Director of Admissions
Director of Admissions
The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Monday 28 March 2022
This is an exceptional opportunity for an outstanding Director of Admissions to lead and develop the admissions function at Haileybury. Reporting directly to the Master, this is a pivotal and senior role. In close liaison with the Master, the post holder will take strategic responsibility for all matters relating to pupil recruitment and will be a key public face of the school.
Pupil numbers are buoyant and the school is over-subscribed at all entry points. Demand for boarding remains strong; 70% of the senior school pupils are boarders. Haileybury is hugely ambitious. We are about to build a state-of-the-art science centre, and future capital projects include a new theatre and a cricket centre. As we emerge from the pandemic, we are looking to refresh our whole-school Strategic Plan, and the Director of Admissions’ input into these strategic discussions will be key.
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 combined with the ability to form strong relationships are essential. The ideal candidate will be a passionate advocate for Haileybury’s values and have a demonstrable track record in high-quality stakeholder engagement and relationship management, gained from within or outside the education sector. Prior experience in a schools admissions context is not essential but the successful candidate will have good knowledge of the independent educational landscape combined with a keen understanding of the factors which drive parents to consider and invest in an independent boarding education for their children.
Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics to arrange an informal and confidential discussion about the role: Nina Lambert NinaLambert@rsacademics.com
To apply, candidates should contact Alison Hooper, Project Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01858 383163. Candidates will be directed to complete an application form electronically and submit it to RSAcademics, together with a letter of application and CV. Letters of application are to be maximum of two pages and should outline the attraction of this position and why candidates feel their experience, skills and personal qualities qualify them for the role. Please address your letter to the Master, Mr Martin Collier. Please ensure that the application form is filled in completely and does not refer to your CV.
RSAcademics is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.
RSAcademics is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
Haileybury is an equal opportunities employer committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with previous employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
The School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.