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Head of Admissions

Radley College have an exceptional opportunity for a highly experienced and ambitious admissions professional to take on a leadership role at one of the top boarding schools in the world.

The post of Head of Admissions is a crucially important role at Radley College. The successful candidate will have responsibility for ensuring the admission of pupils at all entry points to the school. As a key ambassador for Radley College, the post holder plays a central role in communicating the school’s character, ethos, vision, values and strengths to prospective families and our wider community, working to ensure that we continue to be a first-choice destination for the most talented candidates.

The Head of Admissions is responsible for ensuring an exceptional admissions experience for prospective pupils, for further developing and nurturing excellent relationships with all our feeder schools, for sustaining an optimum number of successful pupil applications, and for furthering the College’s aims to widen accessibility across each intake. Whilst this is a significant outward facing role, it is also one that requires careful and close liaison with all staff to ensure that every admission event runs smoothly and that the processes connected with admissions support the College’s values in the academic and broader aspects of school life.
The Head of Admissions will play a key role in supporting the school in the next phase of its development as an ambitious, dynamic and innovative organisation.
The post holder will have line management responsibility for the whole school admissions team. They will also play a key role in directing the work of the broader teaching and support staff in relation to admissions with the aim of delivering an exceptional experience for prospective pupils and their families at all Radley recruitment events. This is a senior position and as such the successful candidate will have proven admissions leadership experience at senior level, excellent communications skills, an innovative mindset, and a alignment with the values and ethos of the College.

This is a stimulating role working with a well-regarded department, dedicated to ensuring the best admissions process both parents and boys. The department is close-knit, supportive and collaborative. It is also important that you have a good sense of humour-essential during peak times of the year!

We offer a competitive salary, according to skills and experience, along with a number of staff benefits including a generous defined contribution pension scheme, reduced membership of sports facilities, free meals during term time, free parking and a College sickness scheme.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon, Monday 24 June, but we reserve the right to consider applications as they arrive. First stage interviews will take place from 26 June. Ideally looking for a September start but we can be flexible for the right candidate.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Sophie Langdale, Director of Admissions & Communications, to learn more about the role. Please get in touch via sll.langdale@radley.org.uk or +44 (0) 1235 548570.

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