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Admissions Officer (Bursaries)


The dynamic Admissions team are responsible for leading and co-ordinating the admission of pupils to Highgate’s over-subscribed Pre-Prep, Junior and Senior Schools, fast-paced work which is crucial for the ongoing success of the school. Led by the Head of Admissions, the team consists of 6 members who each have who each have their own autonomy but also work collaboratively as a team. With four formal entry points, the team’s primary focus is on relationships with prospective parents and pupils through designing and running a comprehensive admissions and induction process. We work closely with the Communications team as well as the leadership teams across all three schools.


This is a fulfilling and exciting role as you will take forward and oversee the Senior School’s bursary programme, awarding bursaries to 11+ and 16+ applicants. You will also lead our Senior School Admissions process for occasional place applicants. Both of these roles involve supporting families of applicants, guiding them through the process. You will have excellent administrative, communication and customer service skills to ensure a positive and inclusive experience of the school for all prospective families, whether applications are successful or not. Calm and organised, you will be a people-person with a flexible, pro-active and can-do approach. You will thrive in a busy environment and you will enjoy developing your skills. You’ll have a keen interest in promoting access to an independent education and be able to demonstrate warmth and empathy towards all prospective applicant families.

You will be working closely with the Head of Admissions, the Head of Lower School and Heads of Sixth Form, the Bursar, the Marketing Manager, the 11+/16+ (academic) Admissions Officer (a post held by a teacher at the Senior School), the Director of Inclusion, the Director of Development and the Partnerships Director and of course your colleagues in the Admissions Team.

Applications should be made via Highgate’s website https://www.highgateschool.org.uk/work-with-us/

Please visit our website to view our candidate information pack for further details.

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Director of Admissions and Bursaries

This is an exciting opportunity to join the School in a new and key role in leading and delivering both School Admissions and our Bursary Programme. You will lead the Admissions team in maintaining and building the reputation of the school by inspiring prospective parents and students to join. You will also provide operational leadership for the delivery of the Bursary Programme and wider strategic social impact goals, supporting delivery of our Inspiring Minds campaign to ensure 1 in 4 of our students are in receipt of a bursary by 2024, and beyond.

To succeed in this role, you will need to establish strong and trusting relationships with primary schools, aligning outreach partnership opportunities with our bursary programme. You will establish yourself as a vocal champion and spokesperson for the School and our bursary programme on both a local and national platform.

To apply and find out more about the school, the department and our attractive staff benefits package, please visit our website via the Apply button.

Closing date: Midday Thursday 2nd July 2020

Interviews: 8th, 9th or 10th July 2020

Within the current framework of government guidance and restrictions on attendance at schools, we may undertake a remote interview and appointment process.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and receipt of two satisfactory references.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a diverse and an inclusive environment for all employees.