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Engagement Manager

Fixed Term of up to one year to cover a period of Maternity Leave| Full-time | All year-round (52 weeks per annum)

Starting salary of £35,677.50 (including September 2023 salary increase)

We are looking for an organised and proactive individual to join our Development Office, responsible for nurturing strong links with our Felsted Community which includes alumni (Old Felstedians), current and former parents, current and former staff, and other well-wishers. The office delivers an integrated and varied programme of communications, events, fundraising activities and stewardship to keep our community engaged with the life of the school, as well as promoting a culture of ‘giving back’ in terms of time, talent, and philanthropy.

The successful candidate must have excellent communication, writing and project management skills as well as the ability to strategize, implement and build constituency programmes and activities, whilst working to tight deadlines. The Engagement Manager is responsible for the strategy and implementation of our engagement programme, appealing and adding value for our target groups and supporting the school’s strategic aims around building and promoting a culture of philanthropy. It is essential to act confidently, remain calm and professional during busy periods, working collaboratively with colleagues, volunteers and key stakeholders in a warm, friendly and professional manner.

Further information and a full job description can be found within the ‘Role Information Pack’ on our website.

This role is a permanent position working full-time (Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm), all-year round. The starting salary for this role is £35,677.50 per annum (including September 2023 salary increase).

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Kate Love, Director of Development, on 01371 822649.

Benefits include free life assurance and parking; contributory pension scheme (matched at 4%); free hot drinks; annual salary reviews; free use of the Felsted Gym and pool facilities; subsidised on-site Coffee Shop; and membership to Felsted Connect: an online multi-platform engagement tool where staff have access to hundreds of exclusive discounts and offers from online and high-street retailers. More information on our rewards package can be found on our website felsted.org/employment-opps/rewards.
Felsted School is rated ‘Excellent in every aspect’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

Felsted School is a leading day and boarding independent school based in a stunning village campus in North Essex. Founded in 1564 by Richard Lord Riche, who had been a Lord Chancellor under King Edward VI, Felsted today provides an exceptional holistic education to approximately 1100 boys and girls aged four to eighteen. We celebrated our 450th anniversary in 2014, one of only a handful of Schools in the country that have claimed this historic milestone. We employ more than 160 teachers and 440 operational staff in a community orientated environment, ensuring our pupils receive the very best in learning and co-curricular activities.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 31 July 2023 at 09:00am.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 03 August 2023.

If you would like to apply for this position, please visit our website www.felsted.org/employment-opps to complete our online application process.
Felsted is committed to equal opportunities and maintaining a safe and secure environment for all pupils and a ‘culture of vigilance’ to safeguard and protect all in its care, and to all aspects of its ‘Safeguarding (Child Protection and Staff Behaviour) Policy’. Please note, it is an offence to apply for this position if barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. All employees are subject to pre-employment checks including a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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Director of Marketing and Engagement

Can you lead us through a brand transformation?

The successful applicant will provide dynamic and creative management of all internal and external communications and marketing in order to enhance the brand perception of Bishop’s Stortford College and further its regional and national profile and reputation.

The Role
This exciting new role will be a pivotal strategic management role, reporting to the College Head and working closely with the Executive (consisting of the Bursar, the Prep School Head and the Pre-Prep Head).
The Director of Marketing and Engagement will provide dynamic and creative management of all internal and external communications and associated teams, which include Marketing, Admissions and College Gateway, to enhance the brand awareness of Bishop’s Stortford College and further its regional and national profile.
The successful candidate will feel a strong sense of connection to Bishop’s Stortford College, its culture and strategic priorities, pupils, staff, senior leaders, parents and governors. The post holder will be an inspirational and dynamic leader, with high-level marketing, internal and external comms. The successful candidate will be a subtle but clear communicator, able to engage staff and others in the delivery of strategic aims and will thrive on the opportunity to define clear strategy and implement and monitor its effectiveness.

The College
Our school is a place of learning that provides an outstanding range of opportunities for developing well-rounded, skilful, and happy young people. We pride ourselves on doing this in a beautiful environment with the best facilities.

At the College, we are aware that it is the people who make this possible. It is their energy, imagination and enthusiasm that creates the opportunities, experiences and very special atmosphere for both pupils and staff to enjoy.

The College is situated at the centre of the UK Innovation Corridor which links London to Cambridge, placing it ideally in the logistical reach of many prospective staff and parents.

Here’s what some of our employees have said about the College…..

‘At Bishop’s Stortford College, there is a willingness to help each other and a shared commitment to helping pupils’
‘You have the space and ability to draw on your own character and strength within the College’
‘Staff are supportive and helpful and there is good communication. We are a close-knit team who help one another’

Salary for this role will be competitive, and reflective of the seniority of the position.

We reward all our employees with a fantastic range of benefits, which include a generous pension scheme, use of our libraries, College gym and swimming pool, parking onsite and complimentary lunch during term time.

Application Process

The closing date for applications is Monday 1st March 2021

Interviews will be held Monday 8th March and Tuesday 9th March 2021

A completed application form, letter of application and curriculum vitae should be sent by email to recruitment@bishopsstortfordcollege.org

Bishop’s Stortford College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; references will be taken prior to interview and an enhanced DBS check is required. To this end, robust Safeguarding processes and procedures are in place to support families, pupils, staff and volunteers. In compliance with the sharing of information guidance/best practice, any concerns are passed to designated teachers, trained in Safeguarding.

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Events and External Engagement Officer

Fixed Term – 12 months in the first instance

Do you have a flair for events and engaging with all kinds of people? Putney High School is one of the UK’s leading independent schools and we are looking for a proactive, organised and dynamic team player to join our busy Admissions, Communications and Development Department.

We are seeking an individual with great attention to detail who will enjoy this busy role liaising with parents, donors, alumnae and students, organising and running events across the school. This will include coordinating a programme of events such as open days, awards evenings and the Leavers’ Ball.

The successful candidate will have a central part to play in communicating our position as a forward-thinking school with a commitment to providing a first-class education. You will help to do this by managing and updating the School’s website and Firefly pages and social media.

Communication skills, attention to detail and strong organisational abilities are paramount. Equally important is a creative and innovative approach, the ability to work under pressure and outstanding organisational and administrative skills. You will also be keen to find original ways to engage with our community and the wider audience beyond.

About the School

Established in 1893, the School is set in leafy, tranquil grounds close to the heart of Putney and the River Thames. With already enviable facilities, the School is now embarking on the next exciting phase of its development.

The School is part of the GDST, the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools thus 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 and travel season ticket loans
    • A Cycle to Work scheme
    • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further information and to apply for this exciting opportunity please click here

A letter addressed to the Headmistress should be included with your application.

The School reserves the right to interview prior to the closing deadline, so early applications are encouraged.

Closing date: Monday 8th February 2021 – applications to be received by 9.00 am.

Interviews will be held virtually on Monday 15th February 2021.

Putney High School is committed to the safeguarding of children, and child protection screening will apply to this post.