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Director of Marketing and Communications

WGS is looking to appoint an inspirational and dynamic leader, with senior level expertise in marketing, internal and external engagement and communications, to join the Senior Management Team. They will lead in a community of professional support staff and teachers, be a dedicated team player with the ability to challenge and offer new ideas.

Founded in 1512, Wolverhampton Grammar School is one of the oldest schools in the country. As a selective, co-educational, and socially diverse independent school of 750+ students aged 4-18 years, it enjoys an outstanding reputation. Award-winning and judged “Excellent” by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, this is a fantastic opportunity to join a nationally recognised, forward-thinking school.

This leadership position will suit an experienced and innovative professional with a proven track record within a marketing and communications related context. They will possess excellent relationship-building and leadership skills, as well as creative marketing abilities and the entrepreneurial instincts to ensure Wolverhampton Grammar School continues to thrive.

Experience of working within an educational environment is not essential.  The role would also suit an exceptional individual with similar sales, marketing or communications experience gained in the commercial or charitable sector, but who has an instinctive feel for the independent school market combined with the relevant transferable skills to undertake this complex and fulfilling role.

The position will command a competitive salary and benefits package. Application forms can be downloaded from www.wgs.org.uk/vacancies where further details regarding the post can be found. Completed applications, including fully addressing how you demonstrate the necessary skills and competencies outlined in the job description, should be emailed to Carrie Clines (Finance Director’s PA & HR Assistant) no later than 12pm on Tuesday 9th April.

Wolverhampton Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Marketing Manager

Abbotsholme is a co-educational, boarding and day school set in a large, beautiful estate on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border. We are committed to a holistic philosophy of education, striving to nurture and develop pupils’ strengths and abilities through excellence in academic studies, superb pastoral care and a unique and broad-ranging extra-curricular programme.

Job Description
An exciting opportunity exists for a proven Marketing professional with a tried and tested track record to promote Abbotsholme School’s vision and ethos to a wider audience.

You will be joining an exciting, fast paced environment; capturing our diverse curriculum, beautiful environment and outstanding activities in action. The successful candidate will be creative, energetic and resourceful as well experienced in planning, producing and publishing written and visual content across websites and social media. The ability to engage our target audience and raise the school’s profile is key to this role.
Confident in communicating with stakeholders and colleagues on all levels is essential. You are charged with growing our marketing strategy with the senior leadership team.

You must be able to promote and progress the Abbotsholme vision and brand. You will therefore have an acute attention to detail when creating marketing material.
Working with PR & Media contacts both locally and nationally is also required, ensuring that they receive eye catching, newsworthy content.
Experience in event management is favourable, managing the promotion and arrangements for Open Week and external exhibitions.
This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to work in one of the most unique schools in the country.

Job Type – Full time

Salary – £30,000 – £33,000 per year dependent on qualifications and experience.

Benefits – Discounted or free food, on-site parking, and competitive pension, up to 50% reduced school fees for dependents.

Schedule – Monday to Friday (full time)

Education – Bachelor’s (preferred)

Work Location – In person

Application deadline – Friday 30th June at midday

Expected start date – as soon as possible

To apply, please complete the school application form and submit it together with a cover letter outlining your suitability to recruit@abbotsholme.co.uk

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Head of Admissions

Head of Admissions

Full Time, 52 weeks per year

Permanent Opportunity

Competitive Salary ranging from £45,000 to £55,000 dependent on experience

Denstone College wish to provide an opportunity for an inspirational Head of Admissions to join our team and be responsible for development and implementation of the admissions strategy for the College and Prep School, supporting in all aspects of admissions.

Denstone College and The Prep at Denstone College are a leading independent school in rural Staffordshire. Beginning life as a school in 1873, Denstone College is a thriving, co-educational boarding and day school, situated close to Uttoxeter. We have our own preparatory school, which has recently moved onto the main campus, providing continuous education on the same site for pupils aged from 4–18. The school is part of the Woodard Corporation, and the Head is in membership of HMC.

The successful candidate will:

– Represent the College at key events for prospective and existing pupils, including evenings and weekends, where necessary
– Ensure the department stays up to date with best practice and new innovative processes to provide the best admissions process possible
– Have leadership experience in an admissions role
– Have experience of developing and implementing strategies
– Have the ability to deliver an outstanding level of customer service
– Have experience of database management/processing

What we can offer you:

– To be part of our Denstone College team, combining its rich tradition and history with a forward thinking approach to educational excellence
– Working in beautiful surroundings
– Hybrid working will be considered dependent on the role, offering a good work life balance
– Friendly and supportive environment
–A commitment to professional development and career progression
– Free parking
– Free meal
– Enrolment into a pension scheme
– Access to on site facilities such as gym, swim and exercise classes
– Uniforms provided if required
– We are proud to be a Real Living Wage employer

Denstone College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all our staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS and pre-employment checks.

Please note, we reserve the right to end this advertisement prior to the closing date, so early applications are encouraged.

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Head of Admissions

Head of Admissions
Full Time, 52 weeks per year
Permanent Opportunity
Competitive Salary
Denstone College wish to provide an opportunity for an inspirational Head of Admissions to join our team and be responsible for development and implementation of the admissions strategy for the College and Prep School, and support in all aspects of admissions.

Denstone College and The Prep at Denstone College are a leading independent school in rural Staffordshire. Founded in 1873, Denstone College is a thriving, co-educational boarding and day school of approximately 720 pupils, situated close to Uttoxeter. We have our own preparatory school, which has recently moved onto the main campus, providing continuous education on the same site for pupils aged from 4–18. The school is part of the Woodard Corporation, and the Head is in membership of HMC.

The successful candidate will:
– Represent the College at key events for prospective and existing pupils, including evenings and weekends, where necessary
– Ensure the department stays up to date with best practice and new innovative processes to provide the best admissions process possible
– Have leadership experience in an admissions role
– Have experience of developing and implementing strategies
– Have the ability to deliver an outstanding level of customer service
– Have experience of database management/processing

What we can offer you:
– To be part of our Denstone College team, combining its rich tradition and history with a forward thinking approach to educational excellence
– Working in beautiful surroundings
– Friendly and supportive environment
– A commitment to professional development and career progression
– Free parking
– Free meal
– Enrolment into a pension scheme
– Access to on site facilities such as gym, swim and exercise classes
– Uniforms provided if required
– We are proud to be a Real Living Wage employer

Denstone College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all our staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS and pre-employment checks.
For more information, please contact recruitment@denstonecollege.net

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Marketing Manager

At Denstone College, we believe that school should be a transformational, inspirational, life-changing experience where children grow into young adults ready to contribute to the world.

We are looking to recruit a full time, permanent Marketing Manager. The ideal candidate will have a positive, proactive working attitude and the ability to be flexible, efficient, and work effectively to deadlines and with all stakeholders.

Reporting to the Head of Marketing and Admissions, the Marketing Manager will be responsible for the planning and delivery of the school’s online and offline communication channels, developing publications, liaising with media, driving content and development of the website and digital advertising. They will ensure consistent and highly effective communications with current and prospective families and will work in close collaboration with the admissions team to manage and deliver the yearly calendar of on-site and online open events and feeder events.

The successful candidate will join a thriving school and will be an enthusiastic contributor to the wider life of Denstone College.

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and encourage applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates from all backgrounds. We have a strong commitment to the safety and welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to have a satisfactory enhanced DBS check, in addition to other pre-employment checks.

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Registrar

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding, enthusiastic Registrar who is sales focused and is primarily responsible for pupil recruitment and the admissions process.

He or she shall ensure that all enquirers and applicants receive a positive impression of Abbotsholme school. As a prominent public representative of the school, he or she will excel in customer service and be a firm believer in the ethos of an all-through independent boarding School.

The School Registrar will play a key part in the planning, preparation and execution of key admissions-related public events, such as Open days, exhibition events and Taster Days. He or she will provide weekly updates to the Senior Leadership Team on boarding and day pupil applications for both international and UK students.

The Registrar will work closely with the Marketing Manager and Admissions Assistant as a team to develop and foster effective working relationships with academic and support colleagues across the full Abbotsholme school offer.

A sound understanding of boarding, overseas recruitment, Cat 4 Visa SEN and the curriculum of a school for children aged 2-18 would be an advantage.

For an application pack, please contact:
Julie Noon, PA to the Headteacher (julie.noon@abbotsholme.co.uk or call 01889 590217)