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Admissions, Marketing & Communications in Independent Schools

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Client Services Director

Stickman is a happy, fresh and ambitious company that is on a mission to supercharge pupil numbers and overall growth for schools across the globe. As part of this, we are looking to recruit a highly-organised, driven, passionate and ‘can do’ Client Services Director. Holding serious weight at a senior level in the company, the post holder will bring vision, leadership and strategic expertise.

This exciting and influential role involves working alongside Emily Richards to support Stickman’s growth and will have overall responsibility for the Client Services department. They will have a demonstrable track record in strategic marketing, project management and leading successful teams and will be able to demonstrate flair, vision, leadership, and strategic expertise.

You can find further details about this awesome role in the attachment below.

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Associate Director of Development

Kingswood School in Bath is looking to appoint a proactive and passionate fundraising professional to lead Kingswood Foundation’s Development.

Reporting to the Director of External Relations, the Associate Director of Development role will play a critical role in building on our 275th Anniversary campaign as we move into the next exciting phase of development. The postholder will engage with key stakeholders, both internally and externally, to secure, enhance and develop the Foundation’s philanthropic networks and reputation, and to act as an ambassador and spokesperson for the Foundation. This is a senior fundraising position, and the role will include strategic planning, the execution of our new programmes, building and enhancing relationships with our community, and communicating our vision and plans as we meet our ambitious future targets.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced development professional committed to the transformative power of philanthropy within an educational setting. Previous experience of working in major gift fundraising is essential as is knowledge and expertise in effective stakeholder engagement.

It is anticipated that this will be a full-time role, throughout the year, although other work patterns will be considered. It is expected that some weekend and evening work will be required as an integral part of the role and there may be future opportunities for international travel.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, and a supportive and exciting educational environment in which colleagues can develop and thrive.

For further details, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of our website:

To request an application pack, please email the Recruitment Co-ordinator: or telephone 01225 734350

To apply, please send a covering letter and the fully completed application form to no later than: Monday, 10 June 2024, midday

Kingswood is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Successful candidates will be required to complete relevant safeguarding and enhanced DBS checks, including a check of the children’s barred list.

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Director of Communications and External Relations

(GSA, BSA Boarding and Day School for approximately 480 girls aged 11-18)

Queenswood is set in beautiful Hertfordshire countryside close to London.

Required for September 2024


Queenswood is seeking to appoint a Director of Communications and External Relations to lead the School’s marketing, admissions and development activities. Reporting to the Principal, and a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of External Relations will provide inspiring and strategic leadership of Queenswood’s external relations activities.

The successful applicant will be a key public face of the School. This is a high profile and exciting leadership position suited to a high calibre marketing professional who combines demonstrable leadership skills with an extensive marketing, admissions and communications background, perhaps encompassing an international aspect.

The post will most likely attract an experienced professional from the independent education sector. Alternatively, the role might suit an exceptional individual with wider educational or commercial experience gained outside the sector but who has an instinctive feel for the School’s customers and their needs, bringing with them the relevant skills to undertake this complex and exciting job. An understanding of, and empathy with, the School’s ethos is essential.

This is a full-time, permanent post paying  £70,000 – £80,000 per annum depending on experience.

Our benefits include free lunch and refreshments during term-time, ample parking, and the use of school grounds and facilities. Onsite accommodation may be provided for the right candidate.

For further details of this post and to apply, please go to:

Closing Date: 9am Wednesday 15 May 2024

First round interviews: Tuesday 21 May 2024

Second round interviews: Thursday 23 May 2024

 This role carries a high level of safeguarding responsibilities.  Full safeguarding checks will be carried out on the successful applicant.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Queenswood is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and all applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Director of External Relations

Starting in September 2024 – Full Time, all year round

This is an exceptional opportunity for a highly experienced communications and marketing professional to take on a leadership role across both our schools which will be instrumental in developing and delivering the strategic aims of our schools.

The post of Director of External Relations integrates the functions of admissions, marketing, communications, and stakeholder relations. This is a role that has a strategic element to it and the person undertaking it will be responsible for creating an integrated programme of external relations to achieve maximum benefits for both schools.

They will be a key public face for the two schools, responsible for the organisation, development, implementation and leadership of all matters related to admissions, marketing, communications and external relations in close liaison with the Head.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a successful track record in strategic communications, marketing and brand management from either an education or commercial background. They will need to demonstrate a strong understanding of the factors that families consider when investing in a St Margaret’s Prep and St Mary’s, Calne education.  The Director of External Relations will lead the Development Team which will include the fundraising for bursaries and future capital projects in line with both School’s strategic aims.

The Director of Communications will be a member of the School’s Senior Leadership team reporting to the Head. They will be a key School figure at internal, local, national and international events.

Applicant Pack

Application Form

Closing date for applications:  Monday 13th May 2024 @ 09.00

Proposed Interview dates (TBC): Thursday 16th May (1st round), Saturday 18th May (2nd round)

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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 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 for an application form to be completed and returned together with your CV and covering letter.

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Director of Marketing and Admissions

This position represents an excellent opportunity for a suitably well-qualified individual to lead our Marketing and Admissions team.

The position is full time and permanent subject to a satisfactory probationary review.

This position represents an excellent opportunity for a suitably experienced and qualified individual to lead the marketing of Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation and its recruitment of pupils.

Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation seeks to appoint a suitable candidate to start as soon as available. This position is full-time and 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 Director of Admissions and Marketing will have a track record of success in the delivery of services and managing change, ideally within an education environment. The successful candidate will be a key member of the Senior Management Team with direct responsibility for the Admissions and Marketing team. Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation is committed to promoting the safeguarding of children and expects all employees to share this commitment. Any position will be made subject to satisfactory checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of age, gender, race, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

All staff at Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation are expected to contribute fully to the life of this busy and successful School

The position’s recruitment pack, including the job description can be found here.

The Application

All applications are to be sent to the Foundations HR department at

The Deadline

The deadline for all applications is noon on Thursday 28 March 2024 but please feel free to submit your application as soon as possible.

The Interview

First Round Interviews will commence on 17th April 2024. The Second Round Interviews will take on 25th April 2024. Further details and a schedule will be provided in advance of the interview.

Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of age, gender, race, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

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Director of Admissions & Marketing (DAM)

Director of Admissions & Marketing (DAM)

Nord Anglia International School Al Khor (NAISAK), Qatar

To be exceptional, we have to find the best people. Join our team as the Director of Admissions & Marketing at our school in Al Khor, Qatar where you’ll have opportunities to challenge yourself, progress your career and collaborate locally and internationally with some of the brightest minds in the education sector.

About us

We’re Nord Anglia Education, the world’s largest premium international schools organisation. Every day, our teachers help more than 75,000 students at 87 schools across Asia, the Middle East, the Americas and Europe achieve more than they ever imagined possible. Our family of more than 15,000 passionate staff are experts in their academic and commercial fields and play a vital role in the world-class experience our schools provide. When you join Nord Anglia’s Marketing, Admissions and Communications team, you’ll become part of a global family of talented and creative experts working for a fast-growing premium international brand.

About our school

Nestled just 30 minutes north of the bustling capital of Qatar, Doha, Nord Anglia International School Al Khor (NAISAK) is not just a place of learning—it’s a thriving hub within the local community. At the heart of NAISAK’s success is a vibrant, dedicated team of professionals who are committed to nurturing over 1100 young minds, ranging from 3 to 18 years old.

Al Khor itself is one of Qatar’s oldest towns, offering a serene, welcoming environment away from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet close enough to Doha to enjoy all the capital has to offer. This quaint town provides a peaceful backdrop for our school, making it an ideal setting for both learning and personal growth.

At NAISAK, we offer a broad, bespoke curriculum that caters to a wide range of interests and needs. Our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) classrooms have recently undergone a beautiful refurbishment, creating an enchanting and stimulating learning environment tailored specifically for our youngest learners. This transformation ensures that every child is welcomed into a space designed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and a love for learning from the very start of their educational journey.

Building on the foundation laid in our EYFS, our Key Stage 1 and 2 programs are experiencing exciting growth. In these stages, students are immersed in a dynamic learning environment that encourages exploration, critical thinking, and a deeper understanding of the world around them.

As our students progress into Key Stages 3, 4, and 5, they embark on an academically rigorous journey, culminating in the pursuit of GCSEs and A-Levels. This critical phase prepares them not only for academic excellence but also for the challenges and opportunities of the wider world, laying a solid foundation for university and beyond.

At NAISAK, we understand the importance of a supportive learning environment. We prioritise student and staff wellbeing, personalised learning journeys, and a strong sense of multiculturalism and global citizenship.

Joining the team at NAISAK offers the unique opportunity to work in a wonderful school environment, while enjoying the vibrant lifestyle of Doha. This blend offers an unparalleled lifestyle and professional experience, complete with the benefits of working in a globally recognised school. Here, you’ll find a supportive community, professional growth opportunities, and the chance to make a significant impact on the lives of young learners in a stunning setting.

To learn more about NAISAK, please visit

About you

We would love to welcome the right person to NAISAK, to lead our marketing, admissions and communications function and meet challenging commercial targets. To be successful in this role you will have:

  • The enthusiasm to be at the heart of the project right from the start, and boundless energy to see it through to success
  • Working with senior colleagues, the ability to plan and execute the strategic marketing, admissions and communications direction for the school and achieve challenging KPIs.
  • Outstanding sales skills, including a natural story-teller’s ability to bring the school to life for parents and other stakeholders before the buildings have even been completed
  • A creative eye and untamed imagination to build the school’s reputation and attract families with memorable messaging, media and events
  • A talent for collaborating with both teachers and non-teaching staff alike, to align their goals with your own and drive performance
  • A leadership style that embraces inclusion, imparts confidence and inspires success

To find the best people, we have to be exceptional. As part of Nord Anglia Education, you’ll be working for a world-class brand, alongside dedicated and passionate industry experts. You’ll have opportunities to progress further, learn more and collaborate locally and internationally, with some of the brightest minds in the education sector, who can take credit for some of the finest academic results in the world. You’ll also have uninhibited access to Nord Anglia University, our award-winning professional development platform.

Our staff love working for Nord Anglia Education. But don’t just take it from us – hear more from them.

Want to learn more about the role? Read the full job description here.

Selection Process

Applicants should submit a CV, letter of application, and the details of two professional referees, one of which should be your current Line Manager. Interviews will be conducted at the school or via Microsoft Teams.

Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The closing date for applications: 18th April 2024. 

The start date for this role: 1st May 2024/ 1st August 2024. 


Nord Anglia Education is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. Any offer of appointment will be subject to a successful medical as well as clearance from safeguarding authorities.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

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Assistant to the Director of Admissions

Rugby School is a diverse and inclusive community, committed to using collaboration, curiosity and expertise to uncover the best in every student and member of staff. Equity and service are fundamental to our practice.

We are seeking to appoint a Assistant to the Director of Admissions. This role requires a commitment to working full-time (37.5 Hours) over 52 weeks of the year.

The successful candidate will need a high level organisational and communication skills. The role is varied and involves playing an important part in supporting the School’s Admissions process. The Admissions Office is a dynamic and fast-moving place, suitable to a candidate who is adaptable and enjoys challenge. Please read the Job Description for further information, which is subject to change.

For more information and to apply: Please register and complete an application via our recruitment portal which can be found at

Closing date: 17 March 2024

Applications will be considered upon receipt and we reserve the right to make an appointment before the closing date. Therefore, an early application is strongly advised.

Please Note The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are key facets of our core ethos that ‘the Whole Person is the Whole point’. Find out more here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Rugby School

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or age. Recruitment Agencies We have a team of internal recruiters and advertise our vacancies to attract candidates and not agency suppliers. If we need agency assistance, we will reach out to our trusted partners. Any speculative CVs we receive will not be accepted as an introduction.

Charity Registration Number 528752

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Director of Admissions and Marketing

Oakham is looking to appoint an energetic, forward-thinking and ambitious Director of Admissions and Marketing.

Salary: Up to £85,000 depending on skills and experience

Oakham School is a co-educational independent day and boarding school of around 1000 pupils, aged 10-18. A uniquely balanced pupil community of 50:50 boarding and day pupils and 50:50 girls and boys live and work together in a beautiful 70-acre school campus, which is situated in the thriving market town of Oakham in the heart of rural England. Pupils who live in the local area enjoy the company of students from international backgrounds and this social harmony forms the basis of Oakham School’s friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere.

Reporting directly to the Headmaster, and a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of Admissions and Marketing will provide inspiring and strategic leadership of the School’s pupil recruitment, marketing and communications activities, developing and implementing strategies to build on Oakham’s already well-established brand locally, nationally and internationally.

This is a high-profile and exciting leadership position and will most likely attract an experienced professional from the education sector with a track record of success in strategic marketing, communications and/or prior exposure to an admissions or pupil recruitment context. They will possess the ability to apply admissions experience and sound marketing principles to drive the School’s pupil recruitment strategy by thoroughly understanding both target audiences and the marketplace.

The successful candidate will bring significant leadership experience and will be an articulate, persuasive and credible ambassador for the School. Excellent communication, stakeholder management and relationship building skills will be essential, as will the agility and strategic skills to respond to future challenges and opportunities across the independent school sector.

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics in the first instance to arrange an informal and confidential discussion with:

The deadline for receipt of applications is 10.00am on Monday 18 March 2024.

Applications should be made electronically to RSAcademics. To submit your application, please click on “Apply Now” on the right side of this webpage and upload your documents according to the instructions provided.

You should submit:

  • A completed application form
  • A covering letter addressed to the Headmaster, Mr Henry Price. The letter should be a maximum of two pages and should explain your reasons for applying and outline your suitability for the role.

If you have any questions about uploading your documents please contact Khiloni Aplin, Project Coordinator (Appointments), at Khiloni can also be reached by calling our Head Office on +44 (0)1858 383163.

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


Candidate Information brochure

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

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Key Dates

Closing date for applications 18/03/2024 10.00am

Preliminary interviews will take place with RSAcademics via Microsoft Teams on Friday 22nd and Monday 25th March.

Long list interviews will take place at the School during the week commencing 8th April.

Short list interviews will take place at the School during the week commencing 15th April.