Marketing & Admissions Manager - AMCIS

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Marketing & Admissions Manager

Akeley Wood School is an independent co-educational day school from 12 months to 18 years, set across three stunning campuses in Buckingham with first class facilities.  We offer a creative approach to teaching and learning, with adventure at the centre of everything we do. It’s a school that puts the child’s happiness first. Always. We even scientifically measure it! After all, happy children are successful children.

We are seeking a creative and ambitious Marketing and Admissions Manager to manage the Marketing & Admissions function within the school and drive pupil recruitment and retention.

The primary aim of the role is to generate new prospective customer leads, raising the profile of the school among its key audiences and local community, and to oversee the admissions experience and reporting in order to drive conversion of leads.

The Marketing and Admissions Manager will ensure that Akeley Wood School:

  • has appropriate admissions processes and customer experience in place
  • develops and executes strong and effective marketing plans
  • provides the necessary admissions reporting in order to monitor and evaluate the school’s admissions progress

Reporting to the Principal, the person in this role will manage a team of four and a generous marketing budget

Applicants must have demonstrable marketing and admissions/sales experience, as well as the ability to successfully lead and manage people. An understanding of the challenges currently facing independent schools would be desirable.

Akeley Wood School is part of the Cognita group of schools.  As such, you will have the opportunity to share best practice and ideas across forty schools in the UK and eighty schools worldwide.

Please submit a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role, together with an application form, available on our website (CVs can be included but an application form must still be completed to be considered for this role): Email both documents to:

Deadline for applications: Monday 24th August, 2020

Akeley Wood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  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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