Director of External Relations
This is an exciting opportunity to build a new approach to Marketing and Admissions within our expanding school. This is a new role and we are looking for an experienced marketing professional to lead our successful team.
Reporting to the Bursar, the Director of External Relations will be responsible for pupil admissions into both the Senior School and Junior School, marketing and communications as well as establishing a new Development Office in the future. We are looking for an individual who has experience of operating at a strategic level in an independent school, in further education or a not for profit organisation.
Our ideal candidate will bring strategic insight to our future plans alongside creative flair, innovation and a passion for education. They will have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with members of the Senior Leadership Teams.
The key responsibilities are:
- Lead the Marketing & Admissions Team to ensure the effective alignment of admissions, marketing and communications in the delivery of a new integrated marketing strategy.
- Develop the Crosfields’ brand encompassing internal and external communications across different channels with a clear emphasis towards exploiting social media opportunities.
- Co-ordinate and promote engagement with alumni, ambassadors, potential donors and the wider community in support of the development of the school and the bursary programme.
A full job description is included in the Candidate Information Pack.
About the school:
Situated in over forty acres, Crosfields is a co-educational school with pupils between the ages of 3 and 16. This Autumn, we have welcomed our first pupils into Year 9 and our new Senior School building will be opened. The Junior School continues to go from strength to strength and overall pupil numbers are 635.
An exceptionally friendly school, Crosfields emphasises manners, kindness and good behaviour. Run broadly on Christian principles the school welcomes children of all faiths and none. The girls and boys benefit from a vast range of opportunities provided by a committed and talented staff enhanced by facilities which are second to none. Though they are taught broadly the children are also taught thoroughly, preparing them for life beyond Crosfields and the adults they will become.
How to Apply:
If you are interested in this role, please visit our website at https://crosfields.com/explore/community/working-at-crosfields for an Application Form.
Applications and a covering letter addressed to the Headmaster should be sent to our HR Manager, Julie Stoner, at:
[email protected] by 9am on Monday 11 October 2021.
Initial interviews and tours of the school are planned for Friday 15th October 2021.
Crosfields School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.