Head of Admssions

For August 2024

The College

There is something genuinely special about Marlborough College in Malaysia. Those fortunate enough to work here all agree that our greatest joy, attribute, advert and reward are the girls and boys who form the College. They provide daily inspiration, a model of what wider society could be like and genuine optimism for the future.

We live and work in a safe and spacious 90 acre campus in southern Malaysia, reminiscent of the generous grounds and playing fields of Marlborough College in the UK enhanced by our own organic farm and boating lake. Guided by our principles of compassion, companionship and conversation, Marlborough College Malaysia gives its boys and girls the space, inspiration and courage to explore their own potential, the wonders of our world and their responsibilities to it and to each other.

The College is arranged as a Prep School (3-13) and a Senior School (14-18) and currently has 890 pupils, around 510 in the Prep and 140 in the Sixth Form. Pupils from the age of nine may choose to board and approximately a third of those who are eligible, do so, with almost half of the Senior School and most of the Sixth Form boarding. The Singapore Tatler has referred to the College as “the only school in Asia offering an authentic British boarding programme”.

The College is very well-resourced and enjoys an enviable reputation for its pupils’ achievements on a broad variety of fronts. It is one of the few schools in Asia to achieve membership of HMC, an association of the world’s leading independent schools, to have the Council of British International Schools’ coveted “Beacon” status and to have won international plaudits for innovation and excellence from the UK’s Boarding Schools’ Association. It was listed by the Spears Index among the world’s 125 leading independent schools in 2023, for the third consecutive year.

Marlborough College Malaysia enjoys very close links with Marlborough College in the UK and remains one of the few (possibly the only) international school which is a wholly owned subsidiary of its founding educational institution and entirely not-for-profit. Unlike most international schools where profits are required to repay investors, instead all Marlborough College Malaysia surplus is committed to Marlborough’s charitable aim of providing the finest quality education and the school thrives as an example of the best that a British independent school education has to offer.

The Position

Reporting to: Director of Admissions and Marketing

The Master seeks to appoint a well-qualified professional who is willing and able to advocate and be part of a traditional British boarding school environment. This role demands a degree of flexibility to ensure that the College continues to thrive.

Association with, knowledge of and belief in the ethos and intrinsic value of the British independent boarding tradition would be an asset. The ability to be a positive and earnest ambassador for the College – internally and externally – with strong interpersonal skills will be important, as will the ability to be a good team member with requisite senses of humour and perspective.

The Head of Admissions will be a key contributor in developing and delivering the recruitment strategy. He/she will assist the Director of Admissions and Marketing and other colleagues in ensuring that the College recruits high quality pupils. This role will help the College to build on its strong reputation locally, regionally and internationally and to strengthen relations with parents (prospective and current), the community and other key stakeholders by providing superb customer service.

The Application Process

To be considered for the position applicants are asked to download and complete the application form and return it along with a covering letter (no more than one side of A4), and a recent photograph quoting Head of Admissions in the subject title to recruitment2024@marlboroughcollege.my

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Any application forms received after the closing date may not be considered. Applicants who are invited to attend an interview must note that references may be taken up prior to interview.

Closing date for applications: Monday 22nd April 2024, 5.00pm MYT

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Job Description

Marlborough College Malaysia is committed to equality, diversity, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments with the School will be subject to references, medical report and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service or similar, all of which must be satisfactory to the College.