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Head of Admissions

Wimbledon High SchoolMerton

If you offer first class organisational, interpersonal and administrative skills this key role offers an exciting opportunity to lead the admissions process of one of London’s top day schools.

As Head of Admissions, you will be responsible for the development and execution of pupil recruitment and acquisition activities for the Junior and Senior School. Leading a busy department and supported by two Admissions Officers, you will manage a professional and welcoming admissions process for prospective pupils, ensuring that all enquirers and applicants receive a positive impression of the School. This will include organising open events to give as full a flavour of Wimbledon High School life as possible. 

You will also communicate regularly with parents throughout the admissions process, speak at open events, visit feeder schools to build relationships and oversee the management of entrance examinations and assist the Head with the process of making offers and managing waiting lists. As part of the strategic development of the admissions process at the School, you will also analyse data and market trends to help shape the School’s recruitment strategy. 

To be considered for this role, you will need excellent interpersonal and communications skills with evidence of customer service experience and selling skills, demonstrating an ability to read and understand a customer base and market trends. Experience of the admissions process in an independent school is desirable but not essential.

About the School:

Wimbledon High School is a highly academic school for girls aged 4 to 18, located in the heart of Wimbledon, less than 20 minutes from central London. 

As part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further details and to apply, please click the apply button.

Closing date: 9am Monday 24 May 2021.

Interviews: Friday 28 May 2021.

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