Director of External Relations, Kent

Closing date:Expiring soon

Kent College, PemburyKent

Date posted:
Start date: 01/01/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: The salary will be dependent on skills and experience and will sit on the Kent College management scale starting within the range of SSM 2.1 (£45,772) and SSM 3.3 (£50, 283).
Contract term: Permanent

Director of External Relations 

Full Time

January 2020

Kent College Pembury is seeking to appoint a Director of External Relations to provide inspiring and strategic leadership of the school’s marketing, admissions and development activities.

Reporting to the Headmistress, and as a member of the school’s Senior Management Team, the successful applicant will be a key public face of the school. This is a high profile and exciting leadership position suited to a skilled marketing professional who combines demonstrable leadership attributes with an extensive marketing and communications background.

The post will most likely attract an experienced professional from the independent education sector. Alternatively, the role might suit an exceptional individual with commercial experience gained outside the sector but who has instinctive feel for the school’s customers and their needs, bringing with them the relevant skills to undertake this complex and exciting job.

Founded in Folkestone in 1886, Kent College is an independent day and boarding school for girls, with a Senior School (ages 11-18) and Preparatory School (ages 3-11) sharing the same site, facilities and some specialist staff.  The school is one of a group of ten schools under the control of the Methodist Independent Schools Trust.  The school has a resident Chaplain who leads the Christian worship in the school.

Kent College Pembury employs over 200 people in both academic and support staff positions. Highly skilled, dedicated and passionate staff are the driving force behind our ‘Excellent’ school.

We are delighted to welcome applications from candidates who share our core values and who are able to contribute to our continued future success. We recruit staff of the highest calibre who will inspire, support and challenge the girls, and fellow colleagues, to achieve their full potential. Whatever your role, you will benefit from a being part of a large staff community with opportunities for professional development. 

We believe in rewarding our staff and offer a complete range of employee benefits including:

• Reduced school fees

• Free meals during working hours

• Free eye tests

• Subsidised Flu Vaccinations 

• Free onsite parking

• On-going training and development

• Use of swimming pool and fitness suite (at allocated times)

Closing date: Friday 20 September 2019 by Midday

Interviews likely to be WC 28 October 2019

Informal conversations or school visits prior to interviews can be arranged by HR.

The completed application form, including the names and addresses of two referees, cv and a letter of application should be sent to Headmistress, Ms Julie Lodrick,

References will be taken up prior to interview.  One of the referees should normally be the applicant’s current or most recent employer.  The post requires the highest level of clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  

Kent College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Appointees must be prepared to undergo child protection screening Child Protection and welfare are taken very seriously at Kent College, with guidelines on confidentiality and staff-pupil relationship procedures well-publicised to staff.  

All gaps of employment are to be accounted for and rigorously investigated.  Referees are contacted to ensure the validity of the reference.  Testimonials are not acceptable in place of confidential references.

More about Kent College, Pembury
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4AX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1892 822006
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Founded in Folkestone in 1886, Kent College is an independent day and boarding school for girls, with a Senior School (ages 11-18) and Preparatory School (ages 3-11) sharing the same site, facilities and some specialist staff.  ...