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Director of Admissions

Director of Admissions – Are you an empathetic leader with excellent organisation and customer service skills?

Bedales seeks an energetic and enthusiastic Director of Admissions for this high-profile role with overall responsibility for admissions at Bedales Senior, Prep and Pre-prep schools.

This is an opportunity for a forward-thinking professional to fulfil a key ambassadorial and leadership role in one of the country’s most innovative and influential boarding and day schools.

The Director of Admissions will be a member of the senior leadership team, working closely with the Head and other members of the team to oversee the smooth running of the School, ensure its future prosperity and deliver its recently launched new strategy, aiming to cultivate a community of lifelong learners.

The postholder will oversee the admissions processes, ensuring a high-quality recruitment experience that reflects the School’s distinctive ‘work of each for weal of all’ ethos. This position is key to shaping and implementing strategies for recruitment to maintain the Whole School at full capacity in all year groups, in liaison with the Heads and External Relations colleagues.

The role of Director of Admissions is a demanding and wide-ranging senior post requiring a proactive and outgoing approach. The successful candidate will be an articulate, persuasive and credible ambassador for the School and will possess excellent communication and relationship-building skills. They will be able to convey Bedales’ distinctive ethos with enthusiasm and conviction and will possess the ability to assess the range of capabilities and potential of prospective students.

As part of the broader External Relations department, the Director of Admissions leads our skilful and helpful Admissions team of four, working closely with families of applicants, guiding them from initial enquiry through to the induction of new students.

We’re looking for someone who has the ability to oversee multiple projects simultaneously, while balancing the need to think about strategic objectives and the day-to-day customer experience journey: a ‘people-person’ who is empathetic when managing and collaborating with colleagues during exceptionally busy periods, who is robust in making tough decisions and can handle difficult conversations with tact and diplomacy.

Bedales School is a unique educational establishment, set in the beautiful Hampshire countryside. We seek to create an environment where questioning, divergent thinking and freedom to learn from mistakes are all encouraged. Central to our success is the sense that each person is a member of our community and whose voice is entitled to be heard and treated with respect.  Both our staff and students expect of each other the best kind of relationships – co-operative, authentic and trustful.

Experience & Background

The successful candidate will have a track record of successful leadership, either with experience of managing admissions and parent relationships in an educational setting, or from areas outside admissions and a school environment where candidates can demonstrate relevant transferable skills.

You will have excellent skills in oral and written communication as well as in listening, ability to form strong relationships with staff, parents, students, prospective students and visitors and to engage proactively and confidently with a wide range of audiences. You will have a natural empathy and demonstrate an ability to assess the range of capabilities and potential of young people.

With knowledge of the independent school sector and a commitment to education, you will be outgoing and proactive, showing the enthusiasm and gravitas to be an outstanding ambassador for the School.

With an ability to lead and manage a team and also to work independently, other key skills include organisational, discretion, flexibility, attention to detail, data management and analysis, and proficient use of the MS Office suite.

Salary

The salary will be dependent on experience and will be commensurate with the seniority and level of responsibility for this role.  The post holder will be automatically enrolled in the School’s pension scheme.

Pre-Appointment Checks

All candidates will undergo a Safeguarding Suitability Interview and application for an Enhanced DBS and Barred List check and be asked to provide evidence they are eligible to work in the UK, on an on-going basis, at the shortlist stage of the selection process.

This post is Regulated Activity.

Benefits

Free on-site parking

Funded Healthcare Cash Plan

Pension with Royal London

Private Health Insurance

Salary Extras Benefits Platform

Employee Assistance Programme

Free lunch is provided during term time

Sport facilities are available for staff use

Closing Date:  17:00, Monday 8 April 2024

Application discussion via MS TEAMS:  Thursday 18 & Friday 19 April 2024

Interview: Tuesday 23 April 2024

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this post, please read the attached Job Application Pack which includes full details regarding the post.  In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines, CVs cannot be accepted in lieu of an application form.

Job related enquiries for the recruiting manager can be forwarded to Rob Reynolds, Director of External Relations, via email to: rreynolds@bedales.org.uk

All other enquiries relating to the recruitment process, should be forwarded to:  recruitment@bedales.org.uk

Safeguarding Statement

Bedales School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share our commitment. Employment is subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974.

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Digital Content Officer

We are looking for a creative, dynamic and friendly individual to join our lively and forward thinking Admissions and Marketing Team to produce top quality, inspiring content for use across our digital channels. A true team player, the successful candidate will have the talent and imagination to help develop impactful digital communications for a variety of different audiences including delivering the School’s weekly e-newsletter, managing the website and generating video, photography, articles and other digital content to enhance the School’s external and internal communications. Able to work independently, the successful candidate will also be able to prioritise their work, meet deadlines and have well-developed time management skills.

The role is intended to be a full-time position (Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm with a one-hour unpaid lunch break), but flexible arrangements can be considered for the right candidate eg term time only plus a proportion of the school holiday period.

If you require any further information about this post or the School please telephone Mel Clark, the Head’s PA, in the first instance, on 01252 545197.

To apply please complete the Application Form, which is available from our website, and submit it to the Head via email to HMSec@farnborough-hill.org

Closing Date: 9.00 am on Thursday 29 February 2024 – however if you are interested in applying for the role please submit your application as early as possible as it will be considered upon receipt.

Interviews: Interviews will take place on a rolling basis or during w/c 4 March 2024. They may take place prior to the closing date.

Start Date: 15 April 2024 or as soon as possible

Farnborough Hill is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people and the relevant DBS Code of Practice checks will apply.

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Marketing Officer

This is a full-time or term-time Marketing Officer role located at Boundary Oak School in Fareham. The Marketing Officer will be responsible for day-to-day marketing tasks such as helping to create and implement marketing strategies, conducting market research, promoting the school on different channels, managing social media accounts, and increasing leads and conversions.

For the full job description please view the applicant pack provided.

To apply, click here: https://www.eteach.com/careers/boundaryoakschool/job/marketing-officer-1388283/?lang=en-GB

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Alumni Engagement and Development Officer

Highfield and Brookham is looking to appoint a dynamic, hardworking and efficient Alumni Engagement and Development Officer.

This part-time role will be responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive fundraising strategy that includes alumni relations, special events and current parents at Highfield and Brookham. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success in fundraising and event planning, as well as strong communication skills.

As part of the centenary celebrations in 2007, Highfield and Brookham created an award scheme offering funded school places for children who would draw exceptional benefit from joining the school, perhaps as a result of less than optimal family or educational circumstances. The aim of the Centenary Bursaries Fund is to widen access to children for whom a private-school education is likely to have the greatest impact on their academic and personal development and future life chances. To date 20 Centenary Bursaries have been awarded to hugely deserving children, children whose lives have been transformed because of the education they received from Highfield and Brookham. On average over the last five years, we have had eight Bursary holders in the school at an average annual cost to the Fund of £95,000.We aim to continue and even extend this level of support. This role will be pivotal to achieving the mid-term goal of reaching a Fund total of £2million. Highfield and Brookham enjoys an exceptionally strong relationship with their alumni often seeing many returning as members of staff, parents and even grandparents. This role will ensure the alumni programme continues to go from strength to strength.

This is a two-day a week job, working term-time only.

Skills and experience required:

  • Experience in fundraising, event planning, or donor relations
  • Proven track record of success in developing and executing fundraising strategies
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Exceptional organisational and time management skills
  • Proficiency at managing databases
  • Flexible approach in order to attend events and meetings

Pay and Conditions: An attractive salary will be determined in accordance with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

How to apply Application Forms and a full job description can be downloaded from the school website: www.highfieldandbrookham.co.uk/jobs

A letter of application and completed Application Form including the names and addresses of two referees should be sent to: HR Manager, Highfield and Brookham Schools, Highfield Lane, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7LQ. Email applications should be sent to recruitment@highfieldandbrookham.co.uk

Closing Date for Applications: Sunday 5th November

Safer Recruitment: We are an I.A.P.S. co-educational Boarding and Day Pre-Prep and Prep School for 500 pupils aged 2 to 13. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants are expected to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the Employer Online Service regarding prohibition orders issued by the Secretary of State and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Highfield and Brookham Schools are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Marketing Manager

We are seeking a marketing professional with excellent administrative and organisational skills to work with our Director of Communications & Marketing in the position of Marketing Manager.

The successful candidate will have an active role in all aspects of the school’s communications with its stakeholders, including current and prospective parents, past pupils and past parents. The role is diverse and varied: from content creation for social media, the website, digital and printed newsletters, to photography, design, maintaining databases and being responsive to parents and colleagues.

An important feature of the role is the ability to multi-task and get involved in the daily life of a busy boarding school.

This is a full-time position working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with a 30-minute unpaid lunch break for 39 weeks per year (34 term time weeks and 5 weeks in the school holidays). Working hours during term-time will be completed between 8am and 6pm in line with the requirements of the school. A degree of working flexibly will be considered for the right applicant.

To apply for this position, please complete the support staff application form and return to the Nikki Lloyd, HR Manager at hr@farleighschool.com no later than Friday 1st September 2023 at midday.

 

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Admissions Registrar

The Admissions and Marketing Team is the first point of contact for families interested in a place for their daughter at Farnborough Hill and aims to provide a warm, welcoming and knowledgeable first impression of the school.

The Registrar acts as the primary point of contact for all prospects, leading and influencing families through the entry process to conversion and supporting with the on-boarding process. This new position reports to the Director of Admissions and Marketing and offers an opportunity for a professional individual with excellent interpersonal skills and a strong track record in admissions to deliver outstanding customer service to prospective families. It is a crucial post, key to the continued growth and development of Farnborough Hill.

The salary will be based on a FTE of £35,000 per annum, contributory pension scheme, on-site parking and a remission of fees for a daughter attending the school. This is a term time position plus INSET days and 15 days to be worked during the holidays, as agreed with the Director of Admissions and Marketing. Working hours are 8.30 am – 4.30 pm (including an unpaid lunch break of 1 hour).

Previous experience in a registrar or senior administrative role plus excellent organisational skills and the ability to multi-task is essential, together with a very good eye for detail and professional discretion when handling confidential information. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with excellent communication skills who is able to confidently and courteously deal with telephone calls and correspond in writing to prospective parents. The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, including being able to confidently manipulate data in Excel and mail merge in Word, and have a flexible, pro-active approach to work, and willing to carry out a variety of tasks and get involved in all aspects of school life.

For further information and to apply please see our website: https://www.farnborough-hill.org/about/job-opportunities.

Applications should be submitted to the Head via email to HMSec@farnborough-hill.org. Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be considered upon receipt; we reserve the right to interview/appoint before the closing date.
If you require any further information about this post or the School please telephone Mel Clark, the Head’s PA, in the first instance, on 01252 545197.

Closing date: 9.00 am Thursday 31 August 2023

Interviews: Interviews will take place on a rolling basis and may take place prior to the closing date

Start Date: As soon as possible

Farnborough Hill is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people and the relevant DBS Code of Practice checks will apply.

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Director of Development

KING EDWARD VI SCHOOL

Director of Development

Full-time 37 hours per week with some opportunities for hybrid working

Salary up to £70,000 FTE depending on qualifications and experience + competitive benefits package.

King Edward’s is one of Hampshire’s leading independent day schools with a mission to transform the office of development. This new role of Director of Development will lead the development function, collaborating with the leadership team to build alumni relations and leverage those contacts and other opportunities to provide funds for the benefit of the School. This is a central role, vital to creating ambitious fundraising goals and producing an innovative fundraising strategy. Specifically, working to activate funding through major donors, trusts and foundation and the wider philanthropy sector.

The successful candidate will be an experienced fundraising leader, with demonstrable experience of fundraising and donor relations, with a track record of cultivating and maintaining successful relationships with funders, partners, and donors. You will ideally have experience of development fundraising projects from initial concept to action plan and bid writing and will be able to write high-quality foundation applications. With a deep knowledge of the independent school sector you will become our in-house expert for all things fundraising. Experience of implementing a CRM system would be an advantage.

The selected candidate will have an entrepreneurial approach and be results-orientated with a track record of fundraising success and a proven track record of securing major gifts. In this high-profile role, the Director of Development will be a key contributor in the King Edward’s wider strategy to accelerate additional bursary funding and shape our school at this exciting time of growth and positive strategic change through external relations.

You will be an excellent communicator with an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  Motivation to work to ambitious goals is essential. Working closely with the Head, you will lead by example, emulating the King Edward’s values and ethos and fostering a culture of collaborative cross departmental working with all key stakeholders (including Marketing, Governors, and network members) to collectively achieve strategic priorities and income growth.

We welcome applications from individuals from both within and outside the education sector, however a sound understanding of the independent school sector is essential.

King Edward’s offers a range of benefits including a free lunch, free parking, Private Medical Insurance, Health Cash Plan, generous contributory pension scheme, 31 days’ annual leave rising to 36 days with service, continuous professional development, onsite gym and a reduction in school fees.

The successful applicant should be a car driver as the role will involve travel.

Further details and application forms are available from our website: https://senior.kes.school/90/employment-opportunities or contact HR by e-mail at: hr@kes.hants.sch.uk or Tel: 02380 704561.

Closing Date for Applications: 9am Monday 19 June 2023

CVs are not an acceptable alternative to the school application form.

We are 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 the Disclosure & Barring Service and past employers

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Admissions Assistant

ADMISSIONS ASSISTANT

The Admissions and Marketing Team is the first point of contact for prospective families and aims to provide a warm, welcoming and knowledgeable first impression of Farnborough Hill. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person with excellent interpersonal skills to help deliver outstanding customer service.

This role reports to the Director of Admissions and Marketing and will have responsibility for all aspects of routine admissions administration. It is a full-time position with 25 days holiday (to be taken during school holidays) and working hours of 8.30 am – 4.30 pm (including an unpaid lunch break of one hour). However, for the right candidate we would consider term time only plus Inset days and an additional 20-25 days to be worked during holidays.

We offer a competitive salary; dependent on skills and experience contributory pension scheme, on-site parking and a remission of fees for a daughter attending the school.

Previous experience in a senior administrative role with excellent organisational skills and the ability to multi-task is essential, together with a very good eye for detail and professional discretion when handling confidential information.
If you require any further information about this post or the School please telephone Mel Clark, the Head’s PA, in the first instance, on 01252 545197.

To apply please complete the Application Form, which is available from our website, and submit it to the Head via email to HMSec@farnborough-hill.org

Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be considered upon receipt; we reserve the right to interview/appoint before the closing date.

Closing date: 9.00 am Friday 28 April 2023

Interviews: Interviews will take place on a rolling basis and may take place prior to the closing date

Start Date: As soon as possible

Farnborough Hill is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people and the relevant DBS Code of Practice checks will apply.

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Registrar

Boundary Oak School is an IAPS and ISA co-educational day and boarding school set in 30 acres of beautiful Hampshire countryside outside Fareham, very close to Portsmouth and Southampton. We provide a friendly, family environment in a place rich in history, character and charm, and a wonderful place to teach and work.

We are seeking a highly organised, self-motivated professional to work with the pupil recruitment and admission process. The Registrar will manage all aspects of the admissions process, liaise with prospective parents and work on events for prospective pupils including Internationals. The Registrar plays a vital role in the efficiency of the Admissions process from initial contact through to enrolment. Customer service is at the heart of this fast-paced role. This role is full time, all year round (with reduced hours in the holidays) and includes a holiday entitlement.
To find out more about the role, download our application pack.
To apply for the role, click here: https://www.eteach.com/careers/boundaryoakschool/job/registrar-1300041/?lang=en-GB