships with prospective parents and educational agents (both UK and overseas) as they move through the admissions process. They will need to be able to multitask and prioritise their own work, exercising initiative, and work well under pressure to provide a first-class level of customer service.

Prior experience in an Admissions role is not essential but would be advantageous. Both roles are full-time, working an average of 37.5 hours per week all year round (plus approx. 12 Saturday mornings per year, on a rota basis).

Please visit the Oakham School website for the full Job Description and here for the Person Specification.

Candidates who wish to apply for one of these posts should send an application form and CV along with a covering letter addressed to Anna Steiger, Director of Admissions to [email protected] by 9.00am on Thursday 14 April 2022. Interviews will take place the w/c Monday 25 April 2022.

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Admissions Co-ordinator

Full time – Permanent

circa £25,000 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity to play a vital role in Uppingham School’s ambitions as it aspires to be the co-educational boarding school of first choice within the UK.

The Admissions Coordinator is one of two new roles within the Admissions Department and as Uppingham’s ‘first voice’ for almost all prospective enquiries offers the successful candidate a position of significant trust and responsibility in this future-facing and forward-thinking institution seeking to recruit some 230 pupils per year.

Joining a busy, friendly and professional team, you will be tasked with fostering positive relationships with the school’s first enquirers, providing a professional, customer focused service, offering advice and support through the application and assessment process, scheduling visits and assessments and assisting with all the Admissions Department’s communications up until the point prospective pupils join the School.

Key to this role will be your demonstrable experience in building relationships and previous experience in a customer facing role. The successful candidate will possess excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise work effectively with great attention to detail.

If you are a personable, positive and supportive individual with a flair for communication and a real interest in people and children’s education, we would be delighted to hear from you.

In return, Uppingham School offer a range of benefits, which include:

  • 50% contribution to premiums for the School’s private health scheme
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual joining fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee discount for children of staff.
  • Retail, gym, supermarket, cinema and restaurant discounts (via Sodexo platform)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Free annual flu jabs
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer

For further details about this unique opportunity and to apply, please visit:

https://www.uppingham.co.uk/about/employment-opportunities

 The closing date for applications is 9.00am, Tuesday 15 March 2022.

Interviews will take place on 22nd March 2022.

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful candidates must be willing to undergo full screening in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KSCiE), including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils will be explored at interview.

 

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Marketing Co-ordinator

Oakham School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and talented Marketing Co-ordinator to join its busy Marketing team. The successful candidate will deliver the School’s Marketing strategy through a multitude of creative methods including print advertising, photography, graphic design and social media.

The role offers a well-rounded experience in what is a very exciting time for the Marketing team, with several major projects currently in the pipeline.

The successful candidate will ideally be educated to degree level and have knowledge of Marketing and Design. This is a fantastic opportunity for a creative and passionate individual to achieve their potential and play an important role in the School’s Marketing.

To apply, please send an application form (available from the website) with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, to Mrs Claire Betts, HR Manager, [email protected].

Oakham School is a fully co-educational boarding and day school for 10 to 18 year olds based in the heart of rural England.

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Senior Admissions Manager

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to play an integral role in providing a proactive, efficient and customer focussed admissions service to families considering entry to Oakham School. The successful candidate will work closely with the Director of Admissions to manage the admissions cycle and to provide input at a strategic level. They will also be responsible for the day-to-day line management of the team’s Admissions Officers and Administrators.

This busy and varied role requires a person with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to build relationships with prospective parents and educational agents (both UK and overseas) as they move through the admissions process. The successful candidate will need to be able to multitask and provide a first-class level of customer service. They should be capable of organising and prioritising their own work, exercising initiative and working well under pressure. Prior experience in an Admissions role is essential for this position. This is a full-time role, working an average of 37.5 hours per week all year round (plus approx. 12 Saturday mornings per year, on a rota basis). Full details are available on our website.

Candidates who wish to apply for this post should send an application form and CV, along with a covering letter, addressed to Anna Steiger, Director of Admissions at [email protected] by 9.00am on Tuesday 11 January 2022. Interviews will take place the week commencing Monday 17 January 2022

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Admissions Officer

 (fixed term contract)

Oakham School is one of the largest co-educational Boarding and Day Schools in the country. It has over 1,000 pupils ranging in age from 10 – 18  years, of whom 50% are boarders, accommodated in 10 Boarding Houses and 6 Day Houses.

An opportunity has arisen for a full time Admissions Officer to work within our busy Admissions Department, on a fixed term contract to 31 March 2022. The position is fixed term, pending the outcome of an Admissions review, following the appointment of the School’s new Director of Admissions in September 2021.

The Admissions Officer will support the department with a wide range of duties relating to all aspects of work in the admissions office. The Admissions Officer will liaise with and support prospective families with the admissions process to the School and will support the Director of Admissions in coordinating the department’s activity.

The successful candidate will have a strong eye for detail and precision and will have previous experience in a customer facing role, together with excellent administrative and communication skills. A high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office is expected and experience of working with iSAMS would be an advantage but is not essential. It is essential that the post holder is able to maintain a high level of efficiency and remain calm under pressure.

Full details are available on our website. To apply, please send application form (available from our website or on request), CV and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form by email to:

Mrs Claire Betts, HR Manager, Oakham School, 15 Station Rd,

Oakham, Rutland LE15 6QT. Tel: 01572 758804

Email: [email protected], Website: www.oakham.rutland.sch.uk

(Closing date 10.00am on 11 November 2021, with interviews on 17 November 2021).

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Marketing and Communications Manager

The External Relations Department at Oakham School  is seeking to appoint a Marketing and Communications Manager. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and experienced communications professional. The post is full-time 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, all year.

Oakham School is a co-educational boarding and day school for 10-18 year olds located in the beautiful county of Rutland.

The successful candidate will work be responsible for maintaining our profile through management and delivery of day-to-day marketing activity, including developing and leading a positive PR strategy, writing media releases, event management, managing advertising, commissioning and liaising with designers and photographers and other critical marketing and communications activity.

Applications should be sent to

Mrs Claire Betts MA, MCIPD,  HR Manager

Oakham School Bursary

15 Station Road

Oakham

Rutland

LE15 6QT

Tel: 01572 758804

Email: [email protected] (applications)

[email protected]  (enquiries)

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Director of Admissions

The School is seeking to appoint a Director of Admissions to commence from September 2021.

Reporting to the Headmaster, this is an exciting role combining both strategic and operational aspects with a focus to develop and implement growth underpinned by a development plan that ensures attraction, recruitment and retention of pupils.

This dynamic and exciting role will most likely be suited to an experienced professional with a proven track record within an admissions context. The post holder will have the responsibility for leading the Admissions Teams to ensure a seamless pupil journey. This will be achieved through setting relevant policy, procedures, quality standards, customer service standards and ensuring their delivery, which will develop and build on the School’s excellent reputation.

For further information about the role and how to apply, please refer to the candidate information pack:

https://www.oakham.rutland.sch.uk/job-opportunity/support-staff-vacancies

Candidates who wish to apply for this post should send an application form and CV along with a covering letter addressed to Henry Price, Headmaster to:

Mrs Diane Harvey, Headmaster’s PA, Oakham School, Chapel Close, Market Place, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6DT

Either by post to the address above or email: [email protected]

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 31 March (5:00pm).

First stage interviews will be held during the week commencing 12 April. Final interviews will be held during week commencing 19 April.