Director of Marketing & Admissions - AMCIS

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Director of Marketing & Admissions

The Royal Hospital School is a leading independent co-educational boarding and day school for ages 11 to 18, set in 200 acres of stunning Suffolk countryside overlooking the River Stour.

The Royal Hospital School has been ranked as one of the ‘Top Independent Schools in East Anglia’ by The Sunday Times, is the only independent school in Suffolk to be included in the Tatler Schools Guide 2023 and received the highest grading possible in the most recent ISI inspection.

The Royal Hospital School is a modern, forward-thinking school anchored on 300 years of history and achievement.  It is a stunningly beautiful campus with a strong sense of community and a collaborative working environment.

The Royal Hospital School has the following vacancy required to start as soon as possible:


The Director of Marketing and Admissions will have responsibility and accountability for:

Contributing collegiately, constructively and flexibly to the School’s overall leadership and management, as a member of the School’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

Delivering a substantial and sustainable improvement in admissions to the School

  • The marketing and admissions strategies that align with the aims of the School covering different markets such as international, domestic, retention, agent and feeder schools
  • The effective implementation of admissions processes and high quality customer service and the management of the school’s pupil recruitment CRM
  • The admissions reporting tools which will include generating timely reports and forecasts for the Headmaster and the Director of Finance on pupil numbers

Managing and developing the RHS brand in the UK and world-wide, including the website, social media, printed & digital marketing content and PR

  • The delivery of internal and external marketing and communication across all areas of the School
  • The production of relevant marketing material to support the commercial and development activities of the School

The management of the marketing and admissions departments (total 9 staff)

The Director of Marketing and Admissions will be an enthusiastic ambassador and advocate for the Royal Hospital School and the education it provides.

The Royal Hospital School is a highly successful boarding and day school with a distinctive ethos and educational offering. It has a growing reputation both regionally and internationally and this role provides an opportunity to join at an exciting time providing an opportunity to shape and further develop the school’s reputation and success.

If you are potentially interested in this role you are strongly encouraged in the first instance to contact our recruitment adviser David Stephens on 07739 457000 or for an informal discussion about your interest in, and suitability for, the role.

Once you are ready to apply, you should prepare a CV together with a personal statement (no more than two sides of A4) highlighting your motivations for this role, and how and where you have the experience in the areas and skills listed in the person specification.

Applications (comprising the CV and personal statement) should be sent to before the deadline of 9am Monday 27th November 2023.

Initial screening interviews may be conducted by Teams or zoom but we hope to schedule shortlist candidate interviews in person at the school in the weeks commencing 4th and 11th December 2023.

Please note that if shortlisted for interview at the school, you will also be required to complete the Royal Hospital School application form.

For more information about the Royal Hospital School, please visit

 The Royal Hospital School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share our commitment. Employment is subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974.

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