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Director of Admissions

Founded in 1843, Marlborough College is the largest co-educational full boarding school in the UK, with c1,000 pupils aged 13-18 years. The College is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading boarding schools offering a contemporary, challenging and enriching education. Marlborough is a forward-looking, lively, ambitious community which is inclusive and diverse and where service to others is profoundly important. It is proud of its Anglican heritage and is situated in an historically significant setting of 286 acres, on top of the ancient castle of King John, and on the edge of the attractive Wiltshire market town of Marlborough.

This is an exceptional opportunity. We seek an outstanding individual to lead and transform the admissions function at one of the world’s leading co-educational boarding schools. Reporting directly to the Master, this is a pivotal leadership role which, as a member of the Senior Management Team, will be instrumental in helping Marlborough implement an exciting international strategy, achieve pioneering academic ambitions and help create a more diverse College community.

The Director of Admissions will take the lead in developing and delivering an outstanding and highly empathetic admissions experience for prospective parents and pupils in the UK and globally.  She/he will ensure that every prospective Marlborough family benefits from bespoke contact, from their first enquiry and visit to the College, to the point of their child’s admission.

The ideal candidate will be a passionate advocate for Marlborough’s values and have a demonstrable track record in high quality stakeholder engagement and relationship management gained from within or outside the education sector. She/he will have good knowledge of the independent educational landscape and a keen understanding of the factors which drive parents to consider and invest in an independent boarding education for their children.

The successful candidate will be highly strategic, an articulate, persuasive and credible ambassador for Marlborough College, be able to work effectively with a wide range of people and to lead and manage change. She/he will have the ability to apply sound relationship engagement principles to the College’s particular context.

An excellent remuneration package is offered for the post of Director of Admissions, reflecting the seniority and significance of the position and at the top of the industry norm.

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics to arrange a confidential discussion about the role:

Louisa Barham, Search Consultant:

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

The closing date for applications is 10.00am onTuesday 17 August 2021

Marlborough College aims to be an equal opportunities employer and follows recommended safe recruitment guidelines including enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checks.



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