Director of Marketing - AMCIS

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Director of Marketing

Commence 1st September, or as soon as possible thereafter

Full-time | Permanent | All-Year-Round (52 weeks per annum) | Competitive Salary

Felsted, an ‘Outstanding in Every Aspect’ ISI rated Independent Day and Boarding School, requires an outstanding and inspirational leader to be at the forefront of the Felsted brand, both in the UK and internationally.

This senior management post is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and skilled leader who possesses the professional and personal credibility to inspire and lead the marketing strategy of both Felsted School and Felsted Preparatory School, in accordance with the Felsted marketing objectives. We seek an outstanding practitioner who will enhance and promote the Felsted brand and develop strategic partnerships.

This position is a significant role within our Operational Management Team, which will provide the opportunity for the right person to showcase their leadership, marketing skills and people skills within a growing business and in return, provide an opportunity to enhance their senior management career within a prestigious environment.

It is essential that the successful person has excellent people skills, is a strategic thinker with financial acumen, self-driven and results-focused. Applicants must have a credible record of taking responsibility within a successful marketing department and working well with key stakeholders.

Further information about the role and a full job description can be found within the ‘Role Information Pack’.

Our Marketing Department consists of a team of three: the Director of Marketing, the Marketing Manager and the Marketing Executive. The department recently won the prestigious Marketing Campaign of the Year award at the TES Independent School Awards 2021 for their comprehensive approach to digital marketing during an extraordinary and challenging year.

The working hours are all-year round, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Flexibility in working hours is key in order to effectively carry out the role. Time off in lieu will be available.

The salary for this role is competitive and commensurate with the skills, knowledge and experience of the successful candidate.

Applications are welcome and will be considered from both within and outside the education sector, and from candidates who have excellent skills or experience in all the key areas covered by this role. It is not necessary to meet every criteria stipulated to apply for this role and we would welcome candidates interested in the challenge of stepping up to the next level of their career or those returning from career breaks.

Benefits include free life insurance and parking, contributory pension scheme, free lunch and use of the Felsted Gym and pool facilities, plus a subsidised healthcare scheme, company sick pay and membership to Felsted Connect – an online multi-platform engagement tool where employees have access to hundreds of exclusive discounts and offers from online and high-street retailers.

Felsted is a leading day and boarding independent School based in a stunning village campus in North Essex. Founded in 1564 by Richard Lord Riche, who had been a Lord Chancellor under King Edward VI, Felsted today provides an exceptional holistic education to approximately 1100 boys and girls aged four to eighteen. We celebrated our 450th anniversary in 2014, one of only a handful of Schools in the country that have claimed this historic milestone. We employ more than 160 teachers and 440 operational staff in a community orientated environment, ensuring our pupils receive the very best in learning and co-curricular activities.

Closing date for receipt of applications is midday on Tuesday 10th August.

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 16th August.

If you would like to apply for this position, please visit our website to complete our online application process.

Felsted is committed to equal opportunities and maintaining a safe and secure environment for all pupils and a ‘culture of vigilance’ to safeguard and protect all in its care, and
to all aspects of its ‘Safeguarding (Child Protection and Staff Behaviour) Policy’. All employees are subject to pre-employment checks including a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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