Prep Schools Liaison Officer, Lancashire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000
Contract term: Permanent

This is a new role within our Admissions Team.  Admissions sits within our External Affairs Department.  The appointee will report to the Director of Admissions and work closely with members of the Stonyhurst Executive team on the development and implementation of the College’s recruitment and admissions strategies.  He/she will work alongside the wider Admissions and External Affairs functions to create a cohesive ‘Prep and Feeder Schools Strategy’, based on a shared understanding of Stonyhurst’s aims and vision. Central to this is maintaining and increasing the number of boarding pupils at Stonyhurst from national and international Prep and Feeder Schools.

The core purpose of this new role is to deliver a sector-leading engagement and outreach service to Stonyhurst’s Prep and Feeder Schools, at home and longer term overseas. The Prep Schools Liaison Officer will co ordinate and implement Stonyhurst’s ‘Prep Schools and Feeder Schools Strategy’, establishing and nurturing strong relationships through a series of events, activities and communications This person will work to position Stonyhurst as the leading Catholic independent boarding school in the UK. The role is focused on maintaining and increasing our flourishing boarding pupil intake. The Prep Schools Liaison Officer will develop a detailed knowledge of preparatory, feeder and competitor schools, locally, nationally and internationally, working with the Director of Admissions and others as required.  He/she will produce an evidence based strategy for building relationships with existing and new Prep and Feeder Schools, based on recruitment priorities and market research He/she will ensure that Prep and Feeder Schools are informed of their former pupils’ progress This exciting and varied role is newly created and would be ideal for someone with a background in schools or marketing and a track record in relationship management and engagement with partners/stakeholders The post holder will be working with multiple stakeholders, both internally and externally so excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a must, as well as a flexible approach to the role

The successful candidate will ideally have experience of independent schools and of preparatory schools He/she will have a talent for strategic marketing, communications, general management, customer care and people relationships He/she will also have a keen understanding of independent education in general and the benefits of boarding in particular, and will be able to communicate Stonyhurst’s character with enthusiasm and conviction

In return, we can offer; 

• An interesting and varied role within a unique setting 

• Meals are provided free of charge whilst on shift

• Free parking

• Swimming pool access, free of charge

• Discounted membership to the health and fitness facilities

• Opportunity to join the National Pension Trust scheme  

• Salary sacrifice scheme for Cycle to work

• Occupational sickness pay (subject to 12 months qualifying service)

Closing date for applications is 10am on Wednesday 15th January 2020

Interviews will take place at the school. Dates and processes will be confirmed after receipt of applications

To apply, candidates should complete the application form  along with a covering letter.

Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Stonyhurst is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

More about Stonyhurst
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Stonyhurst College & Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall, Stonyhurst, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9PZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1254 826345
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What sort of school is Stonyhurst?

Stonyhurst is a Catholic, HMC (Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference) independent boarding and day school for boys and girls from 3 to 18. At Stonyhurst College, we have almost 500 pupils aged 13-18, over two ...