Director of External Relations

We require a Director of External Relations to work in close collaboration with the Headmaster to manage develop, manage and oversee the College’s strategic external relations plan in line with the overall school strategy and develop and implement an effective UK and international pupil recruitment strategy including the identification of potential new markets and relationships.

(Required June/July 2023)

Responsible for the development and delivery of the marketing strategy and for directing and leading the marketing, admissions and alumni operations.

Please refer to the job description for further details.

The successful candidate will need to provide cover during staff absence and leave, deal with mail and maintain efficient filing and systems.

  • Whilst not in a teaching role, as Director of External Relations, you will be working on a regular basis in a school in a role which gives opportunity for contact with children. As such, you will be in regulated activity and an enhanced DBS check (which includes children’s barred list information) will be required in advance of appointment.
  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. As with all College staff members, you will therefore be responsible for providing a safe environment in which children can learn.
  • The post will involve close contact with, and a high degree of responsibility for, children and young adults. The majority of this will be regulated activity.

St Edmund’s is England’s oldest Catholic school offering an all-round co-education for students from 3 to 18 and for families from all faiths.

If you would like to apply for the position please download an application pack and return your completed application pack to the HR department.


Applications to be received as soon as possible, no later than midday, 19th May 2023 for interviews to take place as and when applications are received.

Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and we reserve the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates will be required to undergo relevant Safeguarding Checks. We may seek references on short-listed candidates that will include questions about past disciplinary actions or allegations in relation to behaviour with children and may approach previous employers for information to verify particular experience or qualifications before interview.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.


Working Hours: Monday to Friday; 37.5 hours per week (all year round)
Salary: The salary for this position will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.



Policies:  We rely on a suite of policies for our recruitment processes.  These can be found by clicking here and includes the below:

As part of your application, please download and read the Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.  In addition, please sign and return the above document ‘Confirmation of Receipt of the Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct’ confirming that you have received, read and understood these policies.

  • Code of Conduct
  • Dignity at Work Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy – Staff
  • Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
  • Safer Recruitment Policy
  • Preventing Illegal Working Policy
  • Whistleblowing Policy

Please return your completed application pack to the HR department as soon as possible, as applicants will be invited when documents have been fully processed.

Please send applications to:
For more information regarding your application 01920 824335