We are looking for a student recruitment specialist to join the team at one of the UK’s most distinctive day and boarding schools.
RIC is Kent’s fresh alternative to traditional independent education from Year 7 to Sixth Form. All teaching takes place in small, informal groups of mixed ability students. There’s no uniform and everyone is on first name terms. We focus on the highest levels of academic achievement while retaining a creative buzz.
There are currently 345 students with 110 boarders and over 100 employees. 75% of students are British, 25% international. Students range from children aged 11 starting their secondary education to Thai government scholars on intensive one-year courses. Students from 30 different countries study alongside local sixth formers. We have a particular specialism in intensive short courses and resits. The Good Schools Guide said: “It’s hard to imagine better provision for the artistically inclined. It’s a place for individuals. The students are a strikingly nice bunch and there’s a lovely air of tolerance and warmth.” The College values academic and creative routes to higher education equally. There were nine successful medical school placements in 2020 while art school destinations ranged from Fashion Design Menswear at UAL’s Central St Martin’s to Fine Art at UCL’s The Slade. The College is in the top 2% of schools in England for value added progress at A level.
We’re part of the Dukes Education family- https://dukeseducation.com.
Overview of role
We are looking for a well organised, creative and charismatic individual to join the admissions team. You’ll be able to command the confidence of potential students and their parents and excite them about the prospect of choosing RIC.
This is an exciting time to join RIC as we are entering a period of ambitious growth and development with a new student residential village due to open in September 2022, new summer school programmes and a new school of visual and creative arts opening on campus in September 2023.
Key responsibilities and capabilities
The role will include both marketing and admissions functions and you’ll be joining a busy student recruitment focussed team. The job description will be finalised according to the experience and expertise of the successful candidate.
You’ll be an experienced in handling both domestic and international admissions and comfortable with a consultative approach to student recruitment. You will be an adept administrator, comfortable with using data and ideally have experience of the packages we use at RIC which are Salesforce and iSAMS. You will have an excellent standard of written English and ideally be a confident copywriter.
You will be working on recruitment into all of our academic courses as well as Summer and Easter programmes and part time tuition options. You will be undertaking marketing activities locally and liaising with agents worldwide, building up warm and productive relationships with partners both existing and new. You will preferably have some knowledge and understanding of the visa application process for international students. You’ll have a genuine passion for social media and digital marketing and be happy to take on some day-to-day management of our social media channels and work on developing our student ambassador and alumni programmes. You’ll be a confident event manager, able to lead effectively on the coordination, planning and execution of online and on campus activities.
If this sounds like the right kind of fit then we would love to hear from you!
- Educated to degree level or beyond
- A minimum of two years’ experience in a similar commercial student recruitment and marketing role, ideally within the independent sixth form college or boarding school sectors.
- Administration experience
- Digital marketing experience
- Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK
Rochester Independent College 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.
Being You @ RIC: Our students come from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures and so do we. We want our staff to find a home at RIC and aim to give them the freedom to be themselves at work. We want our community to be an inclusive one where there are meaningful levels of representation across all parts of the College. A commitment to inclusivity is at the heart of RIC’s Project 2025 development planning. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at RIC.
Rochester Independent College
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- Secondary with sixth form
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 18 years