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Head of University Applications

Abingdon SchoolAbingdon, Oxfordshire

Abingdon School is seeking to appoint a Head of University Applications to take overall responsibility for the UCAS process in the Sixth Form, supported by a team of people including the Sixth Form tutors and others in the Sixth Form team (e.g. the UCAS assistant and the Overseas Applications Advisor).  This is a key appointment with significant responsibility.

This role is open both to a non-teacher who would wish to fill just the University Applications role and to a teacher who would be wishing to offer up to a half timetable of teaching alongside the University Applications role.  There are separate job packs available for both routes - marked ‘teacher’ and ‘support’

The successful candidate will be highly organised, reliable and very able when it comes to completing administrative tasks.  They will also either already have or be enthusiastic about acquiring a deep understanding of the UK universities landscape.  This role handles a heavy workload, particularly in the September to December period of the year, and it involves interaction with a variety of people in and outside of the school.  A friendly, personable approach is essential as is the ability to remain calm under pressure.

The post-holder will be required to work on a mainly term time basis although some work during school holidays, specifically mid to late August, will be necessary.  We are open to proposals of flexible working arrangements for this role, recognising that elements of the job can be undertaken remotely (e.g. at home), though a substantial presence in school will also be necessary.

Closing date:     Monday 17 May 2021 (midday)

Interview date:   Wednesday 26 May 2021

For further details and to apply please visit our recruitment portal:

Abingdon is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

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