Inspiring Futures Education (‘IFE’) is seeking to appoint an International Recruitment Officer.

The successful candidate will be responsible for international recruitment in one of the following regions - South East Asia, CIS or West Africa - and will have a pivotal role to play in ensuring we achieve our growth expectations at the IFE colleges, namely Bishopstrow College and Padworth College, and beyond. 

The successful candidate will be part of a team of International Recruitment Officers in key international source regions globally and will be managed by the Director of Global Engagement.  S/He will report directly to the Director of Global Engagement.

This is an exciting time in IFE’s development.  Established in March 2014, as a platform in the international education market, IFE acquired Bishopstrow College in August 2014 and Padworth College in October 2018.  Established in Warminster, Wiltshire in 2006, Bishopstrow College is a leading independent international boarding school, offering English language and academic pathway programmes to international students, aged 7 to 17 years.  Established in 1963, Padworth College is a leading independent boarding and day school, offering academic programmes (I/GCSE, A Level and NCUK International Foundation Year) to prepare international and British students, aged 13-18 years, for entry to top universities.

The Directors of IFE have ambitious plans for growth at both colleges.  Bishopstrow College currently has c.70 boarding students enrolled per term (FTE basis), with capacity for up to c.100 boarders.  Enrolments range from c.60 students in Term 1 to c.90 students in Term 4.  Padworth College currently has c.60 students enrolled (c.80% international).  The College’s Vision 2025 is predicated on growth to c.150 students over the next 5 years.

At both Bishopstrow and Padworth, growth is expected to come from:

  • Existing key source markets globally, plus new markets, underpinned by the development of existing and new agent relationships;
  • The launch of new programmes, such as the NCUK International Foundation Year at Padworth;
  • The development of relationships with destination schools (Bishopstrow) and local feeder schools (Padworth);
  • Partnerships with schools overseas; and
  • Growth in the number of direct applications, as a result of ongoing investment in digital marketing.

Both Colleges re-opened in September, with online provision being offered alongside face-to-face delivery.  Further development and promotion of Bishopstrow Online and Padworth Online represent new growth opportunities currently outside the Strategic Plans, as does the launch of a Summer School at Padworth.

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