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Director of Marketing, Admissions and Communications

Ackworth has always been a co-educational, boarding and day school. For over 240 years, we have maintained a passion for teaching and learning. We are proud of our traditions and family values, but equally proud of our innovative approach to co-education.
Ackworth is a dynamic and forward-thinking school. We strive to develop resilient individuals who not only think creatively, but also act ethically and with responsibility. We encourage our students to express themselves with confidence, to embody the Quaker value of speaking respectfully to others, but also in a way that is true to themselves and their beliefs.
Located in a beautiful rural setting in Yorkshire, we offer broad educational opportunities from nursery age to sixth form, for day pupils and boarders. We are an attractive school to international students where they can easily settle into life in the UK. Our supportive approach to pupils, where English is not their first language, is equalled by the welcoming nature of our UK based pupils.
We truly are an international school and this must be supported and developed by a strategic and forward thinking marketing team that are dynamic in their approach to attracting pupils to our school.
The Director of Marketing, Admissions and Communications is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the marketing strategy. The strategy is crucial to supporting the school’s image and reputation within the local and overseas market and will drive pupil recruitment at all levels (Nursery, Prep, Senior and Sixth Form).
The post holder is responsible for leading and developing the Marketing, Admissions and Communications team and for engaging the wider School staff in the parent experience. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in education or may have worked in an environment that has involved the marketing of a high value service or product and where there is an ongoing long term relationship with the customer. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their successes in this. Knowledge of international marketing will be advantageous, particularly the Asian markets.
Central to the role is the ability to understand the needs of current and prospective parents, and to identify strategies and initiatives which enable Ackworth School to meet these needs in the short and long term. Success in CRM is essential.
Through the implementation of creative and customer focused multi-channel marketing campaigns, the role supports both parent recruitment and retention, and works closely with the Schools Senior Leadership Team, to deliver a highly effective customer experience, which meets or exceeds parent expectations.Application Process
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 29th March at 9.00am. We reserve the right to interview on an ongoing basis, and before the official deadline, so early application is encouraged.
Application can only be accepted if they are submitted on a school application form. References will be requested prior to the interview date. Please see the Application Process document on the school’s website for more details about our recruitment process and the adherence to safer recruitment guidelines.
Ackworth School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants should also be in sympathy with the Quaker Ethos. The successful applicant will be expected to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including the completion of an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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Admissions and Alumni Officer

Admissions and Alumni Officer (37.5 hours per week, Full Year)

Silcoates is a successful independent co-educational day school with a long and proud history. We achieve excellent academic results and offer a broad and stimulating variety of co-curricular activities. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced professional to this new role.

The school is set in 50 acres of grounds in Wrenthorpe, near Wakefield, within easy reach of the M1 and M62, offering an all-through, fully co-educational day school experience for children from 3 to 18, and prides itself on the standard of its educational and co-curricular offering.

You will be responsible for delivering a welcoming, caring and professional service to prospective pupils and their families, delivering the admissions cycle for all entries from Pre-School to Sixth Form. As a key member of a small, busy team, you will be enthusiastic, empathetic and creative and be able to demonstrate strong communication, organisation and administrative skills.

This is an excellent opportunity for a friendly, confident and articulate individual to develop their skills in an interesting and varied role. You will have the ability to build relationships across all of our School’s community, including enhancing, developing and maintaining our alumni network. You will be responsible for organising Open Days and entrance exam days, so a degree of flexibility to working hours will be required.

Please note that we are unable to accept CVs. An application form is available on our website: https://www.silcoates.org.uk/key-information/vacancies/
Silcoates School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and DBS.

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Marketing Manager

Richmond House School, the excellent rated independent preparatory school in Far Headingley, North Leeds is seeking an outstanding individual to join the staff and have a significant contribution to the next phase of development at Richmond House School. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will exert influence at the heart of the decision making process and will help to shape the communications and direction.

The school educates children from 3 – 11 years of age, and draws pupils from all areas of the city and beyond. It delivers an excellent education, both academically and pastorally, and has an outstanding reputation for achievements in music and sport.

Set in over 10 acres of sports fields, including its own yurt classroom and outdoor learning area, the school offers a strong blend of traditional and modern delivery of all aspects of the curriculum to its pupils.

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated, innovative and insightful marketing manager to develop our outstanding brand locally and regionally, through planned strategic initiatives. Strong candidates will demonstrate creativity and independent thinking, with excellent communication skills.

This exciting role will allow the successful candidate to join a highly successful team whose vision is to take Richmond House School to the next level of our development, to position the school as the leading stand alone preparatory school in Leeds (and then beyond).

For further information and how to apply please visit https://www.rhschool.org/about-us/job-vacancies/ and return the application form to [email protected]

Application Deadline: Monday 21 February 2022

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Communications and Marketing Executive

Full-time (with flexibility to be full time during term time plus additional days worked during the holidays, some from home.)

Salary £28,000 to £31,000 depending on experience and qualifications

Bradford Grammar School is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Marketing and Communications Executive.

 This is a unique opportunity to join a successful award-winning Development Office in an exciting and forward-thinking School. The role would suit a team player who enjoys meeting and getting to know a wide variety of people, has a strong work ethic and positive ‘can-do’ attitude.  We strive to be inclusive, to be a place where we can all be ourselves and aspire to attract the best talent from a range of diverse backgrounds.  As an equal opportunity employer, we consider the most important factors to be the right skills, abilities and attitude for the job.   

The postholder will join the Development team, to:

Support the Development Director to execute the school’s communication and marketing strategy
Work across the admissions and external relations activities, including in support of fundraising
Work across all appropriate methods, channels and media to enhance image/profile
Deliver key publications and support communications
Engage proactively in school life, getting to know people and practices
Represent the personality, vibrancy and unique ethos of our iconic school

The successful candidate will have proven ‘hands-on’ experience in media relations, advertising, print production, branding, copy writing, online/social media communications and digital media/marketing technology (including graphic design).

For further details and to apply online please visit our website

 Application deadline is 9am on Friday 4 February 2022
Suggested interview dates 17/18 February 2022 tbc

 Because of the nature of the work for which you are applying, this post is exempt from the Provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975

 Successful applicants must undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory employment references.

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Head of Admissions

With a growing school roll (currently 430) and looking towards the School’s 300th anniversary in 2024-25, the School is looking to appoint a Head of Admissions.

As part of an External Relations department of two people, the HoA will have oversight of the admissions process for all students across the whole school, maintaining relationships with families, guardians and agents and providing timely and accurate communications from the point of enquiry to each student’s smooth transition into the school. The HoA will be the Registrar for students in the school, oversee whole-school communications and will assist with marketing, events, parent and alumni relations, and act as a level 2 Tier 4 user.

First class people skills; understanding and experience of student recruitment (UK & international); and administration of databases and CRM systems are essential. The role is full time and permanent.

Rishworth School is an independent, 3-19, co-educational, boarding and day school situated in a stunning Pennine valley of West Yorkshire, just 40 minutes from Manchester Airport.

For further details, to request a conversation with the Head and to make an application, please contact: [email protected]; 01422 822217.

Closing date for applications is 09:00 on Wednesday 22 July 2020.

Rishworth 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 DBS.

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Director of External Relations

With a growing school roll (currently 430) and looking towards the School’s 300th anniversary in 2024-25, the School is looking to appoint a Director of External Relations. As head of a department of two people, under the direction of the Head, the DoER will have oversight of admissions & student recruitment; marketing; advertising & branding; communications & publishing; feeder & partner school liaison; events; and relationships with alumni, parents and friends of the School. The DoER will act as the School’s (temporary) Tier 4 Authorising Officer.

Experience of boarding and day student recruitment (international, national and local); knowledge of strategic marketing and the creation and implementation of marketing plans; UKVI SMS administration; first class communication and relationship building skills; flexible working hours; and a desire to travel (both in the UK and internationally) are essential. The role is full time and permanent.

Rishworth School is an independent, 3-19, co-educational, boarding and day school situated in a stunning Pennine valley of West Yorkshire, just 40 minutes from Manchester Airport.

For further details, to request a conversation with the Head and to make an application, please contact: [email protected]; 01422 822217.

Closing date for applications is 09:00 on Wednesday 22 July 2020.

Rishworth 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 DBS.