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Admissions Assistant


Cranleigh Prep School is a leading independent co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 7 to 13. We are recruiting for a part-time Admissions Assistant to play a key role in the implementation of admissions projects.

The Admissions Office plays a vital role within the School. For the majority of prospective parents, it is their first contact with Cranleigh.

The post holder will work with the Head of Admissions and the Marketing and Events Co-ordinator in the Prep School Admissions Office to provide a professional approach to all enquiries, applicants and their families. Reporting to the Head of Admissions, the role is to provide key administrative and customer service support to the busy admissions department. The ideal candidate will be able to work as an individual and as part of a team.

The Admissions Assistant will provide administrative support to ensure that procedures are adhered to and that processes and events run smoothly. This is a busy and varied role involving daily communication with academic staff, prospective families and staff from other schools. The post holder needs to: work well under pressure; to have excellent organisational skills; to have both excellent written and spoken English; to demonstrate good use of initiative and to have the ability to multitask and prioritise. They will assist in the evening and weekend working will be required.

This is a part-time role 9.30am to 3.00pm weekdays (25 hours/week), state-school term time only (39 weeks/year). Some flexibility will be required to cover occasional evening and weekend work to support events related to Admissions.

We offer a supportive community environment, a Salary of £11,720 per annum, and a wide range of non-contractual benefits including:

  • Bursarial School Pension Scheme
  • Complimentary lunch during term time
  • Free use of school gym
  • Free onsite parking

We welcome applications from a range of backgrounds. However, experience in schools and an appreciation of the aims of independent education is extremely desirable.

For further information and an application form, please visit the School website:

Candidates are requested to submit a brief letter of application, together with a completed application form supported by a full CV as soon as possible and no later than Thursday 6th April 2023.

Only applications submitted on the School’s Application Form will be considered and should be sent to:

By post: Recruitment, Cranleigh School, Horseshoe Lane, Surrey GU6 8QQ or via email to:

Applications will be considered as they are received and therefore the vacancy may close earlier than advertised.

Cranleigh School recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Cranleigh Preparatory School is committed to the protection and safety of its pupils. The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check.