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Head of International Relations

Sidcot School is currently seeking a Head of International Relations to join our community.

Set in rolling Somerset hills, Sidcot School is an independent, co-educational Quaker international boarding school for students aged 3 – 18. Founded in 1699, Sidcot is administered on the Quaker principles of truth, integrity, respect, simplicity, equality, and sustainability. These Quaker practices are an essential part of Sidcot School life, incorporated in the whole of the teaching in the School. Its legacy of enlightened education (Sidcot was one of first co-educational boarding schools in the UK) continues to produce motivated, curious and purposeful young people today.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of International Relations to further Sidcot’s global profile, strategically growing the School’s roll in its boarding markets. The successful candidate will be responsible for fostering and developing first-rate relationships with prospective and current parents, students, agents, feeder schools, alumni and staff through the delivery and articulation of Sidcot’s vision, values and ethos.

This role will most likely suit an experienced professional with a proven track record within a customer-services, sales and marketing related context. The successful candidate will have a keen appetite for international travel, coupling entrepreneurial and commercial instincts with the ability to work well as part of a team. Experience of working within an educational environment is not vital for the role, though it will best suit someone with an instinctive feel for the independent boarding market. The successful candidate will relish undertaking and interpreting market analysis to inform strategy. They will be financially literate and target-driven. They will also be dynamic, focused and a sound ambassador for the School in-market.

The closing date for applications is Monday 16th January 2023 at 9.00am UK time. First round of interviews will be held online on Wednesday 25th January 2023; second round will be in person in School on 1st February 2023.

Please apply via the School website.

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Director of Marketing and Development

Sidcot is a Quaker co-educational boarding and day school for pupils from three to eighteen that can trace its origins back to 1699. The School is located at the foot of the Mendip Hills in North Somerset some 18 miles from Bristol and 30 miles from Bath.

The School seeks an outstanding marketing professional to lead its brand development, marketing, admissions, fundraising and alumni functions. This is a new position and a senior appointment; the post-holder will report to the Headmaster and be a member of the School’s Senior Leadership Team.

The successful candidate will lead a well-resourced marketing and admissions team in the creation and implementation of ambitious and innovative brand development and marketing strategies. He/she will also be responsible for the School’s growing development, fundraising and alumni activities.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a senior marketing strategist either, with existing development and fundraising experience, or a desire to add fundraising to their suite of professional leadership skills. The importance of the post is recognised with a salary commensurate with experience.

Further information can be found on RSAcademics’ website at:

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics to arrange a confidential discussion with:

Pete Lockhart, Search Consultant:

Alternatively, to arrange to speak with Debra Price, Head of Philanthropy at RSAcademics, please email:

The deadline for receipt of applications is Tuesday 6 July 2021 at 10:00am

Sidcot School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Sidcot School is an equal opportunities employer.

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Digital Marketing Executive

A key role ensuring that the School’s profile is raised throughout the UK and internationally using the most efficient and effective digital marketing tools; making certain that the School’s internal and external communications are clear, concise, timely and accurate; and working under the Head of Marketing, developing a digital marketing strategy that will drive pupil recruitment.

This role is an opportunity for an individual who excels at working creatively, with imagination and drive.

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Development and Alumni Officer

An exciting opportunity to develop a career in development and alumni. Candidates should have experience of working with a specialist database in an office environment. They should also have the ability to prioritise their workload, excellent IT skills, a pleasant telephone manner and good communication skills.