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Director of Admissions – Lancing College

West Sussex

Lancing is one of the UK’s leading independent co-educational boarding and day schools with a reputation for excellence. The College, which admits pupils from the age of 13, is seeking to appoint an energetic and forward thinking individual to provide dynamic leadership to the Admissions Office and fulfil a key ambassadorial role.

Applications are invited for the post of Director of Admissions at Lancing College with effect from January 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

A member of the Senior Management Team, the post holder will work closely with the Director of External Relations and Communications, to maximise the recruitment of a full list of pupils for entry each September, filling all available spaces in Houses and building a waiting list for future years. The role of Director of Admissions is a demanding and wide-ranging senior post requiring a proactive and outgoing approach. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to form strong relationships are essential.

This exciting leadership position will most likely be suited to an experienced professional from within the independent schools’ sector with a proven track record within an admissions related context. This could be directly from a Registry function, or indirectly via hands-on involvement with customer facing aspects of the admissions process, for example as a Housemaster/mistress or another senior role within a senior or prep school. The successful applicant will possess the ability to assess the range of capabilities and potential of prospective pupils aged 10 – 18 years.

The salary will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate but will be highly attractive.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Nina Lambert to arrange a confidential discussion about the role: or call her on 07764 185745

Closing date for applications: 10.00am on Friday 2nd October 2020

Candidates should complete the application form electronically and email it to RSAcademics, together with a covering letter which explains your reasons for applying and how you meet the requirements of the role. Please address your letter to the Head Master, Mr Dominic Oliver.

Please email your completed application form and covering letter (both as PDF files please) to Jonathan Barnes, Operations Manager, at:

Jonathan can also be reached by calling our Head Office on 01858 383163.

Lancing College is an independent co-educational boarding and day school for boys and girls.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Applicants who have lived outside of the UK in the past 10 years will be required to provide a Police Check from their country of residence.

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  • Closing date for applications 02 October 2020 10.00am