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Head of Marketing, Admissions and Development

Head of Marketing, Admissions and Development

Full time and Permanent

Competitive salary (commensurate with the experience)

To start from September 2022

We are delighted to offer the opportunity for a new Head of Marketing, Admissions and Development to join our fantastic team in this crucial role for the school. The appointed person will lead the admissions, marketing and communication strategy of Derby Grammar School, building our image and reputation across our key stakeholder groups to attract and retain pupils.

Derby Grammar School is a remarkable school providing independent, day education for boys aged 4 to 18 and girls aged 16 to 18. From September 2022 we will be fully co-ed at Primary and Sixth Form and from September 2023 we will be a co-ed school for all ages. Set in a stunning location we are Derbyshire’s leading independent day school with approximately 300 students. As a small school we are renowned for our friendly and welcoming atmosphere and have a strong reputation as a place where staff and students feel valued, respected and part of a real family.

Key responsibilities include:

  • In consultation with senior leadership you will be responsible for the forward planning of a robust, long-term marketing, admissions and communication strategy that is designed to meet the overall objectives of the School
  • Set targets, priorities, timetable and resourcing of marketing and admissions activities
  • Oversee all marketing collateral including website, parent portal, app, printed materials, digital and social media, delivering innovative and accurate output
  • Be responsible for managing the marketing and admissions budget
  • Line-manage the Marketing Manager including objective setting, performance management and appraisals
  • Create, maintain and deliver dynamic PR and communication campaigns including print, social media, OOH and digital
  • Oversee all tracking, management, analysis and reporting on all elements of the admissions process

The successful candidate will have:

  • Degree, ideally in a relevant discipline, or recent, relevant work experience
  • CIM qualification or equivalent experience (desirable)
  • Experience and demonstrable success in a similar level role
  • Strong understanding of the independent education sector and pupil recruitment
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write copy for a range of audiences
  • Creative flair with a strong eye for detail

We offer:

  • An exceptionally vibrant working environment
  • Supportive and friendly staff with a forward-looking, innovative ethos
  • Free Lunch
  • Free Parking
  • 30% discount on tuition fees
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Subsidised onsite gym access (with two free days usage per week)

This post offers an outstanding opportunity for the right candidate to join our team; if you have the energy, ideas and enthusiasm to join us, please contact Mike Sherwin on the below details for further information and a full application pack.

T: 07525 889925
E: derbygrammar@hays.com

Closing date for applications: asap and by 9am Tuesday 26th July 2022

Please note – strong applications may be considered upon receipt.

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