Head of Admissions (fixed, short term contract also available while we recruit to this permanent position) - AMCIS

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Head of Admissions (fixed, short term contract also available while we recruit to this permanent position)

Marymount International School, London is an independent day and boarding school for girls, nurturing the limitless potential of curious, motivated students (ages 11 – 18) of diverse faiths and backgrounds. Inspired by the charism of the RSHM, we proudly stand as the first all-girls’ school in the UK to adopt the International Baccalaureate curriculum, which promotes independent thought within and across a broad range of disciplines.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and proactive Head of Admissions to join our friendly and professional Admissions team. Marymount London is a values-driven School and we welcome applications from individuals who share our vision to nurture confident, compassionate, educated young women who embrace the IB educational philosophy and use their gifts and talents to create a better world.

In return we can offer:
A supportive and innovative leadership team.
Professional development opportunities.
An environment that nurtures personal growth and values individual contributions.
The opportunity to make a difference to the lives of children.

The Head of Admissions plays a crucial role in the ongoing success of the School by effectively managing their team to ensure the smooth running of the entire admissions process from initial enquiries, through to registration and eventual enrolment. As the main point of contact for prospective parents, the Head of Admissions will be knowledgeable about the School and the curriculum. They should be able to respond to queries with confidence and in a timely manner. The Head of Admissions will develop and ensure the successful implementation of an admissions strategy.

Reports to: The Headmistress

This is a full-time, all year-round permanent position. However, should you be looking for a short term contract while we recruit to this permanent role, please do get in touch with HR (hr@marymountlondon.com).

The normal hours of work will be from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday inclusive with a 45-minute unpaid lunch break each day and at such further times and for such periods as are necessary for the proper performance of duties. A degree of flexibility will be required with this post, as attendance at events after hours and at weekends will be required in line with the admissions calendar. Occasional regional and international travel may also be required.

Full details in the Candidate Pack or visit

The Person
The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in an Admissions role or relevant transferable skillset and be proficient at managing complex databases and online registration processes. This is a customer-facing role and therefore requires a professional, friendly and warm individual who has a positive attitude and growth mindset.

Experience of the International Baccalaureate (IB) and international school systems would be an advantage but not essential.

Person Specification
Criteria – Education and Qualifications
Degree or equivalent qualification.
Industry relevant qualifications (AMCIS or similar) are desired.

Knowledge and skills
Understanding of the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum desired.
Effective GDPR compliance knowledge.
Extensive knowledge of the UKVI Student visa process and requirements to ensure compliance.
Fluent in both verbal and written English.
Excellent IT skills including database systems and confidence in handling data.
Proven track record of managing a team, projects, meeting deadlines and prioritising workloads.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to relate well to a diverse range of people.

Personal competencies and qualities
Confident, professional and friendly demeanour.
A passion for education.
Demonstrate a commitment and enthusiasm for learning.
A commitment to continuing professional development.
Excellent organisational skills to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
Resilience with the capability to work under pressure.
Self-starter who can think strategically and demonstrate initiative.
Ability to work independently but a strong team player.
Discretion and integrity.
Flexibility and adaptability.
Solutions focused.

Safeguarding and Pastoral
Committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
Committed to Marymount as a school with high academic standing, providing a holistic education and outstanding pastoral care.
Committed to the RSHM values.
An understanding and affinity with the School’s Catholic ethos.
A genuine commitment to the wellbeing of the students.
Committed to operating as part of the School community.
Satisfactory completion of all Safer Recruitment checks including an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS.

How to apply
Please complete the School Application Forms with a cover letter (no more than two pages) to Mrs Margaret Giblin, Headmistress. Please email these (both as PDF files) to Ruth Bowley, Deputy Bursar, at hr@marymountlondon.com or call 020 8949 0571.

Closing date for applications: 22nd May 2024

In Person Interviews: End of May 2024. Early applications are encouraged and will be reviewed upon receipt. Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview before the closing date. We reserve the right to appoint in advance of the closing date.

Salary: Dependent on skills and experience (please email hr@marymountlondon.com to discuss)

Start date: June / July 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Marymount International School London is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and all safer recruitment checks, including social media.

Marymount International School, London, is proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Our Marymount family is richly diverse, with many different backgrounds and cultures represented. This diversity is valued and respected. All job applicants will be considered solely on their ability to do the job.

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