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Director of Marketing
Collège Beau Soleil, Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

Job reference: 014169

Location: Collège Beau Soleil, Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

Closing date: 30/07/2022

Department: Marketing, Admissions and Communications

College Alpin Beau Soleil is seeking to recruit a
Director of Marketing

Start date: September 2022

College Alpin Beau Soleil is a unique school community in the Swiss Alps: home to 290 students aged 11-18 from 50 countries around the world and offering an unparalleled educational experience.  We believe it’s what you do that counts, and our students take on challenges 7 days each week, in and out of the classroom, that help them develop into young people capable of taking on the world.
Curricular programmes in English and French, based around the IB Diploma, provide a foundation for academic success at universities around the world, whilst the experience of living and working with friends from all around the world sets up students as truly global citizens of the future. Everyone is an individual here, but we sum to a very special community.

Our alpine location in the heart of Villars-sur-Ollon in Switzerland offers an enviable lifestyle with skiing on the doorstep in the winter months and a multitude of outdoor and sporting activities throughout the year. Montreux, Lausanne and Geneva are all within easy reach for cultural adventures and inspiration, but we travel across Europe and around the world too.
The Beau Soleil campus is an inspiring place to work, with facilities that are second to none. Students and staff thrive in an environment of which they are proud, and which inspires us to better things every day.

You are likely to be a marketing professional, with experience of and affinity for working with customers and brands with high expectations and values.  You are likely to have a strong belief in the value of education, and the way that it can transform the lives of students and, through them, the world at large.  More than that, you must have a sense of restless ambition on behalf of everyone you work with, and you must be instinctively a team-player, who takes pride in and nurtures the successes of others.  Beau Soleil is not a job – it’s a community, a lifestyle, a state of mind and an ambition.  We are looking for people who want to belong and contribute.

In practical terms, you will have an analytical and intelligent mind and you will be able to balance individual drive with collaboration. You communicate succinctly, effectively and attractively, both in English and French, with a style matching the aspirations of Beau Soleil. With an awareness of branding, image and style, you have a clear understanding of what influences international high-end customers and persuades such families to choose a school for their child.  You will be good at building brand awareness and developing and nurturing individual customer relationships.  You will enjoy sharing these skills with others: we are a learning organisation, after all. 

You will report formally and frequently to the Principal, will manage the marketing team, and will work hand-in-hand with the Director of Admissions across a wide range of overlapping responsibilities.  You will have a good and mutually supportive working relationship with the marketing and admissions team in the Nord Anglia Education regional office in Lausanne.  But, inevitably and appropriately, your work will involve getting to know and working with all members of the Beau Soleil community across a range of projects and activities.


•    Develop and implement a comprehensive and specific marketing strategy for the school so that we achieve our brand, communication and recruitment aims
•    Report frequently formally and informally, to the Principal and to the regional team
•    Oversee the school’s communication strategy and PR activities
•    Oversee the school’s online presence: social media strategy and website
•    Manage the marketing team
•    With the Principal, take responsibility for the look and feel of the campus
•    With the Deputy Head, manage regular communications with the parent body
•    With the Director of Admissions, oversee and manage resources to support the admissions process
•    Work with the Nord Anglia Education regional team on group-wide projects and reporting•    As a member of the school’s leadership team, be involved in all aspects of school life
•    Be an enthusiastic advocate – internally and externally – for Beau Soleil
•    Think independently about things not on this list



•    Qualified at degree level or above
•    Relevant higher qualifications in marketing, communication or business
•    Strong knowledge of use of social media
•    Language skills: English as a mother tongue, French essential, others useful

Interpersonal skills/charateristics

•    Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing
•    Ability to develop relationships with stakeholders
•    A mind that can be both creative and analytic
•    Goal focused where appropriate
•    Team-player – collaboration not competition
•    Flexible and resilient
•    Friendly

How to apply ?
Applications should be made via Beau Soleil recruitment website at and should contain a CV, letter of application and the details of two professional referees.  The closing date for applications is Saturday 30th July 2022. 

Successful short listed candidates will be contacted straight away with initial discussions conducted remotely by telephone or video call.  

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