Director of Marketing, Admissions and Community Engagement – NLCS Jeju

Jeju, Republic of Korea

NLCS Jeju opened its doors in 2011, established in partnership between North London Collegiate School, UK and the South Korean government. 

The school – with its excellent outcomes, dedicated staff and world-class facilities – has proven to be an extremely popular choice with parents from Seoul, Busan and farther afield.  IGCSE and IB results are formidable and students matriculate to some of the best universities in the world. It is an exceptional education based on high academic standards and a deep commitment to providing a well-rounded education.   

This is an exceptional opportunity for a commercially minded, strategic marketing, business development or communications/engagement professional to join a senior team of the highest calibre. Reporting directly to the Principal, and a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of Marketing, Admissions and Community Engagement will provide inspiring strategic team leadership, be responsible for ensuring the effective marketing and promotion of NLCS Jeju to all stakeholders, both internal and external, and for the recruitment of students into the School.  

As a key public face of the School, the successful candidate will have the skills, presence personality and judgement required to represent NLCS Jeju to a wide range of audiences. The ability to apply sound marketing and communications principles to drive the School’s pupil recruitment strategy, by thoroughly understanding both target audiences and the dynamics of the highly competitive local, regional and international marketplace will also be essential.  

The post will most likely attract an experienced professional from the education sector with a track record of success in strategic marketing, communications and brand management, preferably in combination with prior exposure to an admissions, student recruitment and/or a stakeholder engagement context. Alternatively, the role might suit an exceptional individual with commercial experience gained outside the sector but who can demonstrate an understanding of, and empathy with, international education and the School’s ethos and values, and with the relevant transferable skills to undertake and make a success of this crucial role. 

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

Susannah Thompson: 

The closing date for applications Tuesday 28th May 2024 at 10.00 (UK) / 18.00 (KST/Jeju) 

Applications should be made electronically to RSAcademics. To submit your application, please click on Apply Now on this page and upload your documents according to the instructions provided.

You should submit:

  • A completed application form
  • Your CV
  • A completed data-sharing agreement
  • A covering letter of no more than two pages addressed to the Principal Designate, Mr James Monaghan. The letter should be a maximum of two pages and should explain your reasons for applying and outline your suitability for the role.

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

NLCS Jeju is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be prepared to undergo stringent child protection screening including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS (or equivalent) is required. 

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

The closing date for applications Tuesday 28th May 2024 at 10.00 (UK) / 18.00 (KST/Jeju) 

Preliminary interviews will take place with RSAcademics via Microsoft Teams during the week commencing 3rd June 2024

Long list interviews will take place online with the School during the week commencing 10th June or week commencing 17th June 2024

Short list interviews will take place at NLCS in London most likely during the week commencing 24th June 2024. Candidates who will have any difficulty attending in person in this week should mention this if they are invited to the preliminary interview.