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Marketing and Communications Assistant

Looking to develop your career in marketing communications? Do you thrive in a creative, busy work environment? Are you highly organised with strong IT skills, project management experience and a willingness to learn fast? In the new role of Marketing and Communications Assistant, you will be joining a small, dynamic team responsible for Canford’s marketing communications and the positive promotion of the school brand. The role involves many elements of the marketing mix liaising with both teaching and support staff across the school as well as external agencies, and is a fantastic opportunity to develop a broad range of skills. There is the possibility of career progression to Officer level in the future.

Canford is among the leading co-ed boarding schools in the UK for children aged 13-18, based in Wimborne, Dorset. It is an exciting time to be joining the school, with a new Sixth Form College opening in 2025/2026 and the school recently receiving numerous national accolades and awards including ranking No.1 in the South West at A Level for the second year running in the Sunday Times Parent Power report 2024.

Canford also offers a great working environment within a beautiful 250 acre campus, with many staff benefits including:
• Generous holiday entitlement
• Contributory pension scheme
• BUPA cash plan cover
• Cycle to work scheme
• Staff discount at our sports centre, Golf Club and Real Tennis and Squash club
• Free lunch
• Free on-site parking

The role is offered 38 weeks per year (including all academic term time plus the additional hours in the school holidays).

To find out more and link to the recruitment portal to apply online, please visit www.canford.com/job-vacancies.

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Marketing Communications Manager

Do you have a knack for captivating audiences with your words? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

As Marketing Communications Manager at Bryanston School, you’ll be part of a busy, creative and fun team that’s dedicated to promoting our school to the wider community. You’ll be responsible for developing and implementing marketing communication strategies that will help us reach new audiences and engage with existing ones. You’ll also be responsible for creating content that’s fun, engaging and informative. So, if you’re a creative wordsmith with a passion for marketing, then we would love to hear from you.

Bryanston offers a competitive package in a fantastic working environment including:

• 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays

• Life assurance at 3 times salary

• Free meals provided

• Free parking on site

• Free gym membership and access to our state-of-the-art sports facilities including a 25m indoor swimming pool

• Employee assistance and wellbeing support programme

• Staff benefits platform including perks and discounts, travel and lifestyle, cycle scheme and more.

For further information and to apply, please visit www.bryanston.co.uk/employment or contact the Human Resources Department via recruitment@bryanston.co.uk.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday, 20 February 2024

Bryanston is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

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Communications and Events Coordinator

Full-time, year round | To commence asap
We are seeking an action-orientated individual to capture the essence of life at Park School and Nurseries and to communicate our key messages through a dynamic and engaging marketing programme. The successful candidate will be a creative thinker who understands social media and enjoys writing content. Being part of a busy Prep School and Nursery will require the successful candidate to be adaptable and have excellent inter-personal skills. They will have a keenness to deliver excellence, and recognise the importance of attention to detail, along with first-class literacy and communication skills. This role will be the primary communicator, to multiple stakeholders, across a range of marketing channels.
Park School is part of Forfar Education, a specialist school investment and advisory business, which partners with and manages schools across the world; supporting them to become outstanding centres of excellence for pupils of all ages to learn and grow. Forfar intend to continue their investment into the school. The successful candidate will be supported by Forfar’s Regional Marketing Manager for the South, as well as having an opportunity to network and knowledge share with other marketing teams within the Group.
This role reports to the Head, with a dotted reporting line to the Forfar Regional Marketing Manager.
To apply, please email your CV to vm@forfareducation.co.uk

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Head of Admissions

The Head of Admissions is responsible for all aspects of the admissions process. It is a key role and an exciting opportunity to meet and build relationships with all our prospective families; and to support and guide them through the admissions process and the beginning of their Port Regis journey.

The successful candidate will be able to deliver the highest standards of customer care and have excellent communication and administration skills. They will work closely with the  Headmaster and the Marketing Team on all aspects of pupil recruitment and admissions/ marketing events.

For full details of the role please see the attached Applicant Information Pack ‘Download PDF’ button or to apply click on the ‘Apply for Job’ button.

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Head of Marketing

The Head of Marketing is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the School’s marketing, communications, alumni engagement and fundraising. It is a key role and an exciting opportunity to be engaged and build relationships with the whole school community. You will work closely with the Headmaster, Marketing Executive and Head of Admissions to deliver the School’s marketing and fundraising strategies and to ensure all School communications consistently reflect our branding, vision and values.
For full details of the role please see the attached Applicant Information Pack ‘Download PDF’ button or to apply click on the ‘Apply for Job’ button.

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Assistant Registrar

Assistant Registrar
£27,000 pa, full-time, year round. 30 days holiday + public holidays.
Pension scheme, free lunch and parking, school fee remission (if applicable), on-site cafe

Clayesmore is a terrific place to work with a warm, supportive and happy atmosphere located in a beautiful part of the Dorset countryside between the towns of Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum.

We are seeking a new team member to join our External Relations department in the Admissions team as Assistant Registrar. Reporting directly to the Registrar, with a dotted line to the Head of External Relations, the role is centred on pupil recruitment and delivering prospective parents the best experience of Clayesmore and all it has to offer their children.

The role is busy and varied and requires someone who is sales focused with excellent customer service skills alongside an empathetic nature and a ‘sleeves rolled up’ mentality. You will be required to proactively engage with prospective families and guide them through the admissions process. This will involve conducting tours, supporting open morning events, following up enquiries, managing administration associated with admissions and keeping tabs on the current pupil roll and availability of places.

We are looking for a true team player who is energetic, enjoys engaging with people, is confident and friendly and can deliver exceptional customer service. You must be organised but also flexible in your approach. Experience in a similar role is desirable but not essential.

For further information and an application form please go to:
https://clayesmore.com/work-for-us/

The closing date is 5pm Thursday 8 September.

Clayesmore is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of children’s and young people’s welfare and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

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Digital Marketing Manager

Digital Marketing Manager
£30,000 pa year round or term-time only considered.
Pension scheme, free lunch and parking, school fee remission (if applicable), on-site cafe.

Clayesmore is a terrific place to work with a warm, supportive and happy atmosphere located in a beautiful part of the Dorset countryside between the towns of Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum.

We are seeking a new team member to join our External Relations department as Digital Marketing Manager, reporting to the Head of External Relations. This role will be busy and varied as you would expect in a six day per week co-educational boarding and day school.

The Digital Marketing Manager will be responsible for sourcing, creating and publishing digital marketing content to support the school’s marketing and engagement programme with our audiences through the website and social media channels; including photography, video and document design and production.

Ideally you will have several years experience in a similar role in a professional environment and will be computer literate with good working knowledge of photo and video editing software and design packages (InDesign preferred). You will need to demonstrate a portfolio of work you have created on social media and using your design skills in digital (or print) production.

We are looking for a true team player who is energetic, enjoys engaging with people, is confident and friendly and can deliver a high level of engaging content. You must be organised but also flexible in your approach.

For further information and an application form please go to:
https://clayesmore.com/work-for-us/

The closing date is 5pm Thursday 8 September.

Clayesmore is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of children’s and young people’s welfare and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

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Admissions Registrar

 

Job Text: Bryanston is looking to appoint an exceptional and dedicated Admissions Registrar who will enjoy the challenge and responsibility of this demanding but rewarding role. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has the skills to take forward the exceptional work accomplished to date and to establish their own professional, friendly and straightforward approach, in line with how all things are done at Bryanston, to ensure that those who will truly thrive here are admitted to Bryanston.

In addition to the post of Registrar there is a Head of Admissions who oversees the Admissions function who reports to the Customer Engagement Director (CED). The Head of Admissions (HoA) and Registrar will need to work very closely together, with the HoA spending more time on strategy and planning, and both work directly with the CED and Head. The whole Admissions team is a central part of the operation of the school and is well respected both internally and externally for how it operates. It is a well-established and productive set of relationships built on strong methodologies and meticulous organisation.

The hope for this appointment is that a new member of staff will continue to nurture the structure and processes in the department and will bring new ideas to develop the Admissions process still further to deliver the highest quality of care for the people with whom Bryanston does business; and will see themselves as a powerful ambassador for Bryanston in every engagement. Further, it is hoped that the Registrar will play their part in offering appropriate support to the HoA and Head, amongst others, in building the profile of and market for Bryanston.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience of successfully leading a team in a busy, service-driven environment and possess first rate personal engagement skills. You will be a highly flexible and organised person that has outstanding administrative skills and the ability to build rapport with ease. Above all, you will be an excellent ambassador for Bryanston.

If you think you would love to play a leading role in a school that has such ambition, we would like to meet you.

For further information and to apply, please visit www.bryanston.co.uk/employment or contact the Human Resources Department via recruitment@bryanston.co.uk.

Bryanston is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

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Director of Admissions

Founded in 1898, Sherborne Girls is a vibrant boarding community set in a beautiful campus in a Dorset market town. Educating just under 500 pupils ages 11 to 18, Sherborne Girls is a friendly and compassionate environment where girls’ individual strengths, talents, and interests are nurtured. The school believes in helping every girl find her niche, providing plentiful, diverse, and challenging opportunities across every facet of education. Sherborne helps girls write the story of their lives, empowering them to become inquisitive, aspirational, kind, and ready for the challenges of the 21st century with a clear sense of ambition and the personal qualities to succeed in whatever path they choose.

Sherborne Girls is now seeking a talented admissions professional to lead its Admissions and Marketing teams. The Director of Admissions will be a member of the school’s Senior Leadership Team and will work in close partnership with the Head to develop and oversee the delivery of pupil recruitment strategies to meet the school’s recruitment targets. They will lead the implementation of a Prep School Engagement Strategy encompassing current feeder schools and new markets and ensure an effective and efficient admissions process for both internal and external audiences. They will also play a key role in evolving the school’s entrance procedures, capturing and examining data on recruitment trends and conversion rates, and overseeing contact with UKVI.

The successful candidate will have the personal dynamism and gravitas to be a strong ambassador for Sherborne Girls to prospective parents and advisors. They will bring significant admissions experience, ideally within the independent school sector, and knowledge of the boarding market would also be beneficial. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading successful multi-disciplinary teams, preferably within a senior leadership position, and will have experience in a customer-focused environment. They will be proactive, resourceful, and positive, and will have strong relationship management skills.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Sherborne Girls School on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference GATC. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Monday, 20 June 2022.