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Job details
Employer Sevenoaks School
Location Kent
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts End August 2017

About the School 

Sevenoaks School is a large, co-educational independent school. Founded in 1432 by William Sevenoke, the school has developed an international reputation for innovation and academic success. There are just over 1050 pupils from age 11 to 18, including well over 400 in the Sixth Form. About 350 pupils board in the seven boarding houses, and students originate from over 40 countries around the world. All Sixth Form students study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB). Nearly all take up places at top universities in the UK, USA and Europe, with around 50 students going to Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League institutions each year. In 2015, 

The school is situated on Sevenoaks High Street, surrounded by fine views. The 100-acre site, which includes a number of listed buildings, is beautifully landscaped and adjoins the 1000-acre deer park of Knole. London is only a 30-minute train journey away. 

Sevenoaks is a leading local employer, with around 150 academic staff and over 250 support staff. 

The Role

We are a forward-thinking school with an international ethos, and this is a great opportunity for an undergraduate who wants experience of all elements of the marketing mix – eg social media, website management, other digital communications, print communications, photography, event management and PR etc. 

Person Specification 

We are looking for an enthusiastic undergraduate, ideally studying a Business or Marketing degree, with a requirement for a placement position as part of their degree course. The applicant will have strong IT skills, and a good knowledge of all the main Microsoft programs. A good awareness of social media and a desire to learn about all elements of the marketing mix is essential. Attention to detail and strong English grammar and spelling skills are required. The student will be working as part of a Marketing team of four in the Development and Marketing office. They are likely to also work closely with staff in the school’s Sports Centre and Performing Arts Centre. This role involves liaising with other members of support and teaching staff among the wider school team across the whole campus, and with some external contacts, so good interpersonal and communication skills and confidence are required. An ability to work on one’s own initiative would be a significant advantage. Training will be provided for software packages such as Photoshop and InDesign, and the website content management system, so no experience is necessary, however a creative eye, an interest in design or website experience would be an advantage. 

Hours of work 

The role will be five days per week, from 9am to 5pm. The 45-week contract runs from the end of August 2017 to July 2018. A full lunch will be provided in the school dining hall, and the successful candidate will also be able to use the school’s sports facilities, including gym and swimming pool, free of charge. 


The salary will be approx. £14,000 per annum (pro-rata for 45 weeks). 


Twenty-four days of annual leave, including Bank Holidays occurring during the contracted period, will be paid.

About the employer

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 intern...

Information about Sevenoaks School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
Denomination Inter-denominational
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Locations and contacts

High Street
TN13 1HU
United Kingdom
+44 1732 456 143