Admissions Officer - AMCIS

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Admissions Officer

Are you an experienced, highly organised administrator with strong Microsoft office skills and excellent attention to detail, particularly in relation to data management and correspondence? Do you have a methodical mind with excellent oral and written communication skills?

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established admissions office pivotal to our School in ensuring that annual pupil recruitment targets are met. Working closely with the Director of Admissions and Marketing, the Admissions Officer is required to liaise with parents and work collaboratively to meet the demands of the department.

More specifically, the Admissions Officer is responsible for undertaking all administrative tasks, juggling multiple enquiries, organising open days, prospective parents’ events and visits to the School, co-ordinating scholarships and assessments, managing the admissions database and liaising with our external visa advisors.

It is essential that you are able to prioritise workload, can work well under pressure and have previous experience in a complex customer facing, administration role. To be considered you must have exceptional IT skills, relationship management skills and be confident to work with minimal supervision. It is highly desirable if you have relevant admissions experience in a similar independent School.

Downside School is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 11 to 18, and one of England’s oldest and most distinguished Catholic Schools. We are situated at the foot of the Mendip Hills, twelve miles south of the city of Bath.

Contractual Details


£24,000 – 24,800 per annum depending on experience


Full time, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week (09.00-17.00 with a 1-hour unpaid lunch break). There will be some weekend and evening work during events and open days as necessary.


Permanent, 52 weeks per year


A complimentary lunch, free on-site parking, an employee assistance programme. 25 days holiday per annum plus 8 days Bank and Public holidays.

How to Apply

For further information please apply via our website at where you can download full details of the role.

You can apply with this direct job link

Speculative CVs from Agencies will not be accepted for this position.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 6 November 2022 (Midnight).

 Interviews will be held on the 14 and 16 November 2022.

 NOTE: We may also close the role early if sufficient applications are received.  

 Downside 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 DBS checked. We strive to be an equal opportunities employer.

 Registered Company No. 11751009 and Registered Charity No: 1184700


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