Director of External Communications, Bath and North East Somerset

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Royal High School Bath Senior SchoolBath and North East Somerset

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Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: From £52,809, depending upon qualifications and experience
Contract term: Permanent

Royal High School Bath are inviting applications from proven leaders for the post of Director of External Communications, a brand-new role leading all aspects of student recruitment, marketing and communications, the admissions processes and development/alumnae relations. 

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, reporting directly to the Head, you will develop and implement a cohesive, proactive and imaginative marketing, communications and recruitment strategy, reflecting the School's values and ethos with the aim of achieving a full class entry of high-quality pupils for all year groups. The development of increasingly effective overseas marketing and recruitment will be particularly important to achieving growth in the Senior School boarding cohort. 

The role will involve managing the delivery of a highly proactive, fair and efficient admissions process to bring girls into the School and overseeing efforts to connect with Year 13, to engage with the Alumnae community and fundraising and development activity. There will be a need for some national and international travel and occasional evening and weekend working in order to develop the necessary relationships with Prep Schools, educational agents and other key stakeholders.

Why Royal High School Bath 

The School offers a range of unique marketing opportunities. We are the only all through, all girls’ school in the City of Bath and we are also the only school within the Girls' Day School Trust (GDST), a leading group of independent girls' schools, to offer boarding and the IB alongside A Levels. 

There is a strong community within the School and the girls are not only able, committed and successful but they are also grounded, friendly and great fun.

As part of the GDST, we offer a range of benefits, including: 

  • 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

Shortlisting criteria and application details

The successful candidate will have experience working at a senior level in a marketing/communications role or within and educational recruitment/admissions environment. Applications are welcome from skilled professionals outside of education, however an understanding of and affinity for the independent schools market is essential. 

In your application you must be able to evidence strong leadership, management, organisational and communication skills, including tact and diplomacy. 

To download the full job description and the application form please click the apply button to be directed to the School website. 

The deadline for application is Wednesday 22nd May 2019.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 6th June 2019 and will include a panel interview, task, and meeting the Senior and Prep School Heads, along with the marketing team.  

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.



More about Royal High School Bath Senior School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Senior School and Sixth Form, Lansdown Road, Bath, North East Somerset, BA1 5SZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1225 313877
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Royal High School Bath was formed in 1998 with the successful merger of two very fine independent girls’ schools, both with histories going back to the middle of the 19th Century. It enjoys wonderful facilities for learning and recreation and our stu...