Head of Marketing, Sevenoaks, Kent

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Sevenoaks SchoolSevenoaks, Kent

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £50,000 - £54,000 per annum commensurate with experience and qualifications
Contract term: Permanent

 The Role

The Head of Marketing is essential in ensuring the continued success of the school. The post holder will work closely with a wide range of staff across all parts of the school to create an effective strategy that will assist the school in achieving its vision. The Head of Marketing will be involved in supporting the work of the admissions department in fostering high quality applications and the Community Education Programmes in promoting and organising a wide range of events. They will also support the Foundation Office in its engagement with the School community, including alumni and former parents. Other tasks include working with senior staff on activities to enhance our brand and our commercial revenue, e.g. our Summer School. In short, the Head of Marketing will be fully immersed in the wide breadth of activity found at Sevenoaks School.


Reporting to

This is a senior post reporting to the Director of Operations.


Note:

This job description is not intended to be a comprehensive statement of procedures and responsibilities, but instead sets out the principal expectations of the school in relation to the post holder’s professional responsibilities and duties. We are looking for an individual who is adaptable, flexible and willing to carry out the wide range of duties that are likely to be required to make a success of this role. The school is also constantly evolving and the post holder should expect to learn new skills and adapt to new structures as required to meet the changing needs of the school.


Person Specification

Skills and Abilities

We expect the successful candidate to demonstrate the following:

  • In-depth understanding and appreciation of the principles and practices of marketing and public relations
  • Ability to develop and maintain an integrated communication strategy
  • Understanding of attitudes and motivation of children and parents in the education arena
  • Understanding of branding and brand strategy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Work collaboratively and closely with colleagues, including an ability to interact with people at all levels
  • Ability to manage and motivate a team
  • Media management
  • Website, social media and e-marketing management
  • Technical skills such as Adobe Creative Suite, database/CRM management, HTML/CSS or similar.
  • Strong digital skills including technical ability in all Microsoft programmes, website skills and ideally Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Budget management
  • Ability to prioritise work and help others with this

Experience and qualifications

  • Previous employment in a marketing role
  • Expertise in brand management and media 
  • Previous successful management of people
  • Recognised marketing and/or public relations qualification
  • University degree or equivalent

For full details please see attached job description.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Inter-denominational
Address: High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1HU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1732 455133
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Academic excellence, with a strong pastoral and co-curricular emphasis and a global dimension.

Sevenoaks School is a large, co-educational HMC school. Founded in 1432 by William Sevenoke, the school has over the last 50 years developed an internati...