Deputy Director of Marketing (Maternity Cover) - AMCIS

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Deputy Director of Marketing (Maternity Cover)

Fixed term contract from June 2024 to 7 April 2025 (with the possibility of a temporary, part time extension until 31 August 2025)

Hours and Basis: Full time, all year round.

Salary: based on £39,825.76 1FTE, pro rata for the duration of the fixed term contract.

We are seeking an experienced communications specialist to join our award-winning Marketing Team on a fixed term to cover maternity leave.

It’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining our fast-paced environment at one of the UK’s leading independent schools. Within the past year alone we have launched our commercial events brand, Hemsted Park, which was enabled by the opening of the magnificent Centenary Hall, and our multi-media launch campaign earned an AMCIS Communications Impact Award.

In addition, we have seen the opening of Benenden’s first school overseas, while this academic year has been dominated by celebrations marking the School’s Centenary, with the team producing a glossy commemorative book, running a global conference, and hosting a high-profile communications campaign across multiple platforms, including the launch of a new website and updated brand identity. Looking to the future, our priority will include plans to grow the School and further raise its profile, with our expanding day market buoyed by the imminent launch of our first bus service.

The Marketing Team is integral to student recruitment at Benenden, working closely with the Admissions Department on campaigns and long-term strategy. The team’s wide-ranging responsibilities include publications, the website, social media, video production, market research, weekly bulletins, photography, media liaison, advertising and events.

Reporting to the Director of External Relations, our Deputy Director of Marketing (Maternity Cover) will lead the Marketing Team, taking responsibility for publications, digital and video activities and line managing some members of the team.

The successful candidate will be an experienced marketeer who is enthusiastic about sharing the numerous exciting stories of students’ achievements and ambitions. They will need to multi task and enjoy coming up with new ideas. This role involves building relationships with multiple stakeholders internally and externally and the successful candidate will enjoy being part of the Benenden community. The role requires flexibility as many of our events are at weekends and in the evenings.

About Benenden School

Benenden is one of the leading day and boarding schools in Britain. We were founded in 1923 and are situated in 250 acres of attractive parkland in Kent. There are 550 girls in the school, aged 11-18, with 190 of those in the Sixth Form. Benenden is at the forefront of girls’ education in the UK, with recent innovations including the Benenden Diploma, a bespoke curriculum for our youngest two year groups, and the Professional Skills Programme, teaching the Sixth Form skills for the workplace. We are an ambitious school, with recent developments including a state-of-the-art Science Centre and All-Weather Sports Pitch, and the newly established Centenary Hall and Sir David K.P. Li Music School.


Benenden offers its own generous pay structure, responsibility allowances and benefits. Staff are provided with meals whilst on duty, catering for all tastes and dietary requirements. The School’s leisure facilities, including wonderful grounds, a fitness gym and swimming pool are also available for staff to use.

For a full job description and to apply, please download the application pack from our website by clicking the apply button. Completed applications should be sent to People Services on by 9.00am on Friday 1 March. Interviews to be held on Thursday 7 March (subject to change).

The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom they come into contact. They must ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times, this appointment will be subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks. Benenden School is committed to equal opportunities and equal pay for all employees.

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