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Director of External Relations


for September 2024

The Abingdon Foundation is seeking an innovative and dynamic person to join the School’s Senior Leadership Team as Director of External Relations.

This is an exciting opportunity to shape a new role with important strategic and operational responsibilities, leading key objectives within the Foundation’s strategic plan at a time of significant change for the sector, as well as having oversight of all day to day admissions, marketing and development operations. The postholder will work closely with both the Head of Foundation, to whom this role reports, as well as the Director of Finance and Operations (DFO). The Director of External Relations will play a key part in the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), working with colleagues to shape and lead a vision for the two schools within the Abingdon Foundation; Abingdon School and Abingdon Prep School.

This is a wide-ranging and hands-on role requiring an innovative and dynamic individual who combines highly effective people skills with strong business and market insight, as well as a commitment to the particular ethos, values and history of Abingdon School and Abingdon Preparatory School. The successful candidate will strive to deliver consistently outstanding results, building with innovation and vision upon a strong platform.

We are keen to hear from candidates with a variety of different experiences and backgrounds, providing they have the drive and the attributes to take forward Abingdon’s external relations activities.

The position is a permanent, full-time, year-round role with a competitive salary and generous benefits including up to 14.1% employer pension contribution, private healthcare insurance and discounted school fees. Due to the seniority and nature of this role, flexibility around working hours is essential, with evening and weekend work required to support key events. Periods of overseas travel will also be required.

We recognise the value of a diverse and inclusive workplace and are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants.  We aim to ensure that our staffing at all levels and in all roles is diverse and we welcome applications from all backgrounds and all sections of the community

Closing Date: Monday 5 February 2024 (Midday)

Longlist Interviews (video): Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 February 2024

Final Selection Days: Thursday 7 and Friday 8 March 2024

For further details and to apply please visit our recruitment portal:


Abingdon is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.


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Director of External Relations


1 full time position for a January 2024 start (or sooner)

A competitive salary depending on experience

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and passionate Director of External Relations to join the Senior Leadership team at Prior’s Field.

The Director of External Relations will line manage our External Relations team with oversight of Admissions, Marketing, Commercial Lettings and Events and Development and Alumnae. The successful candidate will have excellent people and customer service skills with a strong background in marketing, events and sales.

This role is full time, all year round with 6 weeks annual leave to be taken during the school holidays. ‘They mean what they say about nurturing talent’ Good Schools Guide Applications (by application form, CV and covering letter) are welcome as soon as possible and no later than midday on Wednesday 27 September 2023 with interviews scheduled to take place the following week. Early applications are strongly advised, as we may choose to interview prior to the deadline if a suitable field of candidates present and previous applicants need not re-apply.

Start date: January 2024 (or sooner)

For an application pack, please contact HR at hr@priorsfieldschool.com or visit our website. Prior’s Field, Priorsfield Road, Godalming, Surrey GU7 2RH t: 01483 810551 w: www.priorsfieldschool.com

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Registered Charity No: 312038

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External Relations Officer

Required from September 2023

With Admissions thriving and the GDST’s exciting new plan of investment, including new laboratories, Sixth Form Centre and design technology and innovation spaces, this is an exciting time to join Sydenham High School.

The post holder in this key role will implement the School’s external relations strategy and development plan, identifying and working with all stakeholders to enhance the visibility and reputation of Sydenham High.

This role will be essential to the smooth and effective outward-facing functions of the School, notably Marketing, Communications, Admissions and Development. The Officer will play a leading role in building and strengthening relationships with the School’s key constituencies, including prospective families, past and present parents, alumnae, staff and governors.

Taking a lead from the Head and the Director of Marketing and Communications, the post holder will work closely with the Registrar and administrative staff to ensure the thorough organisation and management of events, helping to sustain our successful number of pupil applications and as well as instigating communications, building partnerships and running lower level fundraising campaigns.

The External Relations Officer will occasionally be required to be flexible in their work in order to attend special events which take place outside the normal working day.

The successful candidate will also focus on building and maintaining our alumnae network, whilst supporting the Director of Marketing & Communications and the School as a whole.

Why Sydenham High School
Sydenham High School, established in 1887, is an independent day school for girls from 4-18 with approximately 720 pupils. The school is part of The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), the largest independent school group in the UK. It is at the forefront of education for girls and a strong voice in promoting opportunities for young women.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and a strong professional development programme. These benefits include:
• Competitive salaries and pay progression
• Access to extensive professional development opportunities
• Training grants for qualifications
• Generous pension schemes
• Free life assurance benefit
• Free school lunches
• A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools

For more details, please contact hr@syd.gdst.net or the School Office on 0208 557 7000.

To apply, please click the apply button.

Applications should be received by 9am on Friday 9 June 2023.

We reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged.

References for shortlisted candidates will be taken before interview.

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

GDST are committed to the safeguarding of and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection checks appropriate to the post, including online searches, and checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Director of External Relations

The Governors and Headmaster are seeking to appoint an exceptional Director of External Relations to take the lead in creating and developing the School’s Development, Marketing and Communications, and Admissions strategies across the Nursery, Lower School and Upper School. This will include brand strategy, reputation management and external PR, internal and external communications, alumni relations, donor fundraising and admissions.
This is a pivotal role as the School seeks to develop and deliver its vision for the Albyn School Foundation to provide more transformational bursaries. The School’s existing strategy also envisages identifying and building relationships with potential donors to the Foundation with a view to establishing regular giving and legacy fundraising for bursaries for future pupils.
This is a newly created post, and the Director of External Relations will be a member of the School Leadership Team, reporting directly to the Headmaster. The successful candidate will provide outstanding strategic direction and inspiring leadership to a team of seven development, marketing and communications, and admissions professionals, with further scope for growth and evolution as the role develops.
Key early tasks for the Director of External Relations will be to review the brand guidelines, develop a new website and prospectus and review and develop the strategy for communications to all the School’s internal and external audiences.
This post has a wide remit, but with clear priorities shaped by the School’s vision, aims and strategy. This varied and fast-paced role will suit a strategic and experienced development, communications and marketing, or admissions professional, with significant stakeholder management and influencing skills gained inside or outside the education sector.

Equal Opportunities
At Albyn School we are committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that better reflects our pupils and local community. All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process. Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, ethnic or national origin, gender identity, marital status, political opinion, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or trade union membership. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups.

Application Process
Applicants must submit:
• A full CV (including details of all post-16 qualifications).
• A covering letter addressed to the Headmaster, Stefan Horsman. The letter should be a maximum of two sides of A4 and should explain your reasons for applying and outline your suitability for the role.
• The names, phone numbers and email addresses of two referees.
Those progressing to interview stage, will be required to show proof of their Right to Work in the UK and proof of their qualifications.

Applications should be sent by email to the HR Manager, Susan Allan (hr@albynschool.co.uk). The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 24 January 2023.

For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact the Headmaster’s PA, Viv Roach (v.roach@albynschool.co.uk) Albyn School is committed to safeguarding children and the successful applicant will be subject to a PVG check by Disclosure Scotland.
The appointment process is as follows:
• All applications will be acknowledged by email. If you have not received acknowledgement that your application has been received within two working days of sending it, please contact Susan Allan by telephone via 01224 322408.

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Director of External Relations

We are seeking 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 and an application form please visit the website www.habsmonmouth.org/jobs.

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Director of External Relations

Director of External Relations (full-time, 52 weeks per year)

September 2022

Salary scale £48,000 – £52,000 per year.

We seek to appoint a driven marketing professional with experience in branding and digital marketing (website and social media), along with PR and event management. An ability to manage a number of projects simultaneously, to deadlines and within budget, is essential. Outstanding communication skills, attention to detail, strong interpersonal and organisational skills and computer proficiency are vital.

This new post is designed to take the lead in creating, developing, implementing and managing the communications and marketing strategies for Tudor Hall and Carrdus in order to support the achievement of the schools’ objectives. This will include pupil recruitment and retention, and communications and content strategies, as well as broader PR work establishing a strong understanding of the schools’ brand both internally and externally.

The successful candidate will be dynamic, focused and lead by example. They will be calm under pressure, resilient and tenacious. We are looking for someone who wishes to invest wholeheartedly in this dynamic, forward-thinking, and caring community.

This is a full-time role (37.5 hours per week excluding lunch), but the nature of the responsibilities is such that additional working may be required.

Tudor Hall is a girls’ boarding school with a strong sense of community. Carrdus is an independent day school for girls and boys aged 3–11 years old.

Full details of the post and how to apply can be obtained from the School website (http://www.tudorhallschool.com/about-us/vacancies) or by emailing nhamiton@tudorhallschool.com.

 Applications should be sent by email to: recruitment@tudorhallschool.com or sent by post to: Nicole Hamilton, Tudor Hall, Wykham Park, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 9UR

 The closing date for applications is 13:00 on Monday 23rd May 2022.

 All staff share responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Tudor Hall is committed providing a mutually respectful, safe and happy environment, where everyone can thrive and meet their full potential and where diversity is celebrated.

Tudor Hall

Wykham Park



OX16 9UR

Tel: 01295 263434


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Director of External Relations

Established in 1863, Windermere School is an independent boarding and day school for boys and girls aged between 3 and 18 years of age. An IB World and Round Square School stunningly situated in the heart of England’s Lake District and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the School has three campuses: Elleray for children aged 3 to 11, Browhead for those aged 11 to 18, and Hodge Howe, an RYA (Royal Yachting Association) accredited Water Sports Centre on the shores of Lake Windermere.

Windermere School is looking for a full time Director of External Relations to lead on the School’s Admissions, Marketing, ‘4th Term’ and Development initiatives.
This role will most likely 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, in-depth knowledge of the Independent Schools’ sector, a strong sense of collegiate teamwork as well as entrepreneurial and commercial instincts. 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.

He or she will have a proven track record in terms of creating and writing strategies and policies. He or she will be adept at managing teams within a multi-disciplinary environment and will be achievement and target driven.

The successful candidate will be dynamic, focussed and lead by example. He or she will be calm under pressure, resilient and tenacious.

This is a wonderful opportunity to relocate to an exceptionally beautiful part of the world.

We are offering a competitive salary plus a relocation package. We are also able to offer a two-bedroom house on School premises for the first six months of the appointment.

To apply, please visit https://www.windermereschool.co.uk/vacancies/ and download and return the correctly completed application form to Mr Tom Hill, Headmaster, Windermere School, Patterdale Road, Windermere, The Lake District LA23 1NW, or email HR@windermereschool.co.uk.

Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 21 March 2022
We reserve the right to make an appointment before the closing date so early applications are encouraged. Applications will only be considered when submitted on a fully completed school application form.

Windermere 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 and Barring Service.

Windermere School
Patterdale Road
The Lake District LA23 1NW
T +44 (0)15394 46164
E HR@windermereschool.co.uk
W www.windermereschool.co.uk

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Director of External Relations – Adoption Cover

Freemen’s is recruiting a Director of External Relations for up to 12 months to cover adoption leave. We are looking for someone with a strong track record for delivering results. The role involves delivering a new Development strategy to increase our capacity to offer bursaries whilst also developing our Community and Partnerships presence and delivering on ambitious pupil recruitment targets. The post holder will also engage with the launch of Freemen’s Global, our innovative virtual learning platform connecting international students with Freemen’s education from across the globe.

Reporting to the Head but working closely with the Senior Leadership Team, applicants will be educated to degree level with proven experience in fund raising with the ability to demonstrate initiative and creativity. They will have expertise in utilising digital social media platforms, excellent leadership skills and highly effective interpersonal and communication skills at all levels.

Closing date for the receipt of completed application forms is 9am on Friday 4th March 2022. Early applications are encouraged. Interviews will take place at the school on Thursday 17th March.

To apply online, please visit City of London Corporation Jobs Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference number CLFS188. A minicom service for the hearing impaired available on 020 7332 3732.

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

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as part of the selection process a Disclosure and Barring check will be required.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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Director of External Relations

This is an exciting opportunity to build a new approach to Marketing and Admissions within our expanding school. This is a new role and we are looking for an experienced marketing professional to lead our successful team.

Reporting to the Bursar, the Director of External Relations will be responsible for pupil admissions into both the Senior School and Junior School, marketing and communications as well as establishing a new Development Office in the future. We are looking for an individual who has experience of operating at a strategic level in an independent school, in further education or a not for profit organisation.

Our ideal candidate will bring strategic insight to our future plans alongside creative flair, innovation and a passion for education. They will have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with members of the Senior Leadership Teams.

The key responsibilities are:

  • Lead the Marketing & Admissions Team to ensure the effective alignment of admissions, marketing and communications in the delivery of a new integrated marketing strategy.
  • Develop the Crosfields’ brand encompassing internal and external communications across different channels with a clear emphasis towards exploiting social media opportunities.
  • Co-ordinate and promote engagement with alumni, ambassadors, potential donors and the wider community in support of the development of the school and the bursary programme.

A full job description is included in the Candidate Information Pack.

About the school:

Situated in over forty acres, Crosfields is a co-educational school with pupils between the ages of 3 and 16. This Autumn, we have welcomed our first pupils into Year 9 and our new Senior School building will be opened. The Junior School continues to go from strength to strength and overall pupil numbers are 635.

An exceptionally friendly school, Crosfields emphasises manners, kindness and good behaviour. Run broadly on Christian principles the school welcomes children of all faiths and none. The girls and boys benefit from a vast range of opportunities provided by a committed and talented staff enhanced by facilities which are second to none. Though they are taught broadly the children are also taught thoroughly, preparing them for life beyond Crosfields and the adults they will become.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this role, please visit our website at https://crosfields.com/explore/community/working-at-crosfields for an Application Form.

Applications and a covering letter addressed to the Headmaster should be sent to our HR Manager, Julie Stoner, at:
recruitment@crosfields.com by 9am on Friday 5 November 2021.

Initial interviews and tours of the school are planned for Week Commencing 15th November 2021.

Crosfields School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.