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Admissions Manager

Bristol Grammar School is looking to appoint an Admissions Manager to start from June 2024.

The longest serving independent school in the city and nominated Sunday Times Southwest Independent Secondary School of the Year 2024, Bristol Grammar School has a rich heritage of academic success, providing an excellent education since its inception almost 500 years ago.

The Admissions, Marketing and Communications Department are responsible for promoting and upholding the reputation of Bristol Grammar School. Our aim is to inspire and attract families to BGS through a first-class admissions process, supporting the schools mission to provide an exceptional and rounded education to those who might benefit from it, regardless of their background and financial means.

The Admissions Manager is a lead brand ambassador for BGS, responsible for the planning and implementation of an effective pupil recruitment and retention campaign. The role will oversee the onboarding of all pupils, creating a welcoming and inclusive community from the outset, as they start their BGS journey across the Infant and Junior School, Senior School, and Sixth Form.

With an equal passion for education and customer service, the Admissions Manager will be a people-focused leader, guiding the admissions team to deliver core KPIs for the school; creating a diverse pupil community of children who love to learn.
For more information and to see the candidate pack, please visit the school website.

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Marketing Executive

Marketing Executive

QEH has an exciting opportunity! We’re searching for a proactive and passionate Marketing Executive to join our friendly marketing team. You’ll have experience in a similar marketing role or have worked in a marketing team and will be ready to step into a role that enables you to manage your own workflow, projects and deliverables. From crafting compelling social media campaigns, optimising our website and driving online engagement, to event planning and organisation to brand awareness projects. A large focus of the role will be digital, but a knowledge of the wider marketing mix and willingness to be involved in wider marketing projects and tasks where needed is vital.

QEH is a leading independent day school for almost 800 pupils from Year 3 to Year 13 situated in the suburb of Clifton in Bristol. Founded in 1590 the school provides an outstanding education. Boys only in Years 3 – 11 with a thriving co-educational Sixth Form.

Standard working hours are 08.30 to 17.00 with a 60 minute unpaid lunch, though we are open to discussing alternative arrangements such as flexible start/finish times for the right candidate.

An application form can be found on the school’s website (https://qehbristol.co.uk/about/vacancies/) Completed QEH application forms should be emailed to recruitment@qehbristol.co.uk by the closing date Friday 26th January at 17.00.

Applicants will be considered as they are received and the school reserves the right to appoint at any point during the application process.

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Head of Admissions

The Head of Admissions will build on the successful admissions strategy of recent years, with an emphasis on excellent customer service; from first enquiry through to first day.

The successful candidate will work within a strong and supportive External Relations team and together, this team ensures the school achieves and maintains its desired capacity. They will work closely with Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and the Academic and Pastoral Heads to ensure that admission to Badminton School runs seamlessly. Part of the role will include the ongoing development of the admissions process to streamline efficacy and respond to market changes.

The school has ambitious plans for future growth and this role, with an emphasis on exemplary externally facing relationships, will be instrumental in achieving these plans.

Hours: Working hours will be 40 hours per week; 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday with an hour for lunch.

There will be a requirement and willingness to work flexibly including weekends and evenings. There will also be a requirement to undertake overseas travel and frequently work outside of normal office hours as required by the nature of the post.

The post-holder is entitled to 25 days paid annual leave per annum, in addition to statutory holidays. Public Holidays are treated as normal working days if they fall during term time but time off will be given in lieu.

Salary: The starting salary will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

The school operates a Royal London Group Personal Pension Plan. Salaried members of staff may choose to join this scheme, which is a contributory scheme to which the school will contribute 10% of your salary if you contribute 5% of your salary. Staff who do not wish to join the scheme at these contribution rates will be auto enrolled (if eligible) in line with Government legislation (in which case the contribution rates will be 5% and 3% respectively).

Additional Benefits: Free onsite parking, free meals, pension membership and free gym membership are all included.

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Closing date: Friday 3rd November at 9.00 am.

Interview date: Monday 13th November 2023.

How to Apply: Please return the Application Form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form along with a letter of application. Please download the application form and equality & diversity form from the school website and save to your desktop. Once complete, please email your Application form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring form to HR@badmintonschool.co.uk. We do not accept/review curriculum vitae so please do not enclose this. For further information about the school please go to our website: www.badmintonschool.co.uk

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Admissions Officer

Reporting to the Admissions Manager, the Admissions Officer will work to deliver a seamless Admissions service to the Prep School. The Admissions Officer role is a key interface with prospective parents and pupils, and plays a key part in building lasting relationships. The Admissions Officer will provide information and support to deliver a high-quality admissions service.

This is a customer (parent) facing role therefore you’ll have excellent relationship building skills and the ability to build lasting relationships. You’ll be strong at managing your time effectively, and prioritising work to meet the demands of the Admissions Plan. You’ll be a confident networker as this role requires working with colleagues across the Colleague to build a credible Admissions experience. You’ll be expert at working with a range of demanding customers and resolving problems quickly. The ability to remain calm under pressure is something that comes naturally! You’ll also need to be committed to working as part of a team.

The salary for this position is £28,000-£32,000 dependent on experience.

To apply, please send your CV to recruitment@cliftoncollege.com by 19th October 2023. If you’re invited to interview, we’ll ask you to complete an application form which is a key requirement of Safer Recruitment within Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE).

We are committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that better reflects our community. Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, age or disability. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups.

Clifton College are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, all staff and volunteers are required to share this commitment. Due to the nature of the role, you will need to complete an enhanced criminal record disclosure (DBS check) and undergo our pre-employment screening. As a regulated sector we are required to ask for references prior to interview, by applying for this role you are consenting for us to contact your referees.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation from Offenders Act 1974 therefore you will be asked to disclose all previous convictions not exempt under amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020

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Admissions Manager

We are looking for an experienced Admissions Manager who can deliver a professional Admissions journey for prospective students and parents. The role holder will also be responsible for managing the Admissions Office and will have six direct reports.

To be successful in this role you will need to be professional and driven to deliver an excellent customer experience. You are able to multi-task and able to deliver an agreed Admissions Strategy. You will have a proven track record in Admissions within a school or similar environment. You will also be able to demonstrate a track record in developing relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders including feeder schools.

The role holder will be accountable for leading a team to deliver a cross-College admissions process, and identify areas for improvement where required.

The role requires you to be flexible as it might involve working outside ‘normal’ working hours.

You will be highly motivated with a proven track record in a similar role. You will take pride in delivery excellent customer service and have experience of delivering results through others. You will have excellent relationship building skills and be organised with excellent time management skills. You will be flexible and reflective and have experience of managing a team.

The salary for this position is £45,000-£50,000 dependent on experience.

To apply, please send your CV to recruitment@cliftoncollege.com by 11th August 2023. If you’re invited to interview, we’ll ask you to complete an application form which is a key requirement of Safer Recruitment within Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE).

We are committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that better reflects our community. Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, age or disability. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups.

Clifton College are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, all staff and volunteers are required to share this commitment. Due to the nature of the role, you will need to complete an enhanced criminal record disclosure (DBS check) and undergo our pre-employment screening. As a regulated sector we are required to ask for references prior to interview, by applying for this role you are consenting for us to contact your referees.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation from Offenders Act 1974 therefore you will be asked to disclose all previous convictions not exempt under amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

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Prep Admissions Lead

Reporting to the Admissions Manager, the Prep Admissions Lead will own the Prep Admissions pipeline, working with the Admissions Officer to deliver a seamless Admissions service. The Prep Admissions Lead is a key interface with prospective parents and pupils and plays a key part in building lasting relationships. The Prep Admissions Lead is providing information and support to deliver a high-quality admissions service.

This is a customer (parent) facing role therefore you’ll have excellent relationship building skills and the ability to build lasting relationships. You’ll be strong at managing your time effectively, and prioritising work to meet the demands of the Admissions Plan. You’ll be a confident networker as this role requires working with colleagues across the Colleague to build a credible Admissions experience. You’ll be expert at working with a range of demanding customers and resolving problems quickly. The ability to remain calm under pressure is something that comes naturally! You’ll also need to be committed to working as part of a team.
The salary for this position is £30,000-£35,000 dependent on experience.

To apply, please send your CV to recruitment@cliftoncollege.com by 11th August 2023. If you’re invited to interview, we’ll ask you to complete an application form which is a key requirement of Safer Recruitment within Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE).

We are committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that better reflects our community. Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, age or disability. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups.

Clifton College are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, all staff and volunteers are required to share this commitment. Due to the nature of the role, you will need to complete an enhanced criminal record disclosure (DBS check) and undergo our pre-employment screening. As a regulated sector we are required to ask for references prior to interview, by applying for this role you are consenting for us to contact your referees.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation from Offenders Act 1974 therefore you will be asked to disclose all previous convictions not exempt under amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020

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Digital Marketing Officer

Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital (QEH) is one of the leading independent day schools in the country. Founded in 1590 and occupying a prominent site in the heart of Bristol, QEH is well known for high academic achievement, rich co-curricular activities and high-quality pastoral care based on strong values of personal integrity and community service.  

With more pupils than ever before, the school continues to go from strength to strength. There are over 670 pupils in the Senior School, of which 230 are in the thriving co-educational Sixth Form, with the Sixth Form made up of around 40% girls following the school’s highly successful move to post 16 co-education in 2017. The Junior School occupies the same site and has around 110 boys. In its most recent inspection QEH was rated ‘Excellent’ in all areas by the Independent School Inspectorate (ISI) in December 2022.

The Marketing and Communications Team is central to the success of QEH. Working across both the Junior and Senior Schools, the team delivers marketing activities and events for the school, developing creative marketing strategies that reflect and build awareness of QEH and its brand.

The Digital Marketing Officer will play a key part in developing and building the QEH brand through all digital channels to ensure it continues to remain at the forefront regionally and nationally.

The role will offer the opportunity for ownership of projects and key digital areas such as social media and the school website, with the overarching aim of generating new enquiries, maintaining high retention rates and ensuring an excellent customer journey from enquiry to first day of school.

We are looking for a creative and proactive individual to join this team and put their skills into action across the full marketing mix.

 For the full job description and an application form please visit: www.qehbristol.co.uk/about/vacancies

 

 

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Alumni Relations Manager

This is a fantastic opportunity for a well-organised, self-motivated and forward-thinking individual to support the Alumni society of a thriving and successful independent school in Bristol.

We are looking for an individual with great inter-personal skills, alongside first-class administrative ability, to build upon and further develop this excellent network of former pupils.

The successful candidate will work with the Alumni President and Committee, as well as maintaining very strong links with the school, via the Head and other senior colleagues. The OC Society wish to provide social opportunities for Alumni to meet and to find ways in which they can support the school’s current and former students, as well as investigating other ways in which they can support the wider community.

This post is available for an immediate start, although it is recognised that this may not be possible. Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately and the organisation reserves the right to appoint before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

The applicant will understand the importance of maintaining, strengthening and expanding links between the various stakeholders. They will be energetic and have the ability to see tasks through to completion. A sense of humour will no doubt be important too.

Collegiate (formerly Colston’s School) is a thriving co-educational day school on the outskirts of Bristol, easily accessible from the motorway network and with approximately 800 students aged from 3 to 18. The Senior School occupies a glorious thirty-acre campus and has all of its facilities on-site.

The Alumni Society plays an active part in supporting former and current students through careful management of its funds and through close cooperation with the school. Over the last 8 years, over £1m has been donated to support bursaries at the school. They have also held social events, like Dinners, Balls and visits to local attractions.

The Society wish to develop the ways in which they remain in contact with former pupils and they wish to extend the list of those for whom they hold contact details.

The hours for this role are offered as part time, working 20 hours per week, which can be worked flexibly for 38 weeks per year, normally to include 35 weeks of term-time, although again there may be some flexibility here too. There will be the need to attend regular evening meetings, currently once every other month on a Wednesday.

You will receive a salary of £28,000 FTE, with an actual salary of £12,565 pro rata.

Other benefits include lunch during term time, free parking on site, a defined contribution pension scheme and staff remission on school fees in accordance with the staff remission policy.

For further details and to download an application form, please follow this link: https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/alumni-relations-manager-bristol-city-of-1731501

Closing date for applications: 5th December 2022

Interviews are expected to take place in the week of 12th December 2022.

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Head of Marketing and Communications

HMC 785 pupils aged 7-18

Head of Marketing and Communications

QEH is one of the leading academic schools in the country. The Marketing and Communications Team is central to the success of QEH. Working across both the Junior and Senior Schools, the team delivers operational marketing activities and events for the school, helping to develop creative marketing strategies that reflect and build awareness of QEH and its brand. We are looking for an experienced, creative and proactive individual to lead this team and put their skills into action across the full marketing, PR and communications mix.

For further details and an application form please visit www.qehbristol.co.uk/about/vacancies

e-mail: recruitment@qehbristol.co.uk or telephone 0117 9303044

Closing date: Thursday 30 June (mid-day)

QEH School 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
checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service

Registered Charity No. 1104871