Are you an experienced, flexible and competent Marketing Leader with exceptional interpersonal skills, seeking a challenging new opportunity?
If so, you will be interested in this fantastic opportunity to join United School International, our world-class educational facility with a clear vision of academic excellence, located in the heart of the prestigious development The Pearl’.
This is an extremely exciting opportunity for a talented and experienced individual to lead and manage the setup of the Marketing and Admissions Department at our newly founded school.
A January 2022 start is preferred, although some flexibility on start date may be possible dependent upon candidate availability.
United School International is the first and probably only school to be built on the Pearl, providing education for children within the local community.
Because of its position, its beautiful architecture and facilities, The Pearl is one of the most desirable locations for both expatriate and local Qatar families in the city and is a rapidly growing and exciting place to live and work.
The Head of Marketing and Admissions will be a key senior role at the school, reporting to the e Executive Principal and a member of the schools Senior Leadership Team.
The successful candidate will be required to create and implement an innovative and effective marketing & admissions strategy, to ensure the school achieves its student roll ambitions.
The school can accommodate up to 2,600 students between 3 to 18 years and is expected to incrementally build up to capacity within the first few years of opening.
The ideal candidate will have significant expertise in strategic, commercial and transactional marketing and will be experienced in planning and delivering multi-channel marketing communications.
They will be able to demonstrate success in driving results, admissions and managing teams, clearly being able to link, through CRM software or otherwise, the impact of marketing activities on results
Proactivity, ambition and energy will be key to this role, as will be personal warmth, emotional intelligence and an ability to inspire confidence and respect.
The successful applicant should also be able to inspire, motivate and effectively manage the performance of the Marketing and Admissions department.
Whilst prior experience within a school would be desirable and knowledge of the management of schools is useful, a willingness to learn about this specialist field is more important.
As a British International School specialising in providing the English National Curriculum to a diverse international student population, strong English language is an essential requirement and applications from native-level speakers of English will be preferred.
For more details about the role, please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification, available by clicking 'download pdf' below.
About the School
United School International is a newly founded school on the prestigious Pearl Development in Doha, Qatar, a residential development reclaimed from the Arabian Gulf.
There is a combination of spacious high-rise apartments and luxurious villas currently housing a population of 33,000. When finally completed in two years’ time this will have risen to around 50,000.
It is a result of an exciting partnership between Orbital Education and United Development Company, a highly successful Qatari organisation and the developer of The Pearl.
It is the second major school in the city of Doha to be established by Orbital Education, with the highly acclaimed and beautifully appointed Oryx International School established in partnership with Qatar Airlines, already operating within the city.
The school provides a British style of education based upon the English National Curriculum, whilst retaining the value of local culture and tradition within its curriculum offering.
The facilities offered at the school site, combined with our approach to education, will allow the school to stand out as a leading international school in Qatar.
Living and working in Qatar
Doha, the peninsula’s capital city of over 2.7 million residents, has a huge international community that choose to live and work here.
Doha is preparing to host the Football World Cup in 2022 with new stadiums already completed and others still under construction.
Qatar provides an excellent lifestyle, with a combination of cultures mixed with the best of Qatar’s past and present.
Being in the Middle East, the weather is good all year round with extreme heat in the summer months. If you want to explore Qatar you will find plenty of opportunities to explore the desert, walk along the Corniche, visit museums, shopping malls, beaches, attend sporting events, music festivals, take a boat trip and much more.
There are excellent education facilities, transportation and amenities across the city.
Benefits of working at an Orbital Education School
Orbital Education https : / / orbitaled.com / focuses on delivering the very best in British education to its students around the globe.
It is an expanding group with schools already in Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, China, Russia, Ecuador and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop new schools across the globe.
Key reasons to work at an Orbital Education School include :
1. Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students worldwide
2. Enhanced professional development opportunities, through partnerships with specialist learning providers to offer recognised and accredited professional development programmes.
3. Opportunities for both career development and movement within the group, providing opportunity to see the world whilst progressing an attractive and rewarding career.
If this describes you, you meet the requirements for this position and are keen to join our excellent and friendly school we would welcome an application from you.
Applications should be made by CV in the first instance, with all relevant details of your experience and education history, accounting for any employment gaps.
Your application should include a cover letter outlining how you would utilise your knowledge, skills, and experiences to ensure success in the role, and how you meet the requirements set out within the Job Description and Person Specification.
You should also detail the names, email contacts and contact numbers of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer.
Applications should be submitted to Ms. A Arnold c / o recruitment orbitaled.com
Closing date : 17th October 2021
Successful candidates will be contacted as soon as we have drawn up a shortlist for interview which we hope to hold by the end of October.
If you have not heard from us before 15th November 2021, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Safeguarding United School International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of its staff and stakeholders to share this commitment.
As part of the school’s commitment to safeguarding, all post-holders are subject to background checks and an International Child Protection Certificate administered by ACRO https : / / www.
acro.police.uk / icp... (if ever worked or lived in the UK), Prohibition Checks where appropriate and / or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.