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Digital Marketing Assistant

Cranford School invites applications for the role of Digital Marketing Assistant.
Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Digital Marketing Assistant will play a pivotal role in the promotion of Cranford School both internally and externally. They will positively and proactively contribute to all aspects of Marketing including creating and managing digital content, driving social media, and delivering the overall Strategic Marketing Plan.

This role is incredibly varied and requires an understanding of marketing communications and digital channels. You will be a natural multi-tasker with outstanding communication skills and meticulous attention to detail, along with the determination to meet deadlines in a busy, thriving, and dynamic environment.

The successful candidate will have exceptional IT and photography skills. Video creation skills will be an advantage.

The role would ideally suit either someone with relevant experience of Digital Marketing or someone early on in their career/a recent graduate, keen to gain understanding and practical experience in this area.

The role requires a well organised and prioritised approach, meticulous attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure. The successful candidate will possess exceptional attention to detail, self-management, multi-tasking, and interpersonal skills.

Due to the nature of the role, we require flexibility and professionalism along with the ability to work to tight deadlines and to adapt to changing work priorities in a calm and efficient manner.

The successful candidate will be wholly committed to the aims, ethos, and values of Cranford School.

The successful applicant will join a friendly, supportive, and ambitious team, both within the department and across the school.

Cranford School is just 5 miles from the historic market town of Wallingford, less than thirty minutes from the picturesque town of Henley-upon-Thames and within a short commuting distance from Oxford and Reading.

Further Information
Please visit our website https://www.cranfordschool.co.uk/information/career-vacancies for further information including an Application Pack and Application Form.

For more information, to discuss the role, or any aspect of working at Cranford School, please contact Human Resources on 01491 651218.

Application
To apply for this role, please email a completed Application Form to recruitment@cranfordschool.co.uk or post to HR Department, Cranford School, Moulsford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 9HT. Cranford School will only accept copies of a curriculum vitae alongside a fully completed application form. A curriculum vitae on its own will not be accepted.

Safeguarding
Cranford School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment and be fully aware of, and understand, the duties and responsibilities that apply to their role. All employees, volunteers and contractors must attend appropriate training in accordance with the School and local Safeguarding Board regulations.

Successful applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including, but not limited to, checks with current and past employers, an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service, the requirement to provide original evidence of qualifications as well as evidence of the right to work in the UK and, where applicable, a barred list, prohibition, and overseas checks.

Online searches will be carried out on shortlisted candidates along with the requirement to complete a Self-Disclosure form.

All positions within the School are exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. In order to assess a candidate’s suitability to work with children, shortlisted applicants must declare all previous convictions and cautions via a self-disclosure form (prior to interview), including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’. This excludes those received for an offence in the United Kingdom if it has been filtered in accordance with the DBS filtering rules.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please see our Safeguarding policy here: https://www.cranfordschool.co.uk/information/policies

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Marketing & Alumni Manager

Are you a highly self-motivated and creative Marketing Manager?

Do you feel passionate about children’s education and understand how to share this passion?

Would you thrive leading marketing and alumni relations for a highly successful Prep School?

If so we want to hear from you! We have an exciting opportunity for a driven and Marketing Manager to join our busy and successful Prep School. You will be responsible for proactively leading the digital communications, marketing, alumni and development strategy and for managing the corporate image and public perception of the School. The role will work very closely with the Admissions Team to attract and retain pupils and to drive celebrations for the School’s 150th Anniversary in 2025.

Pinewood School is set in 84 acres of rolling countryside on the border between Wiltshire and Oxfordshire and offers a quality, family-based, co-educational day and boarding environment for over 400 children aged 3-13.

This is a full-time position during term-time with some additional working weeks during the school holidays. Hours during term-time are required to be worked on site at the School and hours during the holidays may be worked flexibly and remotely if preferred. Full details regarding the hours and salary for this role can be found on the attached job description.

For a detailed job description and application form please visit our website www.pinewoodschool.co.uk

Completed application forms, along with a brief covering letter outlining what you believe you can offer to the School in this role, should be sent by email or by post to Jo Ranstead, Director of HR at Pinewood School.

Candidates wishing to have a confidential discussion on the role prior to submitting an application are welcome to speak to Jo Ranstead, Director of HR, by telephone on 01793 782205.

Contact details are available on the attached application information or from the school website.

Applications without a completed School Application Form will not be considered and will not receive a response.
• Deadline for applications: Monday 6th May 2024
• Interview date: weeks commencing 13th May 2024
• Start date: September 2024

Pinewood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020) 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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Marketing Manager

d’Overbroeck’s is a dynamic, exciting, and vibrant school, spanning 3 sites of a city-based campus, with over 760 domestic and international students aged 11-18 years old, studying as day and boarding students. As our Marketing Manager, you will be key in what makes d’Overbroeck’s so special with the planning, preparation and delivery of the school’s marketing and communications activity for both current and prospective domestic and international families.
If you would like to find out more about the position, please follow the link https://careers.nordangliaeducation.com/job/Oxford-Marketing-Manager/1059385101/ and apply as soon as possible, but no later than 10 May 2024.
If you would like any further information at this stage, please contact Jo Baird, Director of Admissions and Marketing, at joanne.baird@doverbroecks.com.

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Admissions & Marketing Officer, Prep School

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and highly organised individual with a mix of excellent communication, customer service skills, attention to detail and strong administrative and data management skills.

The Prep Admissions and Communications Officer is a critical role for the school and the first and main point of contact for prospective families at Oxford High Prep School (OHPS) throughout the entire admissions process, always providing an exceptional level of service. The role is responsible for overseeing a constant turnaround of enquiries, applications, meetings and visits throughout the year and be responsible for the smooth induction and transition to school life, liaising with key stakeholders as appropriate and so excellent communication and customer service is required.

Your responsibilities will include maintaining the admissions database, handling enquiries from prospective parents and processing applications in a timely fashion, facilitating the administration of the School’s entrance examinations, and much more. All of which are required within very strict timeframes and in combination with managing a very busy and varying workload. You will also oversee admissions events, such as assessment days, open days, virtual meetings and parents’ visits and maintain the Prep School’s social media channels and presence on the school website.

As you are representing the school, success is determined by prospective families being nurtured appropriately and building relationships quickly. Therefore, the role requires the successful candidate to provide a professional, reassuring, confident and proactive approach to all aspects of the job.

As a vital member of the Schools marketing, admissions and communications team, you will be the main point of contact for all correspondences with prospective families seeking entry to Oxford High Pre School from Reception to Year 6. You will guide families through the full customer journey from initial enquiry to onboarding new students, and everything in between. You will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running and successful completion of the admissions process, for both UK and overseas applicants, whilst always delivering an exceptional level of service and ensuring a high quality of work that is representative of the reputation of the Prep School.

Additionally, you will support with organising and implementing activities (i.e open events) to support pupil recruitment as well as raising the profile of the School within the local community. You will have the opportunity to lead on specific projects and increase your skill set by taking on a wide variety of tasks that are integral to the positive promotion of OHPS.

Communications activity will include the planning and execution of activities across various channels to support awareness, engagement and reinforce our key messages across a variety of digital and traditional channels to current and prospective families.

You will need excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, and be able to maintain a high level of efficiency and attention to detail. You must be able to work independently, taking ownership of your workload, whilst being collaborative and supportive of your colleagues in the department and throughout the school.

To be successful in this role, you will ideally have experience in customer service or sales, as well as marketing and stakeholder management. An external facing role, you will have a positive and proactive approach to work and enjoy managing multiple projects at once.

Excellent administration skills, experience with databases and the ability to take initiative and make informed decisions is a key part of the role to ensure information is up to date and to provide accurate reporting. You will work independently as well as collaboratively and deliver outputs with a high level of efficiency.

Admissions and Marketing are busy year-round; therefore, this role is full-time and requires someone who is proactive and forward-thinking, to ensure that during peak periods you are well prepared and responsive to the demands of the job. The role is mainly based across our pre-prep and prep school; however you will also work closely with staff based in our senior school.

About Oxford High School:
Since its foundation almost 150 years ago in the heart of Oxfords historic city centre, Oxford High School has been innovative and pioneering in its approach to girls education.

Today, Oxford High School is a happy and vibrant place to work: our girls are highly motivated and ambitious, supportive yet self-aware. From our youngest Reception pupils through to our longest-serving members of staff, there is a real sense of pride at being part of the Oxford High community.

As well as our commitment to girls education, we are committed to investing in our staff’s personal development through training and learning initiatives and via the GDST network.

Benefits:
As part of the Girls Day School Trust, the leading and largest group of independent girls schools in the UK, we offer a variety of benefits, which include:
• Competitive salaries and pay progression
• Access to extensive professional development opportunities
• Training grants for qualifications
• Generous pension schemes
• Free life assurance benefit
• Free school lunches
• 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 employment

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a sufficient number of applications. An early application is therefore strongly advised

Closing date: Thursday 25th April 2024 at midnight.

Interviews: 2nd / 3rd May 2024

Start date: mid to late August 2024, negotiable

Oxford High School and The GDST are 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. On-line searches may be done as part of due diligence checks.

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Director of Admissions and Marketing

Join the dynamic team at Oxford International College, a prestigious institution renowned for its exceptional GCSE and A-level programs. With a commitment to academic excellence, our college prepares ambitious international students for admission to top universities. Our impressive A-level results and recent ISI inspection reports highlight our dedication to providing a superior education. Located in the heart of Oxford, England, our college offers a vibrant learning environment in one of the world’s most iconic university cities. As a safeguarding-focused institution, we prioritize the welfare of our students. Join us and make a difference in the lives of aspiring scholars.

As Director of Admissions & Marketing (DAM), you’ll be the member of the school Senior Leadership Team (SLT) with prime responsibility for driving student enrolment. You’ll do this by ensuring families receive an exceptional experience at each stage of their journey with our school – from awareness and consideration, through to enrolment and advocacy. We call this our Family Experience Journey, and everything we do in MAC (Marketing, Admissions and Communications) evolves around this. To deliver an exceptional family experience every time, you’ll need to forge great relationships with colleagues from across the school, so that everyone is working together to achieve our vision. As an exceptional leader of people, you’ll coach and develop the commercial, creative, and customer-orientated skills of your team, and be a consummate ambassador for the school brand. As a DAM, you’ll also play a pivotal role in building the school community and reputation.

To apply, please send a CV and a request for application form to recruitment@oxcoll.com

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Head of Admissions

Dragon School is seeking to appoint an experienced Head of Admissions to start as early as possible in the 2024 summer term. The Head of Admissions will be responsible for leading the admissions department at Dragon School Prep and Pre-Prep which covers day pupils for Reception to Year 8 and boarding for years 4-8.

For further information about this role please view the enclosed role information or visit the Dragon School website

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Communications Officer

Radley College are excited to share this unique opportunity to join our small, ambitious and high performing communications team.

The Communications Officer will lead on the communications of day-to-day activities, ensuring key messages are communicated with clarity in the most effective and innovative way. We are seeking a natural communicator with excellent writing skills and a strong understanding of social media platforms. Most importantly, the Communications Officer will be excited by sharing unique stories that captivate new audiences yet appeal to the people who know us best.

It is likely that the successful candidate will have comparable experience in an educational or not-for-profit organisation but we welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds. An excellent command of written English is, however, essential for this role.

If you would like to arrange a preliminary conversation about the role prior to application, please email Ben Weston-Conway, Head of Communications via bjgw.weston-conway@radley.org.uk to arrange this.

We anticipate the Communications Officer will work full-time (35 hours per week) , however we are happy to hear from candidates interested in working slightly reduced hours, year round. Radley College offer a number of staff benefits including a College sickness scheme, reduced membership of the onsite sports centre, free parking on site and free school meals during term time.

Applications must be submitted on the official application form, which can be downloaded from the school website,  together with a covering letter explaining you interest in the role. Completed applications should be sent to applications@radley.org.uk.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon, Thursday 8 February 2024.

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Director of External Relations

DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS        

for September 2024

The Abingdon Foundation is seeking an innovative and dynamic person to join the School’s Senior Leadership Team as Director of External Relations.

This is an exciting opportunity to shape a new role with important strategic and operational responsibilities, leading key objectives within the Foundation’s strategic plan at a time of significant change for the sector, as well as having oversight of all day to day admissions, marketing and development operations. The postholder will work closely with both the Head of Foundation, to whom this role reports, as well as the Director of Finance and Operations (DFO). The Director of External Relations will play a key part in the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), working with colleagues to shape and lead a vision for the two schools within the Abingdon Foundation; Abingdon School and Abingdon Prep School.

This is a wide-ranging and hands-on role requiring an innovative and dynamic individual who combines highly effective people skills with strong business and market insight, as well as a commitment to the particular ethos, values and history of Abingdon School and Abingdon Preparatory School. The successful candidate will strive to deliver consistently outstanding results, building with innovation and vision upon a strong platform.

We are keen to hear from candidates with a variety of different experiences and backgrounds, providing they have the drive and the attributes to take forward Abingdon’s external relations activities.

The position is a permanent, full-time, year-round role with a competitive salary and generous benefits including up to 14.1% employer pension contribution, private healthcare insurance and discounted school fees. Due to the seniority and nature of this role, flexibility around working hours is essential, with evening and weekend work required to support key events. Periods of overseas travel will also be required.

We recognise the value of a diverse and inclusive workplace and are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants.  We aim to ensure that our staffing at all levels and in all roles is diverse and we welcome applications from all backgrounds and all sections of the community

Closing Date: Monday 5 February 2024 (Midday)

Longlist Interviews (video): Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 February 2024

Final Selection Days: Thursday 7 and Friday 8 March 2024

For further details and to apply please visit our recruitment portal:

https://vacanciesatabingdonschool.ciphr-irecruit.com/Applicants/

Abingdon is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

 

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Admissions & Marketing Officer, Prep School

We are looking for a highly organised enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to take on a dual-role at Oxford High Prep School (OHPS) focusing on Admissions and Marketing. Working alongside the Head of Prep and the Marketing & Admissions team, this role is integral to the success of the recruitment of pupils entering Reception through to Year 6.

Within the scope of Admissions, your primary responsibilities are pupil recruitment, customer service and administration with accountability for fulfilling all duties of the admissions process efficiently through a variety of channels.

Within the Marketing remit, you will focus on the planning and execution of marketing activities across various channels such as social media and the website, as well as print communications and collateral to support the reputation of the school and the recruitment and retention of pupils.

You will be a vital member of the School’s Marketing and Admissions team being the main point of contact for all inbound and outbound correspondences from/to prospective parents seeking entry to OHPS in Reception to Year 6, seeing through the full customer journey from initial inquiry to onboarding new students and everything in between. You will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running and successful completion of the admissions process for both UK and overseas applicants while always delivering an exceptional level of service and ensuring a high quality of work that is representative of the reputation of the Prep School.

Additionally, you will support with organising and implementing marketing plans within OHPS through digital and traditional channels to support pupil recruitment as well as raise the profile of the School within the local community. You will have the opportunity to lead on specific projects and increase your skill set by taking on various tasks that are integral to the positive promotion of OHPS.

Your responsibilities will include maintaining the admissions database, handling enquiries from prospective parents and processing applications in a timely fashion, facilitating the administration of the school’s entrance examinations and much more.

All are required within very strict timeframes and in combination with managing a very busy and varying workload. You will also oversee admissions events such as assessment days, open days, virtual meetings, parent visits and maintain the Prep Schools social media channels and presence on the school website.

You will need excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, and be able to maintain a high level of efficiency and attention to detail. You must be able to work independently taking ownership of your workload whilst being collaborative and supportive of your colleagues in the department and throughout the school.

To be successful in this role you will ideally have experience in customer service or sales, as well as marketing and stakeholder management. As an external-facing role, you will have a positive and proactive approach to work and enjoy managing multiple projects at once.

Admissions and Marketing are busy year-round, therefore this role is full-time, requiring someone proactive and forward-thinking to ensure that during peak periods you are well-prepared and responsive to the demands of the job.

Closing Date: 11:59pm on Sunday 28th January 2024

Interview Date: Friday 2nd February or Monday 5th February 2024

Since its foundation almost 150 years ago in the heart of Oxfords historic city centre Oxford High School has been innovative and pioneering in its approach to girls education. Today Oxford High School is a happy and vibrant place to work our girls are highly motivated and ambitious supportive yet self-aware. From our youngest Reception pupils through to our longest-serving members of staff there is a real sense of pride at being part of the Oxford High community.

As well as our commitment to girls education we are committed to investing in our staffs personal development through training and learning initiatives and via the GDST network.

Oxford High School and the GDST (Charity No 306983) are 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