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Director of Admissions and Marketing

The Director of Admissions & Marketing is primarily responsible for ensuring that we attract prospective parents to the School, and driving student recruitment through the delivery of an outstanding admissions experience.

The Director is responsible for ensuring that the admissions and marketing functions are as strong and effective as possible.

Alongside the admissions team, the Director will manage the whole admissions process ensuring communications with prospective parents are excellent, that admissions events are well managed, and that we have good relationships with feeder school and agents.

We ultimately want to provide prospective parents with the best and easiest process possible as they move through the admissions process whether that be into Reception or as an international Year 12 boarder. It is also vitally important that the team are able to provide the Core Executive Team with accurate and timely data on recruitment to support planning and budgeting.

For further details on the School please visit our website, or to arrange an informal discussion about the role please contact our HR Department on 01780 484267

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Director of Admissions and Marketing

Are you an experienced Admissions and Marketing professional looking for your next challenge? Are you keen to be involved in helping set the strategic direction and to be part of creating exciting new developments for the School’s future success? If the answer is yes and you would like to work with an excellent team at Downside School, we would love to hear from you.

As a member of the School’s Senior Leadership Team the Director of Admissions and Marketing is responsible for overseeing pupil recruitment and further developing and implementing a robust strategy for successfully recruiting pupils, in order to ensure recruitment targets are met and the ethos of the School is maintained.

This is a rare opportunity to fully utilise your admissions, marketing, customer service, administration and leadership skills in a unique environment. At Downside we are committed to working in partnership with families and to providing an environment which nurtures young people of integrity, who can think for themselves, stand up for their beliefs, and act to make a positive difference in the world.

As Director of Admissions and Marketing you will have responsibility for all aspects of the school’s admissions process with a view to maximising the number of enquiries, visits, registrations and joiners, whilst ensuring that retention levels remain strong.

The Director of Admissions and Marketing is also responsible for the development and implementation of the marketing strategy for the whole school, with the support of our Marketing Manager, and acts as ‘brand guardian’, promoting and developing the School’s image and reputation amongst its key stakeholders.

Downside is an independent, co-educational boarding and day School for pupils aged 11 to 18, and one of England’s oldest and most distinguished Catholic schools. Downside School is housed in magnificent buildings set in a 500 acre estate at the foot of the Mendip Hills, twelve miles south of the city of Bath. This is an exciting time to join the School, to be part of an historic organisation and to help us shape and build the future of the School.

This role requires someone who has a thorough understanding of the education sector and who has experience of developing and delivering successful admissions and/or enrolment processes or a process-driven service to support a positive pupil experience. Please refer to the full job description and person specification for the essential skills needed.

Salary: Competitive
Benefits: Free on-site parking, a competitive pension scheme and an employee
assistance programme. 33 days holiday per annum which includes the 8
days Bank and Public holidays

Closing date for applications: Sunday 2 January 2022 (Midnight)

Interview date: Monday 17 January 2022

How to Apply

You can apply with this direct job link

Please complete your application through our applicant tracking system, using the apply button. Please contact the Human Resources email address ( if you require further information after reading the job description or would like to arrange a confidential informal discussion with Caroline Brawley, Director of Operations.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Downside School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be DBS checked. We strive to be an equal opportunities employer.

Registered Company No. 11751009 and Registered Charity No: 1184700