Events and External Engagement Officer
Required from ASAP
Fixed term contract in the first instance
Do you have a flair for events and engaging with all kinds of people? Putney High School is one of the UK’s leading independent schools and we are looking for a proactive, organised and dynamic team player to join our busy Admissions, Communications and Development Department.
We are seeking an individual with great attention to detail who will enjoy this busy role liaising with parents, donors, alumnae and students, organising and running events across the school. This will include coordinating a programme of events such as open days, prizegiving and award evenings.
The successful candidate will have a central part to play in communicating our position as a forward-thinking school with a commitment to providing a first-class education. You will help to do this by managing and updating the School’s website and Firefly pages and social media.
Communication skills, attention to detail and strong organisational abilities are paramount. Equally important is a creative and innovative approach, the ability to work under pressure and outstanding organisational and administrative skills. You will also be keen to find original ways to engage with our community and the wider audience beyond.
About the School
Established in 1893, the School is set in leafy, tranquil grounds close to the heart of Putney and the River Thames. With already enviable facilities, the School is now embarking on the next exciting phase of its development.
The School is part of the GDST, the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools thus we can offer a variety of benefits such as:
- Competitive salaries and pay progression
- Access to extensive professional development opportunities
- Training grants for qualifications
- Generous pension schemes
- Free life assurance benefit
- A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
- Interest free loans for training, computer purchase and travel season ticket loans
- A Cycle to Work scheme
- Competitive terms and conditions of employment
For further information and to apply for this exciting opportunity please click the “apply for job” button.
A letter addressed to the Headmistress should be included with your application.
The School reserves the right to interview prior to the closing deadline, so early applications are encouraged.
Closing date: Monday 24th May 2021 – applications to be received by 12.00 noon.
Interviews will be held: Week beginning 7th June 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.