Marketing and Communications Manager  - AMCIS

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Marketing and Communications Manager 

Marketing and Communications Manager

c£40,000 pa plus excellent benefits

If you are creative, passionate about telling purposeful stories and want to lead a dynamic and department, we want to hear from you.

Royal Russell is different by design.  We are a family school which values the things which make each of us distinctively brilliant.  Our commitment to each other is to help every member of our community strive for their vision of success – to take a wider view of what their personal ambitions are. Our values are Ambitious, Courageous, Open and Distinctive.  They speak to who we are and who we strive to be; whether you are a pupil, teacher, staff member, alumni or volunteer.  Our values help to guide us in our learning together and also as we navigate our way through life.

We are looking for a Marketing and Communications Manager who will deliver the Royal Russell marketing and communications strategy, ensuring the positioning of the school and its brand promise and values are clearly and consistently articulated.  Using a range of platforms, you will ensure all outputs are in line with the brand guidelines and tone of voice and represent our open and inclusive community.  Meticulous attention to detail is required as well as creativity and the ability to foster good relationships across the School.  Using a performance marketing approach, you will provide dynamic and creative leadership of communications, engaging key stakeholders in meaningful relationships, to strengthen the Royal Russell brand and enhance our profile regionally, nationally and internationally, realising student recruitment targets and delivering a five-star customer experience in every interaction with the School.

This exciting position will suit a strong marketing and communications practitioner with a flair for delivering clear and distinctive messages.    The successful candidate will show drive, excellent interpersonal skills and an understanding of our customers although previous schools’ experience is not necessary.  With a positive and proactive attitude and excellent organisational skills, you will be pivotal in assisting the admissions team to drive a seamless and engaging admissions experience for families, from first click on our website through to the first term their child joins us.

Royal Russell is a co-educational school with over 1100 pupils between the ages of 3 and 18, situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon. We have over 180 boarding students in the Senior School, and are proud of our state of the art day and boarding facilities as well as the warm pastoral provision provided by our Housemasters and Housemistresses.  Our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. Our vision is to provide an outstanding co-educational experience for children as the family school of choice.

Royal Russell offers excellent benefits including a competitive salary on our own salary scale. As part of the vibrant community of the historic Royal Russell School, you will join a friendly and dedicated team working in our beautiful green parkland estate with easy access to transport links (Coombe Lane tram stop served by the New Addington tram is opposite the School entrance). In addition you will have access to free car parking, free meals, a discount of up to 50% on School fees, (85% discount for wrap around care before and after school during term-time and 25% discount with the Royal Russell Holiday Club which operates during School holiday periods), free life insurance cover and access to a pension scheme with employer contributions and the use of our sporting and gym facilities (on-site tennis courts, swimming pool and gym), free of charge. Full details of our staff benefits and recruitment procedures can be found on our School recruitment page at: You can also contact us by email at or telephone HR on 020-8657-4433.

Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 9.00 am on Monday 28 February 2022. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 8 March 2022. We reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged. If you have not heard from us by Friday 11 March 2022 you should presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List) and other pre-employment screening including references and medical fitness.

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