Director of External Relations

West Midlands
Girls (11- 18)
King Edward VI High School for Girls

This new post is designed to take the lead across the two schools in creating, developing, implementing and managing the schools’ communications and marketing strategies in order to support the achievement of the schools' objectives.

About the role

This role reports to the Chief Master (KES) and to the Principal (KEHS), and will in addition work closely with all members of the Senior Leadership Teams and with the Marketing team at the Foundation Office. You will have accountability for developing and delivering the strategy for the schools’ marketing, identity, outreach, website and social media presence. You will manage the schools’ press, public relations and corporate events. This is a superb opportunity where you will be responsible for raising awareness of the schools, locally and in the UK.

You will lead on the design of the schools’ corporate publications, developing and streamlining the two, and contribute to the Foundation brand. Working in close collaboration with the relevant teams, you will oversee the services underpinning the development of promotional materials for the schools.

You will further develop our strategy for the use of social media as well as for new technologies and approaches for communicating to the schools’ local and national community and stakeholders.

How to apply

To apply for this role, forward a completed application form (available for download at: 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:

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 30 November

Interviews will provisionally take place as follows:

First round: 9 December 2020

Second round: w.c. 10 January 2021

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

Further Information

Job Details

  • Location: West Midlands
  • Term: Full-time
  • Closing Date: 30 November 2020
  • Salary: £50,000 to £60,000 depending on experience


School Details

  • Total Pupils: 230 (160 in Sixth Form)