Director of Admissions
Director of Admissions
King’s College Taunton
Founded in 1880, King’s College, Taunton is a thriving boarding and day school of approximately 490 pupils located in the county town of Somerset. It combines strong academic achievement, traditional values and excellent pastoral care with a progressive, modern outlook, providing girls and boys aged 13–18 with the opportunities, confidence and ability to reach their full potential within a happy and caring environment. King’s College Prep, located some three miles away, combines with King’s College to provide a continuous education from 2-18.
King’s seeks to appoint an exceptional individual for the role of Director of Admissions. Reporting to the Head of the Senior School and a key member of the Senior Management Team, the postholder will provide inspiring leadership of the admissions portfolio across both the Senior and Prep schools. As a public face of the school, you will work to ensure that parents of pupils from nursery age through to sixth form enjoy a first-class experience of King’s, from the first point of contact right through to their child’s entry to the school.
This varied and fast paced role will suit an experienced professional with a track record of success in admissions or a highly transferable context. Warm, imaginative and engaging, the Director of Admissions will possess the interpersonal skills to build strong relationships across the King’s community within the UK and internationally. Empathy for independent education combined with an instinctive feel for the school’s customers and their needs will be important in this role.
The successful candidate will join the school at an exciting time as it builds upon recent academic and sporting successes to visualise its position as the first-choice school in the south west. With the commitment and full support of the recently arrived Headmaster, this presents as a hugely exciting opportunity.
Due to the broad-ranging nature of the role, an element of evening/weekend work will be expected, in addition to some international travel to key markets.
For further information and how to apply, please visit www.minervasearch.com/current-opportunities/director-of-admissions-kings-college-taunton/
Closing date: noon on Wednesday 22nd November 2023.
King’s College Taunton is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.