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Director of Admissions and External Relations – Marlborough College Malaysia



Marlborough College Malaysia is unique. It continues the pioneering spirit of its mother School, Marlborough College in Wiltshire, by being a close, values-led and enormously successful and happy community. The College is looking to appoint a Director of Admissions and External Relations, who will lead the development of the College's external relations strategy.

Start: January 2020 or sooner

The College

Marlborough College Malaysia opened in 2012 and is a British day and boarding school for pupils aged 3-18 years. The school is situated in 90 acres in the Iskandar region of Malaysia, close to Singapore and Johor Bahru. The School is a member of HMC and is a genuine expansion of Marlborough College in the UK, managed and governed by a number of people who have a strong association with Marlborough.

The Role

MCM has a unique story to tell and, with the Master, the post-holder will be at the forefront of explaining this to prospective parents and applicants. As a member of the Senior Management Team, the Director of Admissions and External Relations will lead the development of the College’s External Relations Strategy.  The successful candidate will drive enrolment and provide strategic leadership across admissions, marketing, communications, alumni and parent relations.

The successful candidate will have the skills, personality, presence and judgement required to represent Marlborough College Malaysia. The post will most likely be suited to an experienced professional from an independent or international school with a deep understanding of admissions and managing external relations and an appreciation of how these functions are evolving in an international school context. He or she will show tenacity and drive, cross-cultural awareness and an international perspective, as well as expertise, intelligence and an understanding of the distinctive features of a British education. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious colleague to lead the admissions and external relations functions within one of Asia’s most highly-regarded international schools.

Employment Package

As well as working in a beautiful and collegial environment, the College offers an attractive package which includes generous remuneration accommodation and relocation assistance, private medical insurance, meals during term time, school fee remission and a bonus in lieu of pension.

For an informal conversation regarding the opportunity, please contact:

Judy Brown +44 (0)7753 856420  (

Jean Sullivan +44 (0)7885 879 887  (

Aaron Ashton +44 (0)7584 564 944 (

Closing date for applications is 10.00am (BST) on 6th August 2019

To apply, you should submit:

  • A completed Application Form
  • A full CV with:
    • Your entire work history
    • Reasons for leaving school leadership positions
    • Details (name, address, email address and relationship to you) of at least two professional referees from your most recent position(s)
  • A covering letter addressed to the Master outlining:
    • Your reasons for applying
    • Relevant professional experience that you feel is aligned to the needs of the role
    • Your personal educational philosophy

Applications should be made electronically to RSAcademics. Please email all three documents listed above (as PDF files please) to Hilary Battye, Project Coordinator at

Marlborough College Malaysia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We will conduct extensive background checks on all successful applicants. All adults in the College community are expected to follow the College’s Child Protection Procedures, and any contracts offered are subject to satisfactory references, full employment history and DBS check/Good Conduct Certificate as appropriate.


About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 06 August 2019 10.00am (BST)
  • Preliminary interviews 12 August 2019 -13 August 2019
  • Final interviews in Malaysia early September 2019