Director of External Relations

King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls are seeking an inspiring and creative Director of External Relations to develop and implement an overarching marketing, outreach and admissions strategy, in support of the strategic aims and vision for the development of the schools.

This new post is designed to take the lead across the two schools, and in harmony with the Foundation, in creating, developing, implementing and managing the schools’ communications and marketing strategies in order to support the achievement of the schools’ objectives. This will include pupil recruitment and retention and communications and content management strategies, as well as broader PR work establishing a strong understanding of the schools’ brand and their leading role in the Foundation. 

The post-holder will play a key role in the Schools’ Leadership Teams and will have accountability for developing and delivering the strategy for the schools’ marketing, identity, outreach, website and social media presence. The successful candidate will manage the schools’ press, public relations and corporate events and will lead on the design of the schools’ corporate publications, developing and streamlining the two, and contribute to the Foundation brand. 

Closing date: 9am on Monday 30 November. 
Interviews: Interviews will provisionally take place as follows: 

  • First round: 9 December 2020.
  • Second round: W/C 10 January 2021.

How to apply
To apply for this role, forward a completed application form (available for download below) and a covering letter addressed to Zoe Robinson, Bursar, outlining why you feel that your skills and experience would equip you to take on this role, by email to:

Download application pack.
Download application form. 

If you have any queries about the role, or would like to discuss it in more detail, please contact Zoe Robinson, Bursar, by email:

King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls are both committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check. A copy of the Schools’ Recruitment, Selection and Disclosure Policy is available on the Schools’ websites.

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