Director of Marketing and Communications
A Benedictine monastic community has been at Ampleforth, North Yorkshire since 1802. The work of the community, governed by the Ampleforth Abbey Trust, includes the running of two schools: Ampleforth College and St Martin’s Ampleforth and St Benet’s Hall of the University of Oxford.
The Trust is at a momentous moment in its long history. We have plans in place to develop the 2,200 acres site and its significant heritage buildings; inviting more visitors to “come and see”. We want visitors to experience and better understand the Benedictine way of life. Our development plans will provide an opportunity for visitors to question and enquire about monastic life, its heritage and how it has evolved over the centuries, or in the case of Benedictine monks, over the last 1500 years. The Trust is also making significant investment in enhancing college facilities and academic attainment, ensuring Ampleforth College retains its position as Europe’s foremost Catholic boarding school; nurturing talent wherever it is to be found.
We are seeking to recruit an experienced Director of Marketing & Communications. Reporting to the Procurator, you will be responsible for the strategic leadership of marketing, internal/external communications and public relations across all areas of the Trust’s diverse business interests. You will be degree educated with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in marketing, communications or public relations, preferably in the not for profit or education sector. You will have a collaborative approach and have the leadership and influencing skills to promote and establish the importance of a cohesive brand identity across the Trust.
The closing date for applications is Friday 24th March at 3pm.
Interviews will take place on Tuesday 11th April.
For more information please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification below. To apply please click the 'Apply' button to be redirected to our website where you can fill out an application form.
The Ampleforth Abbey Trust, St Laurence Education Trust and its Schools are committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people. They expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and will ensure that all recruitment and selection practices and procedures reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) along with other relevant employment checks.