Director of Admissions
Haileybury is a leading independent co-educational boarding and day school, with around 900 pupils aged 11-18. Founded in 1862, Haileybury is a school rooted in history and tradition. It is also an innovative, progressive institution that seeks to provide the best possible education for all its pupils. Situated in more than 500 acres of Hertfordshire countryside, just 20 miles north of London, Haileybury’s setting is amongst the most beautiful of any school in the UK.
This is an exceptional opportunity. We seek an outstanding Director of Admissions to lead and develop our admissions function. Reporting directly to the Master, this is a pivotal and senior role. In close liaison with the Master, the postholder will take strategic responsibility for all matters relating to pupil recruitment and will be a key public face of the school.
Pupil numbers are buoyant and the school is over-subscribed at all entry points. Demand for boarding remains strong; 70% of the senior school pupils are boarders. Haileybury is hugely ambitious. We are about to build a state-of-the-art science centre, and future capital projects include a new theatre and a cricket centre. As we emerge from the pandemic, we are looking to refresh our whole-school Strategic Plan, and the Director of Admissions’s input into these strategic discussions will be key.
The role of Director of Admissions is a demanding and wide-ranging senior post requiring a proactive and outgoing approach. Excellent oral and written communication skills combined with the ability to form strong relationships are essential. The ideal candidate will be a passionate advocate for Haileybury’s values and have a demonstrable track record in high-quality stakeholder engagement and relationship management, gained from within or outside the education sector. Prior experience in a schools admissions context is not essential but the successful candidate will have good knowledge of the independent educational landscape combined with a keen understanding of the factors which drive parents to consider and invest in an independent boarding education for their children.
Further information about the role and details of how to apply can be found at www.rsacademics.com.
Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics to arrange an informal and confidential discussion about the role:
Nina Lambert: NinaLambert@rsacademics.com
The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Monday 28th March 2022
RSAcademics is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.
RSAcademics is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
Haileybury is an equal opportunities employer committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with previous employers and the Disclosure and 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.