Director of Marketing and Communications – Bishop’s Stortford College


Bishop’s Stortford College is a leading independent, day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 4-18 years.

Salary: in the region of £70-75,000 per annum, depending upon skills and experience

Comprising three schools in one (a pre-prep, prep and senior school), the College provides a wonderful learning environment to over 1,200 pupils and is situated in a beautiful 130-acre campus setting on the Hertfordshire/Essex border.

This is a pivotal role for an exceptional individual, reporting directly to the College Head as a member of the senior management team.

The Director of Marketing and Communications will manage the Marketing and Admissions team and will provide dynamic and creative leadership of all internal and external communications.   The overall aims of the role will be to engage key stakeholders in meaningful relationships, to strengthen the College brand, to enhance its profile regionally, nationally and internationally, realise student recruitment targets and deliver a first-class customer experience in every interaction with the College.

This exciting position will likely suit a proven strategic marketing leader with a flair for delivering clear and distinctive communication programmes.  The successful candidate will show drive, excellent interpersonal skills and empathy for the customer although previous schools’ experience is not necessary.

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics in the first instance to arrange an informal and confidential discussion about the role:

Nina Lambert:

To apply, candidates should complete an application form electronically and submit it to RSAcademics, together with a letter of application and CV. Please click the “Apply Now” link on the right side of this page. You will be taken to our online portal where you will be able to download an application form. Please follow the instructions provided to complete your application.

Letters of application are to be maximum of two pages and should outline the attraction of this position and why candidates feel their experience, skills and personal qualities qualify them for the role. Please address your letter to Ms Kathy Crewe-Read, College Head, Bishop’s Stortford College.

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact Alison Hooper, Project Coordinator, at Alison can also be reached by calling 01858 383163.

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Monday 6 December 2021

RSAcademics is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

Bishop’s Stortford College is an equal opportunities employer committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020

The safeguarding responsibilities of this post are detailed in the candidate information brochure

Key Dates

Closing date for applications

06/12/2021 10:00am

Preliminary interviews online with RSAcademics Wednesday 8 - Friday 10 December 2021

First round interviews


Second round interviews