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Communications and Digital Content Officer

Communications and Digital Content Officer

Wycombe Abbey is a world class school and is a place of educational excellence. With its distinctive heritage, magnificent 170-acre campus and impressive resources, the School provides an outstanding education for over 650 girls aged 11-18.
Wycombe Abbey seeks to appoint a Communications and Digital Content Officer to join the School’s Communications and Marketing Department. This is an exciting time to join the School as we expand internationally, fundraise for projects as part of our Estates Masterplan and as we secure our place as the best girls’ boarding school in the UK.

The Communications and Marketing team is responsible for delivering impactful audience-focused content in-line with the School’s Communications and Marketing strategy and to support the School’s Strategic Direction.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in social media, possess outstanding editing and proofreading skills and ideally have experience working with design packages such as Canva, InDesign, Photoshop and the wider Adobe Suite. However, this role may also suit a new graduate who is willing and keen to learn.
Hours of work: This is a full-time role, working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5.30pm, 52 weeks per year. Hybrid working and other working patterns will be considered.

Salary: £26,000 – £30,000 dependent on experience.

To apply: Further details can be found under Current Vacancies on our website: https://www.wycombeabbey.com/careers/. Please complete an application form and submit this, together with a covering letter, to the Headmistress, Mrs J Duncan by selecting Apply for this job. Should you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact the HR Team on 01494 895575 or hr@wycombeabbey.com

Closing date for applications: 22 May 2024
Interviews: 6 June 2024

We reserve the right to appoint to this position before the closing date, should we receive a high volume of suitable early applications.

About the School
Wycombe Abbey is an exceptional place for our pupils to learn and our staff to work. Working here you will be part of a world class school and community of 420 staff and 650 pupils. We are committed to encouraging curiosity, bold ideas, innovation, leadership and delight in learning – not just in the pupils, but in our staff body too, both teaching and support staff. We are looking for people who can bring new ideas, a passion for their area of expertise, skills and enthusiasm that will enrich our community as well as encourage our pupils to do their best.

Life at Wycombe Abbey goes beyond the job title. We encourage staff to be fully involved in School life and offer a rewarding working environment, generous employee benefits package, continuous professional development and an emphasis on staff wellbeing throughout your time with us. Whether you are a member of the teaching staff, House staff or support staff, you will be part of the whole team at Wycombe Abbey. Everyone at School plays their part in inspiring our pupils to strive for ambitious goals and to recognise that they can make a positive difference in the world, now and in the future.

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Admissions Administrator

Wycombe Abbey seeks to appoint an Admissions Administrator to join our Admissions department. Wycombe Abbey is a world class school and therefore attracts significantly more enquiries than there are places. It is the role of the Admissions department to manage this large volume of enquiries efficiently, but with warmth and skill to ensure that all prospective pupils and their families form a positive impression of the School whether or not their application is successful. The Admissions department works closely with academic and pastoral colleagues to ensure that places are offered to those girls who will benefit from a Wycombe Abbey education.

The Admissions Administrator provides general administrative support and assists in the smooth running of the admissions process.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced administrator who is looking to be involved in a professional and busy school community. The role requires excellent organisational skills, an excellent telephone manner and exceptional written communication skills. Database experience, an ability to work accurately under pressure and to multitask across all aspects of administration are essential.

The ideal candidate will have a keen understanding of excellent customer service and an appreciation for independent education in general and the benefits of boarding in particular.

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday), 52 weeks per year. 9.00am to 5.30pm with one-hour unpaid lunch break. Occasional evening and weekend work required to support Admissions events.

Salary: £24,000 – £28,000 dependent upon qualifications and experience.

To apply: Please complete an application form and submit this, together with a covering letter, to the Headmistress, Mrs J Duncan by selecting “Apply for this job” through this link – https://recruitmenthub.wycombeabbey.com/members/?j=110 .
Should you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact the HR Team on 01494 895575 or hr@wycombeabbey.com

Closing date for applications: Monday 6 May 2024

Interview date: Thursday 9 May 2024

We reserve the right to appoint to this position before the closing date, should we receive a high volume of suitable early applications.

Wycombe Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all applicants are required to declare:
All unspent convictions and conditional cautions.
All spent convictions and adult cautions that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020).
Further information regarding filtered convictions, please refer to Filtering Guidance by the Ministry of Justice and Nacro Guidance.
We are an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity No. 310638

About the School

Wycombe Abbey is an exceptional place for our pupils to learn and our staff to work. Working here you will be part of a world class school and community of 420 staff and 650 pupils. We are committed to encouraging curiosity, bold ideas, innovation, leadership and delight in learning – not just in the pupils, but in our staff body too, both teaching and support staff. We are looking for people who can bring new ideas, a passion for their area of expertise, skills and enthusiasm that will enrich our community as well as encourage our pupils to do their best.

Life at Wycombe Abbey goes beyond the job title. We encourage staff to be fully involved in School life and offer a rewarding working environment, generous employee benefits package, continuous professional development and an emphasis on staff wellbeing throughout your time with us. Whether you are a member of the teaching staff, House staff or support staff, you will be part of the whole team at Wycombe Abbey. Everyone at School plays their part in inspiring our pupils to strive for ambitious goals and to recognise that they can make a positive difference in the world, now and in the future.

 

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Admissions Manager

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Salary: Dependent on experience

Anticipated start date: 1st July 2024

Closing date: 24th April 2024

Interviews: To follow shortly after closing date

Location: Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Stowe School is seeking an Admissions Manager with responsibility for 13+ pupil recruitment and the customer journey, from initial enquiry to the pupil joining the School. As a brand ambassador for Stowe School this is a vital role in ensuring an exceptional admissions process is implemented, creating a warm and welcoming environment from the first initial contact through each touch point of the admissions journey and beyond. You will be professional, people focussed and enjoy working in a fast paced environment. You will have a pro active approach to attracting prospective families to the School whilst building long term inclusive relationships.  Attention to detail is essential as is a desire to meet and exceed targets whilst providing a high level of customer service at all times.

The Stowe Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service and an online background check with our 3rd party provider SP-Index.

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Registrar

Contract type: Permanent

Hours of work: Monday – Friday 08.30am – 4.30pm

Salary: Competitive

Anticipated start date: ASAP

Closing date: 09.00am Monday 15th April

Interviews Expected: W/C 22nd April

Location: Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire

Job Overview

We are seeking a determined, charismatic and forward-thinking individual for the role of Registrar at Swanbourne House School. Part of The Stowe Group, Swanbourne House is an independent day and boarding prep school for children aged 3 to 13 years, set in 55 acres of Buckinghamshire countryside and around 20 minutes from Central Milton Keynes.

The Registrar plays a key role in admissions, helping nurture prospective families through the admissions process, from initial enquiry to visit through to assessment and completion of paperwork. In a competitive market, we’re looking for someone who will be passionate about helping the School grow its numbers by creating an exceptional, second-to-none experience for every family that is looking to join our School.

The Stowe Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service and an online background check with our 3rd party provider SP-Index.

The School reserves the right to withdraw the advert before the closing date.

 

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Digital Content Creator

St Mary’s School is looking for a pro-active, dynamic and creative Digital Content Creator to join our busy and growing team.

This is an exciting role which plays a key part in developing our digital strategy and in building the St Mary’s brand through digital and social media channels, to ensure it extends to a wide reach of prospective families. The Digital Content Creator will understand that effective marketing plays a vital role in the success of independent schools.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for turning creative ideas into compelling video and photographic content and a key element of this role will be to support the effective communication of the school’s aims and values, #smsspirit values as embodied in our TAKE CARE acronym and our new school motto, ‘Embrace, Empower, Excel’, through the content that is created and published.

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.

Main Duties

• Planning, creation, scheduling and publishing of content across school social media channels.

• Shooting content for and creating professional videos for use through school marketing.

• Website copywriting and updates to keep the website current, and accurate and to maintain Google ranking (SEO).

• Creation of two weekly newsletters using Mailchimp.

• Photographing/videoing events and moments in school on an ad hoc and planned basis.

• To set up Facebook and Google Ad Campaigns.

• Build a library of media assets.

• Research upcoming technologies and, trends in online marketing, and suggest to Head of Marketing and Senior Leadership Team.

• To keep abreast of competitor activity online.

• As a role in a busy Marketing Team within an all-through school, you must be ready to turn your hand to whatever is required.

Please complete an application form which can be obtained from the HR Administrator at hradmin@st-marys.bucks.sch.uk or from our website www.stmarysschool.co.uk

Early applications are advised as the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the application process. Completed application forms and cover letters must be emailed to hradmin@st-marys.bucks.sch.uk

Interviews will be held at the school.

As part of the process you will be given a tour of the school and attend an interview. You will also be asked to provide documentation confirming your identity and qualifications and a search of an online social media presence may also be conducted as part of due diligence checks. There is no need to visit St Mary’s before applying, as the school website contains plenty of information, photos and all the school’s policies. However, if you’d like to see the school in person, you are most welcome to arrange a visit.

We will endeavour to acknowledge all applications and interview dates are provided below. References of short-listed candidates will normally be taken prior to interview.

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Director of Development

Director of Development

Highly attractive remuneration package, depending upon skills and experience

Location: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK

Wycombe Abbey is a leader in girls’ boarding education and a place where academic excellence, empathy and integrity thrive. Founded in 1896, the School continues to offer a world class education to 650 students aged 11 to 18 and maintains a thriving body of more than 6,000 alumnae who push the boundaries of their chosen profession, often at the top of their field.

With the launch of the School’s Masterplan, Wycombe Abbey now seeks a bold and ambitious Director of Development to lead a dedicated team responsible for securing philanthropic income to support the School’s mission. The successful candidate will drive the long term, sustainable strategy for engaging audiences and enhancing support for bursaries, partnerships and capital development. With extensive experience in securing six-figure+ major gifts, leading successful teams and fostering donor engagement, the post holder will be a confident and committed fundraiser looking to join a close-knit community with a drive and purpose.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced development professional looking to take forward a transformational role in education with sector-wide impact. Experience of working in a UK school environment is not essential, but candidates will be supportive of independent education in general and the Wycombe Abbey ethos in particular.

Further information about the role and details of how to apply can be found at www.rsacademics.com.

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics to arrange an informal and confidential discussion about the post:

Susannah Thompson: SusannahThompson@rsacademics.com

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Monday 2nd October 2023

 Wycombe Abbey is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

The safeguarding responsibilities of the role are indicated in the candidate information.

RSAcademics is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

 

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Marketing & Communications Lead

Marketing & Communications Lead

Working weeks: Term time, plus three weeks

Working hours: 40 hours per week (15 hours outside of term time) with flexible start and finish times

Contract type: Permanent

Start date: September 2023

Salary: £25,000 to 35,000 per annum

Godstowe is one of the leading girls’ preparatory schools in the UK with pupils aged between 3 to 13. The pupils achieve outstanding results in their academic studies and all-round education.

Godstowe widely celebrates over a hundred years of success and history and as a non-selective school, together we achieve outstanding results and the right individual outcomes for all pupils in our care. Looking to the future, we have a fresh and modern outlook whilst cherishing our long-established school traditions and values and these make our school unique.

We are committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities.

Position

We are looking for a dynamic and talented Marketing & Communications Lead to join our School. As the Marketing & Communications Lead, you will play a pivotal role in developing and implementing a comprehensive marketing and communication strategy to enhance the School’s brand, increase student enrolment and improve engagement with all of the School’s stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have proven professional experience.

The position comes with:

  • substantial pension contribution
  • significant discount on school fees
  • complimentary lunches
  • death in service benefits
  • car parking
  • use of school facilities, including our indoor swimming pool

If you are a passionate and driven marketing professional looking to make a meaningful impact in the education sector, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Visits to the School prior to interview are warmly welcomed. To arrange a visit or if you would like more information about the role, please contact us at: HR@godstowe.org

 How to Apply:

Please do so by clicking on the ‘Quick Apply‘ button at https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/marketing-and-communications-lead-buckinghamshire-1888357

Alternatively, please download an Application Form from below and having completed it send it to us at HR@godstowe.org

Closing date: 8am on Wednesday, 12 July 2023

Please note that the School reserves the right to interview on receipt of applications and to appoint prior to the deadline, so early application is recommended.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to connect us at HR@godstowe.org

Godstowe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post, along with pre-employment safeguarding checks.

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Admissions Manager

Admissions Manager

 Wycombe Abbey is a world class school and is a place of educational excellence. With its distinctive heritage, magnificent 170-acre campus and impressive resources, the School provides an outstanding education for over 650 girls aged 11-18.

We are currently looking for an experienced Admissions Manager to join our wonderful Admissions department, to oversee key elements of the admissions process including initial enquiries, open days, induction days, assessment days, Tier 4 visa arrangements for overseas students and building effective relationships with feeder schools.

The appointed candidate will have proven experience of delivering exceptional customer service with excellent communication and relationship-building skills. They will be capable of using databases to track and monitor the customer journey and equally comfortable meeting families and representing Wycombe Abbey at both internal and external events.

This is a full-time role, working Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:30 (or 08:30 – 17:00) 52 weeks per year. Some evening and weekend work to support Admissions events will be required.

To apply: Further details can be found under ‘Current Vacancies’ on our website: https://www.wycombeabbey.com/careers/. Please complete an application form and submit this, together with a covering letter, to the Headmistress, Mrs J Duncan by selecting “Apply Now”. Should you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact the HR Team on 01494 895575 or hr@wycombeabbey.com

 Closing date for applications: Wednesday 28 June 2023

Interviews: Week commencing 3rd July 2023

We reserve the right to appoint to this position before the closing date, should we receive a high volume of suitable early applications.

Wycombe Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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Marketing Manager

Chesham Prep is an independent, co-educational school for children aged from 3 to 13. The school is located in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside next to a working farm and benefits from a large site and excellent facilities. From September 2023 the school will transition to a school for children aged 3 to 11 years and, due to demand, will welcome additional classes in Years 3 to 6 over the coming years.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced marketing and communications professional to make an impact by bringing the character and ethos of our school to life to help grow our pupil roll.

The Marketing and Communications Manager will oversee the delivery of high-impact recruitment and awareness campaigns for all parts of the school; Early Years, the Junior School (Years 1-4) and Senior School (Years 5-8).
They will also support the delivery of communications activities with current parents, pupils, staff, alumni and our local community to aid our retention, internal communications and outreach goals.

The ideal candidate will be someone who can combine creativity, communications and technical skills with the ability to manage marketing campaigns. Applicants should have solid marketing and communications experience in planning and executing both digital and traditional campaigns, be a confident writer, photographer and video editor, and be able to quickly turnaround stories and ideas, while managing multiple deadlines.

The post holder will report to the Headmaster and should be a motivated, creative, self-starter who is able to initiate and complete projects. They will have an exceptional grasp of customer service and be results-focussed. The role will involve working closely with the Headmaster, Bursar and other members of the Senior Management Team to develop and implement a strategic marketing plan that aligns with the School’s vision, values and strategic priorities.

We are looking to appoint someone who wants to be an active and engaged member of the staff team, willing to get involved in all areas of the busy life of the School.
If this sounds like you, we’d love to meet you!

This is a term-time, permanent, on-site position starting as soon as possible in the summer term. The core hours of work are Monday to Friday 0800-1630.

Application Process
In order to apply for this post candidates are required to complete the Chesham Prep School Application Form, which can be found, together with a full job description, on the School’s website: www.cheshamprep.co.uk.
Completed applications should be sent, along with a letter of application outlining why you are applying for the role and how your skill set matches our requirements.
Deadline:
Monday 17th April 2023. Early application is advised; we reserve the right to close the role ahead of the deadline date.

Interviews
Interviews will take place the week of the 1st May 2023