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Director of Communications and External Relations

(GSA, BSA Boarding and Day School for approximately 480 girls aged 11-18)

Queenswood is set in beautiful Hertfordshire countryside close to London.

Required for September 2024

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS

Queenswood is seeking to appoint a Director of Communications and External Relations to lead the School’s marketing, admissions and development activities. Reporting to the Principal, and a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of External Relations will provide inspiring and strategic leadership of Queenswood’s external relations activities.

The successful applicant will be a key public face of the School. This is a high profile and exciting leadership position suited to a high calibre marketing professional who combines demonstrable leadership skills with an extensive marketing, admissions and communications background, perhaps encompassing an international aspect.

The post will most likely attract an experienced professional from the independent education sector. Alternatively, the role might suit an exceptional individual with wider educational or commercial experience gained outside the sector but who has an instinctive feel for the School’s customers and their needs, bringing with them the relevant skills to undertake this complex and exciting job. An understanding of, and empathy with, the School’s ethos is essential.

This is a full-time, permanent post paying  £70,000 – £80,000 per annum depending on experience.

Our benefits include free lunch and refreshments during term-time, ample parking, and the use of school grounds and facilities. Onsite accommodation may be provided for the right candidate.

For further details of this post and to apply, please go to: www.queenswood.org/vacancies

Closing Date: 9am Wednesday 15 May 2024

First round interviews: Tuesday 21 May 2024

Second round interviews: Thursday 23 May 2024

 This role carries a high level of safeguarding responsibilities.  Full safeguarding checks will be carried out on the successful applicant.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Queenswood is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and all applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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