Recruitment Officer, Portsmouth

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St John's CollegePortsmouth
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent


St John’s College, Southsea (the College) seeks to appoint an experienced and highly motivated Recruitment Officer.

The Recruitment Officer will be part of the Marketing and Admissions Team and will be expected to lead and drive the College’s Pupil Recruitment Strategy. Working with, amongst others, the Head of College, the Bursar and the Head of the Junior School, the successful candidate will develop and implement activities and measures for effective recruitment.

The successful candidate should expect to travel extensively to fulfil the objectives of the role. This includes international travel to deliver recruitment of international pupils, work with international agents, and attending overseas trade fairs.

This is a new post at the College and will encompass responsibility for:

 Optimising day and boarding pupil recruitment;

 Working within the Marketing and Admissions Team, to conduct the recruitment activities of the College, promoting the College’s brand, services and ethos, and seeking to differentiate it from its competitors;

 Building and maintaining effective relationships with recruitment agents;

 Assisting in the promotion and raising of the profile of the College locally, nationally and internationally amongst all constituencies, including parents, prospective parents, feeder schools, international agents, businesses and the wider community in general;

 Attending overseas and UK recruitment events and fairs as directed by the Head of College.

 Processing UKVI applications

This post is full-time working 37.5 hours per week 5 days a week (generally working 8.30 am – 5.00 pm) throughout the year. The successful candidate will be expected to play a full part in the life of this busy day and boarding school. They will also be fully and actively supportive of the Christian ethos of the College.

Further details and an application pack can be obtained from the College’s website:

or by email: or by phone: 023 9281 5118.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 9am.

Interviews are expected to take place the week commencing Monday 29th April 2019.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. An offer of employment is conditional on receipt of satisfactory references as well as a prohibition check and an Enhanced Certificate issued by the Disclosure Barring Service

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