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Director of Marketing & Communications

Required from: September / October 2020
Hours: Full time
Salary: From £44,970 pa plus benefits
Contract: Permanent

This is an opportunity for an outstanding individual to lead the marketing, pupil recruitment and communications strategies of this highly successful school.

The Director of Marketing & Communications is a pivotal role which is at the heart of the school community, interacting with staff, parents, students and community, and is integral to the school’s success.

Your key responsibilities will include developing and delivering a marketing plan that will bring the Head’s vision to life and drive pupil numbers. You will also oversee all advertising and marketing material, communicating a compelling message for the school.

The successful candidate will have proven experience of developing and implementing marketing strategies at a senior level and will be able to demonstrate the ability to lead, motivate and build excellent relationships. Experience in the Education sector is desirable, but not essential.

This is a full time permanent position, starting from September / October 2020. The hours of work are 8.30am to 4.30pm, although attendance at events will require some evening and weekend hours.

About the School

Founded in 1878, Sheffield Girls’ is situated in Broomhill, a very pleasant area of the city between the University and the Botanical Gardens. The school enjoys an excellent reputation as the highest performing school locally (and regularly in the whole of Yorkshire) at GCSE and A level.


As part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • 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

To apply, please click the apply button and complete the online application.

Please ensure that you enclose a cover letter with your application.

The closing date for applications is 4.00pm, Monday 17th August 2020.

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.