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Digital Communications & Events Executive

Digital Communications & Events Executive

Are you passionate about creating engaging communications and events to further the aims of a charitable organisation in the field of education? The Repton Foundation provides truly life-changing bursary places to children who have the potential, but lack the financial means, to access a world class education at a leading co-educational independent day and boarding school.

With an ambitious development plan to see the school through to its 470th anniversary in 2027 and beyond, Repton School is looking for a dynamic, creative and resourceful self-starter to support all aspects of engagement with Old Reptonian alumni, parents and other stakeholders in furthering the aims of the charitable Repton Foundation and the Old Reptonian Society through fundraising and social networking.

Quality of communication is critical to the success of these activities and requires creative flair, attention to detail and a passion for content creation. The role reports to the Development Director.

Please see the attached job pack for a detailed description of the role.

Information for Candidates

Start date is from April 2024 onwards. The role is based at Repton, Derbyshire, Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm. Working occasional evenings/Saturdays is required for events. Some degree of flexi-hours and working from home is supported, where operationally feasible.

In the first instance, if you would like to apply or find out more about the role, please email the Development Director at with a current CV and cover note, and any questions you may have, by 15 March 2024.

Applicants will be contacted for an interview if they have been successful in the shortlisting process. Applicants invited to interview will need to complete the full application form via the Repton Recruitment Hub: Job Search (


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Admissions Assistant and Boarders Travel Coordinator

Job Title: Admissions Assistant and Boarders Travel Coordinator
Responsible to: Head of Admissions and Marketing
Hours of work: 24 hours per week
Working pattern: Monday – Friday
Salary: Actual of £13,690.56
Contract type: Permanent
Desired start date: September 2023

About us
Mount St. Mary’s College is a special community with a proud history and a bright future, where staff and pupils work hard to achieve success and rewards. Nestled in beautiful and spacious grounds in the North East Derbyshire village of Spinkhill, Mount St Mary’s College is an independent Jesuit day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 11-18. The staff are a community who are genuine in their commitment to the needs of the students and the School as a whole.

The role
The Admissions Assistant assists the Head of Admissions in all areas of the department, providing administrative support and contributing to the smooth running and successful completion of the admissions process, from initial enquiry through to enrolment. Duties include management of the admissions database, registration process and student records. Other responsibilities include liaising with prospective parents, assisting with key parent and pupil events such as exam days and Open Mornings. Also responsible for administrating the travel requirements for our boarding students throughout the school year.

The successful candidate will be an experienced administrator, ideally with an understanding of the admissions process within an Independent School. They will possess a high level of attention to detail and accuracy, have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, be highly computer literate (Microsoft Word and Excel is essential) and have worked with and populated detailed databases. In addition, they will be highly organised, efficient, and methodical, remaining calm under pressure

How to apply
To apply click on the ‘apply’ button on our website, we look forward to receiving your application. We do not accept CV’s in line with Safer Recruitment guidelines.

Please note if you do not hear within 4 weeks from applying, you can assume you have been unsuccessful. All correspondence will be sent via email.

We reserve the right to invite candidates for interview throughout the recruitment process and close the advert prior to the closing date.

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Head of Marketing, Admissions and Development

Head of Marketing, Admissions and Development

Full time and Permanent

Competitive salary (commensurate with the experience)

To start from September 2022

We are delighted to offer the opportunity for a new Head of Marketing, Admissions and Development to join our fantastic team in this crucial role for the school. The appointed person will lead the admissions, marketing and communication strategy of Derby Grammar School, building our image and reputation across our key stakeholder groups to attract and retain pupils.

Derby Grammar School is a remarkable school providing independent, day education for boys aged 4 to 18 and girls aged 16 to 18. From September 2022 we will be fully co-ed at Primary and Sixth Form and from September 2023 we will be a co-ed school for all ages. Set in a stunning location we are Derbyshire’s leading independent day school with approximately 300 students. As a small school we are renowned for our friendly and welcoming atmosphere and have a strong reputation as a place where staff and students feel valued, respected and part of a real family.

Key responsibilities include:

  • In consultation with senior leadership you will be responsible for the forward planning of a robust, long-term marketing, admissions and communication strategy that is designed to meet the overall objectives of the School
  • Set targets, priorities, timetable and resourcing of marketing and admissions activities
  • Oversee all marketing collateral including website, parent portal, app, printed materials, digital and social media, delivering innovative and accurate output
  • Be responsible for managing the marketing and admissions budget
  • Line-manage the Marketing Manager including objective setting, performance management and appraisals
  • Create, maintain and deliver dynamic PR and communication campaigns including print, social media, OOH and digital
  • Oversee all tracking, management, analysis and reporting on all elements of the admissions process

The successful candidate will have:

  • Degree, ideally in a relevant discipline, or recent, relevant work experience
  • CIM qualification or equivalent experience (desirable)
  • Experience and demonstrable success in a similar level role
  • Strong understanding of the independent education sector and pupil recruitment
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write copy for a range of audiences
  • Creative flair with a strong eye for detail

We offer:

  • An exceptionally vibrant working environment
  • Supportive and friendly staff with a forward-looking, innovative ethos
  • Free Lunch
  • Free Parking
  • 30% discount on tuition fees
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Subsidised onsite gym access (with two free days usage per week)

This post offers an outstanding opportunity for the right candidate to join our team; if you have the energy, ideas and enthusiasm to join us, please contact Mike Sherwin on the below details for further information and a full application pack.

T: 07525 889925

Closing date for applications: asap and by 9am Tuesday 26th July 2022

Please note – strong applications may be considered upon receipt.

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Head of External Relations and Marketing

Derby Grammar School is Derbyshire’s leading independent day school for boys aged 4 to 18 and girls aged 16 to 18.

Established in 1995, our Primary School, Senior School and Sixth Form are housed in a stunning setting within our own grounds in Littleover, Derby.

Three principles lie at our core: excellence, enrichment and encouragement.  We provide superb teaching, incredible opportunities and a supportive, friendly atmosphere. These are the things that make us special.  They are the reasons our pupils come into school each day with a smile, eager to learn and expand their minds.

We strive to ‘bring education to life’ and inspire a passion for learning that remains with our pupils throughout their lives. The enthusiasm of our teachers sparks excitement and interest for curious minds. We create an environment where our pupils’ strengths are sought out and celebrated. Our small size enables us to do this; we know and treat each child as an individual.

Our catchment area is local, extending up to 20 miles from Littleover. We have grown steadily since we began back in 1995 and now have a roll of 236, with an intention to increase to 300.

What strikes most visitors to our school is our warm and friendly environment which fosters an ambition to learn, to contribute and take part. It results in pupils who emerge as confident, knowledgeable and considerate individuals who are ready, willing and more than able to take on life’s challenges – and succeed.

A member of the Senior Leadership Team and reporting to the Head, the Head of External Relations and Marketing will provide dynamic leadership of the school’s public-facing and marketing activities, and will be an integral part in evolving the brand.  The successful applicant will benefit from recent and detailed analyses of the school’s processes, and will have the opportunity to develop this key school function.  This is an outstanding opportunity for a strategically-minded, creative communications and marketing professional to lead change.

The post will most likely attract an experienced professional with experience of independent education sector or someone who can demonstrate an instinctive feel for current and prospective members of Derby Grammar School’s community.

For further information and an application form, please visit the school website.

Closing date 17:00 Friday 16 July.  Interview date Thursday 22 July.

Derby Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.