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Communications Officer, Advocacy & Public Policy Johannesburg


PATH Johannesburg South Africa

3 months ago

This high school, based in Birkenhead, is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and ambitious Communications Office to oversee and develop the school's communication and marketing strategy.

Communications Officer

Birkenhead, CH42 6RR
• Part time (25 – 30 hours per week), permanent
• Salary Band G-H: £27,344 - £34,723
• Actual salary, based on 25 hours over 39 weeks: £16,406 - £20,833

Please Note: Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK

About The Role

The governors are hiring for a Communications Officer to be responsible for the school's communications and marketing strategy. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to demonstrate the school's vision, values and strengths so that existing and prospective stakeholders understand the benefits of choosing the school.

Key Responsibilities

As Communications Officer, your key duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

• Enhance the school's brand through a variety of public relations... activities
• Attract new students to the school by developing and delivering an effective school marketing strategy
• Develop and manage project-specific awareness campaigns, liaising with external partners where relevant (e.g. National Careers Week, National Apprenticeships Week, public health)
• Develop and manage the school website, releasing clear, engaging and accessible content
• Produce print and digital resources for teaching staff to support curriculum delivery (e.g. Careers, Learning for Life, Student Engagement, Sports Leaders)
• Design promotional and communications materials for opportunities, events and achievements (e.g. open events, awards evenings)
• Produce design briefs and manage the production of externally-produced print and publications

• Develop and manage the school's social media channels
• Copywriting: produce creative, well-written material (and edit copy written by others) for a variety of media
• Plan, film, direct and edit school videos featuring staff and students
• Create animation films for events e.g. awards evenings, staff training
• Manage events booking and data collection
• Work collaboratively and provide advice on best practices where needed to school colleagues and partner organisations
• Maintain and manage a well-catalogued photographic library for promotional use
• Photograph key events, liaising with staff and students to gather relevant details for the website, social media and other promotional material

About You

You will be flexible and confident working in a fast-paced busy environment where you will need to multi-task and meet strict deadlines. You will have excellent interpersonal and networking skills and a creative approach to reaching new and existing audiences. The ideal candidate will also have experience in creating, using and editing content via different communication channels (social media, web, email etc). Previous experience in an educational setting is desirable but not essential.

If you have experience in developing and implementing communications and marketing strategies, along with high levels of resilience, enthusiasm and the drive to be part of this highly successful school, this could be an exciting role for you.

How To Apply For The Role

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today and check your inbox for an email providing more information on how to tailor your application and provide a cover letter or any supporting documents.

You must be authorised to work in the UK. No agencies please.

Closing date: Thursday 9 March at 12 noon

Safeguarding & Child Protection

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment and adhere to, and comply with, the School's Safeguarding and Child Protection policy and procedures at all times. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks.

Other suitable skills and experience includes Communications Officer, Communications and Marketing Officer, Writing, Copywriting, Communications, Media Communications, Marketing, Social Media, Public Relations, Media, PR, School, Education
Johannesburg South Africa

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