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Director of Marketing and Development – Sidcot School, Somerset

The School seeks an outstanding marketing professional to lead its brand development, marketing, admissions, fundraising and alumni functions.

Sidcot is a Quaker co-educational boarding and day school for pupils from three to eighteen that can trace its origins back to 1699. The School is located at the foot of the Mendip Hills in North Somerset some 18 miles from Bristol and 30 miles from Bath.

The Director of Marketing and Development is a new position and a senior appointment; the post-holder will report to the Headmaster and be a member of the School’s Senior Leadership Team.

The successful candidate will lead a well-resourced marketing and admissions team in the creation and implementation of ambitious and innovative brand development and marketing strategies. He/she will also be responsible for the School’s growing development, fundraising and alumni activities.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a senior marketing strategist either, with existing development and fundraising experience, or a desire to add fundraising to their suite of professional leadership skills. The importance of the post is recognised with a salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics to arrange a confidential discussion with:

Pete Lockhart, Search Consultant: / +44 (0)7764 185745

Alternatively, to arrange to speak with Debra Price, Head of Philanthropy at RSAcademics, please email:

The deadline for receipt of applications is Tuesday 6 July 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 the Headmaster, Mr Iain Kilpatrick, 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 Jonathan Barnes, Head of Operations (Leadership Appointments) at: Jonathan can also be reached by calling our Head Office on 01858 383174.

RSAcademics is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

Sidcot School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Sidcot School is an equal opportunities employer.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 06 July 2021 10.00am
  • Preliminary interviews with RSAcademics (via video conferencing) will be held on Thursday 8th, Friday 9th and Monday 12th July
  • Long list interviews 19 July 2021 -20 July 2021
  • Short list interviews will be held at Sidcot School on the morning of Friday 23rd July