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Why choose to work at Padworth College?

We are an independent co-educational day and boarding school for students aged 13 to 18 (Year 9 to 13) that was founded in 1963 by Oxford University tutor, Peter Fison, whose vision was to bring Oxford’s educational philosophy of tutorial teaching to school-level education.

Individuality is celebrated through our highly differentiated learning approach, small informal classes and a personal, first name basis. Our approach to learning is enquiry-based and interactive. Our student body, representing approximately 30 different nationalities, celebrates cultural diversity. Our boarding, with its strong focus on pastoral care and student welfare, ensures there is a balance of academic study alongside recreational and social activities. We are located close to London and Heathrow International Airport, in an historic country estate in the middle of a picturesque and safe environment.

Padworth College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and therefore 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).

Application Process

Please complete an application form with reference to the current vacancy and send it by the deadline stated for the vacancy together with your CV via email to jobs@padworth.com  Please note that all applications must be accompanied by the contact details of two referees.

Current Vacancies

Inspiring Futures Education, the parent company of Padworth College and Bishopstrow College, is seeking to appoint an experienced and highly capable Director of International Recruitment

The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for international and domestic recruitment across Inspiring Futures Education (IFE) and will have a pivotal role to play in ensuring we achieve our growth expectations at both Padworth College and Bishopstrow College, and beyond.  The role will suit an individual who is keen to make their mark on IFE over the next few years, with strong commercial and strategic thinking to drive the achievement of ambitious growth targets in line with Padworth’s and Bishopstrow’s Strategic Plans.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing the development and implementation of the international student recruitment strategy for IFE, which seeks to increase the number and quality of international students enrolled across its schools, currently Padworth College and Bishopstrow College.
  • Ensuring that the international student recruitment targets across IFE’s schools are met.
  • Managing resources (staff and financial) in support of the international student recruitment strategy.  This will involve providing activities and information to prospective students and their supporters (e.g., agents, families) in order to demonstrate the value of studying at IFE’s schools and to support them in making an application.
  • Recruiting, developing and line managing a team of International Recruitment Officers (or equivalent) across IFE’s key international source markets, agreeing a programme of activity, taking account of differences between each country/region.
  • Driving all sales activities across IFE’s schools, both strategic and tactical, promoting the Padworth and Bishopstrow brands, services and ethos, effectively differentiating both colleges from their competitors.
  • Strategically positioning IFE’s schools to best advantage by implementing a cohesive multi-channel marketing strategy, aligned with the key aims, vision and values of Padworth College and Bishopstrow College.
  • Developing, cultivating and extending excellent relationships with all members of the wider IFE community – agents, feeder schools, former, current and prospective parents, alumni etc. – in order to secure a robust body of support at every level.

The closing date for applications is Friday 14 August, 2020.  Early applications are encouraged.  First round interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 17 August, 2020.   We reserve the right to offer the post at any stage in the appointment process or not to offer the post.

For full details and an Application Form, please contact us by emailing mark.jeynes@padworth.com

Completed Application Forms should be returned to mark.jeynes@padworth.com together with a covering letter.  CVs without an application form will not be accepted.

Inspiring Futures Education, Padworth College and Bishopstrow College are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people so the post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Padworth College is an equal opportunities employer, committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and satisfactory employment references

Are you Padworth? If you are a unique individual and open–minded global citizen, we are the right school for you.

Tom Griffiths Padworth College Registrar
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