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Director of Marketing and Admissions

The Blue Coat School is a leading independent day preparatory school offering an outstanding educational experience to over 620 boys and girls aged 3-11 years. Founded in 1722 and celebrating its 300th anniversary this year, the School occupies a beautiful site in Edgbaston, in 15 acres of playing fields and gardens. It is a thriving community where children achieve great things, not just academically but in all areas.

Reporting to the Headmaster and a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of Marketing and Admissions will provide strategic direction and flawless delivery of the School’s marketing, communications and admissions activities. This is an outstanding opportunity for a commercially minded, dynamic and creative marketer, who combines demonstrable leadership skills with a track record of success in strategic online and offline marketing communications gained from within or outside the education sector.

This role is pivotal to the strategic development of the Blue Coat vision, as the School explores opportunities for growth within the external market over the next 5-10 years. Developing new and innovative ways to reach more pupils who would benefit from the School’s generous and transformational Bursary scheme will also be a priority.

The successful candidate will be an articulate, persuasive and credible ambassador for the School and will possess excellent communication and relationship-building skills. Enthusiasm, energy and a hands-on approach to problem-solving and getting things done are also fundamental to this role. Prior experience of working in a school is not essential but she/he will have an instinctive feel for the School’s customers and their needs.

For further information about the role and details of how to apply please visit: www.rsacademics.com

Interested candidates are warmly invited to contact RSAcademics to arrange an informal and confidential discussion about the role:

Susannah Thompson | [email protected]

Nina Lambert | [email protected]

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Wednesday 20th April 2022

The Blue Coat School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks in accordance with the relevant statutory guidance, including an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references, proof of identity and qualifications and a satisfactory medical report.

 This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020

 The safeguarding responsibilities of this post are detailed in the candidate information brochure.

 RSAcademics is committed to the safeguarding and the welfare of children, and to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

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PR & Social Media Officer

Providing an education that transforms lives as well as minds

PR & SOCIAL MEDIA OFFICER
(Permanent, Full-time, All Year Round – Immediate Start)

Are you looking for your next challenge? We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated PR & Social Media Officer to join our dynamic Marketing team.

National award winning and recently judged “Excellent” in all areas by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, as the leading Independent school in the city we enjoy an outstanding reputation and put the wellbeing of our staff and students at the heart of everything we do.

Our staff benefit from a comprehensive and personalised professional development and leadership programme.

Full details and an application pack can be downloaded from www.wgs.org.uk, or can be obtained by contacting Miss Marsha Martin by telephone: 01902 421326 or by email: [email protected]

Closing date for applications is noon Wednesday 9th March 2022
Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 14th March 2022

Wolverhampton Grammar School is committed to safeguarding.
There will be an enhanced DBS check prior to the appointment.
Registered Charity Number: 1125268

The role you are applying for is also exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask you to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which would normally be considered “spent”) in order to assess your suitability to work with children. If you are successful in being shortlisted for this role, you will be required to provide information about your suitability to work with children by completing a self-declaration form. In this form you will be required to provide details of all spent and unspent convictions and cautions. However, you will not have to disclose a caution or conviction for an offence committed in the United Kingdom if it has been filtered in accordance with the DBS filtering rules.

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Admissions Registrar – Maternity Cover (1 YEAR)

We are seeking a one year maternity cover for the position of Admissions Registrar, commencing August 2021.

The Registrar is required to be knowledgeable about the School and be able to respond to queries quickly and efficiently. As a key member of the Admissions team, the Registrar will take the lead in the recruitment of new pupils from initial enquiry through to registration and eventual enrolment, meeting pupil roll targets. Attention to detail, and a friendly, warm and professional approach will ensure that the admissions process runs smoothly and that prospective parents receive an excellent first impression of The Blue Coat School.

The Registrar will assist the Director of External Relations with marketing responsibilities as required, including the organisation of Open Mornings and Entrance Test Days.