JOB TITLE: International Admissions Manager
LOCATION: Giggleswick School
RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of External Relations
HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours per week
SALARY: A basic salary supplemented by an incentive-based reward that should provide the candidate with the opportunity to earn between £35 -40,000 per annum
ANNUAL LEAVE: 25 paid holidays per annum plus 8 public holidays
CLOSING DATE: Friday 22 November 2019
To apply for the position please complete an application form along with a covering letter to the Headmaster.
To be responsible for the recruitment of overseas students for Giggleswick Senior School, Giggleswick International Summer School, Immersion and Foundation courses.
Main duties and responsibilities
• Overall responsibility for the recruitment of overseas students for all international Giggleswick offerings (which may be subject to change), which are currently Giggleswick Senior School, Giggleswick International Summer School, Immersion and Foundation courses;
• Build effective relationships with all agents in such a way as to ensure Giggleswick recruits pupils of the highest standard;
• Continue to extend the number of agents that engage with the school;
• Plan and oversee a programme of attendance at student recruitment fairs in the UK and overseas;
• Be the principle attendee at all international recruitment events that the school decides to attend;
• Devise a programme of communication with agents to provide regular updates about the students they have placed, as well as general news from Giggleswick;
• Ensure regulatory compliance for the recruitment of all international students;
• Ensure effective liaison with the admissions department to ensure a smooth transition with the admissions process and an excellent experience for the pupil at the beginning of their journey with Giggleswick;
• Personally, contribute to the development and promotion of the school;
• Provide regular monthly reports on international recruitment to the Headmaster;
• You will be expected to be fully conversant with and implement the School’s range of equality and diversity and safeguarding policies and procedures, to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all pupils and staff;
• To participate in the School’s appraisal scheme and undergo further professional development in line with the needs of the School;
• Any other duties commensurate with grade and status as may reasonably be requested.
Health & Safety
You have a legal duty to take reasonable care of your own health and safety and that of others and you are expected to be familiar with, and adhere to, Giggleswick School’s Health and Safety policy.
Giggleswick School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be expected to support this approach in the context of your role and to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s safeguarding policies and procedures at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties, you become aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school you must report any concerns to the school’s Child Protection Officer immediately.
Ensure your work, communication and approach conforms brand values and style of the school. You will need to be aware and comply with the Giggleswick school rules, policies and procedures at all times, as detailed in the handbook you will be provided with at induction
Education & Qualifications
• Educated to degree level;
• Eligible to live and work in the UK;
• Spoken native level of English;
• Passport holder.
• Enhanced transferable DBS certificate
• A foreign language such as German, Spanish, Chinese.
• Empathy with Giggleswick’s core values and mission;
• Demonstrable ability to build rapport and communicate persuasively with agents, families and internal stakeholders;
• Excellent communication skills, diplomacy and tact;
• Excellent organisational skills;
• Drive commitment and enthusiasm;
• Ability to work using own initiative and as part of a team;
• Sensitive to the concerns of others;
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy of all application matters;
• Ability to work independently and be self-driven;
• Willingness to work and travel abroad on a frequent basis.
• An interest in foreign culture and language.
Experience & Knowledge
• Previous experience in a similar role within an education setting.
• Microsoft Office Word;
• Microsoft Office Outlook;
• Microsoft Office PowerPoint;
• Microsoft Office Excel.