Malvern College Hong Kong
Malvern College has 150 years of history and is regarded as one of the best independent schools in the UK. Malvern College is closely associated with The Downs Malvern, which caters for Early Years, Pre-Prep and Prep. The College has been a forerunner in innovative education, from pioneering Nuffield Physics in the 1960s to being one of the first schools in the UK to adopt the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in the 1990s. The broad curriculum offered at Malvern College, complemented by an extensive sporting, musical, artistic and dramatic co-curriculum and under-pinned by a strong emphasis on pastoral care, encourages individuals to maximise their potential.
In Hong Kong, Malvern College has been allocated a greenfield site, next to the Science Park in Taipo, by the Hong Kong Government for the construction and operation of a new international day school (Malvern College Hong Kong). This main school will open in September 2018, rising to a capacity of 960 places for both girls and boys aged 5-18. The school will inherit the ethos of Malvern College in the UK as well as its tradition of innovation in teaching and learning.
Malvern College Pre-School will open in Hong Kong a year earlier in 2017 for children aged 2-5. The Pre-School will accommodate up to 240 children at capacity. We envision being the first Forest School in Hong Kong that will cultivate a love of nature, teamwork, and character development in the Early Years. The Pre-School will be located in a new residential development in an upscale neighborhood in West Kowloon. Malvern College Hong Kong Pre-School will adopt the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework on which the Early Years curriculum in England is based. English will be the medium of instruction, with Mandarin being taught as a compulsory subject.
Malvern College Hong Kong and the Pre-School will be the newest members of the Malvern College Family of Schools that is now operating in the UK, Mainland China and Egypt, with future locations being considered in other parts of Asia. To find out more about the Malvern College Family of Schools visit www.malverncollege.org.hk or www.malverncollege.org.uk.
Senior Admissions and Administrative Officer
jobsDB Ref. JHK100003004997030
Employer Ref. SAAO_012017
Malvern College Hong Kong is seeking a native English speaking experienced administrative professional to support the administration, admissions and marketing functions for Malvern College Hong Kong, a through-train IB school where demand for places is expected to be high. This role also covers admissions for Malvern College Pre-School, located at a separate site.
The Senior Admissions and Administrative Officer reports to the Admissions and Marketing Director. The role involves handling independently parents’ liaison and administration of admissions procedures, supporting events and marketing activities, parent relationship management and working closely with members of the academic staff in the admissions process and marketing staff in strategic marketing.
At Malvern College Hong Kong, we seek to employ highly professional administrative staff with the ability and commitment to enhance the contribution of the administrative staff to the School’s strong reputation. The main duties of this role will be managing the entry of new students into and Leavers from the School from Pre-Nursery to Year 13, providing an efficient, welcoming service to prospective parents and students, and responsibility for admissions testing.
The post is offered with a competitive compensation package, including medical insurance.
- Minimum 5 years of experience in administrative roles
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills for dealing with prospective parents, students and the wider school community, face to face, on the phone, via email and on paper
- Detail-minded and highly reliable in delivering quality, error-free work
- Result-oriented and good at meeting deadlines
- Excellent planning, organizational and ICT skills
- Personal warmth, emotional intelligence and responsive as the ‘face’ of the School, and diplomacy and discretion in dealing with a range of people and personalities
- Ability to manage admissions issues and inquiries sensitively, and maintain the highest level of confidentiality
How to Apply
The closing date for application is Friday 10 February 2017. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.
Please send a letter of application, a full CV with your current and expected salary addressed to the Human Resources Department, Malvern College Hong Kong by clicking "APPLY NOW". Personal data provided by job applicants will be treated in strict confidence and used strictly for recruitment purposes only. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.
Shortlisted candidates will be expected to give proof of identify and qualifications before interviews take place. The final employment will be subject to pre-employment and child protection checks.