Director of Communications, Marketing & Admissions – New Hall School


Founded in 1642, New Hall School is a thriving co-educational boarding and day school for up to 1,500 students aged 1 to 18 and is the largest Catholic boarding and day school in the UK.

Salary: In the region of £80,000-£90,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience.

Located just outside Chelmsford city centre and well connected to London, it is set in 70 acres of stunning parkland and heritage gardens, dominated by the former Tudor Palace of Beaulieu.

Pioneering since its foundation, New Hall has continued to innovate under the dynamic leadership of the Principal, Mrs Katherine Jeffrey – establishing the New Hall Multi Academy Trust (NHMAT) and becoming sponsor of nearby Messing Primary School in 2012; and acquiring an additional 70-acre site in 2023.

Building on these strong foundations, New Hall School is now looking ahead to a period of growth and development and is seeking to appoint its first Director of Communications, Marketing & Admissions.

This is a pivotal new leadership role on the Executive Team, reporting directly to the Principal. It will be suited to a senior marketing and communications professional, excited by the opportunity to help shape a new vision and ambitious strategy for this highly successful school.

As an ambassador for New Hall, the Director will deputise for the Principal at external events and will bring energy and flair to enhance the School’s profile locally, nationally and internationally, increasing student applications in new markets.

The ideal candidate will bring a demonstrable track record in strategic marketing, communications and brand management gained from within or outside education and will have an instinctive appreciation of the independent schools’ sector, as well as New Hall’s Catholic ethos and local community roots.

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

The deadline for receipt of applications is 10.00am on Monday 3rd June 2024.

Applications should be made electronically to RSAcademics. To submit your application, please click on “Apply Now” on the right side of this webpage and upload your documents according to the instructions provided.

You should submit:

  • A completed application form.
  • A covering letter addressed to the Principal, Mrs Jeffrey. The letter should be a maximum of two pages and should explain your reasons for applying and outline your suitability for the role.

If you have any questions about uploading your documents please contact Laura Beacon, Project Coordinator (Appointments), at Laura can also be reached by calling our Head Office on +44 (0)1858 383163.

New Hall School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & 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.

RSAcademics is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

Key Dates

Closing date for applications

03/06/2024 10.00am

Preliminary interviews will take place with RSAcademics via Microsoft Teams week commencing Monday 10 June 2024

Long list interviews will take place at the School week commencing Monday 17 June 2024

Short list interviews will take place at the School week commencing Monday 24 June 2024.