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Senior Assistant Registrar

Salary: £40,775 per annum based on the full time equivalent of £45,550 plus excellent benefits including contributory pension scheme, a programme of health benefits, lunch during term-time and free gym membership

 The Senior Assistant Registrar for King’s College Junior School will be a part of the King’s Admissions team, working to ensure that we continue to be a destination of choice for the most talented candidates and their families. Whilst working closely with Admissions colleagues, they will lead on running the main entry points to King’s College Junior School (7+, 8+ and 9+) ensuring that these are consistent and aligned with the entry points in senior school to reflect our whole school approach. From dealing with parent enquiries, through to organising visits and admissions events, assessments and interviews to inductions and first day at school, the successful candidate will find this an exciting, challenging and rewarding post in one of the world’s leading schools.

The role will require the delivery of the highest quality of customer service and will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Communicating with prospective parents, feeder school staff and colleagues in a consistent, professional and friendly manner that best reflects the ethos and excellence of the school
  • Ensuring that the admissions experience reflects the warmth and welcome of the King’s community
  • Ensuring that pupil wellbeing is at the heart of all our admissions work
  • Taking a lead in organising and attending junior school admissions events. This will include, liaising with all relevant stakeholders, including the junior school Headmaster’s PA, on all arrangements
  • Managing and acknowledging registrations and ensuring all associated information is complete and up to date
  • Liaising with feeder schools to request references for registered candidates
  • Organising assessments and ensuring all candidates have clear and comprehensive communications in a timely fashion
  • Liaising with the junior school senior management team and the Admissions Department to ensure all relevant information (e.g. on web pages and in marketing materials) is up to date and reflects a whole school approach
  • Working closely with the junior school Deputy Head, Head of Admissions and other support staff to manage the planning and logistics of the assessment days
  • Producing accurate documentation for and attending decision-making meetings
  • Communicating the outcomes of the assessments to all candidates and feeder schools; preparing the offer packs, monitoring the acceptances and managing the reserve list, keeping key stakeholders updated throughout the process
  • Assisting the junior school Deputy Head in providing feedback about assessment performance where requested, in a professional and timely manner
  • Preparing reports for the board of governors
  • Building and maintaining excellent, warm and open relationships with our feeder schools
  • Developing and maintaining up to date and extensive knowledge of local schools and competitors
  • Continually evaluating and improving our systems and procedures and working closely with colleagues to ensure that admissions processes are aligned with current best practice and implemented consistently
  • Supporting colleagues across the Admissions team as necessary
  • Establishing and maintaining good working relationships with colleagues in all areas across the school

Person Specification

This is an ideal opportunity for a high calibre individual to make their mark in a busy and successful school. The ideal candidate will:

  • Have previous experience of admissions work
  • Have a warm, personable and professional manner with an excellent work ethic
  • Demonstrate excellent attention to detail
  • Be a confident, assured communicator, both in written and verbal forms
  • Have the ability to build strong relationships at all levels
  • Be committed to the wider aims and ethos of the school
  • Demonstrate strong IT and database skills (experience of school database systems is desirable but not essential)
  • Be flexible in their approach to events and be prepared to support the work of the whole admissions team
  • Have a desire to work with children and be immersed in the life of a busy junior school
  • Be able to work collaboratively and independently within a team

King’s is an extremely sought-after school with outstanding academic results and a vibrant co-curriculum. It strives to appoint able, committed and compassionate colleagues to help ensure every child at the school achieves their best.    Overlooking Wimbledon Common, the school is situated in one of the most attractive parts of south east England and benefits from exceptional grounds and facilities.

Terms and Conditions

  • Start date: June 2024
  • Salary: £40,775 per annum based on the full time equivalent of £45,550
  • This is based on a 40 hour working week. Some flexibility around working hours will be required
  • Term-time only, plus an additional 7 weeks

To apply for this role, please register your details online via our website www.kcs.org.uk (under useful information / career opportunities).  Once you have registered your details with us, you can apply for vacancies by logging into the candidate area using your email address and chosen password.  Please provide a covering letter addressed to Ms Tanya Allen, HR Director.

Closing date:  Wednesday 17th April 2024 at 9am

Interviews: Friday 26th April 2024

Interviews may be staged and we may choose to appoint at any time during the application process.

The school 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.  King’s College School is fully committed to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusivity in its recruitment of teaching and support staff.

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Senior Registrar

Thomas’s College is a new co-educational day and boarding secondary School that will open in September 2025. The acquisition of the exceptional 5-acre site in Richmond provides outstanding new premises for the School, which will offer a world-class education to students aged 11 to 18. Thomas’s College will open for Years 7 to 12, building to a capacity of 630 pupils up to Year 13. Our existing secondary school, Thomas’s Putney Vale, currently educates 13 to 16 year-olds. The new acquisition, to which pupils and staff at Thomas’s Putney Vale will transfer, will enable the provision of full secondary education from Years 7 to 13 (ages 11 to 18) on one unique and historic site, in a location that is unparalleled for a London school.

With the announcement of the Founding Master for Thomas’s College, Will le Fleming and the admissions cycle at multiple entry points now underway we are seeking a Senior Registrar to join the growing Admissions & Marketing team at Thomas’s College.

This is a newly created and key role that presents an exciting opportunity for a forward thinking admissions or administration professional to be part of the future vision of Thomas’s London Day Schools within a growing team. The Senior Registrar will take charge of all aspects related to student enrolment and onboarding for our innovative senior school across the year groups.

We would encourage applicants to read the attached job pack. Should you have any further questions about the role, please contact HR@Thomas-s.co.uk

Thomas’s London Day Schools are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment and work in accordance with our child protection policies and procedures. All posts are subject to safeguarding checks, including an enhanced DBS check. 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 post are as per the job description and personal specification. For details of the checks which will be undertaken as part of our recruitment process, please see our Recruitment Policy which can be found here www.thomas-s.co.uk/policies/ under the ‘Thomas’s Policy’ tab.

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Director of Admissions

Queen’s Gate is a thriving GSA day school for girls aged 4 –18 and is ideally situated in Central London to take advantage of the many educational opportunities on offer.

We wish to appoint from March 2024 an exceptional individual to deliver our admissions programme for all entry points. Queen’s Gate prides itself on the warm welcome we offer all our prospective families, providing personable, individualised attention alongside a smooth, professional experience for the young women seeking to join our school. As a key member of our Operations Staff, the Director of Admissions will report to the Principal, and work closely with the Director of Junior School and Marketing Team. They will be supported by our Communications & Examinations Assistant. As well as overseeing all aspects of the admissions process, the Director of Admissions will also have the opportunity to contribute towards the strategic direction of the School. A light-hearted, aspirational school, Queen’s Gate places great emphasis on our originality and creativity, and our generosity of spirit. It is hoped that the successful candidate will be able to model those qualities and ensure our admissions process reflects our core values. The Principal is keen to hear from top-class professionals whose skillsets and experience suit the specification, both those who have already spent time in the education sector, and those from other industries.

An information pack and application form may be downloaded from our website https://www.queensgate.org.uk/join-us/employment-opportunities/ When completed, the application form should be sent by email to recruitment@queensgate.org.uk together with a covering letter to the Principal, to arrive no later than Friday, 1 December.

Queen’s Gate is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The School is therefore permitted to ask shortlisted applicants to declare all convictions and cautions on a self-declaration form in advance of attending an interview (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the Disclosure and Barring Service(“DBS”) filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children. The School may carry out online searches on shortlisted applicants, for which all such applicants will be required to provide details of their online profile, including social media accounts, as part of their application. Prior to employment commencing, successful applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the (“DBS”). Successful applicants will also be required to produce evidence of qualifications, identity, and the right to work in the UK. Two references will be taken up, one of which will be with the most recent employer. They will also be required to complete our Health Questionnaire. All those working at Queen’s Gate share in our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children and young people in our care. This will include completing regular training and maintaining a good awareness of key policies and procedures relating to our safeguarding duties. Where a role has specific or additional responsibilities in relation to safeguarding, this will be detailed within the job description.

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Director of Admissions & Marketing

Director of Admissions & Marketing to start ASAP.

Thomas’s London Day Schools is seeking a Director of Admissions & Marketing to join our team in a newly established position. This role offers an exciting opportunity for a forward-thinking and driven professional to serve as a crucial ambassador and play an integral part in shaping the future vision of Thomas’s London Day Schools.

The Director of Admissions & Marketing will take charge of all aspects related to marketing and student enrolment for our innovative senior school.

If you would like an informal confidential discussion regarding this role prior to application then please contact Sophie Rees, Chief People Officer, srees@thomas-s.co.uk Please see Job Description for full list of responsibilities.

Closing date for applications: Noon on Friday 3rd November 2023

Applications: To apply for this post please complete the school’s application form and forward it together with your CV to bcamdensmith@thomas-s.co.uk

Kindness, courtesy, honesty, respect, perseverance, independence, confidence, leadership, humility and being givers and not takers are Thomas’s core values. If you share our collective enthusiasm and core values and are an experienced professional with a proven track record within an admissions and marketing related context, we hope to meet you.

Thomas’s London Day Schools are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment and work in accordance with our child protection policies and procedures. All posts are subject to safeguarding checks, including an enhanced DBS check.

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 post as per the job description and personal specification.

For details of the checks which will be undertaken as part of our recruitment process, please see our Recruitment Policy which can be found here www.thomas-s.co.uk/policies/ under the ‘Thomas’s Policy’ tab.

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Admissions Officer

Hours: Full time, 36 hours a week all year round.

Contract: Permanent Salary: From £29,000 – £35,000 pro rata (dependent on experience)

Required: As soon as possible

The Admissions Officer is a key role within our Admissions team, responsible for delivering an efficient and welcoming service to all stakeholders, most notably prospective parents and students and feeder schools. The aim is to provide a professional and comprehensive admissions service and to ensure that all prospective families receive a positive impression of the school. Working with the Registrar, the focus of this role is the 16 plus, sixth form admissions process and management of in year admissions. The successful candidate will manage the process of open days, applications and assessment of offers, including the induction process to welcome in new students. Outstanding IT skills, an enthusiasm for dealing with people and excellent administrative skills are key attributes.

About the School

The school is part of the GDST, the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools.

We can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

• Competitive salaries and pay progression

• Access to extensive professional development opportunities

• Training grants for qualifications

• Generous pension schemes

• Free life assurance benefit

• A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools

• Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans

• A Cycle to Work scheme

• Competitive terms and conditions of employments

To apply for this post please complete and return an application form found on the school website, available by clicking the apply button. A letter addressed to the Headmistress should be included with your application. Applications must be received by 8.00am on Friday 29 September 2023. Interviews to be held from Monday 2 October 2023.

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.

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Part Time Marketing & Communications Manager

Kew College Prep is an independent co-educational pre-prep and prep school for children aged 3 to 11 years. Based in Kew, West London, it is a friendly and family-orientated school which aims to prepare pupils for the modern world: balancing academic and pastoral care with creativity, exploration, and community.

We are looking to appoint a Marketing and Communications Manager to join us as soon as possible.

You will work with the Head and Registrar to develop and deliver the school’s marketing, communication and admissions strategy. The role includes website management, digital content creation for digital and social media platforms, termly admission newsletters, brand guardianship, data analytics, and communication channel management.

You will have previous marketing experience, ideally within the context of independent education. At your best working as part of a team, you’ll be enthusiastic and passionate about your work, be an effective communicator, have experience of managing websites and social media platforms and be able to create engaging digital and print content by means of imagery, text and video. You’ll also understand how to draw on data insights to inform our future marketing and communications activities.

A key focus of this role will be to promote the school’s activities and achievements across numerous platforms to enhance the school’s digital presence.

The role is term time plus 4 weeks during the school holidays (40 weeks per year). This is a permanent part-time position. Hours of work will be 16 to 24 hours per week (equivalent to two to three days 8.00 am – 4.30 pm), however, different working patterns are possible and we’re happy to discuss options at any stage of the application process. Limited attendance may be required at evening events.

Closing Date: 2023-10-03

Salary: pro rata of £29K to £34K pa

Contact Phone: +442089402039

Contact Email: recruitment@kewcollegeprep.com

Weblink: www.kewcollegeprep.com

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Admissions Registrar

Term Time + 4 weeks (total 38 weeks), 37 1/5 hours per week. Permanent contract.

Start date: As soon as possible

We are a school that values diversity and individual contribution; supporting and encouraging staff to pursue their interests and achieve their ambitions. You will have proven experience and expertise in school admissions and will be comfortable operating in a fast paced, customer focussed environment, while possessing excellent organisational, communication skills and administrative skills. The Registrar will assist our Director of Bursaries and Admissions in the recruitment of pupils to the school across all recruitment cycles; joining at an exciting time as we head towards the culmination of our Inspiring Minds Campaign which aims to fund bursaries for as many as 1 in 4 of our students by 2024. You will have shared responsibility for the management of all elements of the pupil recruitment process from initial enquiry through to induction and will have solo focus on day-to-day support for our Bursary students.

You will be required to work the occasional evening and weekend day for Open Days and other School Events, for which time off in lieu will be granted.

Salary is up to £36k per annum full time equivalent; depending on experience.  Actual pro-rata salary £30,185.

For further information about Latymer Upper School visit www.latymer-upper.org

Closing date: 9.00 am 14 September 2023

Interviews are expected to be held on 21 September 2023

Diversity – The School is fully committed to the principles of equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion. We have an established and representative staff Equality and Diversity Board to help drive forward positive change. A further Equality and Diversity Committee has recently been formed from our student population.

We are committed to attracting and retaining the very best staff, ensuring that our staff body reflects the diversity of our students and local community. Acknowledging a lack of ethnic diversity within our staff community, we particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates for this role. All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process. In line with the Equality Act 2010, however, the School may employ positive action where diverse candidates can demonstrate their ability to perform the role equally well.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS and online check and receipt of two satisfactory references.

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Admissions Officer

Reporting to the Head of Admissions, the Admissions Officer will liaise with prospective parents from both the UK and overseas, ensuring a smooth transition to Marymount International School. Therefore, this position calls for a high level of relevant experience in customer care, and an understanding of the independent education sector.

Responsibilities
Provide high level customer service via email, telephone, and face to face communications with prospective parents, agents, students, feeder schools and Marymount International School London’s wider network.

Ensure prospective students and parents are guided and encouraged through the admissions process in a professional, helpful and efficient way.

Assist the Admissions and Communications team in planning, organising and delivering successful admissions events including open mornings, entrance assessments, taster days and gatherings.
Manage the Admissions inbox and department diary and organise visits/ online meetings of prospective parents, students and agents.

Liaise with members of academic staff to organise meetings with prospective parents as required.

Accompany Admissions relevant visitors to specific areas of Marymount International School London to ensure the smooth running of visits and give tours of the school when requested.

Ensure prospective parents, students and feeder schools are informed of entry and interview dates in a timely and professional manner.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree preferred, plus one years’ related experience in an educational setting. (Candidates without a bachelor’s degree but with equivalent professional experience are encouraged to apply).

IT skills with knowledge of relevant software applications including OpenApply, MS Office 365, Excel, PowerPoint, and database skills are essential.

Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders and cross-continent teams.

To Apply
Go to our website www.marymountlondon.com/careers for further information, candidate pack and application form.

Closing Date: 2023-08-18

Start Date: 2023-09-01

Contact Phone: 02089490571

Contact Email: hr@marymountlondon.com

Invoice Email: hr@marymountlondon.com

Weblink: www.marymountlondon.com

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Digital Marketing & Admissions Assistant

Dallington School is hiring! We are a busy, privately-owned independent primary school situated in Clerkenwell. We are seeking to appoint a part-time Digital Admissions & Marketing Assistant to join our lively team.