Head of Admissions - AMCIS

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Head of Admissions

Required from: Immediate

Contract term: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Salary: £31,500 – £38,280 per annum plus benefits (salary up to £40,000 for exceptional candidates)

The role:

This is an exciting opportunity to use your first-class organisational, interpersonal and administrative skills to play a key role in leading the admissions strategy and processes of a prominent independent day school based in the heart of Oxford.

As the Head of Admissions, you will be heading the School’s admissions team and have responsibility for the development and execution of pupil recruitment and acquisition activities. The team is responsible for ensuring the smooth running and successful completion of the admissions process, from initial enquiry through to the pupil joining the School.

Your responsibilities will include maintaining prospective pupil records and reporting on admissions data and statistics, handling queries from and managing relationships with prospective parents, processing applications, and overseeing the administration of the School’s entrance examinations. You will also be responsible for the smooth and successful running of admissions events, such as parents’ visits and open days, as well as ensuring that follow-up communications with each family in attendance are timely and relevant. Lastly, you will have direct line management responsibility for the Admissions Registrar and indirectly for the Marketing & Admissions Assistant.

The ideal candidate for this role will understand the exceptional qualities of an Oxford High School education and will want to share their passion for the school with our prospective parents and students.

About Oxford High School

Since its foundation over 140 years ago in the heart of Oxford’s historic city centre, Oxford High School has been innovative and pioneering in its approach to girls’ education.

Today, Oxford High School is a happy and vibrant place to work: our girls are highly motivated and ambitious, supportive yet self-aware. From our youngest Reception pupils through to our longest-serving members of staff, there is a real sense of pride at being part of the Oxford High community.

As well as our commitment to girls’ education, we are committed to investing in our staff’s personal development through training and learning initiatives and via the GDST network.


As part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the leading and largest group of independent girls’ schools in the UK, we offer a variety of benefits, which include:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • Free school lunches
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans 
  • A Cycle to Work scheme 
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment 

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

Closing date: Friday 24th July 2020 at 12pm.

First Interviews: week commencing 27th July 2020 via video call.

Oxford High School and The GDST are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

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