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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: www.queenswood.org/vacancies

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

Full time, Permanent

Alleyn’s are very excited to be seeking a Director of External Relations (DOER) to join the enthusiastic and professional support team.

This is a new and a rare opportunity to work closely with the Head and the Senior Leadership Team, to develop the strategic progress of the School. The Director of External Relations will coordinate the work of the outward-facing functions of the School and will be responsible for Marketing and Communications, Admissions and Events across the Junior and Senior Schools.

As a member of the Senior Management Team, the post holder will work closely with the Director of Development and Alumni Relations and will contribute to strategic planning. They will be a key public face for the School.

We have our own competitive salary scale which takes account of experience and the nature of the role.

The closing date is Monday 28 November 2022 at 5:00pm.

Full job description and application details may be downloaded from our website www.alleyns.org.uk/school-vacancies or by contacting the Head of HR on 020 8613 5004.

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. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Alleyn’s welcomes applications from all applicants who meet the requirements for the position, however we are especially keen to receive applications from those in minority groups for which the School is currently underrepresented. We celebrate diversity and thrive on the benefits it brings.

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Director of External Relations

Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools seek to appoint a full-time Director of External Relations as soon as possible.

This is a new role bringing together the Admissions, Marketing and Development functions at the schools. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with an affinity for the aims of independent education and a clear record of success in marketing, communications and development.

We offer a friendly and supportive working environment.

Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools have a strong commitment to achieving diversity amongst our staff and encourage applications from all candidates.

For further details about the schools and an application form please visit the website www.habsmonmouth.org/jobs.

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Marketing Assistant

The post of Marketing Assistant will assist the Marketing Manager in relation to the marketing of St Edmund’s for the recruitment of pupils to the Pre-Prep, Junior and Senior School.

The role is a fantastic opportunity for a creative, hard-working individual with an outgoing personality who can ‘think outside the box’ when approaching marketing activities.

Part-Time, 20 hours per week with flexibility on days worked. Occasional weekend and evening work to assist with events and to include whole school Open Days.

For more information on the role and how to apply please see the candidate pack.

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External Relations Assistant

This full-time role provides high quality administrative support to a range of functions within the External Relations team including admissions, pupil recruitment, lettings and events to further champion the profile raising of the school. The External Relations Assistant (ERA) will report directly to the Head of Admissions and the Events and Letting Manager.

The role is a fantastic opportunity for a professional and hard-working individual with an outgoing personality to join a dynamic and close knit team to support the full range of ER functions where no two days are the same.

For more information on the role please see the candidate pack below. To apply please send a CV and covering letter stating how you meet the person specification to recruitment@stedmunds.org.uk by 9:00am Monday 30th May 2022. Early applications are encouraged as candidates who meet the requirements will be offered an interview prior to the deadline date.

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Director of External Relations

Ashford School is an independent, coeducational, day and boarding school for children from 0-18, founded in 1898, and in membership of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC), the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS), the Boarding Schools Association (BSA), the Independent Schools Bursars’ Association (ISBA) and the Association for Admissions, Marketing and Communications in Independent Schools (AMCIS).

There are nearly 1000 students in the whole School, divided equally between the Senior School (11-18) and the Prep School and Nurseries (0-11). We expect the number of students in the Senior School to grow over the next ten years and are planning developments which will allow this to happen progressively.
At full capacity there are 170 boarders in the Senior School, mostly from overseas, cared for by a number of resident teachers and support staff; 20 nationalities are represented. Ashford School is in a select grouping with normally over 1000 students, which gives the School a sound financial footing. The demand for boarding from overseas families is usually high. Two of the three Early Years settings are at full capacity and admissions are buoyant, with substantial increases in Year 7 in particular.

This role will oversee four key areas: admissions, marketing, communications, development and alumni relations. These are all pivotal to the future growth and development of the School, taking the lead in developing and delivering outstanding pupil recruitment strategies for day and boarding pupils, and building on the positive relationships with all key stakeholders, both internal and external. The post holder will provide inspiring and motivational leadership for the existing Admissions and Marketing teams, oversee alumni activities and development, and administer the Ashford School Foundation, a separate charity for the raising of bursary funds.

We are seeking someone who will share the philosophy of ‘Inspiring Minds’ and will want to continue to develop the broad, vibrant, outward-looking educational approach which has become Ashford School’s hallmark. Along with alignment to this broad vision though, we want a leader who brings new ideas and approaches and will continue to generate excitement and energy in the School, while continuing to refine and improve what is already on offer.

Given the context for this post and the broad knowledge base required, candidates from (or with connnection to) the world of independent schools are encouraged. However, previous school experience is not an essential prerequisite, and we invite applications from strong leaders with relevant experience from a range of backgrounds.

The successful candidate will have the aptitude and capacity to bring the key functions of the role together, fostering collaboration and consistency with the wider school. They will bring vision and creativity to enable further growth, to the benefit of the whole School. On top of this there needs to be a real empathy towards schools. A proactive willingness to embrace wholeheartedly the many benefits of being part of United Learning is essential, as is a genuine resonance with the group’s ethos and values.

To download the appointment details for this role, including information on how to apply, please visit:
Salary by negotiation and dependent on skills, attributes and qualifications of the successful candidate.

Note – We reserve the right to interview and offer to a strong candidate prior to the closing date. It is strongly recommended that candidates submit their applications as soon as possible.

Ashford School is part of United Learning, a large and growing group of schools aiming to offer a life-changing education across England. As a group, we achieve more by sharing than any single school could.

Ashford School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

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Director of External Relations

Rossall School is more than just a school; it is an exciting place to work, learn and grow up. The school roll has grown significantly over the last few years with many more local and international families choosing to join the Rossall community. It is a school community with a huge heart and this manifests itself in happy and confident children and a staff body committed to providing the very best context within which young people can thrive.

We seek to appoint a Director of External Relations to lead an outstanding team focussed upon developing and enhancing the brand perception of Rossall School, furthering its regional, national and global profile and continuing to grow the school’s roll so as to ensure a sustainable operation for the future.

The Director of External Relations provides assured strategic leadership across the areas of registry, marketing and communications with a view to strengthening the school internally and externally and strengthening the Schools’ overall standing and reputation, with all key stakeholders.

Further details of the post can be found on the website www.rossallschool.org.uk

To apply, please complete the application form available on the School website. Your letter of application should be addressed to the Headmaster and clearly outline your suitability for the role with reference to the Job Description and Person Specification.

Send your completed application to the Headmaster c/o
Mrs Stephanie Capstick
Head of HR and Compliance
Rossall School, Broadway, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 8JW
Email: hr@rossall.org.uk

Closing date: Friday 19th November 2021

Rossall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. An enhanced DBS clearance will be undertaken by the School.

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Head of External Relations and Marketing

Derby Grammar School is Derbyshire’s leading independent day school for boys aged 4 to 18 and girls aged 16 to 18.

Established in 1995, our Primary School, Senior School and Sixth Form are housed in a stunning setting within our own grounds in Littleover, Derby.

Three principles lie at our core: excellence, enrichment and encouragement.  We provide superb teaching, incredible opportunities and a supportive, friendly atmosphere. These are the things that make us special.  They are the reasons our pupils come into school each day with a smile, eager to learn and expand their minds.

We strive to ‘bring education to life’ and inspire a passion for learning that remains with our pupils throughout their lives. The enthusiasm of our teachers sparks excitement and interest for curious minds. We create an environment where our pupils’ strengths are sought out and celebrated. Our small size enables us to do this; we know and treat each child as an individual.

Our catchment area is local, extending up to 20 miles from Littleover. We have grown steadily since we began back in 1995 and now have a roll of 236, with an intention to increase to 300.

What strikes most visitors to our school is our warm and friendly environment which fosters an ambition to learn, to contribute and take part. It results in pupils who emerge as confident, knowledgeable and considerate individuals who are ready, willing and more than able to take on life’s challenges – and succeed.

A member of the Senior Leadership Team and reporting to the Head, the Head of External Relations and Marketing will provide dynamic leadership of the school’s public-facing and marketing activities, and will be an integral part in evolving the brand.  The successful applicant will benefit from recent and detailed analyses of the school’s processes, and will have the opportunity to develop this key school function.  This is an outstanding opportunity for a strategically-minded, creative communications and marketing professional to lead change.

The post will most likely attract an experienced professional with experience of independent education sector or someone who can demonstrate an instinctive feel for current and prospective members of Derby Grammar School’s community.

For further information and an application form, please visit the school website.

Closing date 17:00 Friday 16 July.  Interview date Thursday 22 July.

Derby Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Director of External Relations

Founded in 1844, Rossall is a co-educational boarding and day school with an illustrious history and a clear strategic vision for the future. Situated on the Fylde Coast, the majestic backdrop of the Cumbrian Peaks and the Irish Sea provide a spectacular environment within which a community of 690 boys and girls. Academic results are strong and Rossall has now reclaimed its place as one of the top performing independent schools in the North West.

Reporting to the Headmaster, the Director of External Relations will be a member of the Senior Executive leading an outstanding team focussed on developing and enhancing the brand perception of Rossall School, furthering its regional, national and global profile and continuing to grow the school’s roll to ensure a sustainable future.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement marketing, communications and pupil recruitment strategies, ensuring that they are aligned with the School’s vision, aims and strategic priorities, which serve to differentiate Rossall from its competitors.
  • Oversee marketing and communications across the Rossall community with a view to strengthening the school, internally and externally, and strengthening the Schools’ overall standing and reputation with all key stakeholders.
  • Ensuring the optimum fill of the School, monitoring and responding to key market trends in pupil recruitment, revising strategies and tactical marketing plans where appropriate, lead and guide the Admissions Department in pupil recruitment to achieve the School’s growth targets and develop and implement a sound strategy for recruiting pupils for Rossall School for the future
  • Develop and deliver a strategic marketing, admissions, communication and development plan to underpin the School’s strategic development plan.
  • Manage, mentor and motivate a team of eight across the disciplines of marketing, admissions and communications.

This role will suit an experienced and innovative professional with a proven track record within a sales and marketing related context – an individual who will possess excellent relationship-building skills, a strong sense of collegiate teamwork as well as entrepreneurial and commercial instincts. Experience of working within an educational environment is not essential as the role might suit an exceptional individual with appropriate commercial sales and marketing experience gained outside the sector. The successful candidate will have an instinctive feel for the independent boarding and day market, combined with the relevant transferable skills to undertake this complex and fulfilling role. You will have experience of creating and writing strategies and policies, be adept at managing teams within a multi-disciplinary environment and will be target driven.

Is this the right role for you?

If you are an inspirational and dynamic leader with high level sales, marketing and business development expertise you will thrive on this unique opportunity to define, implement and develop a clear and forward-thinking strategy. Not only will you be an outstanding communicator but have creative flair, resilience and an ability to master a diverse workload, react to change, create opportunities and meet often tight deadlines. We are looking for someone with a sales/marketing/business background, commercial experience and exceptional interpersonal skills as well as a balanced perspective and an entrepreneurial edge.

The role offers a generous remuneration package.

To apply please contact ruth.lawton@metropolis.co.uk or contact me for a confidential chat on 07538 258017

Closing date 25th June.