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Digital Marketing and Admissions Assistant

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated person to join the Marketing and Admissions Team. We are looking for someone with the skills and experience in SEO and PPC so that we can tap into your expertise to bring the Hurst brand to life.
Above all, we wish to recruit candidates with a positive ‘can do’ attitude who can add value to our existing team.

If you are an organised multi-tasker with excellent communication skills and attention to detail with exceptional digital skills, then this may be the job for you.
The role would suit someone with relevant experience of Digital Marketing with a focus on analytics or someone early in their career or recent graduate, keen to advance their skills in these areas.

Hurst is situated in the South Downs, 20 minutes from Brighton and Gatwick.
Please visit our website for further information including an Application form: https://www.hppc.co.uk/about-us/work-with-us/support-staff-vacancies/

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Director of Foundation

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding professional with a proven track record of fundraising success to join us in the newly created role of Director of Foundation.

This is an exciting time to join us in our 175th anniversary year. As director of Foundation, you will be at the helm of alumni relations and engagement, alumni events, communications, merchandise and services.

Your strategic acumen will be crucial in raising funds for our bursarial endowment and capital projects, ensuring the sustained growth of the Hurst Foundation and the continued future success of Hurst College. Additionally, you will provide oversight and leadership to our archives, preserving the rich history and legacy of the College.

For more information download the Candidate Information Pack or contact sue.steele@hppc.co.uk for a chat about the role.

If you are ready to make a lasting impact and contribute to the future success of the Hurst Foundation, please contact recruitment@hppc.co.uk for an application form to be completed and returned together with your CV and covering letter.

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Director of Marketing and Communications

We are recruiting for this exciting position of Director of Marketing and Communications.

We are looking for someone who is dynamic, creative and who has the ability to manage all of our internal and external communications, raise the profile of the School regionally, nationally and internationally, and provide visionary leadership. This role will play an essential part in executing key areas of strategy across the School, including ambitious pupil recruitment targets, and the postholder will be monitoring admissions performance accordingly.

The successful candidate will be a subtle but clear communicator, able to engage key stakeholder groups and will thrive on the opportunity to define and implement a clear strategy and monitor its effectiveness.

The position is full time and permanent subject to a satisfactory probationary review. It will ideally suit a candidate with experience of working in a public or private sector organisation at senior level and who is prepared to lead, inspire and challenge. The successful candidate will have a track record of success in the delivery of services and managing change, ideally within an education environment.

Burgess Hill Girls is committed to promoting the safeguarding of children and expects all employees to share this commitment. Any offer will be made subject to the satisfactory pre-recruitment checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure. Burgess Hill Girls is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of age, gender, race, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.
All staff at Burgess Hill Girls are expected to contribute fully to the life of this busy and successful School.

To apply, please complete our application and return to our HR Department – hr@burgesshillgirls.com Closing date for applications is Monday 22nd April 2024.
Burgess Hill Girls anticipates the successful candidate to start from 22nd July 2024.

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Digital Marketing Officer

This is a brand new role focusing on developing and delivering the dynamic vision, development and implementation of all digital marketing and communications activity at Brambletye.

The postholder will be skilled in bringing the School’s social media channels and digital communications to life, through engaging and relevant content. This is a broad role that includes video production, the creation and management of digital collateral and advertising, the promotion of the School through external online channels such as Vimeo and YouTube and website development, working in conjunction with the School’s external website agency.

Start Date

Ideally, we would like the successful applicant to join us at the beginning of January 2024, however, we can be flexible about the start date if needed.

Hours of Work

This is a full-time, all year round position working 9.00am to 5.00pm, with a 30 minute unpaid break. However, we can be flexible about the working hours/pattern if needed. The hours and pattern of work will be discussed at interview.

Salary

The salary for this position will be between scale point 27 and 30 of Brambletye’s Non-Teachers Pay Scale – £29,063 to £32,215 per annum. The starting salary offered will depend on qualifications and experience.

Digital Marketing Officer Applicant Information Pack

For the full details of this opportunity, please read the Digital Marketing Officer Applicant Information Pack.

Key Dates

Application closing date: Wednesday, 29th November 2023 at 9.00am Interview date: w/c Monday, 4th December 2023.

Supporting Recruitment Policies and Documents

Before applying, all applicants should read the School’s support recruiting documents and policies, these are available on the vacancies page of Brambletye School’s website.

Brambletye School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its recruitment and selection process. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Director of Admissions

Lancing College is one of the UK’s leading independent co-educational boarding and day schools for just over 600 pupils aged 13-18. Located in West Sussex, east of Worthing, the College stands in an impressive estate of some hundreds of acres. The Lancing family of schools also comprises prep schools in Worthing and Hove and Little Lancing, a day Nursery and Forest School.

The College is seeking to appoint an energetic, forward thinking and ambitious Director of Admissions to provide dynamic leadership to the Admissions Office and fulfil a key ambassadorial role at a time when the College has concrete plans for its future growth. This role will be instrumental in achieving these plans. The postholder will work closely with the Executive Director External Relations, to maximise the recruitment of a full list of pupils for entry each September and will demonstrate the ability to think strategically and creatively in developing new markets. 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 College and will possess excellent communication and relationship building skills. They will be able to convey Lancing’s distinctive ethos with enthusiasm and conviction and will possess the ability to assess the range of capabilities and potential of prospective pupils.

This exciting leadership position will most likely be suited to an experienced professional from within the independent schools’ sector with a proven track record within an admissions related context. This could be directly from an Admissions function, or indirectly via hands-on involvement with customer facing aspects of the admissions process, for example as a Housemaster/mistress or another senior role within a senior or prep school.

The salary will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate but will be highly attractive.

For further information about the role and details of how to apply please visit: www.rsacademics.com

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics to arrange an informal and confidential discussion about the role:

Nina Lambert, Search Consultant: NinaLambert@rsacademics.com

 

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Wednesday 11th October 2023.

 

  • Lancing College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with previous employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (enhanced checks).  
  • 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 role are indicated in the candidate information. 
  • RSAcademics is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

 

 

 

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Deputy Director of Admissions

Deputy Director of Admissions

Salary: In the region of £50,000-£52,000 per annum, depending upon skills and experience

Lancing College is one of the UK’s leading independent co-educational boarding and day schools for just over 600 pupils aged 13-18. Located in West Sussex, east of Worthing, the College stands in an impressive estate of some 550 acres. The Lancing family of schools also comprises prep schools in Worthing and Hove and Little Lancing, a Day Nursery and Forest School.

The College is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, energetic and ambitious individual to the post of Deputy Director of Admissions. Reporting to the Director of Admissions, this post is a new role in the Admissions team and is being introduced during an exciting period of growth and development for the College. The post holder will deputise for the Director of Admissions and work closely with her in making key pupil recruitment decisions and in shaping and developing the Admissions department. The Deputy Director of Admissions will lead a small team, including the recently appointed Admissions Manager.

The ideal candidate will be a passionate advocate for Lancing’s values and have a demonstrable track record in high-quality stakeholder engagement and relationship management gained within or outside the education sector. Prior experience in a school’s admissions context is not essential but the successful candidate will have a good knowledge and understanding of the independent educational landscape and an instinctive feel for the College’s customers.

The successful candidate will be an articulate, persuasive and credible ambassador for the College and will possess excellent communication and relationship building skills. They will be able to convey Lancing’s distinctive ethos with enthusiasm and conviction.

Further information about the role and details of how to apply can be found at www.rsacademics.com

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics to arrange a confidential discussion about the role:

Susannah Thompson, Search Consultant: SusannahThompson@rsacademics.com

Closing date for applications: 10.00am on Wednesday 19 July 2023.

Lancing College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with previous employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.  

 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 role are indicated in the candidate information. 

RSAcademics is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

 

 

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Admissions Manager

Full Time
Salary: £35,000- £37,000 per annum.
Let’s talk about flexible working too.
Hours of Work: 8.30-17.30, Monday to Friday (Flexible working is possible in agreement with your line manager according to the needs of the School).

We have an exciting opportunity for an Admissions Manager to inspire and lead our incredibly hard working and friendly Admissions Department at Lancing College.

The Department
The College receives many applications from the UK as well as across the globe and the role of the Admissions Department is to ensure the experience of prospective families and pupils is a positive one when they apply to Lancing. The Admissions department works closely with academic and pastoral colleagues as part of the recruitment process.

The Role
As our Admissions Manager you will oversee key elements of the admissions process and will have line management responsibilities for three people in our dynamic department.

You will work closely and communicate clearly with staff across the College, overseeing the process of new pupils from initial contact through to arrival at the school, ensuring that all relevant data is reported accurately.

The successful candidate will assist in the marketing of the school to prospective parents, prep schools and educational agents. A key element of the role is working with the Director of Admissions to develop and maintain strong relations with prep/feeder schools, including managing mailings/events with prep schools regarding prospective pupils.

You will manage the administration of entrance assessments, scholarships and additional tests as well as the post assessment communications with parents at all entry points.

You will ensure a customer- friendly transition of pupils to the school following confirmation of a place. This will include managing the distribution of pre-arrival communications (joining instructions) and welcome events.

About you
We are ideally looking for someone with a confident and strong sense of leadership. You may have previous experience of working within a school or thrive in a demanding customer service environment.

We are seeking candidates who have experience of delivering outstanding customer service and have excellent communication, administrative and relationship-building skills.

The successful candidate will be innovative, a creative thinker, driven to achieve whilst at the same time having the ability to support their team.

We are looking for an individual who is able to review and identify opportunities for process improvements finding creative solutions.

Sustainability is high on our agenda so the ability to work digitally is desirable.

What can we offer you?
You will have the opportunity to develop existing qualifications or continue leadership CPD.

In return for your commitment and hard work, we offer you a complimentary lunch, free tickets to College musicals, dance and drama performances, access to books, magazines and DVDs from the College library, access to our Employee Assistance Programme, staff events, Christmas parties and end of term celebrations, free parking at our onsite car parks and access to cycle to work scheme.

You will also be entitled to 25 days annual leave, and we give you an additional 3 days leave between Christmas and New Year.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 17 May 2023 although applications may be reviewed on receipt.

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Director of Communications and Marketing

Ardingly College is a leading independent, co-educational day and boarding school for over 1000 boys and girls aged 2-18 years. Situated on a stunning campus in the beautiful Sussex countryside, the College benefits from easy rail access to the vibrant city of Brighton and just 45 minutes to Central London.

This ambitious and forward-looking school is seeking to appoint a Director of Communications and Marketing to provide strategic direction and inspired leadership for the school’s communications and marketing activities. It is a pivotal new role, reporting directly to the Head of College, and part of the College Executive Team.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced communications professional to take a lead role in implementing a new vision for the future of the College. The Director of Communications and Marketing will be responsible for developing a school-wide strategy for communications and marketing and managing a cohesive programme of internal and external communications to engage and inspire a diverse community of stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker, a creative communicator and an engaging storyteller, who is keen to embrace Ardingly life, build a powerful brand and craft a compelling narrative for its unique World Ready™ proposition. Prior professional experience in a school environment is not essential.

Further information about the role and details of how to apply can be found at: www.rsacademics.com

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics to arrange an informal and confidential discussion about the role:

Lucy Mediratta: LucyMediratta@rsacademics.com

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Tuesday 11th April 2023

RSAcademics is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

Ardingly College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

 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 this post are detailed in the candidate information brochure.

 

 

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Marketing and Admissions Executive

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an organised, creative and enthusiastic marketing and admissions professional, with drive and passion to work in a growing and fast paced school community. This role would suit either an experienced marketing professional who has exceptional customer service skills, a friendly manner, excellent design, writing and digital media skills with a creative mindset or an experienced admissions registrar or administrator.
Main purpose of the job:
To lead the marketing and admissions by promoting internally and externally Conifers School, thereby driving pupil recruitment and retention of both pupils and staff. To work closely with the marketing and admissions team, at School and Group level, as well as with the Head and SLT.
The successful candidate will be an exceptional team player and possess the ability to individually execute a range of initiatives and campaigns to inform, engage, recruit, and retain pupils from Pre-School through to the Prep School, Experience of working in a School environment is essential with particular experience in marketing and admissions, including the admissions process, meeting and greeting visitors, and responding to emails and telephone calls.
The role will include online and digital marketing, events, media relations, PR, in-house graphic and digital design and production of publications and collateral, SEO, internal communications such as weekly newsletters and other CRM, maintaining the school website and seeking new opportunities.
The Marketing and Admission Executive will manage all aspects of the admissions process, carry out school tours, liaise with prospective parents and work on events for prospective pupils as well as ensure the efficiency of the Admissions process from initial contact through to enrolment. This is a fast-paced and busy role with much opportunity and reward.
Specific Skills, Responsibilities and Requirements:
Marketing
• The successful candidate will have experience and knowledge of digital marketing skills including website development, video marketing, social media marketing. Knowledge of SEO (technical SEO and content marketing) would be preferable, although training can be provided.
• Take photos and undertake filming and interviews to secure content to illustrate school life e.g. children in school, teacher demonstrations, parent interviews, pupil case studies, school events etc.
• Manage a media library of school photos and videos, editing this content as necessary.
• Organise and manage professional photographic shoots, videos and pod casts as required.
• Graphic design skills are essential with knowledge of Creative Suite, including InDesign and Photoshop. A creative mind is also essential.
• Advertising: oversee the production and execution of school advertising in the press, school guides and general community in any format. Monitor competitor advertising and produce an annual review of the marketplace and produce a termly report on the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns. Research and advise on new advertising placements.
• Copy writing for press, blogging, marketing literature and website content.
• Managing and updating website content.
• Draft, design and schedule social media content promoting the school or appealing to its potential audiences across a range of social media channels e.g. Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, using advertising/ promoted posts when required.
• Develop social media channels, maintaining an active and engaging presence and interacting with individuals, influencers and organisations and reposting, commenting and responding as necessary.
• Create and distribute printed marketing materials to promote the school. For example: posters, leaflets, signage, adverts.
• Research and secure PR opportunities to promote the school, drafting press releases and other content as necessary. For example, placing articles in local/ sector media/ blogs, organising event attendance, school/teacher award entries.
• Support and produce email marketing mailers to existing and prospective parents. Understanding and knowledge of software such as Readymag and Mailchimp would be preferable.
• Manage the design, content, and production of a weekly and termly newsletters as well as design and produce an annual school yearbook.
• Source, create and refresh marketing material and merchandising for the school.
• Oversee the production of event invitations and other printed material related to an event.Setup displays; manage internal events, attend schools and events for school recruitment. To foster a high and unified standard for all customer facing and public material.
• To design and produce event programmes, certificates, information sheets and other marketing collateral.
• Experienced copywriter; able to write for a B2C audience across various platforms and media. You will also have excellent written communication and proof-reading skills.
• To assist with sourcing appropriate branded products for marketing purposes.
• Ensure the marketing costs remain within budget.
• Communicate and update the Group Head of Marketing and Admissions on major projects.
• Document project plans for all work undertaken.
• Keep all documents filed in relevant project files.
• Keep the electronic diary up to date.
• Dress in a manner appropriate for the needs of the day.
Admissions
Parents and Communication:
• Manage and deliver an efficient and welcoming admissions programme, ensuring a professional service to parents, pupils, feeder schools and the school community.
• Working through all aspects of the admissions process from initial contact through to enrolment with efficiency.
• Ensuring that all appropriate information is sent out at the relevant stages of the admissions process.
• Managing visits of the school by prospective parents and pupils, ensuring that their experience is as positive and as personal as possible.
• Maintaining contact with prospective parents and following up visits with personal approaches to ensure registration and retention.
• Communicating efficiently with all areas of the school including teaching and support staff as appropriate.
• To follow up on enquiries from agents and parents who have made contact with the school.
• To ensure that information relating to admissions on the School Website is up to date and accurate.
• Where possible, attend school events, recruitment fairs and similar publicity events.
• Informing West Sussex CC of starters and leavers.
• Co-ordinate visits, and build relationships with Independent Schools and their Heads.
• Tour prospective families.
• Liaise with the Head of Marketing and Admissions and/or Head to identify critical areas for marketing campaigns.
• Record, monitor and analyse the progress of enquiries through the admissions process to evaluate the effectiveness of marketing strategies.
Data and Management:
• Ensure that record keeping, and reporting requirements are maintained.
• Ensure that the admissions data and register is up to date, accurate and is compliant with the latest data protection protocols and school regulations.
• To comply with the School policies and procedures.
• To track, manage and analyse the admissions statistics (including enquiries, visits, registrations, offers, deposits, joiners and leavers) and report figures regularly.
• To ensure that the Bursar is informed of deposits received, new starters, pupil leavers and any changes in financial assistance, so that fee billing is as accurate as possible.
• To ensure that new pupil materials are prepared as required, providing relevant teaching staff with the required documentation relating to new pupils and their induction.
• To ensure all data and information required by ISI and other bodies is kept up to date and in excellent order.
For full job description and to apply see https://sherbertjobs.com/southeast/westsussex/conifers/marketing-and-admissions-executive or contact Chloe Pestell cpestell@conifersschool.com