Director of Admissions, Wimborne

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Canford SchoolWimborne

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Start date: Summer 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Applications are invited for the post of Director of Admissions at Canford with effect from summer 2019.

Canford is a leading co-educational boarding and day school with a reputation for excellence. The school, which admits pupils from the age of 13, is seeking to appoint a forward thinking and energetic professional with a proven track record of delivering results, to provide dynamic operational and strategic leadership of its Admissions activities.

A member of the Senior Management Group and reporting directly to the Headmaster, the successful applicant will be a key public face of the school and will be responsible for the drive and management of all pupil recruitment related activity. This exciting leadership position will be most likely suited to an experienced professional from within the independent boarding schools’ sector with a proven track record within an admissions related context. This could be directly from within a Registry function, or indirectly via hands-on involvement with customer facing aspects of the admissions process, for example as a Housemaster/mistress or another senior role within a senior or prep school. 

Alternatively, this role could be suited to an exceptional individual from outside the schools’ sector with excellent customer facing, sales related experience, with an instinctive feel for the independent boarding market. 

For an initial confidential discussion, please contact Nina Lambert, RSAcademics on

07764 185745 or

For further details and an application pack, visit

Closing date for applications: 10.00am on 16th October 2018.

Canford School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment and contracts are subject to satisfactory references and outcomes on all necessary pre-employment checks including DBS records and establishing the right to work in the UK. Some or all of these checks may be undertaken before an offer is made.

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More about Canford School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3AD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1202 841254
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Situated in 250 acres of landscaped grounds near Wimborne, Dorset, Canford is among the top co-educational boarding schools in the UK. The school is enjoying the highest school roll in its history, with 640 pupils aged 13-18 years, of whom 70% are b...