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Director of Marketing and Admissions – Danes Hill School, Surrey



Reporting to the Head, this is an outstanding opportunity for a commercially minded, strategic marketing or business development professional to join the school’s senior management team.

Independent day school for boys and girls aged 3-13

Salary: in the region of £70-75,000 per annum, depending upon skills and experience

Established in 1947, Danes Hill is recognised as among the leading co-educational prep schools in the country. The School is looking to appoint a Director of Marketing and Admissions who will be responsible for all matters relating to marketing and pupil recruitment.

Danes Hill is a highly successful school offering an exceptional educational experience to over 800 pupils aged 3 to 13. Located in Oxshott, Surrey and set in 55 acres bordering open countryside, yet commutable to London, it is a thriving school that has received an outstanding report by the Independent School’s Inspectorate.

This is a new post, created to lead the small team of marketing and admissions staff, who are being brought together as part of an investment in these important areas. The Director will be an exceptional individual who is a proven strategic leader with a demonstrable track record of leading and motivating teams. The postholder will bring extensive commercial experience with the ability to systematically analyse markets, build and execute strategy and represent the school effectively. Strong and persuasive communication and negotiation skills are a prerequisite. The successful candidate will show drive and have a clear empathy and commitment to the school’s culture. Previous schools’ experience is not essential.

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

Nina Lambert – or 07764 185745

The post is available from summer 2021. However, the actual start date can be mutually agreed.

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Thursday 10 June 2021

Candidates should complete their application form electronically and submit it to RSAcademics, together with a CV and covering letter, addressed to the Acting Head, Mr Rob Andrews, which explains their reasons for applying.

Please email your completed application form, CV and covering letter
(as PDF files please) to Jonathan Barnes, Head of Operations (Leadership Appointments) at Jonathan can also be contacted by calling our Head Office on 01858 383 163.

Danes Hill 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 CRB Check.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 10 June 2021 10.00am
  • Preliminary interviews with RSAcademics via video conferencing from 14 June
  • Longlisted interviews via video conferencing 22 June 2021
  • Final interviews at Danes Hill School 24 June 2021