Global Education Assistant Director

Closing Date: 12 December 2023
Telephone: 01371 822600
Salary: c.£60,000 per annum depending on skills, knowledge and experience 
Employment Term: Full TimePermanent

Permanent | Full-time | International Travel | All-year Round (52 weeks per year)
Starting salary c.£60,000 per annum depending on skills, knowledge and experience

We are currently seeking a proactive, committed and experienced leader to further develop and grow our International Summer School and LEAP programme alongside the existing Summer School team, and oversee the day-to-day operation of the Summer School and ensure high-quality pastoral care for the wellbeing of all students.  In 2024, the Felsted International Summer School will celebrate its 10th year as an integral part of Felsted School’s legacy of internationalism and educating students to be global citizens.

Our candidate will ensure that a full team of staff are suitably recruited each year, and work with the Director of Global Education in leading the recruitment of students from around the world and maintaining positive relationships with our overseas partners and schools in different countries to ensure the programme continues to be educational, entertaining, engaging, and successful.

This is a significant role at the School, which will provide the opportunity for the right person to showcase their leadership skills within a growing business and, in return, provide an opportunity to enhance their management career within a prestigious environment.

Responsibilities include budget management and staff leadership, recruitment, selection and training of staff, ensuring a high-quality programme and pastoral care for all students, manage existing relationships with overseas agents, schools and consultancies and management of overseas student induction (LEAP) programme as well as support Felsted’s partnership as a Round Square school and accompany students to periodic international Round Square conferences throughout the year.

The successful candidate must be exceptionally organised with excellent communication skills, enjoy working on a team, have prior people and operational management experience with an emphasis on being able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. They must be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of working in UK Education, sales and marketing while also having a proven track record of meeting financial targets.

Further information on our Summer School programme can be found here:

This role is a permanent position working full-time, all-year-round with a starting salary of c.£60,000 per annum. Due to the nature of the role, regular international travel is required and therefore flexibility in working hours will be required, as is the need to reside on-site during the International Summer School programme in July and August each year, plus during LEAP. When not working aboard, normal office hours apply (i.e. Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm). Further information can be found within the job description on our website.

Benefits include free life assurance and parking, contributory pension scheme, lunch on full days worked, 25 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays annually, unlimited use of the Felsted Gym and pool facilities, on-site Coffee Shop, membership availability to the Schools’ Healthcare Scheme via BUPA, and membership to Felsted Connect; an online multi-platform engagement tool where employees have access to hundreds of exclusive discounts and offers from online and high-street retailers.

Felsted is a leading day and boarding independent school based in a stunning village campus in North Essex. Founded in 1564 by Richard Lord Riche, who had been a Lord Chancellor under King Edward VI, Felsted today provides an exceptional holistic education to approximately 1100 boys and girls aged four to eighteen. We celebrated our 450th anniversary in 2014, one of only a handful of Schools in the country that have claimed this historic milestone. We employ more than 160 teachers and 440 operational staff in a community orientated environment, ensuring our pupils receive the very best in learning and co-curricular activities.

We are rated ‘Excellent in Every Aspect’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 12 December at 9:00am. Early applications are encouraged as Felsted School reserves the right to close this vacancy early due to volume of applicants. Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.

If you would like to apply for this position, please visit our website to complete our online application process.

Felsted is committed to equal opportunities and maintaining a safe and secure environment for all pupils and a ‘culture of vigilance’ to safeguard and protect all in its care, and to all aspects of its ‘Safeguarding (Child Protection and Staff Behaviour) Policy’. Please note, it is an offence to apply for this position if barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. All employees are subject to pre-employment checks including a Disclosure and Barring Service check.