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Director of Marketing and Engagement

Can you lead us through a brand transformation?

The successful applicant will provide dynamic and creative management of all internal and external communications and marketing in order to enhance the brand perception of Bishop’s Stortford College and further its regional and national profile and reputation.

The Role
This exciting new role will be a pivotal strategic management role, reporting to the College Head and working closely with the Executive (consisting of the Bursar, the Prep School Head and the Pre-Prep Head).
The Director of Marketing and Engagement will provide dynamic and creative management of all internal and external communications and associated teams, which include Marketing, Admissions and College Gateway, to enhance the brand awareness of Bishop’s Stortford College and further its regional and national profile.
The successful candidate will feel a strong sense of connection to Bishop’s Stortford College, its culture and strategic priorities, pupils, staff, senior leaders, parents and governors. The post holder will be an inspirational and dynamic leader, with high-level marketing, internal and external comms. The successful candidate will be a subtle but clear communicator, able to engage staff and others in the delivery of strategic aims and will thrive on the opportunity to define clear strategy and implement and monitor its effectiveness.

The College
Our school is a place of learning that provides an outstanding range of opportunities for developing well-rounded, skilful, and happy young people. We pride ourselves on doing this in a beautiful environment with the best facilities.

At the College, we are aware that it is the people who make this possible. It is their energy, imagination and enthusiasm that creates the opportunities, experiences and very special atmosphere for both pupils and staff to enjoy.

The College is situated at the centre of the UK Innovation Corridor which links London to Cambridge, placing it ideally in the logistical reach of many prospective staff and parents.

Here’s what some of our employees have said about the College…..

‘At Bishop’s Stortford College, there is a willingness to help each other and a shared commitment to helping pupils’
‘You have the space and ability to draw on your own character and strength within the College’
‘Staff are supportive and helpful and there is good communication. We are a close-knit team who help one another’

Remuneration
Salary for this role will be competitive, and reflective of the seniority of the position.

We reward all our employees with a fantastic range of benefits, which include a generous pension scheme, use of our libraries, College gym and swimming pool, parking onsite and complimentary lunch during term time.

Application Process

The closing date for applications is Monday 1st March 2021

Interviews will be held Monday 8th March and Tuesday 9th March 2021

A completed application form, letter of application and curriculum vitae should be sent by email to [email protected]

Bishop’s Stortford College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; references will be taken prior to interview and an enhanced DBS check is required. To this end, robust Safeguarding processes and procedures are in place to support families, pupils, staff and volunteers. In compliance with the sharing of information guidance/best practice, any concerns are passed to designated teachers, trained in Safeguarding.

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Events and External Engagement Officer

Fixed Term – 12 months in the first instance

Do you have a flair for events and engaging with all kinds of people? Putney High School is one of the UK’s leading independent schools and we are looking for a proactive, organised and dynamic team player to join our busy Admissions, Communications and Development Department.

We are seeking an individual with great attention to detail who will enjoy this busy role liaising with parents, donors, alumnae and students, organising and running events across the school. This will include coordinating a programme of events such as open days, awards evenings and the Leavers’ Ball.

The successful candidate will have a central part to play in communicating our position as a forward-thinking school with a commitment to providing a first-class education. You will help to do this by managing and updating the School’s website and Firefly pages and social media.

Communication skills, attention to detail and strong organisational abilities are paramount. Equally important is a creative and innovative approach, the ability to work under pressure and outstanding organisational and administrative skills. You will also be keen to find original ways to engage with our community and the wider audience beyond.

About the School

Established in 1893, the School is set in leafy, tranquil grounds close to the heart of Putney and the River Thames. With already enviable facilities, the School is now embarking on the next exciting phase of its development.

The School is part of the GDST, the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools thus we can offer a variety of benefits such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
    • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
    • Training grants for qualifications
    • Generous pension schemes
    • Free life assurance benefit
    • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
    • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase and travel season ticket loans
    • A Cycle to Work scheme
    • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further information and to apply for this exciting opportunity please click here
https://www.putneyhigh.gdst.net/about/work-with-us/

A letter addressed to the Headmistress should be included with your application.

The School reserves the right to interview prior to the closing deadline, so early applications are encouraged.

Closing date: Monday 8th February 2021 – applications to be received by 9.00 am.

Interviews will be held virtually on Monday 15th February 2021.

Putney High School is committed to the safeguarding of children, and child protection screening will apply to this post.