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ADMISSIONS ASSISTANT, CRANLEIGH PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Cranleigh Prep School is a leading independent co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 7 to 13. We are recruiting for a part-time Admissions Assistant to play a key role in the implementation of admissions projects.

The Admissions Office plays a vital role within the School. For the majority of prospective parents, it is their first contact with Cranleigh.

The post holder will work with the Head of Admissions and the Marketing and Events Co-ordinator in the Prep School Admissions Office to provide a professional approach to all enquiries, applicants and their families. Reporting to the Head of Admissions, the role is to provide key administrative and customer service support to the busy admissions department. The ideal candidate will be able to work as an individual and as part of a team.

The Admissions Assistant will provide administrative support to ensure that procedures are adhered to and that processes and events run smoothly. This is a busy and varied role involving daily communication with academic staff, prospective families and staff from other schools. The post holder needs to: work well under pressure; to have excellent organisational skills; to have both excellent written and spoken English; to demonstrate good use of initiative and to have the ability to multitask and prioritise. They will assist in the evening and weekend working will be required.

This is a part-time role 9.30am to 3.00pm weekdays (25 hours/week), state-school term time only (39 weeks/year). Some flexibility will be required to cover occasional evening and weekend work to support events related to Admissions.

We offer a supportive community environment, a Salary of £11,720 per annum, and a wide range of non-contractual benefits including:

  • Bursarial School Pension Scheme
  • Complimentary lunch during term time
  • Free use of school gym
  • Free onsite parking

We welcome applications from a range of backgrounds. However, experience in schools and an appreciation of the aims of independent education is extremely desirable.

For further information and an application form, please visit the School website:

www.cranleigh.org/welcome/work-at-cranleigh

Candidates are requested to submit a brief letter of application, together with a completed application form supported by a full CV as soon as possible and no later than Thursday 6th April 2023.

Only applications submitted on the School’s Application Form will be considered and should be sent to:

By post: Recruitment, Cranleigh School, Horseshoe Lane, Surrey GU6 8QQ or via email to: recruiting@cranleigh.org

Applications will be considered as they are received and therefore the vacancy may close earlier than advertised.

Cranleigh School recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Cranleigh Preparatory School is committed to the protection and safety of its pupils. The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check.

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Admissions Assistant

Brighton College Prep Kensington is seeking to appoint an Admissions
Assistant, to start immediately.

Key Responsibilities
• Work under the direction of the Head of Admissions across all aspects of the school’s admissions process and pipeline management with a view to optimising conversion at every stage of the pipeline and ensuring retention levels are as high as possible.
• Ensure a retention approach exists for all ‘transition points’ within the school.
• Support with regular reporting & forecasting of data with accompanying insights and actions.
• Follow up on all digital admissions to ensure an exceptional service for prospective parents.
• Support on conversion events including personal tours, open mornings.
• Ensure our global minimum standards for admissions are met (or exceeded).
• Act as a key brand ambassador for the school, understanding the local market, the school’s value proposition, appreciating the needs of parents and pupils.
• Work to the stretching annual enrolment targets that are set by the Head of Admissions and the Head of the school.
• Regularly review feedback generated through various mediums (mystery shop, online chat, WhatsApp, Voice of the Parent admissions surveys, et al); and take action to improve the admissions service based on customer insight.
• Ensure a fast and quality response to individual parent feedback is given in line with our published minimum standards.
• Support the Head of Admissions in building relationships with feeder schools, estate agents, relocation agents, key partners, affiliates and influencers in the local community to support enrolments.
• Support the Head of Admissions with the monthly forecasting of admissions figures and compilation of ad-hoc reports to the school Senior Leadership Team as required.
• The ideal candidate will have great interpersonal skills, enjoys interacting with others and able to operate with autonomy and authority. You will have ability to manage multiple stakeholders and work well within a team.

Key Experience
• Excellent organisational and administrative skills • Ability to remain calm under pressure and work to tight deadlines, systematic
approach to tasks, with attention to detail.
• Confident and adept in use of Microsoft applications e.g. Word, Excel and various database systems
• Good levels of accuracy & attention to detail with own and other tasks
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to deal with people on all levels with sensitivity, tact and diplomacy.
• Prior experience of managing direct customer contact ideally in sales and customer service
• Previous experience of working in a complex, busy, service-driven environment
• Experience in use of customer database, customer relationship management tools and digital/online platforms
• An understanding of the highly competitive school’s marketplace would be an advantage.
• Knowledge of 11+ and 13+ entry requirements for schools.

About the role
PERSON SPECIFICATION
Here at Brighton College Prep Kensington we have an exciting position for an Admissions Assistant, reporting into the Head of Admissions. The Admissions
Assistant 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 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 Assistant 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 enrolments and retention of existing students.
For the right candidate, there could be the opportunity to work in one of our International schools in due course.
The start date for this role is as soon as possible and applications will be considered on a rolling basis, therefore early application is encouraged, however a start date of
September 2023 will be considered for the right candidate.
Candidates should submit their application online. Application forms can be downloaded at brightoncollegeprepkensington.co.uk/careers and sent to
recruitment@brightoncollegeprepkensington.co.uk
Any enquiries about the application procedure should be emailed to recruitment@brightoncollegeprepkensington.co.uk.

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Admissions Assistant

The admissions process is core to the school’s success and we are seeking an experienced administrator to provide general administrative support and to assist in the smooth running of the admissions process. 
The ideal candidate will be an experienced administrator with an excellent telephone manner, good written communication skills and an ability to work independently to achieve agreed goals. The successful candidate will have a keen understanding and empathy with independent education in general and the benefits of boarding in particular.
This is a full time, all year position Monday to Friday, plus evening and weekend work as required to support the department.
We offer a competitive salary, according to skills and experience, along with a number of benefits including a pension scheme, free school lunches during term-time and reduced membership to the College’s sports centre.

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Marketing and Admissions Assistant

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to join our Development Team. The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude, can manage task lists effectively, has good interpersonal skills and attention to detail. This post is an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to start their career in marketing and admissions in the independent school sector.
Salary: £20,248.00 gross per annum. Full Time (37.5 hrs per week)
(Fee remission discount available)
Start date: January 2023 (Or to be discussed at interview)
Deadline for applications: Friday 6th January 2023
Interviews: w/c 9th January 2023
To apply, please complete the application form at the bottom of the vacancies page https://www.thorntoncollege.com/staff-vacancies/ and return to Taryn-Lee Robinson (PA to the Headteacher) at the school address or by email – trobinson@thorntoncollege.com
Early applications are encouraged as the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the application process.
Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this position will be subject to an Enhanced DBS and barred list check by the Disclosures and Barring Service. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020
Thornton College will carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with the updated guidance from Keeping Children Safe In Education (KCSIE).

Interviews to take place w.c 9th January 2023.
We are ideally looking for someone who can join the team in February however we understand that notice is often required and we are happy to discuss this at interview.

 

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Digital Marketing Assistant

A unique and outstanding opportunity to join the Marketing Team at one of the UK’s leading Independent co-educational schools.

Cranford House School is a wonderful independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 years, located on the Oxfordshire/Berkshire border in the heart of Moulsford village.

Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Digital Marketing Assistant will play a pivotal role in the promotion of Cranford House both internally and externally. They will positively and proactively contribute to all aspects of Marketing including creating and managing digital content, driving social media and delivering the overall Strategic Marketing Plan. 

The role is incredibly varied and requires an understanding of marketing communications and digital channels. You will be a natural multi-tasker with outstanding communication skills and meticulous attention to detail, along with the determination to meet deadlines in a busy, thriving and dynamic environment.

The successful candidate will have exceptional IT skills. Photography and video creation skills will be an advantage.

The role would ideally suit either someone with relevant experience of Digital Marketing or someone early on in their career/a recent graduate, keen to gain understanding and practical experience in this area.

This is a full time role working 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including 6 weeks’ holiday and the opportunity to work in a school community with pupils who are happy, confident and motivated and with an approach to learning characterised by curiosity, resilience and a spirit of collaboration.
Further Information

Please visit our website https://www.cranfordhouse.net/information/career-vacancies for further information including an Application Pack and Application Form. 

For more information, to discuss the role, or any aspect of working at Cranford House School, please contact Human Resources on 01491 651218.

Cranford House, Moulsford is on the A329 between Wallingford and Streatley, within easy commuting distance of Reading and Oxford.

Application

To apply for this role, please email a completed Application Form to recruitment@cranfordhouse.net or post to HR Department, Cranford House School, Moulsford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 9HT.

Safeguarding

Cranford House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including reference checks with current and past employers, an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and, where applicable, a Barred List, Prohibition and Overseas checks. Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Self-Disclosure form.  If you are successful in your application, you will be required to complete a DBS Disclosure.

Any information disclosed will be handled in accordance with any guidance and/or Code of Practice published by the DBS. Cranford House School is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered as “spent” under the Act) must be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules.

It is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children to attempt to apply for a position at Cranford House School.

Please see our Safeguarding policy here: https://www.cranfordhouse.net/information/policies

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Digital Marketing Assistant

A unique and outstanding opportunity to join the Marketing Team at one of the UK’s leading Independent co-educational schools.

Cranford House School is a wonderful independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 years, located on the Oxfordshire/Berkshire border in the heart of Moulsford village.

Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Digital Marketing Assistant will play a pivotal role in the promotion of Cranford House both internally and externally. They will positively and proactively contribute to all aspects of Marketing including creating and managing digital content, driving social media and delivering the overall Strategic Marketing Plan.

The role is incredibly varied and requires an understanding of marketing communications and digital channels. You will be a natural multi-tasker with outstanding communication skills and meticulous attention to detail, along with the determination to meet deadlines in a busy, thriving and dynamic environment.

The successful candidate will have exceptional IT skills. Photography and video creation skills will be an advantage.

The role would ideally suit either someone with relevant experience of Digital Marketing or someone early on in their career/a recent graduate, keen to gain understanding and practical experience in this area.

This is a full time role working 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including 6 weeks’ holiday and the opportunity to work in a school community with pupils who are happy, confident and motivated and with an approach to learning characterised by curiosity, resilience and a spirit of collaboration.

Closing date: 5pm on Monday 10th October 2022
Interview date: Thursday 13th October 2022

Further Information

Please visit our website https://www.cranfordhouse.net/information/career-vacancies for further information including an Application Pack and Application Form.

For more information, to discuss the role, or any aspect of working at Cranford House School, please contact Human Resources on 01491 651218.

Cranford House, Moulsford is on the A329 between Wallingford and Streatley, within easy commuting distance of Reading and Oxford.

Application

To apply for this role, please email a completed Application Form to recruitment@cranfordhouse.net or post to HR Department, Cranford House School, Moulsford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 9HT.

Safeguarding

Cranford House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including reference checks with current and past employers, an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and, where applicable, a Barred List, Prohibition and Overseas checks. Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Self-Disclosure form. If you are successful in your application, you will be required to complete a DBS Disclosure.

Any information disclosed will be handled in accordance with any guidance and/or Code of Practice published by the DBS. Cranford House School is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered as “spent” under the Act) must be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules.

It is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children to attempt to apply for a position at Cranford House School.

Please see our Safeguarding policy here: https://www.cranfordhouse.net/information/policies

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Admissions Assistant

This is an exciting role working within a fun and dynamic team, the successful applicant will assist the Head of Admissions in providing an effective admissions process from the initial inquiry stage to a pupil’s first day at the School, delivering an effective and impressive professional admissions service to all parents and stakeholders.  Please see the job description for full details of this role and method of application.

Closing date for applications: Monday, 3rd October 2022.

 

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Assistant Registrar (Full-Time, Full Year)

We are seeking an enthusiastic, versatile and self-motivated Assistant Registrar to provide administrative support to ensure that procedures are adhered to and that processes and events run smoothly, particularly in relation to the 13+process.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Admissions team at Cranleigh school to expand and coordinate the administration of admissions events and communications for prospective pupils and parents. It is a busy and varied role involving daily communication with academic staff, prospective families and staff from other schools.

Candidates should have proven experience in a similar customer facing role along with experience of databases and database analysis and be IT literate with MS Office (Word & Excel). Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential and an understanding of the independent schools’ sector and admissions would be an advantage.

For further details and an application form, please visit the School website: www.cranleigh.org/welcome/work-at-cranleigh/bursarial

Closing date: Friday 7th October 2022 at 9:00am

Applications will be considered as they are received and the vacancy may therefore close earlier than advertised and should be sent to: Personnel Department, Cranleigh School, Horseshoe Lane, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8QQ or via email to: recruiting@cranleigh.org

Only applications submitted on the School’s Application Form will be considered.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post holder will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

 

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Admissions Assistant (Full-time, Full year)

We are seeking an enthusiastic, highly organised and resourceful Admissions Assistant to provide key administrative and customer service support to the busy admissions team.

The role will be especially supporting the two Assistant Registrars in administration aspects of the role and supporting the Director of Admissions & Registrar.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Admissions team at Cranleigh school to expand and coordinate the administration of admissions events and communications for prospective pupils and parents.

Candidates should have proven organisational and administrative skills along with experience of databases and database analysis and be IT literate with MS Office (Word & Excel). Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential and an understanding of the independent schools’ sector or working in a similar role would be an advantage.

For further details and an application form, please visit the School website: www.cranleigh.org/welcome/work-at-cranleigh/bursarial

Closing date: Friday 7th October 2022 at 9:00am

Applications will be considered as they are received and the vacancy may therefore close earlier than advertised and should be sent to: Personnel Department, Cranleigh School, Horseshoe Lane, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8QQ or via email to: recruiting@cranleigh.org

Only applications submitted on the School’s Application Form will be considered.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post holder will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.