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Director of Communications, Marketing & Development – Channing School

Highgate, London

Located in Highgate, North London, on an attractive site, Channing is a highly successful independent day school for over 950 girls aged 4-18. Reporting to the Headmistress, the Director of Communications, Marketing and Development will be a member of the school’s senior leadership team.

Salary range: £70,000 to £90,000 (depending upon skills and experience)

We are looking for a value-led leader with the confidence to inspire colleagues to deliver innovative and impactful communications. The successful candidate will be a highly experienced marketing, communications or development professional. Previous schools’ experience is not essential, but candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of and empathy with the aims of independent education. The Director will be responsible for our marketing, development and admissions functions and will bring the marketing activity in-house following a period of support provided through consultancy. They will build on existing alumnae engagement and be responsible for establishing the development strategy and team.

We are proud of our academically challenging and balanced curriculum where girls are encouraged to understand and celebrate their strengths, using their time at school to develop their skills and enjoy their success, however they may define it. This is an exciting time to join the school and to play a part in shaping the strategy which will take us to the next stage of our development.

Potential candidates wishing to discuss this post are invited to arrange a confidential discussion with the consultant handling this appointment:

Nina Lambert –

The deadline for receipt of applications is 14 June 2021 at 10.00am.

To apply, candidates should complete an application form electronically and submit it to RSAcademics, together with a CV and covering letter, addressed to Mrs Lindsey Hughes, Headmistress, which explains their reasons for applying.

To submit your application, please click the Apply Now link. You will be taken to our online application portal where you will also be able to download an application form. Please follow the instructions provided to complete your application.

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact Julia Coffey, Project Coordinator (Leadership Appointments) at:  Julia can also be reached by calling our Head Office on 01858 383163.

RSAcademics is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

Channing School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS Check.


About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Deadline for applications 14 June 2021 10:00 (UK)
  • Selected candidates will be invited to a preliminary interview with Heather Styche-Patel of RSAcademics via video conferencing from 17 June 2021
  • Longlisted candidates will be invited to interview on 29 June 2021 or 30 June 2021, which will be held online
  • The final round of interviews will be held at Channing School on 1 July 2021