Senior Assistant Registrar - AMCIS

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Senior Assistant Registrar

Salary: £40,775 per annum based on the full time equivalent of £45,550 plus excellent benefits including contributory pension scheme, a programme of health benefits, lunch during term-time and free gym membership

 The Senior Assistant Registrar for King’s College Junior School will be a part of the King’s Admissions team, working to ensure that we continue to be a destination of choice for the most talented candidates and their families. Whilst working closely with Admissions colleagues, they will lead on running the main entry points to King’s College Junior School (7+, 8+ and 9+) ensuring that these are consistent and aligned with the entry points in senior school to reflect our whole school approach. From dealing with parent enquiries, through to organising visits and admissions events, assessments and interviews to inductions and first day at school, the successful candidate will find this an exciting, challenging and rewarding post in one of the world’s leading schools.

The role will require the delivery of the highest quality of customer service and will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Communicating with prospective parents, feeder school staff and colleagues in a consistent, professional and friendly manner that best reflects the ethos and excellence of the school
  • Ensuring that the admissions experience reflects the warmth and welcome of the King’s community
  • Ensuring that pupil wellbeing is at the heart of all our admissions work
  • Taking a lead in organising and attending junior school admissions events. This will include, liaising with all relevant stakeholders, including the junior school Headmaster’s PA, on all arrangements
  • Managing and acknowledging registrations and ensuring all associated information is complete and up to date
  • Liaising with feeder schools to request references for registered candidates
  • Organising assessments and ensuring all candidates have clear and comprehensive communications in a timely fashion
  • Liaising with the junior school senior management team and the Admissions Department to ensure all relevant information (e.g. on web pages and in marketing materials) is up to date and reflects a whole school approach
  • Working closely with the junior school Deputy Head, Head of Admissions and other support staff to manage the planning and logistics of the assessment days
  • Producing accurate documentation for and attending decision-making meetings
  • Communicating the outcomes of the assessments to all candidates and feeder schools; preparing the offer packs, monitoring the acceptances and managing the reserve list, keeping key stakeholders updated throughout the process
  • Assisting the junior school Deputy Head in providing feedback about assessment performance where requested, in a professional and timely manner
  • Preparing reports for the board of governors
  • Building and maintaining excellent, warm and open relationships with our feeder schools
  • Developing and maintaining up to date and extensive knowledge of local schools and competitors
  • Continually evaluating and improving our systems and procedures and working closely with colleagues to ensure that admissions processes are aligned with current best practice and implemented consistently
  • Supporting colleagues across the Admissions team as necessary
  • Establishing and maintaining good working relationships with colleagues in all areas across the school

Person Specification

This is an ideal opportunity for a high calibre individual to make their mark in a busy and successful school. The ideal candidate will:

  • Have previous experience of admissions work
  • Have a warm, personable and professional manner with an excellent work ethic
  • Demonstrate excellent attention to detail
  • Be a confident, assured communicator, both in written and verbal forms
  • Have the ability to build strong relationships at all levels
  • Be committed to the wider aims and ethos of the school
  • Demonstrate strong IT and database skills (experience of school database systems is desirable but not essential)
  • Be flexible in their approach to events and be prepared to support the work of the whole admissions team
  • Have a desire to work with children and be immersed in the life of a busy junior school
  • Be able to work collaboratively and independently within a team

King’s is an extremely sought-after school with outstanding academic results and a vibrant co-curriculum. It strives to appoint able, committed and compassionate colleagues to help ensure every child at the school achieves their best.    Overlooking Wimbledon Common, the school is situated in one of the most attractive parts of south east England and benefits from exceptional grounds and facilities.

Terms and Conditions

  • Start date: June 2024
  • Salary: £40,775 per annum based on the full time equivalent of £45,550
  • This is based on a 40 hour working week. Some flexibility around working hours will be required
  • Term-time only, plus an additional 7 weeks

To apply for this role, please register your details online via our website (under useful information / career opportunities).  Once you have registered your details with us, you can apply for vacancies by logging into the candidate area using your email address and chosen password.  Please provide a covering letter addressed to Ms Tanya Allen, HR Director.

Closing date:  Wednesday 17th April 2024 at 9am

Interviews: Friday 26th April 2024

Interviews may be staged and we may choose to appoint at any time during the application process.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.  King’s College School is fully committed to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusivity in its recruitment of teaching and support staff.

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