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Marketing & PR Manager

Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week Monday to Friday (usual working hours are 8.30am – 5pm

Start date: ASAP

Are you excited by the opportunity to make a real difference?

We are seeking to appoint a Marketing & PR Manager to implement a strategic marketing plan and play a key role in promoting the benefits of an education at Barlborough Hall School and Mount St Mary College. This role is an exciting opportunity for someone to bring their vision in effective marketing to our schools. The Marketing & PR Manager will lead on all aspects of marketing, including a dynamic social media strategy, to meet the schools’ objectives of pupil recruitment.

Mount St. Mary’s College and Barlborough Hall School are special communities with a proud history and a bright future. Staff and pupils work hard to achieve success for their pupils and themselves.

Nestled in beautiful and spacious grounds in the North East Derbyshire village of Spinkhill, Mount St Mary’s (MSM) College is an independent Jesuit day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 11-18. Barlborough Hall School is the Prep School of MSM and is a co-educational independent day school and nursery for children aged three to 11. It is located in the magnificent private grounds of Barlborough Park, tucked away in the quiet village of Barlborough less than 2 miles from the main college. Our staff are a community who are genuine in their commitment to the needs of the students across both schools.

This is a great opportunity for the right individual to be part of our vibrant co-educational schools in the Jesuit tradition, catering for the needs of children from all denominations in a truly thriving and happy environment.

Mount St Mary’s College values diversity and strives to promote equality at all levels, including its employees, students and customers. Applications are welcome from all sections of the Community.

Mount St Mary’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

Closing date: 12 noon Thursday 03rd February 2022

For further details and to download an application form please visit our website https://www.msmcollege.com/about-us/vacancies. CVs will not be accepted. Completed applications should be returned by the closing date to [email protected]

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, therefore early application is advised.

Please note if you do not hear within 4 weeks of the closing date, you can assume you have been unsuccessful.

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Head of Admissions and Retention

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Head of Student Admissions and Retention for the Mount Trust, a thriving co-educational Independent day and boarding school in the Jesuit tradition, catering for the needs of children from 3 to 18 year of age, of all denominations, in a truly ecumenical and happy environment.

We pride ourselves on providing a personalised approach to each family and the individual needs of their children – every enquiry is potentially a new enrolment and a future Mountaineer.

The position is a crucial role within the Trust. Reporting to the CEO and working closely with the Executive team, the Head of Admissions and Retention is responsible for the management and operation of all aspects of student recruitment forecasting from enquiry through to admission. You will develop and deliver the pupil recruitment and retention plan for the School as a whole, through the management and leadership of the Admissions, Marketing and Events Team.

This is a hands-on role and you will act as the schools International Student Recruiter as part of the Admissions team and must therefore be willing and able to travel internationally.

It is essential that you have 5 years demonstrable experience in the Education sector and operating in a management/leadership capacity, along with previous experience in a marketing, sales or customer services role and the ability to report against KPI’s and clear targets. You will be educated to degree level, or have significant relevant experience. Exceptional interpersonal skills with ability to quickly inspire confidence is a prerequisite.

Desirable attributes include cross cultural competence and experience of working with a Schools Management System. Previous experience of working in the Independent Education Sector would be a distinct advantage in order to hit the ground running.

This is a great opportunity for the right individual to be part of the schools special community where staff and pupils work hard to achieve success.

Mount St Mary’s College values diversity and strives to promote equality at all levels, including its employees, students and customers. Applications are welcome from all sections of the Community.

Mount St Mary’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

Closing date: Noon, Monday 22nd November 2021. Interviews are expected to take place Tuesday 30th November 2021.

For further details and to download an application form please visit our website https://www.msmcollege.com/about-us/vacancies. Completed applications should be returned by the closing date to [email protected] CVs will not be accepted as substitute to a completed application form.

Please note if you do not hear within 4 weeks of the closing date, you can assume you have been unsuccessful.

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Director of Marketing & Communications

Required from: September / October 2020
Hours: Full time
Salary: From £44,970 pa plus benefits
Contract: Permanent

This is an opportunity for an outstanding individual to lead the marketing, pupil recruitment and communications strategies of this highly successful school.

The Director of Marketing & Communications is a pivotal role which is at the heart of the school community, interacting with staff, parents, students and community, and is integral to the school’s success.

Your key responsibilities will include developing and delivering a marketing plan that will bring the Head’s vision to life and drive pupil numbers. You will also oversee all advertising and marketing material, communicating a compelling message for the school.

The successful candidate will have proven experience of developing and implementing marketing strategies at a senior level and will be able to demonstrate the ability to lead, motivate and build excellent relationships. Experience in the Education sector is desirable, but not essential.

This is a full time permanent position, starting from September / October 2020. The hours of work are 8.30am to 4.30pm, although attendance at events will require some evening and weekend hours.

About the School

Founded in 1878, Sheffield Girls’ is situated in Broomhill, a very pleasant area of the city between the University and the Botanical Gardens. The school enjoys an excellent reputation as the highest performing school locally (and regularly in the whole of Yorkshire) at GCSE and A level.

Benefits:

As part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • 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

To apply, please click the apply button and complete the online application.

Please ensure that you enclose a cover letter with your application.

The closing date for applications is 4.00pm, Monday 17th August 2020.

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.