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Head of international Admissions

JOB OVERVIEW

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Head of International Admissions to join Kent College, Canterbury.

This new role is a key ambassadorial role with scope to further enhance the School’s already excellent reputation nationally and internationally.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, energetic, and confident communicator, with the ability to forge strong working relationships with agents, parents, and pupils. They will need to tap into existing and new markets for international boarding students and promote the KC brand on a global platform. The role is pivotal in ensuring Kent College maintains its vibrant boarding community to agreed target levels and ensuring all parents and their children receive personal attention. The position requires excellent administrative skills and meticulous accuracy.

WHY CHOOSE US

Kent College is a co-educational school with a Methodist foundation. The school is located in Canterbury, just one hour from the centre of London by train.

The Senior School (11 – 18 years) has some 600 pupils, approximately one-third boarding and two-thirds day. Kent College is proud of its A Level and IB students’ track record of academic success, with consistently excellent exam performance leading to enhanced destinations. There is also a thriving Junior School with some 200 pupils in total.

This is a fabulous opportunity to join a school with a high reputation for academic standards and work for a happy, caring, and successful school in which pupils feel supported and encouraged to aim for high standards of achievement and conduct.

The school was graded as excellent in all categories in the inspection conducted by ISI in October 2022, the Independent Schools Inspectorate that conducts inspections on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education.

THE POSITION

The post is full-time, full-year, with a regular requirement to travel and to work at evenings and weekends.

Please see the attached job pack for more information.

We offer private healthcare with Benenden, EAP, competitive pension, reduced gym membership, free on-site parking, free lunch during term time, discounts and rewards benefit schemes including cycle to work scheme, Techscheme and EV scheme.

Closing Date for Applications12th April 2024, although if a pool of suitable candidates becomes available before that date the College reserves the right to interview and appoint without further notice.

Interviews are to be held the week commencing 15th April 2024.

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Director of Admissions and Marketing

Oakham is looking to appoint an energetic, forward-thinking and ambitious Director of Admissions and Marketing.

Salary: Up to £85,000 depending on skills and experience

Oakham School is a co-educational independent day and boarding school of around 1000 pupils, aged 10-18. A uniquely balanced pupil community of 50:50 boarding and day pupils and 50:50 girls and boys live and work together in a beautiful 70-acre school campus, which is situated in the thriving market town of Oakham in the heart of rural England. Pupils who live in the local area enjoy the company of students from international backgrounds and this social harmony forms the basis of Oakham School’s friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere.

Reporting directly to the Headmaster, and a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of Admissions and Marketing will provide inspiring and strategic leadership of the School’s pupil recruitment, marketing and communications activities, developing and implementing strategies to build on Oakham’s already well-established brand locally, nationally and internationally.

This is a high-profile and exciting leadership position and will most likely attract an experienced professional from the education sector with a track record of success in strategic marketing, communications and/or prior exposure to an admissions or pupil recruitment context. They will possess the ability to apply admissions experience and sound marketing principles to drive the School’s pupil recruitment strategy by thoroughly understanding both target audiences and the marketplace.

The successful candidate will bring significant leadership experience and will be an articulate, persuasive and credible ambassador for the School. Excellent communication, stakeholder management and relationship building skills will be essential, as will the agility and strategic skills to respond to future challenges and opportunities across the independent school sector.

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics in the first instance to arrange an informal and confidential discussion with:

The deadline for receipt of applications is 10.00am on Monday 18 March 2024.

Applications should be made electronically to RSAcademics. To submit your application, please click on “Apply Now” on the right side of this webpage and upload your documents according to the instructions provided.

You should submit:

  • A completed application form
  • A covering letter addressed to the Headmaster, Mr Henry Price. The letter should be a maximum of two pages and should explain your reasons for applying and outline your suitability for the role.

If you have any questions about uploading your documents please contact Khiloni Aplin, Project Coordinator (Appointments), at applications@rsacademics.com. Khiloni can also be reached by calling our Head Office on +44 (0)1858 383163.

  • Oakham 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.
  • 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 safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

Resources

Candidate Information brochure

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

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Key Dates

Closing date for applications 18/03/2024 10.00am

Preliminary interviews will take place with RSAcademics via Microsoft Teams on Friday 22nd and Monday 25th March.

Long list interviews will take place at the School during the week commencing 8th April.

Short list interviews will take place at the School during the week commencing 15th April.

 

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Head of Admissions

We are seeking a full-time Head of Admissions to start as soon as possible. This is a challenging but rewarding opportunity for a highly organised and self-motivated person to become part of a committed and passionate team. The Head of Admissions will be the principle point of contact for all prospective parents and pupils. The role therefore requires someone who has excellent communication skills and a friendly disposition. Good personal presentation, strong administrative and analytical skills and a willingness to participate in school life are also considered important qualities for this position. Previous experience in a similar role is essential and the candidate must have excellent written English and strong computer skills with a knowledge of different database platforms.

Please apply via the TES – https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/head-of-admissions-kensington-and-chelsea-2001215

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Head of Marketing and Admissions

Come and discover the magic of Lockers Park…

We’re looking for a talented Head of Marketing to join the team here at Lockers Park.

As a purposefully small prep school for boys aged 4 to 13 years, we want someone who has that special marketing touch; who can share our boys enthusiasm for life, narrate the day-to-day stories about The Feast, our sporting wins, our academic excellence and how each boy is fulfilling their potential.

This means you’ll be an integral part of our team with strong interpersonal skills and a sense of community.  You’ll be responsible for our marketing plan – that includes writing content, digital marketing and liaising with staff, parents, agencies and community contacts.

You’ll have experience of media and PR, increasing traction around our website, social media and online presence. Having been involved in events, design and advertising would be a benefit.

The important thing for us is having the right person so we welcome applicants with a background in the education sector or other sectors where the marketing skills are transferable.

The role is based at the school and is for 35 hours per week.

The application pack can be downloaded from our website https://www.lockerspark.co.uk/vacancies/ Please return the completed application form with a covering letter to champton@lockerspark.co.uk by the closing date Friday 23 February 2024.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment and work in accordance with our child protection policies and procedures.  All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.  Online searches will be carried out on applicants prior to interview.

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Head of Admissions

Reporting directly to the Head as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Head of Admissions will provide inspiring and strategic leadership of the school’s admissions activities across the whole school (Nursery to Year 8).

This role has a significant strategic element as Brighton College Prep Kensington seeks to differentiate itself within a competitive landscape that includes the foremost schools in London. The Head of Admissions is a key public face and will have primary responsibility, alongside the Head of Marketing, for marketing the Brighton College brand to a wide range of audiences, to build its profile and to drive pupils’ recruitment by offering a bespoke, customer focussed admissions journey.

Brighton College Prep Kensington has a unique story to tell as a new school in Central London and the post-holder will be at the forefront of explaining this to prospective parents and applicants. It is of most importance to us that we recruit families who will thrive at Brighton College Prep Kensington with a view to possibly entering The College, but also who give something of themselves back to enrich the community here.

The postholder will maintain and develop our relationship with the other Brighton College Schools, and the Cognita family, collaborating with their admissions and alumni teams.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced admissions (or sales) professional to join a committed and vibrant senior team and to play their part in continuously delivering best in class admissions practice and procedures within the school.

To apply, please see the attached application pack. An application form can be found on the school website or via recruitment@brightoncollegeprepkensington.co.uk

Applications will be reviewed on receipt – Brighton College Prep Kensington reserves the right to withdraw this advert if a suitable candidate is found before the closing date.

Start date: ASAP

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Admissions Manager

Here at Brighton College Prep Kensington, we have an exciting position for an Admissions Manager, reporting to the Head of Admissions. The Admissions Manager will be part of the team that is responsible for growing the number of students in our school.

This is a great position which is driven by the ideal candidate to deliver a distinctive, market leading and ‘surprising and delightful’ customer experience.

This role is based at a school in Kensington (London). This role will work with the Head of Admissions to embed a sales culture and mindset throughout the school. This role will be an ambassador for the school, understanding what each parent needs, and delivering exemplary customer service.

The Admissions Manager will be expected to support the Head of Admissions through the management of enquiries and applications both in person and by email, and by ensuring the data systems are well-managed and accurate.

The role will require a focus on both enrolment and retention of existing students.

To apply, please see the attached application pack. An application form can be found on the school website or via recruitment@brightoncollegeprepkensington.co.uk

Applications will be reviewed on receipt – Brighton College Prep Kensington reserves the right to withdraw this advert if a suitable candidate is found before the closing date.

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Marketing and Admissions Data Officer

Hours: 40 hours per week, 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, including attendance at INSET and Open Mornings.

Salary: £24,440 per annum pro-rata inclusive of holiday pay (£31,500 FTE).

Contract: Permanent, Term Time Only (36 weeks per year).

Please note this role is based on-site.

We are seeking an experienced data analyst to support the Marketing and Admissions Teams across St George’s Weybridge. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is detail-oriented and proficient with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, to analyse data relating to various aspects of both the marketing and admissions processes. St George’s Weybridge offers a perfectly balanced co-educational education, and is the largest independent Catholic school in England.

The successful candidate will have proven data analysis experience, with the ability to interpret and present data effectively to a range of stakeholders. Knowledge of marketing principles and student recruitment and enrolment would be beneficial for this role.

For Safer Recruitment purposes all applicants must complete an application form. Full details including a job description and application form can be found on our website via the link below, or requested by contacting our Human Resources department at humanresources@stgeorgesweybridge.com or on 01932 839300. Completed application forms should be returned to Human Resources.

St George’s Weybridge – Careers (stgeorgesweybridge.com)

Closing date for applications: Thursday 22nd February 2024.

Preliminary Teams Interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 26th February 2024.

Shortlist interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday 4th March 2024.

Please note applications may be reviewed upon receipt and candidates invited to interview before the closing date.

St George’s Weybridge reserves the right to withdraw this advert if a suitable candidate is found before the closing date.

St George’s Weybridge 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 and Barring Service.

St George’s Weybridge is an Equal Opportunities Employer and a registered Educational Charity no. 1017853 as well as a data controller and registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as required under current data protection legislation. Further information about how we use personal data is available in our Privacy Notice.

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Junior School Admissions Officer

Hours: 40 hours per week, 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, including attendance at INSET and Open Mornings.

Salary: £22,838 per annum pro-rata inclusive of holiday pay (£29,435 FTE).

Contract: Permanent, Term Time Only (36 weeks per year).

Please note this role is based on-site.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Admissions Officer to support the running of the busy Junior School Admissions Office at St George’s Weybridge; the first point of contact for prospective families wishing to join our Nursery and Junior School. St George’s Weybridge offers a perfectly balanced co-educational education, and is the largest independent Catholic school in England.

The Junior School Admissions Officer is a pivotal role in the enrolment process, acting as the first point of contact for families wishing to join the Junior School and Nursery, and ensuring a smooth admissions process. The successful candidate for this critical role will have proven administration experience and excellent IT and database skills.

For Safer Recruitment purposes all applicants must complete an application form. Full details including a job description and application form can be found on our website via the link below, or requested by contacting our Human Resources department at humanresources@stgeorgesweybridge.com or on 01932 839300.

Completed application forms should be returned to Human Resources.

St George’s Weybridge – Careers (stgeorgesweybridge.com)

Closing date for applications: Thursday 22nd February 2024.

Preliminary Teams Interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 26th February 2024.

Shortlist interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday 4th March 2024.

Please note applications may be reviewed upon receipt and candidates invited to interview before the closing date.

St George’s Weybridge reserves the right to withdraw this advert if a suitable candidate is found before the closing date.

St George’s Weybridge 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 and Barring Service.

St George’s Weybridge is an Equal Opportunities Employer and a registered Educational Charity no. 1017853 as well as a data controller and registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as required under current data protection legislation. Further information about how we use personal data is available in our Privacy Notice.

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Head of Admissions

Inspired Education is the leading global group of premium schools, with a portfolio of over 100 premium private schools spanning six continents which utilise proven educational practices from every corner of the globe, ensuring over 80,000 students receive a world-class learning experience from Kindergarten to Year 13. In addition, we are delighted to be recognised in the top 10 highest value private companies in the UK by Beauhurst. In over 24 countries, Inspired schools are individually developed and anchored in the vibrant cultures of their respective locations. They collectively form an international family of schools that nurtures each student’s academic and personal development in a progressive, dynamic, and innovative learning environment. By joining our award-winning team of over 12,000 employees, you can work in state-of-the-art facilities alongside industry-renowned educators and leaders in some of the world’s most desirable locations. We invest heavily in our team members who enjoy industry-leading professional development, exceptional career opportunities, and mobility across our group.

Falcons School

Falcons School, which includes Peregrines Nursery, is a one form entry co-educational setting for girls and boys aged 2-11. The pupils receive high levels of academic education and pastoral care.  Aged 11, Falcons pupils sit competitive exams for London and Surrey Day Schools, with a small number of pupils choosing boarding schools. Falcons School can be found in Putney and is in a conservation area.