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Director of External Relations

Director of External Relations

Salary will be in the region of £75,000 pa, depending on experience and qualifications

Full time • Permanent

Required as soon as possible

Founded in 1646, Reading Blue Coat is a leading independent day school of circa 800 pupils from ages 11 to 18. The School is located on a beautiful 46-acre campus in the village of Sonning, just outside Reading.

The School employs more than 180 staff, of whom 50% are academic staff, and provides a stimulating, friendly and supportive atmosphere in which each pupil can realise his or her full intellectual, physical, and creative potential.

We are seeking an enthusiastic marketing and communications professional with exceptional skills in establishing robust relationships and networks and communication to lead our external relations team.

In this role, you will be responsible for marketing the School, developing and delivering our external communications and sustain high demand for places from talented and committed young people.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successful team leadership, be adept at leveraging diverse skill sets to accomplish objectives and be able to demonstrate extensive leadership experience in external relations.

This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week from Monday to Friday as well as additional hours after school and on weekends for delivery of events.

Reading Blue Coat offers an exceptional working environment and an attractive rewards package, including excellent benefits such as a pension scheme with 8% employer contribution; 30 days’ holiday per year, free meals; extensive staff discounts; tax saving cycle to work and car leasing schemes; free sports and leisure facilities; Employee Assistance Programme; and a strong commitment to professional development.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website: www.rbcs.org.uk/vacancies or contact our recruitment adviser, David Stephens on 07739 457000 or david@davidconsulting.co.uk for an informal and confidential chat about your interest in, and suitability for this role.

Closing date: 09:00 on Thursday 22 June 2023

Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive. We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.

Applicants must already be eligible to work in the UK.

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. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check.

 Registered charity number 1087839 • No agencies, please • www.rbcs.org.uk

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Director of External Relations

The Governors and Headmaster are seeking to appoint an exceptional Director of External Relations to take the lead in creating and developing the School’s Development, Marketing and Communications, and Admissions strategies across the Nursery, Lower School and Upper School. This will include brand strategy, reputation management and external PR, internal and external communications, alumni relations, donor fundraising and admissions.
This is a pivotal role as the School seeks to develop and deliver its vision for the Albyn School Foundation to provide more transformational bursaries. The School’s existing strategy also envisages identifying and building relationships with potential donors to the Foundation with a view to establishing regular giving and legacy fundraising for bursaries for future pupils.
This is a newly created post, and the Director of External Relations will be a member of the School Leadership Team, reporting directly to the Headmaster. The successful candidate will provide outstanding strategic direction and inspiring leadership to a team of seven development, marketing and communications, and admissions professionals, with further scope for growth and evolution as the role develops.
Key early tasks for the Director of External Relations will be to review the brand guidelines, develop a new website and prospectus and review and develop the strategy for communications to all the School’s internal and external audiences.
This post has a wide remit, but with clear priorities shaped by the School’s vision, aims and strategy. This varied and fast-paced role will suit a strategic and experienced development, communications and marketing, or admissions professional, with significant stakeholder management and influencing skills gained inside or outside the education sector.

Equal Opportunities
At Albyn School we are committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that better reflects our pupils and local community. All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process. Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, ethnic or national origin, gender identity, marital status, political opinion, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or trade union membership. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups.

Application Process
Applicants must submit:
• A full CV (including details of all post-16 qualifications).
• A covering letter addressed to the Headmaster, Stefan Horsman. The letter should be a maximum of two sides of A4 and should explain your reasons for applying and outline your suitability for the role.
• The names, phone numbers and email addresses of two referees.
Those progressing to interview stage, will be required to show proof of their Right to Work in the UK and proof of their qualifications.

Applications should be sent by email to the HR Manager, Susan Allan (hr@albynschool.co.uk). The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 24 January 2023.

For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact the Headmaster’s PA, Viv Roach (v.roach@albynschool.co.uk) Albyn School is committed to safeguarding children and the successful applicant will be subject to a PVG check by Disclosure Scotland.
The appointment process is as follows:
• All applications will be acknowledged by email. If you have not received acknowledgement that your application has been received within two working days of sending it, please contact Susan Allan by telephone via 01224 322408.

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Director Of External Relations

It’s an exciting time to join the External Relations Team at Stamford Endowed Schools. We are looking for a creative and organised Director of External Relations who will be crucial in helping to make our exciting plans a reality.
The Director is responsible for line management of the Development, Admissions and Marketing Team on a day-to-day basis. As well as co-ordinating workload, you will look to develop and coach the team, undertake appraisals and lead recruitment of team members. It is also important that you ensure the team is working closely  and collaboratively with the individual schools and especially colleagues who  support the admissions, marketing or development efforts.

The Director also manages the department budget which covers marketing  materials, website development, overseas recruitment expenses and admissions events. Working with the Bursar, the Director will also look to measure the impact and effectiveness of marketing and admissions spend.

For me information please go to our vacancies page on our website for more details
https://mystamfordhr.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/2950035?cid=1854&s=False&t=Director-Of-External-Relations&l=Stamford–Lincolnshire

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Director of External Relations

Independent school for girls and boys aged 3-18

DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS

Salary: In the region of £70,000-£80,000 per annum, depending upon skills and experience

Brentwood School is one of the UK’s leading independent schools for boys and girls aged 3-18 with a history spanning almost 500 years. Set in the heart of Brentwood in Essex the School educates some 1900 pupils, including 70 boarders.

The Governors and Headmaster are seeking to appoint a dynamic and forward-thinking Director of External Relations to take the lead in creating and developing the School’s Development and Communications strategies. This will include donor fundraising and alumni relations as well as external PR and internal and external communications.

Reporting to the Headmaster, this is a newly created senior role, and the post holder will provide outstanding strategic direction and inspiring leadership to a team of six development and communications and professionals. The Director of External Relations will also play a pivotal role in raising the profile of the recently established Brentwood School Foundation, the purpose of which is to provide transformational bursaries for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The successful applicant will be a strategic thinker who is likely to have experience in development, ideally with some experience in marketing and communications. Enthusiasm, creativity and a proactive approach are fundamental to this role.

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

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

Lucy Mediratta, Search Consultant: lucymediratta@rsacademics.com

Nina Lambert, Head of Marketing & Development Search: ninalambert@rsacademics.com

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Tuesday 8th November 2022.

Brentwood School is an equal opportunities 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. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure 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. 

The safeguarding responsibilities of the role are indicated in the candidate information. 

RSAcademics is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools