Head of Communications
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and talented communications professional to join Eton College as Head of Communications. The successful candidate will be central to Eton’s ongoing strategy. Reporting to the Director of Communications, Engagement and Development, the Head of Communications will support and work closely with the Head Master, the Provost and the wider leadership team in curating, presenting and protecting the Eton brand. They will head a team of four, with a communications manager, two communications assistants and a digital content producer and will liaise closely with the Development Team, the Old Etonian Association and the Engagement team.
The successful candidate will manage communications across a wide community of stakeholders including current and past parents, Old Etonians, and other supporters of the College. We are interested in hearing from specialists with a good track record who are interested in the multi-faceted nature of the role. The successful candidate will have exacting standards, a high level of attention to detail, and will be a self-starter with initiative, confidence, diplomacy, drive, resilience and flexibility. Prior schools experience is not essential.
Eton College offers an outstanding working environment amidst beautiful surroundings, a wide range of benefits and the opportunity to further develop your professional skills and expertise. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious communications professional; Eton College prides itself on a warm and friendly community, where staff are valued.
For further information about the role please see the attached Head of Communications recruitment brochure. Please note that if you apply for this position you are consenting for your application to be shared with David Stephens at JTD Connections Ltd, who are involved in the recruitment process for this role. Potentially interested candidates are encouraged in the first instance to contact David Stephens on 07739 457000 or email@example.com for an informal and confidential discussion about their interest in and suitability for the role. Due to the needs of the school and the department, we may interview suitable candidates before the closing date. This job may also close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.
Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities and discounts at local retailers and businesses.
About The College
We are an equal opportunities employer and are seeking applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment that values individuality and difference and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils by fostering perseverance, tolerance and integrity. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.
If you have any queries about the application process or any problem with submitting your application online, the Recruitment Team will be happy to help. Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made or facilities provided to enable you to apply online, please do not hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make adjustments accordingly.
Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including, but not limited to, reference checks with past employers, an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (including Barred List information), an online search and, where applicable, Prohibition checks. If you are successful in your application, you will be required to complete a DBS Disclosure Application Form. Any information disclosed will be handled in accordance with any guidance and/or Code of Practice published by the DBS. The College is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered as “spent” under the Act) must be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. It is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children to attempt to apply for a position at the College.