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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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Director of External Relations

Director of External Relations

A selective co-educational HMC day school with over 1500 pupils

Permanent, full-time, full-year role

Salary c£80K+

We are seeking to appoint a creative and inspiring Director of External Relations to lead the school during an exciting period in its history. This role arises due to the retirement of the current Director of Development and Alumni Relations after seven very successful years of service to the school.

This restructured job carries increased responsibility and would suit a candidate with experience in marketing and development, ideally in the world of education, although we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds.

Further details and information on how to apply are available from the vacancies page of our website www.solsch.org.uk. The closing date for the return of completed applications is 5th March 2024

If you have any queries, please contact Hayley Miles, HR Manager on 0121 705 0958 or milesh@solsch.org.uk.

Solihull 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. Solihull is committed to maintaining a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion in all areas of school life, including the recruitment and selection of prospective colleagues.

Solihull School is a limited company registered in England and Wales No. 6337650. Registered Charity No. 1120597

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Director of Admissions and Marketing

For April 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter

Wells Cathedral School is seeking an outstanding candidate to develop and manage this key department within the School. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate creativity and skill to develop and deliver all aspects of our admissions, marketing and communication.

The Director of Admissions and Marketing has responsibility for the successful recruitment of pupils throughout the School (2-18) and for the implementation of a strategic marketing plan. The post-holder will work across both the Senior and Prep Schools and focus on the recruitment of pupils who will flourish in, and contribute positively to, the academic, pastoral, musical and co-curricular life of the School.

Given the role’s primary focus, this role will ideally suit an experienced admissions and pupil recruitment professional; any marketing or communications experience they can additionally offer will be valuable, as will any experience of an educational, and ideally an independent education sector, background.

Closing date: Friday 16 February 2024, 12 noon

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Thursday 22 February 2024

Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and Wells Cathedral School reserves the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made. Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply early.

For further details, please download an application pack
Support Staff Application Form
Letter from the Head Master

Wells Cathedral 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 checks with past employers, and obtaining an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services certificate. In addition, as part of the shortlisting process we will carry out an online search as part of the School’s due diligence.

All positions within the School are exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All applicants must therefore declare all previous convictions and cautions, including those which would normally be considered “spent” except those received for an offence committed in the United Kingdom if it has been filtered in accordance with the DBS filtering rules.

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Director of External Relations

DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS        

for September 2024

The Abingdon Foundation is seeking an innovative and dynamic person to join the School’s Senior Leadership Team as Director of External Relations.

This is an exciting opportunity to shape a new role with important strategic and operational responsibilities, leading key objectives within the Foundation’s strategic plan at a time of significant change for the sector, as well as having oversight of all day to day admissions, marketing and development operations. The postholder will work closely with both the Head of Foundation, to whom this role reports, as well as the Director of Finance and Operations (DFO). The Director of External Relations will play a key part in the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), working with colleagues to shape and lead a vision for the two schools within the Abingdon Foundation; Abingdon School and Abingdon Prep School.

This is a wide-ranging and hands-on role requiring an innovative and dynamic individual who combines highly effective people skills with strong business and market insight, as well as a commitment to the particular ethos, values and history of Abingdon School and Abingdon Preparatory School. The successful candidate will strive to deliver consistently outstanding results, building with innovation and vision upon a strong platform.

We are keen to hear from candidates with a variety of different experiences and backgrounds, providing they have the drive and the attributes to take forward Abingdon’s external relations activities.

The position is a permanent, full-time, year-round role with a competitive salary and generous benefits including up to 14.1% employer pension contribution, private healthcare insurance and discounted school fees. Due to the seniority and nature of this role, flexibility around working hours is essential, with evening and weekend work required to support key events. Periods of overseas travel will also be required.

We recognise the value of a diverse and inclusive workplace and are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants.  We aim to ensure that our staffing at all levels and in all roles is diverse and we welcome applications from all backgrounds and all sections of the community

Closing Date: Monday 5 February 2024 (Midday)

Longlist Interviews (video): Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 February 2024

Final Selection Days: Thursday 7 and Friday 8 March 2024

For further details and to apply please visit our recruitment portal:

https://vacanciesatabingdonschool.ciphr-irecruit.com/Applicants/

Abingdon is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

 

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Director of External Relations

(Required as soon as possible)

St Edmund’s College offers modern facilities in a magnificent country setting in rural Hertfordshire, providing a safe and stimulating environment for young minds.

We require a Director of External Relations to work in close collaboration with the Headmaster to manage develop, manage and oversee the College’s strategic external relations plan in line with the overall school strategy and develop and implement an effective UK and international pupil recruitment strategy including the identification of potential new markets and relationships.

Responsible for the development and delivery of the marketing strategy and for directing and leading the marketing, admissions and alumni operations.

The successful candidate will welcome the many opportunities to contribute to the lively extra-curricular life of the College, which is situated in rural East Hertfordshire. St Edmund’s is England’s oldest Catholic school offering an all-round co-education for students from 3 to 18 and for families from all faiths.

Whilst not in a teaching role, as Director of External Relations you will be working on a regular basis in a school in a role which gives opportunity for contact with children. As such, you will be in regulated activity and an enhanced DBS check (which includes children’s barred list information) will be required in advance of appointment.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. As with all College staff members, you will therefore be responsible for providing a safe environment in which children can learn.
The post will involve close contact with, and a high degree of responsibility for, children and young adults. The majority of this will be regulated activity.

If you would like to apply please visit our website in order to download an application pack http://www.stedmundscollege.org/information/job-opportunities/

Closing date for applications when all forms must be received by HR is:
Monday 8th January 2024
Interviews to take place: Shortly after the closing date

Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and we reserve the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made.

Telephone: 01920 824335
Email: hr@stedmundscollege.org

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates will be required to undergo relevant Safeguarding Checks.

We may seek references on short-listed candidates that will include questions about past disciplinary actions or allegations in relation to behaviour with children and may approach previous employers for information to verify particular experience or qualifications before interview.

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

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Director of Marketing & Admissions

The Director of Marketing & Admissions is a newly created role and presents an exciting opportunity to be part of the future vision for Giggleswick School. With a new Headmaster appointed in January 2022, the School has ambitious plans to grow as it seeks to build on already strong foundations.

Following an ISI Inspection in summer 2023, the School has secured Department of Education approval to expand to the pupil role from 471 to 545 across the Pre, Prep and Senior School. The Headmaster is now seeking to appoint an exceptional Director of Marketing & Admissions to take the lead in creating, developing and implementing the School’s marketing, admissions and communications strategies, building the already well-recognised brand and promoting Giggleswick at every opportunity.

At the forefront of all marketing activity, the Director of Marketing & Admissions will provide strategic leadership, initiative, management and delivery of all aspects of marketing and communications for the School. Leading on all pupil recruitment activities, this role is crucial in delivering Giggleswick’s strategic ambitions to increase its regional, national and international reach.

The Director of Marketing & Admissions will report directly to the Headmaster and will sit on the Senior Leadership Team. The postholder will line manage the Head of UK Admissions, the International Admissions and the Marketing Manager. The Admissions team comprises the UK Admissions Manager, the International Admissions Manager and an International Admissions Administrator. The Marketing team consists of the Marketing Manager and two Marketing Officers. The Director of Marketing & Admissions will regularly be invited to attend Governor meetings and will present a termly report to Governors. The Director of Marketing & Admissions will be a key public face of the School, promoting the benefits of belonging to this vibrant modern community across the globe.

For further information and an application pack, please visit our website www.giggleswick.org.uk/vacancies or contact: Mrs Rachel Atack, Deputy Bursar and Head of HR, on 01729 893016, or by email hr@giggleswick.org.uk.

If you would like to apply for this post, please complete and send the following information to hr@giggleswick.org.uk A completed application form (no CVs please) A covering letter addressed to the Headmaster, Mr Sam Hart, of not more than two pages summarising your ability related to the information outlined in the role.

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Director of External Relations

DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS

1 full time position for a January 2024 start (or sooner)

A competitive salary depending on experience

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and passionate Director of External Relations to join the Senior Leadership team at Prior’s Field.

The Director of External Relations will line manage our External Relations team with oversight of Admissions, Marketing, Commercial Lettings and Events and Development and Alumnae. The successful candidate will have excellent people and customer service skills with a strong background in marketing, events and sales.

This role is full time, all year round with 6 weeks annual leave to be taken during the school holidays. ‘They mean what they say about nurturing talent’ Good Schools Guide Applications (by application form, CV and covering letter) are welcome as soon as possible and no later than midday on Wednesday 27 September 2023 with interviews scheduled to take place the following week. Early applications are strongly advised, as we may choose to interview prior to the deadline if a suitable field of candidates present and previous applicants need not re-apply.

Start date: January 2024 (or sooner)

For an application pack, please contact HR at hr@priorsfieldschool.com or visit our website. Prior’s Field, Priorsfield Road, Godalming, Surrey GU7 2RH t: 01483 810551 w: www.priorsfieldschool.com

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Registered Charity No: 312038

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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 Marketing and Admissions

This post will provide strategic direction and inspiring leadership for the School’s marketing and admissions activities.

Reporting directly to the Head, the Director of Marketing and Admissions will be instrumental in shaping the strategic direction of the School’s marketing and admissions vision.

The role has a significant strategic element to it and is pivotal to the future of the School, taking the lead in developing and delivering outstanding marketing and pupil recruitment strategies and building and maintaining excellent relationships with all key stakeholders, both internal and external.

The postholder will provide inspiring and motivational leadership for the existing Marketing and Admissions team, and be responsible for the development and implementation of the School’s Strategic Marketing Plan as well as the management of an operationally excellent marketing and admissions function.

The position will be suited to an experienced marketing, business development or sales/recruitment professional bringing with them commercial experience, gained inside or outside the education sector. They will have an instinctive feel for customers and their needs, and bring with them the relevant skills to undertake this complex and exciting job.

Full details and an application form are available on the website or please contact Mary Alderson on 01580 880413.