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Director of External Relations

Independent school for girls and boys aged 3-18


Salary: In the region of £70,000-£80,000 per annum, depending upon skills and experience

Brentwood School is one of the UK’s leading independent schools for boys and girls aged 3-18 with a history spanning almost 500 years. Set in the heart of Brentwood in Essex the School educates some 1900 pupils, including 70 boarders.

The Governors and Headmaster are seeking to appoint a dynamic and forward-thinking Director of External Relations to take the lead in creating and developing the School’s Development and Communications strategies. This will include donor fundraising and alumni relations as well as external PR and internal and external communications.

Reporting to the Headmaster, this is a newly created senior role, and the post holder will provide outstanding strategic direction and inspiring leadership to a team of six development and communications and professionals. The Director of External Relations will also play a pivotal role in raising the profile of the recently established Brentwood School Foundation, the purpose of which is to provide transformational bursaries for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The successful applicant will be a strategic thinker who is likely to have experience in development, ideally with some experience in marketing and communications. Enthusiasm, creativity and a proactive approach are fundamental to this role.

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

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics to arrange an informal and confidential discussion about the role:

Lucy Mediratta, Search Consultant:

Nina Lambert, Head of Marketing & Development Search:

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Tuesday 8th November 2022.

Brentwood School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. 

The safeguarding responsibilities of the role are indicated in the candidate information. 

RSAcademics is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools


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