Required from: Immediate
Contract term: Permanent
Hours: 36 hours per week (full-time)
Salary: up to £28,750 plus benefits
This is an exciting opportunity to use your first class organisational, administrative and multi-tasking skills to play an important role in a very busy admissions team in a leading independent day school based in the heart of Oxford.
As Admissions Registrar, your primary responsibilities are pupil recruitment, customer service and administration, with accountability for fulfilling all duties of the admissions process efficiently, through a variety of channels.
You will be a vital member of the School’s admissions team, being the main point of contact for all inbound and outbound correspondences for the senior school, seeing through the full customer journey from initial enquiry to onboarding new students, and everything in between. The team are responsible for ensuring the smooth running and successful completion of the admissions process, for both UK and overseas applicants, whilst always delivering an exceptional level of service and ensuring a high quality of work that is representative of the reputation of the School.
Your responsibilities will include maintaining the admissions database, handling enquiries from prospective parents and processing applications in a timely fashion, facilitating the administration of the School’s entrance examinations, and much more. All of which are required within very strict timeframes and in combination with managing a very busy and varying workload. You will also assist with admissions events, such as assessment days, open days, virtual meetings and parents’ visits.
Admissions is busy year-round; therefore, this role is full-time and requires someone who is proactive and forward-thinking, to ensure that during peak periods they are well prepared and responsive to the demands of the job.
You will need excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and be able to sustain a high level of efficiency and attention to detail. You will also need to be a competent user of the Microsoft Office suite of packages and databases and have proven experience in office administration. Sales or business development experience would be an advantage as ultimately the Admissions department is responsible for achieving annual pupil targets.
About Oxford High School:
Since its foundation over 140 years ago in the heart of Oxford’s historic city centre, Oxford High School has been innovative and pioneering in its approach to girls’ education.
Today, Oxford High School is a happy and vibrant place to work: our girls are highly motivated and ambitious, supportive yet self-aware. From our youngest Reception pupils through to our longest-serving members of staff, there is a real sense of pride at being part of the Oxford High community.
As well as our commitment to girls’ education, we are committed to investing in our staff’s personal development through training and learning initiatives and via the GDST network.
As part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the leading and largest group of independent girls’ schools in the UK, we offer a variety of benefits, which include:
- Competitive salaries and pay progression
- Access to extensive professional development opportunities
- Training grants for qualifications
- Generous pension schemes
- Free life assurance benefit
- Free school lunches
- A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
- Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
- A Cycle to Work scheme
- Competitive terms and conditions of employment
Closing date: Monday 11th October 2021 at 12 noon.
Interviews: Thursday 14th October 2021.
The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.
We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.