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Director of Marketing

Director of Marketing

King’s College Taunton

Competitive Package

Founded in 1880, King’s College, Taunton is a thriving boarding and day school of approximately 490 pupils located in the county town of Somerset. It combines strong academic achievement, traditional values and excellent pastoral care with a progressive, modern outlook, providing girls and boys aged 13–18 with the opportunities, confidence and ability to reach their full potential within a happy and caring environment. King’s College Prep, located some three miles away, combines with King’s College to provide a continuous education from 2-18.

King’s seeks to appoint a creative and strategic Director of Marketing. Reporting to the Head of the Senior School and a key member of the Senior Management Team, the postholder will provide inspiring leadership of the marketing portfolio across both the Senior and Prep schools. This role is crucial in supporting the delivery of King’s overarching strategic goals, strengthening the school’s brand and increasing its local and overseas reach.

This varied and fast paced role will be suited to an experienced marketing professional who can demonstrate effective leadership skills, together with an extensive marketing, communications or a marketing-led sales background ideally featuring an international aspect. Prior experience of working in a school is not essential but the successful candidate will have empathy for independent education in general, combined with an instinctive feel for the school’s customers and their needs.

The successful candidate will join the school at an exciting time as it builds upon recent academic and sporting successes to visualise its position as the first-choice school in the south west. A highly analytical marketing professional who is ready to hit the ground running and able to drive student recruitment at all levels, including nursery, prep, senior and sixth form, would thrive in this role. Knowledge of the most effective marketing techniques and tools to help King’s achieve its objectives will be essential.

This is a chance to work in one of the UK’s leading independent schools with a forward-looking agenda that balances tradition with innovation. With the commitment and full support of the recently arrived Headmaster, this presents as a hugely exciting and transformative opportunity.

For further information and how to apply, please visit

Closing date: noon on Wednesday 22nd November 2023.

 King’s College Taunton is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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