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Head of Strategy and Marketing Consultancy Services

RSAcademics is a trusted consulting partner for schools in the UK and worldwide. We find and develop leaders, guide decision makers, solve practical problems and make connections so that schools can enhance their position in the market.

We are looking for an individual with strong consultancy skills and experience of working at a senior level, ideally within the education sector, to lead our strategy and marketing consultancy services.  You will join us at a time of growth and play a proactive part in the successful delivery of our five-year strategy.

Founded in 2002, RSAcademics has grown steadily and we now work each year with over 250 different school clients in the UK and around the world and count over 80 employees and associates.

This is a new and important role reporting to the Head of Strategy, Marketing and Development.  A member of the company’s management team, you will be responsible for the winning and delivery of a diverse portfolio of consultancy projects.

Our client assignments are varied in nature and include:

  • multi-phased, complex strategic projects
  • competitor and demographic analysis
  • stakeholder research and analysis
  • strategic communications
  • marketing & admissions reviews
  • assisting schools with the appointment of senior marketing, communications and admissions staff.

We have an increasing number of clients who seek our advice on growth strategies, mergers and acquisitions, organisational structures and workforce planning and it is likely that you will take the lead on these types of projects in particular.

You will have commercial acumen; a passion for supporting organisations in developing their strategy and related marketing planning; and a flair for identifying opportunities.  You will have an aptitude for crafting consultancy programmes that deliver clear and meaningful insights to guide and advise senior leaders.  You will lead a small team of consultants to solve strategic problems and develop strong client relationships.

This position is an opportunity for a motivated and well-rounded individual to work in a pivotal and challenging role where no two days are the same, and as part of an organisation looking to evolve nationally and internationally. If you share our commitment to education and schools and feel you meet the criteria please get in touch.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Susannah Thompson or Nina Lambert to arrange an informal and confidential discussion about the role:

Susannah Thompson:

Nina Lambert:

For further information about the role and details of how to apply, please visit  

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on 20th June 2022.

RSAcademics is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in everything we do. We strongly believe that we will be a better company if we embrace and promote diversity in all its forms and take action to become a more inclusive organisation. We encourage applications from under-represented groups for all positions which we advertise.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect our team members to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practices and all appointments are subject to satisfactory references, checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.



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Senior Consultant: Strategy, Marketing and Research

RSAcademics was set up in 2002 by Russell Speirs who remains the CEO. Since then, the company has grown steadily: we now work with over 250 different school clients in the UK and around the world each year and count over 80 employees and associates.
Reflecting some of the challenges faced by the schools’ sector overall, demand for RSAcademics’ strategy, marketing and research services has never been higher. In response, we are seeking to grow our high calibre, client-facing team of consultants. We are looking for individuals with a strong track record in strategic planning, who can use research insights and business and/or sector knowledge to develop transformational solutions and help to shape the thinking and activities of schools in the UK and worldwide.

We have opportunities for individuals to join us on an employed basis and also as freelance consultants. We are looking to add to the existing skills, knowledge and experience of our current team and welcome applications from marketing professionals and strategic thinkers who can demonstrate how they will support the growth of our vibrant practice.
Successful candidates will be commercially astute, have a natural empathy for the schools’ sector, be able to inspire and build trust with clients and, above all, have an eye for detail coupled with a desire to provide an outstanding service.

You may have extensive experience working in the schools’ sector or may be from outside the sector but possess the right blend of transferable skills required by this exciting role.

If you are interested, then we warmly invite you to discuss how these opportunities may fit with your career goals and preferred working arrangements. To arrange a confidential discussion please contact Camilla Oulton, Search Consultant:

For further information about the role and details of how to apply please visit:

Home-based, with nationwide and potentially international travel

Closing date: 10.00am on 21 June 2021

RSAcademics Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. The company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS and other statutory checks.