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Head of Admissions

Full-time, year-round to start December 2020.

Bishopstrow College is seeking to appoint a highly capable Head of Admissions.

The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for managing and supporting the College’s admissions process at Bishopstrow College and will work closely with the Director of Global Engagement, Director and Principal. S/He will report directly to one of the Directors.

This is an exciting time in the College’s development.  Having acquired the College in August 2014, the Directors have continued to develop Bishopstrow, and have further ambitious plans for growth, both on the existing site and beyond, including other potential sites in the UK, with Padworth College acquired in October 2018.  The College currently enrols up to 80 students each term, but with the opening of a new classroom building in September 2014 and the addition of new boarding capacity, there is now scope to enrol more than 90 students per term.  In addition, we have planning permission to build a new boarding house and activity hall, which is being reviewed for potential improvements.

Growth is expected to come from both the College’s existing key source markets, plus new markets, underpinned by the development of existing and new agent relationships, the development of relationships with destination schools in the UK, partnerships with schools overseas and a growing number of direct applications.

The newly appointed Head of Admissions will bring energy and initiative, playing a key role in helping the College achieve its development objectives and the delivery of the Strategic Plan.

The post calls for a high level of customer care/service and/or relevant experience, an understanding of the world of independent education and excellent communication skills in dealing with people for whom English is not their first language.

The College

Established in 2006, Bishopstrow College is a leading, independent, International Boarding School, offering English language and academic pathway programmes to prepare international students, aged 7-17 years, for entry into top boarding schools in the UK and overseas.

The College operates as a traditional British boarding school, but with an innovative four-term academic year, with students enrolling in September, January, March and June.  A fifth start date is also available in July.  Students can enrol at the start of any term and are prepared as quickly as possible – in as little as one term and up to a year – until they are ready for entry into their mainstream school.  All of the College’s students come from overseas, with China, Russia, Thailand and Japan being the key source markets currently.

The College’s programmes revolve around English language and academic preparation. Our students normally progress to some of the UK’s leading boarding schools.  Teaching Partnerships, validated by UKVI are currently in place with more than 80 of these schools.

Terms and Conditions

A formal contract detailing terms and conditions will be drawn-up on appointment.  The following notes provide guidance, without prejudice, on the likely main provisions:


A highly competitive and negotiated remuneration package is available, with a salary commensurate with the seniority and responsibilities of the post.  The salary will also depend on experience.


The College participates in a contributory auto enrolment Pension Scheme, which the post holder will be invited to join, once they have completed the 3-month probationary period.  The current rates for eligible staff are that the College contributes 3% and the individual 5%.  Individuals can opt out of this if they would like to.


Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm (with half an hour for lunch).


Holiday entitlement is 30 days annual leave including Bank Holidays and the 10 day break around Christmas and the New Year.  Holidays must be taken in consultation with the Directors to ensure management cover at all times.

Probationary Period

Performance will be subject to a 3-month probationary period and regular review.


The appointment is subject to one term’s notice.

The Application Process

To find out more about the post or the College, please contact Mark Jeynes, Director:

Email:    markj@bishopstrow.com

Tel:         07769 651028 or 01985 219210

Applications are encouraged as early as possible.  For an Application Form, please email: recruitment@bishopstrow.com

Further information is also available from the College’s website, www.bishopstrow.com/job-opportunities

Closing Date for Applications:  Friday 4 December, 2020

First Round Interviews:  Week commencing Monday 7 December, 2020

Second Round Interviews:  Week commencing Monday 14 December 2020

Offers Made:  Week commencing Monday 14 December, 2020

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