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Registrar and Marketing Manager

London Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 6NZ

IAPS, Independent,

Day & Weekly Boarding School

with 350 Pupils aged 3-13 years


Required for January 22 or as soon as possible
We are seeking an experienced sales and marketing executive to join our friendly team at Prestfelde School. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of a leading independent co-educational preparatory school, which is known for achieving outstanding results within a family-orientated and supportive community.
The position will involve working directly with the Head and having full ownership of the admissions and marketing process. The Registrar is the initial point of contact for all enquiries regarding admissions to the School. The post holder will be expected to build relationships with prospective families throughout the admissions’ process, from initial enquiry through to the first day at the School and beyond. The post holder will be responsible for marketing the School and building up other income streams. The Registrar will be expected to increase the use of school facilities by external organisations as well as working on fundraising projects to improve and develop the School’s facilities.
Application forms and further details may be obtained from the School’s website:
The deadline for applications is 23rd November 2021. Interviews will be held 1st/ 2nd December 2021.

Ms Claire Balmond, HR Assistant, Prestfelde School, London Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6NZ

 Email: [email protected]


Tel: 01743 245 400

Prestfelde School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Offer of appointment is subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS disclosure.

Prestfelde School is a registered charity and a member of the Woodard Corporation.  Registered Charity No. 1102931

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Head of Marketing and Admissions

Oswestry School seeks a Head of Marketing and Admissions to play a pivotal role in leading on all marketing and admissions activities and delivering the key departmental objectives: maximising recruitment of pupils to the School, whilst also enhancing the School’s relationship with current parents and the wider school community. The role combines both strategic thinking with day to day marketing activity.

Responsibilities would include keeping the Marketing & Admissions Strategy under review and update on an annual basis; to plan and implement national and international marketing initiatives; to ensure that the School communicates in a consistent, accurate, professional and prompt manner with all key audiences; management of the school’s website; creating high-quality content for marketing and admissions collateral, working with external designers and agencies as required; to manage and lead the School’s presence on social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, ensuring accuracy and relevance across the board; keeping up-to-date with advances in social media technology.
monitor the media, online and offline, maximising opportunities for positive PR; to act as ‘brand guardian’ and maintain brand assets; ensuring the internal communications messaging and branding is consistent across all platforms and in line with external communication messaging; to carry out other such duties as may be reasonably required relating to the job as asked by the Line Manager

The Head of Marketing and Admissions is a senior leadership role reporting directly to the Headmaster and the postholder will be expected to attend senior leadership team meetings. There are currently three members of the Marketing and Admissions team: Director of (overseas) Admissions, (domestic) Registrar, and Alumni Relations Manager. Each works less than full time and will be line managed by the Head of Marketing and Admissions. It is expected that a marketing and admissions assistant (or similar) will be appointed by the postholder.

Details available upon request. To arrange an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact Kerry Bennett (HR Officer) on 01691 655711 or email at [email protected]

Generous fee discounts for staff children, as well as a medical support package and use of facilities, help emphasise that Oswestry School is a community which cares for its employees.

Oswestry School is an independent, co-educational day & boarding school, with a 11-18 senior school of c.350 pupils and a 4-11 junior school (Bellan House) of c.120 pupils. The strong ethos of the school is reflected in its fabulous pastoral care and sense of community. The School recently underwent inspection, with an excellent report. As well as providing a fantastic learning and living environment for young people, Oswestry School offers an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding working environment.

The school reserves the right to offer the post at any stage in the appointment process or not to offer the post.

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

A company limited by Guarantee No 3931222.
Charity Registration No. 1079822.

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Admissions Administrator

Required for January 2021

We are seeking to recruit a first class experienced administrator to join our Admissions Team. This is a key ‘front of house’ administrative position in an outward-facing department, and the postholder will be expected to play a significant part of delivering positive, friendly and professional customer service to prospective parents, feeder schools and agents. You must be able to demonstrate previous experience of working in a busy office environment.

Essentially you must have:

  • An excellent standard of education with ICT qualifications.
  • Proven track record of delivering first class ‘front of house’ customer service.
  • Able to work quickly and accurately, with good attention to detail, in order to meet conflicting deadlines.
  • An ability to follow a detailed procedure with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Have a pro-active and assertive approach balanced with the ability to make prospective parents and children feel welcome when they visit the school.
  • Some knowledge/experience of the Immigration & Visa Regulations relating to recruitment of international pupils would be an advantage but not essential.

This is a full-time all year-round position and the successful person will be required to work flexibly within the Admissions team. There will be occasions when you will be expected to work during the weekends to assist with open days and occasional office cover.

For a full Recruitment Pack please apply by visiting our website:
alternatively, please telephone Human Resources, 01743 280 834
or email [email protected]
Closing date for applications: 12pm, Friday 13 November 2020
Interviews to be held on: Friday 20 November 2020

Shrewsbury School is 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 & Barring Service.