Head of Strategy and Marketing Consultancy Services – RSAcademics

Home-based or Head Office in Market Harborough, Leicestershire with some home/flexible working. There will be a requirement for nationwide and potentially also international travel.

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RSAcademics is a trusted consulting partner for schools in the UK and worldwide.

Permanent | Full time | Competitive Salary

We find and develop leaders, guide decision makers, solve practical problems and make connections so that schools can enhance their position in the market.

We are looking for an individual with strong consultancy skills and experience of working at a senior level, ideally within the education sector, to lead our strategy and marketing consultancy services.  You will join us at a time of growth and play a proactive part in the successful delivery of our five-year strategy.

Founded in 2002, RSAcademics has grown steadily and we now work each year with over 250 different school clients in the UK and around the world and count over 80 employees and associates.

This is a new and important role reporting to the Head of Strategy, Marketing and Development.  A member of the company’s management team, you will be responsible for the winning and delivery of a diverse portfolio of consultancy projects.

Our client assignments are varied in nature and include:

  • multi-phased, complex strategic projects
  • competitor and demographic analysis
  • stakeholder research and analysis
  • strategic communications
  • marketing & admissions reviews
  • assisting schools with the appointment of senior marketing, communications and admissions staff.

We have an increasing number of clients who seek our advice on growth strategies, mergers and acquisitions, organisational structures and workforce planning and it is likely that you will take the lead on these types of projects in particular.

You will have commercial acumen; a passion for supporting organisations in developing their strategy and related marketing planning; and a flair for identifying opportunities.  You will have an aptitude for crafting consultancy programmes that deliver clear and meaningful insights to guide and advise senior leaders.  You will lead a small team of consultants to solve strategic problems and develop strong client relationships.

This position is an opportunity for a motivated and well-rounded individual to work in a pivotal and challenging role where no two days are the same, and as part of an organisation looking to evolve nationally and internationally. If you share our commitment to education and schools and feel you meet the criteria please get in touch.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Susannah Thompson or Nina Lambert to arrange an informal and confidential discussion about the role:

Susannah Thompson: SusannahThompson@RSAcademics.com

Nina Lambert: NinaLambert@RSAcademics.com

The closing date for applications is 10:00am on 20 June 2022.

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 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 300 words 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 Heather Styche-Patel, Head of Strategy, Marketing and Development.

Should you have any queries relating to submission of your application, please contact Alison Hooper, Project Coordinator, at applications@rsacademics.com. Alison can also be reached by calling +44(0)1858 383163.

RSAcademics is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in everything we do. We strongly believe that we will be a better company if we embrace and promote diversity in all its forms and take action to become a more inclusive organisation. We encourage applications from under-represented groups for all positions which we advertise.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect our team members to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practices and all appointments are subject to satisfactory references, checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Key Dates

Closing date for applications is Monday 20 June 2022 at 10:00

Longlist interviews will take place online and will be held on 29 June

Shortlist interviews will take place in person, in London, on 11 July.