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Head of Admissions

The Elms School is looking for an experienced and professional Head of Admissions. The position is full time and would suit a candidate that has run a successful admission office in an independent school.

Please contact office@elmsschool.co.uk for more information and an application form

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Head of Admissions

Horris Hill is a historic day and boarding school for boys ages 4-13 set in the beautiful Berkshire countryside. The school prides itself on helping its pupils balance the demands of formal education with both creative play and organised sports and activities. Dedicated staff nurture an enduring love of learning and curiosity of spirit that will equip pupils with the skills and confidence for whatever challenges they may face in life

We are seeking an outstanding Head of Admissions, who will manage all stages of the recruitment process for new pupils,ensuring the strategic targets set by the Governors are met. The School is aiming to grow the number of pupils, particularly given the opening of a new nursery and the introduction of girls into the school from September 2022. Exploring new international markets, as well as creating opportunities to engage more frequently with the local community are key priorities. The aim is to increase enrolment, whilst also maintaining the quality that enables the School to achieve outstanding results in terms of scholarships and senior school entry.
The successful candidate will be a dynamic and ambitious self-starter with the drive, passion and insight to make a big difference. You will possess excellent communication skills both verbal and written. You will be able to engage with parents and students alike. You will also have a strategic outlook and be able to identify and exploit opportunities.

For a confidential briefing discussion please contact our advisors Melanie Pye melanie.pye@mrgpeople.co.uk or Charlotte Turedi charlotte.turedi@mrgpeople.co.uk of The Management Recruitment Group on 07530 734 568.
Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 3rd July 2022
The Management Recruitment Group has been retained, as our exclusive advisor for this appointment and any third party or direct applications will be forwarded to them.
Horris Hill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils and expects all employees to share this commitment. All employees must be willing to undergo child protection training and screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Head of Admissions and Marketing

The School
Ashford School is an independent, coeducational, day and boarding school for children from 0-18, founded in 1898, and is a member of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC), the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS), the Boarding Schools Association (BSA), the Independent Schools Bursars’ Association (ISBA) and the Association for Admissions, Marketing and Communications in Independent Schools (AMCIS).
There are nearly 1000 students in the whole School, divided equally between the Senior School (11-18) and the Prep School and Nurseries (0-11). We expect the number of students in the Senior School to grow over the next ten years and are planning developments which will allow this to happen progressively. At full capacity there are 170 boarders in the Senior School, mostly from overseas, cared for by a number of resident teachers and support staff; 20 nationalities are represented. Ashford School is in a select grouping with normally over 1000 students, which gives the School a sound financial footing. The demand for boarding from overseas families is usually high. Two of the three Early Years settings are at full capacity and admissions are buoyant, with substantial increases in Year 7 in particular.

The Role
This role will oversee two specific key areas: Admissions and Marketing. These are all pivotal to the future growth and development of the School, taking the lead in developing and delivering outstanding pupil recruitment strategies for day and boarding pupils, and building on the positive relationships with all key stakeholders, both internal and external. The post holder will provide inspiring and motivational leadership for the existing Admissions and Marketing teams.

The Person
We are seeking someone who will share the philosophy of ‘Inspiring Minds’ and will want to continue to develop the broad, vibrant, outward-looking educational approach which has become Ashford School’s hallmark. Along with alignment to this broad vision, we want a person who brings new ideas and approaches and will continue to generate excitement and energy in the School, while continuing to refine and improve what is already on offer.
Given the context for this post and the broad knowledge base required, candidates from (or connected to) the world of independent schools are encouraged. However, previous school experience is not an essential prerequisite: we invite applications from effective leaders with relevant experience from a range of backgrounds.

The successful candidate will have the aptitude and capacity to bring the two key functions of the role together, fostering collaboration and consistency with the wider school. They will bring vision and creativity to enable further growth, to the benefit of the whole school. In addition, there needs to be a real empathy towards schools. A proactive willingness to embrace wholeheartedly the many benefits of being part of United Learning is essential, as is a genuine resonance with the group’s ethos and values.

To apply visit: https://unitedlearning.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/2601771?cid=1567

Note – We reserve the right to interview and offer to a strong candidate prior to the closing date. It is strongly recommended that candidates submit their applications as soon as possible.

Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 8 April

Salary by negotiation and dependent on skills, attributes, and qualifications of the successful candidate.

Ashford School is part of United Learning, a large and growing group of schools aiming to offer a life-changing education across England. As a group, we achieve more by sharing than any single school could.

Ashford School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this
commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

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Head of Admissions

St Helen’s is an academically selective independent girls’ day school
of more than 1100 students aged 3-18, set in beautiful green space in Northwood, Middlesex.


The Head of Admissions is responsible for the development and operational delivery of the School’s student recruitment strategy, attracting the brightest girls from across NW London and the surrounding counties and retaining the School’s existing students.

• With the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and Head of Marketing, devise and lead the operational delivery of evidence-based student recruitment strategies that will maximise new student conversions from initial enquiry to acceptance of a place and increase existing student retention at all entry levels;
• With the Head of Marketing, lead the commissioning and implementation of appropriate tools to effectively manage, monitor and refine the admissions processes;
• Collaborate with the Head of Marketing and senior leadership team to engender a cohesive multidisciplinary team approach across the School to deliver and achieve the recruitment and retention strategic objectives;
• With the Head of Marketing, Head of Outreach and Deputy Head Operations, develop relationships with key new and existing feeder schools to broaden brand awareness and increase applications into the School;
• Contribute to the overall school vision and strategy by supporting the leadership team with insight and opportunities from an admissions standpoint;
• Lead on the horizon scanning for admissions trends, best practice policies and opportunities, sharing findings across the marketing, academic and pastoral teams to inform key recruitment initiatives.

Admissions management:
• Responsible for the operational delivery of the end-to-end admissions function, providing clear direction to the admissions team, ensuring robust procedures and systems are in place and followed to contribute to achieving the School’s student recruitment targets;
• Ensure that all engagement initiatives undertaken by the admission team with parents, students and other key stakeholders are accurate, timely and consistent with the School’s brand values, ensuring an optimum customer experience at all times;
• Collaborate with the marketing, academic and pastoral leads to devise and manage engagement events and activities across the application process that drive increased conversions to acceptance of offers;
• Support the Business Director and Exec with the smooth implementation of the student bursary and scholarship selection and award processes;
• Ensure effective engagement with academic and support staff to ensure accurate and consistent communication with families, prospects, partners and suppliers;
• Ensure the accurate, effective and efficient administration of the admissions management systems, including ISAMS;
• Ensure academic and pastoral leads are provided with admissions information at the point of student entry to ensure a smooth transition into and through the School.

Data management:
• Responsible for ensuring all enquiry and admissions data is captured and recorded accurately by the admissions team;
• With the Head of Marketing, evaluate all enquiry and admissions data and provide reports on agreed metrics to the Assistant Business Director, contributing to the wider School performance reporting dashboard, including the admission team’s own performance against key objectives and activity targets;
• Utilise performance and forecasting data to inform evidence-based decision-making and shape financial planning to deliver effective translation into student numbers.

• With the Finance Manager, devise and manage the admission department budget, developing business cases as appropriate and participate in regular budget review meetings.
• Manage department resources so that they are scalable and able to respond to the cyclical nature of the recruitment cycle.

Team Management:
• Lead, motivate and develop the Admissions team, comprising one full-time Admissions Assistant and one part-time Admissions Administrator, ensuring that the team always deliver excellent service levels to colleagues, students and their parents;
• Set departmental and individual objectives, action plans and success criteria, ensuring all team members are fully conversant with how these contribute to the School’s wider strategic objectives through regular review meetings and appraisals;
• Work closely with the Human Resources Manager on recruitment, training and development, welfare and performance management matters.

Health and Safety:
• Work closely with the Health and Safety Manager on ensuring safe practices are maintained for all initiatives within the scope of their role, including the preparation of risk assessments and training as required;
• Ensure all external agencies attending on-site are compliant with the School’s Health and Safety policy.

• Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people, by adhering to and ensuring compliance with the School’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy;
• Keep abreast of key local and national education news, government policy and best practice that will help inform admissions initiatives;
• Follow responsibilities as set out in the School’s Health & Safety Policy;
• Support and promote the School’s ethos, aims and objectives;
• Attend all virtual and in-School evening and Saturday student recruitment events
• Assume other duties that may be reasonably required or delegated by the Headmistress.

Monday to Friday 8.30am- 5.00pm with flexibility to attend school events including some Saturdays.

Salary range £40,000 – 45,000 dependent on qualifications and experience

please send an application form through our School website recruitment page

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Head of Admissions and Retention

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Head of Student Admissions and Retention for the Mount Trust, a thriving co-educational Independent day and boarding school in the Jesuit tradition, catering for the needs of children from 3 to 18 year of age, of all denominations, in a truly ecumenical and happy environment.

We pride ourselves on providing a personalised approach to each family and the individual needs of their children – every enquiry is potentially a new enrolment and a future Mountaineer.

The position is a crucial role within the Trust. Reporting to the CEO and working closely with the Executive team, the Head of Admissions and Retention is responsible for the management and operation of all aspects of student recruitment forecasting from enquiry through to admission. You will develop and deliver the pupil recruitment and retention plan for the School as a whole, through the management and leadership of the Admissions, Marketing and Events Team.

This is a hands-on role and you will act as the schools International Student Recruiter as part of the Admissions team and must therefore be willing and able to travel internationally.

It is essential that you have 5 years demonstrable experience in the Education sector and operating in a management/leadership capacity, along with previous experience in a marketing, sales or customer services role and the ability to report against KPI’s and clear targets. You will be educated to degree level, or have significant relevant experience. Exceptional interpersonal skills with ability to quickly inspire confidence is a prerequisite.

Desirable attributes include cross cultural competence and experience of working with a Schools Management System. Previous experience of working in the Independent Education Sector would be a distinct advantage in order to hit the ground running.

This is a great opportunity for the right individual to be part of the schools special community where staff and pupils work hard to achieve success.

Mount St Mary’s College values diversity and strives to promote equality at all levels, including its employees, students and customers. Applications are welcome from all sections of the Community.

Mount St Mary’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

Closing date: Noon, Monday 22nd November 2021. Interviews are expected to take place Tuesday 30th November 2021.

For further details and to download an application form please visit our website https://www.msmcollege.com/about-us/vacancies. Completed applications should be returned by the closing date to sgodley@msmcollege.com CVs will not be accepted as substitute to a completed application form.

Please note if you do not hear within 4 weeks of the closing date, you can assume you have been unsuccessful.

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Head of Admissions

Required for November 2021

Applications are invited for the Head of Admissions at The Royal Masonic School for Girls (RMS). RMS is a leading independent girls’ day/boarding School with around 1000 day and boarding pupils aged 2 to 18, over 350 teaching and support staff and situated on a 200-acre parkland site near Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire. This is a unique school where we combine dynamic teaching and learning with traditional expectations that are rooted in a long and proud history. RMS is committed to educating young women to be creative, enthusiastic and generous contributors to an ever-changing world.

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Admissions (DoMA), the Head of Admissions is a key position in the Admissions and Marketing team, responsible for recruiting pupils at all entry points from Pre-School through to Sixth Form. We are seeking a proactive, dynamic candidate with a passion for delivering exceptional and engaging customer service.

The post holder of this important role will be responsible for the development and delivery of a highly effective admissions function that is responsive to the evolving needs of the School. To be successful, the candidate must have a collaborative approach, a strong eye for detail as well as excellent organisation and communication skills, both written and verbal.

The Head of Admissions will provide a professional, first class and bespoke customer journey and is responsible for providing a smooth and highly efficient service for the entire admissions process from initial enquiries, though to the organisation of events, registrations and enrolment.

As a prominent representative of the School, a sound understanding of independent education, boarding, overseas recruitment, and the curriculum would be a distinct advantage. The Head of Admissions is supported by two staff within the Marketing and Admissions team, for whom they have line management responsibility.
RMS is one of the top performing schools nationally for Value Added at GCSE and A level and we are proud to be an inclusive school where all girls are encouraged to fulfil their potential. Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the school website www.rmsforgirls.org.uk and social media accounts for more information about our thriving school, with its excellent value added results and inclusive community spirit that encourages both girls and staff to share a commitment to continued personal, professional and academic development.

The School provides a supportive working environment, with keen students and stunning surroundings, 30 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, access to a pension scheme, subsided gym membership, free lunch, and an Employee Assistance Programme.

We welcome a completed application form which can be downloaded from our website. Completed applications only and any enquiries should be addressed to Miss Tyler Lawton on 01923 725762 or tlawton@rmsforgirls.com.
Please note CVs are not accepted.

Closing date for applications: Monday 6th September 2021 by 9.00am
First Round Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 13th September 2021

The Royal Masonic School for Girls is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be asked to apply for enhanced disclosure.
The Royal Masonic School for Girls is an equal opportunities employer.
The Royal Masonic School for Girls is a Private Limited Company, Registered No 1339867 England, Registered Charity No 276784

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Head of Admissions & Marketing

Head of Admissions & Marketing
Job status: Permanent, Full Time (all year round)
Hours of work: Between 08.30 to 16.30, Monday to Friday, plus occasional weekend and evening events.
A newly created position marks an exciting opportunity for a successful candidate to oversee and lead all strategic aspects of the School’s admissions and marketing functions. The Head of Admissions & Marketing will have line manager responsibilities, whilst also working closely with the Junior School Office with regard to all aspects of Admissions.

All appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks as per the Independent Schools Inspectorate Regulations.

Hymers is committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of all children and young people within its care.

Further details on how to apply can be found at https://www.hymerscollege.co.uk/vacancies

If you would like to know more about the role before applying, please contact Alex Gibbons, Human Resources on 01482 347430, or email amgibbons@hymers.org


Closing Date for Applications: 12 February 2021.
Interviews anticipated being held week commencing: 22 February 2021. 


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Head of Admissions

Claremont Fan Court School is a co-educational independent day school for children aged from 2½ to 18 years. The school is set in 100 acres of historic landscaped grounds of the Claremont Estate in Esher, Surrey.

We are looking to appoint an experienced head of admissions to manage the admissions process from initial enquiry through to acceptance of offer. You will play a significant role in the school’s admissions delivery and will work to achieve optimum intake at all entry levels with the headmaster.

You will possess exceptional interpersonal skills including strong influencing and communication skills.

Educated to degree level, with a marketing background, you will be highly organised and efficient with excellent attention to detail. You will have experience of working at a senior level in a busy, customer driven environment, ideally within an independent school.

“The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent” (ISI January 2017)
In return we offer a competitive salary and all the benefits of working in a thriving independent school including generous pension and fee discount, lunches, free parking and a cycle scheme.

Further details and how to apply can be found under the work with us tab on our website at www.claremontfancourt.co.uk

Closing date: Monday 4 January 2021

Interviews: Friday 8 January 2021

Claremont Fan Court School is active in securing the welfare of all students; the successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS and other pre-employment checks.

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Head of Admissions

Full-time, year-round to start December 2020.

Bishopstrow College is seeking to appoint a highly capable Head of Admissions.

The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for managing and supporting the College’s admissions process at Bishopstrow College and will work closely with the Director of Global Engagement, Director and Principal. S/He will report directly to one of the Directors.

This is an exciting time in the College’s development.  Having acquired the College in August 2014, the Directors have continued to develop Bishopstrow, and have further ambitious plans for growth, both on the existing site and beyond, including other potential sites in the UK, with Padworth College acquired in October 2018.  The College currently enrols up to 80 students each term, but with the opening of a new classroom building in September 2014 and the addition of new boarding capacity, there is now scope to enrol more than 90 students per term.  In addition, we have planning permission to build a new boarding house and activity hall, which is being reviewed for potential improvements.

Growth is expected to come from both the College’s existing key source markets, plus new markets, underpinned by the development of existing and new agent relationships, the development of relationships with destination schools in the UK, partnerships with schools overseas and a growing number of direct applications.

The newly appointed Head of Admissions will bring energy and initiative, playing a key role in helping the College achieve its development objectives and the delivery of the Strategic Plan.

The post calls for a high level of customer care/service and/or relevant experience, an understanding of the world of independent education and excellent communication skills in dealing with people for whom English is not their first language.

The College

Established in 2006, Bishopstrow College is a leading, independent, International Boarding School, offering English language and academic pathway programmes to prepare international students, aged 7-17 years, for entry into top boarding schools in the UK and overseas.

The College operates as a traditional British boarding school, but with an innovative four-term academic year, with students enrolling in September, January, March and June.  A fifth start date is also available in July.  Students can enrol at the start of any term and are prepared as quickly as possible – in as little as one term and up to a year – until they are ready for entry into their mainstream school.  All of the College’s students come from overseas, with China, Russia, Thailand and Japan being the key source markets currently.

The College’s programmes revolve around English language and academic preparation. Our students normally progress to some of the UK’s leading boarding schools.  Teaching Partnerships, validated by UKVI are currently in place with more than 80 of these schools.

Terms and Conditions

A formal contract detailing terms and conditions will be drawn-up on appointment.  The following notes provide guidance, without prejudice, on the likely main provisions:


A highly competitive and negotiated remuneration package is available, with a salary commensurate with the seniority and responsibilities of the post.  The salary will also depend on experience.


The College participates in a contributory auto enrolment Pension Scheme, which the post holder will be invited to join, once they have completed the 3-month probationary period.  The current rates for eligible staff are that the College contributes 3% and the individual 5%.  Individuals can opt out of this if they would like to.


Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm (with half an hour for lunch).


Holiday entitlement is 30 days annual leave including Bank Holidays and the 10 day break around Christmas and the New Year.  Holidays must be taken in consultation with the Directors to ensure management cover at all times.

Probationary Period

Performance will be subject to a 3-month probationary period and regular review.


The appointment is subject to one term’s notice.

The Application Process

To find out more about the post or the College, please contact Mark Jeynes, Director:

Email:    markj@bishopstrow.com

Tel:         07769 651028 or 01985 219210

Applications are encouraged as early as possible.  For an Application Form, please email: recruitment@bishopstrow.com

Further information is also available from the College’s website, www.bishopstrow.com/job-opportunities

Closing Date for Applications:  Friday 4 December, 2020

First Round Interviews:  Week commencing Monday 7 December, 2020

Second Round Interviews:  Week commencing Monday 14 December 2020

Offers Made:  Week commencing Monday 14 December, 2020