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Head of Admissions and Retention

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Head of Student Admissions and Retention for the Mount Trust, a thriving co-educational Independent day and boarding school in the Jesuit tradition, catering for the needs of children from 3 to 18 year of age, of all denominations, in a truly ecumenical and happy environment.

We pride ourselves on providing a personalised approach to each family and the individual needs of their children – every enquiry is potentially a new enrolment and a future Mountaineer.

The position is a crucial role within the Trust. Reporting to the CEO and working closely with the Executive team, the Head of Admissions and Retention is responsible for the management and operation of all aspects of student recruitment forecasting from enquiry through to admission. You will develop and deliver the pupil recruitment and retention plan for the School as a whole, through the management and leadership of the Admissions, Marketing and Events Team.

This is a hands-on role and you will act as the schools International Student Recruiter as part of the Admissions team and must therefore be willing and able to travel internationally.

It is essential that you have 5 years demonstrable experience in the Education sector and operating in a management/leadership capacity, along with previous experience in a marketing, sales or customer services role and the ability to report against KPI’s and clear targets. You will be educated to degree level, or have significant relevant experience. Exceptional interpersonal skills with ability to quickly inspire confidence is a prerequisite.

Desirable attributes include cross cultural competence and experience of working with a Schools Management System. Previous experience of working in the Independent Education Sector would be a distinct advantage in order to hit the ground running.

This is a great opportunity for the right individual to be part of the schools special community where staff and pupils work hard to achieve success.

Mount St Mary’s College values diversity and strives to promote equality at all levels, including its employees, students and customers. Applications are welcome from all sections of the Community.

Mount St Mary’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

Closing date: Noon, Monday 22nd November 2021. Interviews are expected to take place Tuesday 30th November 2021.

For further details and to download an application form please visit our website Completed applications should be returned by the closing date to CVs will not be accepted as substitute to a completed application form.

Please note if you do not hear within 4 weeks of the closing date, you can assume you have been unsuccessful.