Marketing Manager - AMCIS

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Marketing Manager

Are you an energetic, focussed, and creative Marketing Manager with experience of developing communications and advertising plans both on and off-line, producing content for social channels and generating PR in line with marketing strategy? If so, please read on.

This is a rare opportunity to promote all aspects of marketing for Downside School to ensure that strategic objectives are met. The Marketing Manager will work closely with the Director of Admissions and Marketing, the Head and the Development Office to deliver effective communications to prospective parents, current parents and the wider community.

Working as part of the Admissions and Marketing Team you will play a key role in the brand management and development of Downside School, both on and offline, and consistent with its Benedictine ethos.

You will have a track record of success in marketing communications, proven experience in creating meaningful digital campaigns and a deep understanding of what parents are looking for when they choose a school. This understanding, combined with your key skills highlighted in the person specification, will enable you to produce engaging and authentic communications that puts Downside at the top of their consideration list.

To be considered you must have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) as well as strong IT skills and experience of proof reading and copy-editing. Experience with content management systems, a range of digital content and social media and the ability to prioritise and organise own workload to meet agreed targets and deadlines.

The ability to demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding of children and young people and to the Catholic and Benedictine ethos of the School is of high importance.

Downside is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 11 to 18, and one of England’s oldest and most distinguished Catholic schools. We are situated at the foot of the Mendip Hills, twelve miles south of the city of Bath.

Contractual Details

Salary: £36,500
Hours: Full time, Monday to Friday 09.00-17.00 with an hour for lunch. There
will be some weekend and evening work. This is an all-year position.
Contract: Permanent
Benefits: Free on-site parking, complimentary lunch, and an employee assistance
programme. 25 days holiday per annum plus Bank and Public holidays.

How to Apply

To apply please visit our vacancies page at and click on the Marketing Manager title where you can download a copy of the job description and apply for the post.

For applicants who wish to have a confidential informal discussion regarding the post with Claire Low, Director of Admissions and Marketing, please contact with your contact details.

Speculative CVs from individuals or Agencies will not be accepted for this position

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 3 August 2022 (midnight)

Downside School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be DBS checked. We strive to be an equal opportunities employer.

Registered Charity: 1184700. Registered Company: 11751009

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