Deputy Head of Admissions
Bedales seeks an exceptional individual to join the school’s Admissions team, working closely with the Head of Bedales and the Head of Admissions, with particular responsibility for student recruitment for the senior school, Bedales, co-located with Bedales’ Prep and Pre-Prep schools, (Dunhurst and Dunannie) in 120 acres of South Downs National Park.
You will build strong and lasting relationships with prospective parents and students, delivering on objectives to ensure Bedales School operates at full capacity whilst ensuring that all enquirers and applicants receive a positive impression of the school. As a prominent public representative of the school, you will excel in customer service and be a firm believer in the ethos of the school.
This is a pivotal post, key to the continued growth and development of the school. It is essential that you have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are able to maintain a high level of efficiency and be calm, confident and professional with a variety of audiences. You will also be expected to attend whole school events to gain a thorough understanding of the academic and pastoral experiences that students can expect when coming to Bedales. A sound understanding of independent education, boarding, overseas recruitment, SEN and the curriculum would be a distinct advantage, but above all you must be kind, warm, engaging, friendly and personable.
The hours of work will be Monday to Friday, equivalent to 37.5 hours per week, plus an additional 7 weeks of 20 hours per week pre and post term, plus up to 10 additional Saturdays per annum.
Closing Date: 9:00am, Thursday 29 April 2021
First Interview Date: Wednesday, 5 May 2021 via TEAMS
Second Interview Date: Wednesday 19 May 2021
Before applying for this post, please read the Job Description with Person Specification and Terms and Conditions which includes full details regarding the post. CVs will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application form. Candidates must apply directly to Bedales Schools via the recruitment portal on the Bedales website: https://www.bedales.org.uk/home/about-bedales/bedales-schools-jobs
Bedales is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all successful applicants will undergo safeguarding screening including an enhanced DBS and Barred List check from the Disclosure and Barring Service